Causality dilemma: creating a twenty-first century university archive

Faye Mazzia, Megan De Armond

Abstract


For its fifteenth anniversary, the Jay Sexter Library at Touro University Nevada (TUN) sought ways to capture its institutional history by founding an archive. Among many challenges, the library struggled to convince the administration of the importance of an archive. To generate interest in TUN’s history, a task force comprising library, executive administration, and advancement staff hosted and recorded a panel event with some of the university’s original faculty, staff, and administration. By having this event, new TUN employees were able to experience the shared knowledge of TUN’s early days, and the library was able to create and preserve its own institutional history.

Keywords


History; Institutional Archive; Oral History; Panel Discussion

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2021.1056

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