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Archives and Absence: The Role of the Institutional Archive in Retaining Cultural Memory (Part 2)

Presented during American Archives Month, archivists Veronica Denison, Helena Egbert, and Irina Rogova from K-State Libraries’ Morse Department of Special Collections offer the second in a series of three talks inspired by the themes of community and memory in The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

Part 2: How has the way archivists have historically described archival materials contributed to harm towards marginalized communities? What is changing? 

Sponsored by K-State Libraries’ Morse Department of Special Collections.

Time: 2:00pm     Location: Zoom
Zoom Link Passcode: 280982    
Level: Introductory


Helena Egbert

Helena Egbert
Processing Archivist

Hale Library

Helena Egbert is the Processing Archivist at Kansas State University Libraries. Currently she leads the disaster recovery efforts of the archival collections. Previously she worked at Oregon State University at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in processing and public service roles. She earned an M.L.S. from Emporia State University, and a BA in History at Oregon State University.
Irina Rogovairina

Irina Rogova
Digital Resources Archivist

Hale Library

Irina Rogova is the Digital Resources Archivist at Kansas State University Libraries, heading up the Butler Digitization Lab. Previously, she worked on the Race & Racism at the University of Richmond Project where she partnered with faculty and students to craft research projects focused on difficult university history. She earned her MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons University, and her BA in Historical Studies from Bard College. 

Veronica Denison

Veronica Denison 
University Archivist

Hale Library

Veronica Denison is the university archivist at Kansas State University, where she has been since 2019. She has a masters in library and information science with a concentration in archives management from Simmons College. Prior to coming to K-State, Denison was an archivist at the University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University Archives and Special Collections for 6 years.