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Coverage for grant CH-233629-16

The Southern Historical Collection's African American Collections and Outreach Archivist and Outreach Programming for African
Nicholas Graham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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UNC archivists are reaching out to communities that have been ignored by history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Peaslee, Emma
Publication: Carolina Connection
Date: 4/6/2019
Abstract: UNC’s Wilson Library is renowned among scholars for having some of the best southern historical artifacts – photographs, letters, audio recordings used by researchers to write history. But there is a perception that you have to be a person of power or great importance to have your belongings stored there. UNC’s Southern Historical Collection is hoping to change that by rethinking the way archivists interact with communities.

Backpack-Sized Archiving Kit Empowers Community Historians to Record Local Narratives (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Meier, Allison
Publication: Hyperallergic
Date: 6/21/2018
Abstract: The new Archivist in a Backpack project from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill equips community partners with tools to start material and oral history archives.

Lost in the Stacks Episode 404: Community-Driven Archives (Media Coverage)
Publication: Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock'n'Roll Radio Show
Date: 11/30/2018
Abstract: Discussion of community archives and the archivist in a backpack program.

Chaitra Powell | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Innovators (Media Coverage)
Publication: Library Journal
Date: 5/13/2017
Abstract: Announcement of Chaitra Powell being named a Library Journal "Mover and Shaker" for 2017.

Wilson Library tells the story of 400 years of African American migration history (Review)
Publication: Daily Tar Heel
Date: 12/1/2019
Abstract: Review and Discussion of the "On the Move" exhibit.

'Archivist in a Backpack' Makes It Easy to Record Local History on the Go (Media Coverage)
Publication: Mental Floss
Date: 6/25/2018
Abstract: Discussion of community archives and the Archivist in a Backpack program.