Join us for a symposium and reception to learn about the diverse voices in Arizona's newspapers!
The University of Arizona Libraries and the State of Arizona Research Library at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, are collaborating on a National Digital Newspaper Program grant, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress. Through this grant, we are digitizing newspapers that reflect the diverse communities of Arizona, including African American, American Indian, and Mexican American newspapers. These digitized newspapers will be included in Chronicling America, the free and openly-accessible national newspaper database hosted by the Library of Congress.
Hear from scholars, librarians, students, and publishers about the importance of preserving these rich resources and how to use them in your research and communities.
The event is free, but registration is required. Please register by March 25. Attend the symposium, or reception, or both!
Event will take place in Rooms A313/314 in the UA Main Library, unless otherwise noted.
8:30 a.m. Refreshments and check in
9 a.m. Welcome
Shan Sutton, Dean, University of Arizona Libraries
Laura Stone, Administrator, State of Arizona Research Library
9:15 a.m. Guest speaker: "Hear the People: Diverse Voices in the Historic American Newspapers of Chronicling America"
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Panel presentation: Preserving Arizona's Diverse Voices
Dr. Linda Lumsden, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, School of Journalism, University of Arizona
Dr. Tani Sanchez, Associate Professor, Africana Studies, University of Arizona
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona
11:45 a.m. Lightning talk: Women in Arizona Journalism
Ava Garcia, Graduate student, School of Journalism, University of Arizona
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Presentation: Outreach and Education Using Newspapers
Dr. Ana Krahmer, Director, Digital Newspaper Unit, University of North Texas
2:15 p.m. Lightning talk
Grace O'Connor, PhD student, Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English (RCTE), Department of English, University of Arizona
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Workshop: How to Start and Host a Digitization Project
Sativa Peterson, News Content Program Manager, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Ryan Ehrfurth, Digital History & Maps Librarian, and Manager, Arizona Memory Project, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
3:30 p.m. Workshop: Research Using Newspapers and Chronicling America
Mary Feeney, News Research Specialist and Social Sciences Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries
Jennifer Shaffer Merry, Arizona Historical Society and Arizona State University
4:15 p.m. Break until reception
6-8 p.m. Reception in Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Shan Sutton, Dean, University of Arizona Libraries; Laura Stone, Administrator, State of Arizona Research Library
Panel of journalists and publishers, moderated by Bobbie Jo Buel, former editor of the Arizona Daily Star:
Tom Arviso, Jr., Publisher and CEO of The Navajo Times
The Honorable Richard Elías, Chair, District 5, Pima County Board of Supervisors; family published El Tucsonense
With gratitude for support provided by the Laura and Arch Brown Library Endowment.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.