Melissa Barthelemy, Doctoral Candidate Public History, UC Santa Barbara
- Seeking Additional Presenters
- Seeking Specific Expertise
- Seeking General Feedback and Interest
- Material Culture
This session aims to provide insight and guidance to librarians, archivists, and professors who must develop their own unique response to unanticipated and unthinkable tragedies, such as school shootings. The panelists will discuss research and experiences managing condolence archives created after the violent rampage that occurred in Isla Vista, at the edge of the UC Santa Barbara on May 23, 2014. We are especially interested in projects that involve students in working with these emotionally sensitive materials. And intend to provide suggestions based on similar projects at other universities and communities.
We are interested in adding panelists who might have personal experience with managing condolence collections, or working with students who are handling emotionally sensitive materials. Archivists, professors, or even students who have first-hand experience.
If you have a direct offer of assistance, sensitive criticism, or wish to pass along someone’s contact information confidentially, please get in contact directly: Melissa Barthelemy, [email protected]
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