My awesome boss is letting me take the day off on Friday to present a paper at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Baltimore. I’m presenting in the student panel, Session 8, which is sadly during the same time as the new professionals panel. So I’ll be on sometime between 1:45-3:15. Before that, I will be volunteering at my university’s table in the exhibit hall, and hopefully eating at least one crab pretzel. Here’s my abstract:
“The Washington, DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) is home to one of many transportation libraries throughout the United States. DDOT is unique because it is also home to a hidden collection of archival materials. Of particular historic interest are holdings related to urban renewal initiatives in the 20th century: similar records are also housed at the DC Archives and the National Archives, with varying levels of description. This paper gives an overview of DDOT’s archival collection, and presents the initiatives that staff have undertaken to improve the discoverability of these resources.”
So, get at me on twitter or something if you’d like to meet up.