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    Arkansas History Commission Workshop at Powhatan Historic State Park

    7/7/2007
    The Arkansas History Commission will present a workshop July 21, 2007, at the 1888 Courthouse at Powhatan Historic State Park. The AHC offers free workshops to our patrons and to the people of Arkansas. This seminar will give both beginning and experienced researchers the chance to get acquainted with the resources of the State Archives. Touching on many of the diverse resources that make the Arkansas History Commission a premier destination for genealogists and historians will enable researchers to use these materials more effectively. Each presentation will include a fifteen minute question and answer period.
     
    The schedule of events:
     
     
    10:00—“Archives 101: Manuscript Collections from Acquisition to Public Access.”
     
    Jeff Lewellen, Archivist, AHC
     
     
    10:45—“What is a Finding Aid? Assisting Researchers of Manuscript Collections.”
     
    Paula Taylor, Archivist, AHC
     
     
     
    11:30—Break
     
     
    11:45—“Voices of the Dead: Military Death Records and What They Can Tell You.”
     
    April Goff, Library Technical Assistant, AHC
     
     
    12:30—“For the Next Generation and Beyond . . . Preservation of Books and Family Papers.”
     
    Jane Thompson, Conservator, AHC