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Witnesses to History: Historic Moments Documented within Family Photo Albums in the Kislak Center

Samantha Hill, Curator of Civic Engagement, Kislak Center


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May 5, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual (link will be sent to registrants)
Open to the Public

Hosted by: Kislak Center

Ms. Coll. 1482, photograph

Samantha Hill, Curator of Civic Engagement in the Kislak Center, will reflect on the growing trend in libraries to collect family photo albums as historic documents.  Not only does a family photo album capture our most precious moments and interests, but it also grants us a glimpse into communal memories that document migration, war, protests and the evidence of gentrification.  This talk will explore how photographic self-documentation illustrates the breadth and depth of historical moments by featuring examples from the Kislak Center's collections. 

Event Series

Elzevier Collection duodecimos.

From the Kislak Stacks

Join us for these monthly lunchtime presentations (noon – 1 pm) by Kislak curators, faculty, and students focusing on specific works or small archives/collections found among the holdings of the Kislak Center.

Featured image: photo detail from the Blackmon family photo archive, Ms. Coll. 1482, Kislak Center