TROY Dothan Campus to host workshop for ‘reluctant archivists’

Posted: Tuesday, 28 September 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will teach the finer points of maintaining historical records at a workshop called “Preserving Historical Records for the Reluctant Archivists” on Friday, Oct. 22, starting at 10 a.m. at The Archives of Wiregrass History and Culture at the University’s Dothan Campus.

“Reluctant archivists are those who find themselves caring for historical records even though they don’t feel they have sufficient training to do so as well as they would like,” said Dr. Martin T. Olliff, director of the Wiregrass archive. These “reluctant archivists” are often found in government bodies, libraries, churches, organizations and historical associations.

The workshop will cover the basics of preserving paper and photographic records as well as how to arrange collections for use.

The cost per attendee is $30, and registration is open until Oct. 11. Lunch will be provided and participants will receive take-home information to help them retain and expand their knowledge.

For more information, contact the Wiregrass archive at 334-983-6556 ext. 1327 or visit

TROY’s Wiregrass archive is part of the Archival Training Collaborative, a grant-funded group of professional archivists that works to provide training to people responsible for the preservation of historical records.