Women’s Collections Round Table
Annual Meeting 2011
August 24, 2011
Co-Chairs for 2011-2012 were installed:
Virginia Corvid, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kathy Hertel-Baker, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
Co-Vice Chairs for 2011-2012 were elected:
Alex Krensky, Duke University
Elizabeth Novara, University of Maryland
Report from 2012 Program Committee
Theme is ‘Beyond Borders’, focusing on collaboration
Session proposals are due October 3rd
WCRT can endorse two proposals
Discussion of WCRT Blog and website
Will look into having e-mail sent to members when the blog is updated
List of potential session topics
“State of Women’s Collections” – discuss on the blog, at the meeting, session proposal?
How do we get repositories to submit news for the website?
Do we need a newsletter or just the blog?
Agreement that e-mail notifications are needed for blog/website updates and as reminders to submit stories
Question was asked about members posting directly to blog – Leadership will discuss.
Discussion of 2012 meeting and potential Session topics
Audio/visual equipment requests for the WCRT meeting need to be submitted by April 1, 2012
Possible session topics:
between Educational institutions and the orders that founded them – what happens when the records of Women Religious end up in institutions outside the Order?
How Women’s collections are displayed online 9and in other media)
Can we use traditional tools or do we have to be innovative?
Is there a clearing house for information on Women’s Collections?
Gender and Race
Focus not just on white women
Pull women’s stories/collections out of ethnographic collections and take an ethnographic look at Women’s Collections
WCRT should work together with other Round Tables and Sections that deal with under-represented communities and look at the pros and cons of ‘identity specific archives’.
Discussion of SAA trading cards and observation that there are ‘a lot of dead white guys’ represented, and very few women are represented in the collection