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2017 Summer Speaker Series

Ask an Archivist

The Maryland State Archives is continuing its Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Speakers Series this summer by hosting three Ask An Archivist events. Have you ever wondered about what different departments exist behind the scenes at the Maryland State Archives? Curious about what duties the archivists perform as they care for and make accessible the collections here? Come and meet our archivists and learn more about their jobs and the inner-workings of the MSA! We have scheduled three moderated panel discussions to learn more about the important work that these employees carry out to preserve and serve all the materials at the Maryland State Archives.

All are welcome to these free events. Feel free to bring both your lunch and any questions you may have. Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP to this event at or 410-260-6443.Please note: a valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.


The Reference and Research Departments Explored

Archivists Nate Miller, Rachel Frazier, Jen Hafner and Chris Haley
Date: June 14th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Come meet the archivists who help connect you to our collections. Reference and Research Archivists provide access to our records and help to educate the community about the treasures that lie within the MSA. Learn about the background and daily duties of the professionals who use the records of the archives to answer genealogical and historical mysteries.

The Appraisal, Special Collections, Library, Government Publications, and Artistic Properties Departments Explored

Archivists Kathryn Baringer, Maria Day, Christine Alvey and Catherine Rogers Arthur
Date: July 12th
Time:12:00pm - 1:00pm

Have a conversation with the caretakers of our various collections. The MSA has historic records and reports created by government agencies, privately donated special collections including family papers, photographs and maps, a Maryland-focused research library, as well as fine art, artifacts and furniture. It takes special expertise to catalog and maintain these diverse materials. We invite you to meet the archivists, librarians and curators who work with our collections behind the scenes every day.

The Information Technology, Imaging Services, and Conservation Departments Explored

Archivists Nancy Sheads, Corey Lewis, and Jennifer Cruickshank
Date: July 19th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Providing access to the collections involves so many vital processes that we do not often consider . . . including traditional paper conservation, digital preservation, and electronic archiving. Who are the professionals who provide physical care of our collections, create the digital images of our materials, and who make sure that our electronic records are well preserved and accessible. Talk to the technical specialists who make the archives work.

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