5th Annual Archives & Special Collections Month at Indiana University

Sustainability of our Cultural Heritage:
Preserving and Making Accessible Society’s Digital Records

Throughout October, the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries will celebrate their fifth annual “Archives and Special Collections Month,” as a means of highlighting the many ways that archives and special collections enrich our lives.  This year’s theme focuses on IU’s College of Arts and Sciences Themester celebration, “Sustainability: Thriving on a Small Planet.” To highlight the Libraries’ sustainability efforts, the IUB special collection units are hosting the following sessions, tours, and exhibits.

The celebration offers informational sessions, a variety of exhibitions and a tour.  For more detailed descriptions of the events, please click here.


“Fear of a Bleak Planet: Rapping About Race, Poverty, and the Environment”

Monday, Oct. 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center—Grand Hall

“‘Who Wants [Their Facebook Posts] to Live Forever’”

Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Wells Library, room E174

“Are We Losing Our Identity? Preserving and Making Accessible Electronic Records at our State and University Archives”

Friday, Oct. 15, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library, room 044

“Preserving Home Movies”

Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Fine Arts Building, Auditorium

“‘The Times They Are A-Changin’: Preservation of and Access to the Digital Output of Researchers”

Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Wells Library, room E174

“A Celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage: Announcing the IUB Media Preservation Initiative”

Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Wells Library, room E174

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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