Sixth Annual Meeting of the
Association of Centers for the Study of Congress


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
May 6-8, 2009


 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
5th floor conference room

11:30-10:00 PM: Check-in and materials drop-off

10:00-10:45 PM: Catered lunch on-site

1:00-1:15 PM:

Welcome

Don Wolfensberger, Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Sheryl Vogt, ACSC President, Director, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia

1:15-1:45 PM:

Keynote

John Lawrence, Chief of Staff for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Introduction by Matthew Wasniewski, Historian and Deputy Chief, Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives

2:00-3:45 PM:
Session 1: Congressional Papers and Congressional Scholarship

Patrick Cox, Associate Director, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (chair)

Gareth Davies, University Lecturer in American History, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University

Douglas Harris, Associate Professor of Political Science, Loyola College of Maryland

Frank Mackaman, Director, Everett Dirksen Congressional Center, “The Scope of Research on Congress: A Funder’s Perspective” (report to be read by Kate Cruikshank)

Larry Weimer, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University

4:00-5:00 PM:

Session 2: Business Meeting

Thursday, May 7, 2009
6th floor board room

8:30-9:00 AM: Coffee and Danish

9:00-10:30 AM:
Session 3: ACSC: Its Members, Its Future

Sheryl Vogt, Director, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia (chair)

   Member self-introductions of 2 minutes maximum:

What are the five most important things to know about your organization? AND

How are you connected to other entities that support research and study about Congress?

What do we expect from and for the ACSC?

           

10:30-10:45 AM: Break

10:45-11:45 AM:

Session 4: Exploiting the Online World for Access to Collections

Betsy Pittman, Thomas J. Dodd Center, University of Connecticut (chair)

Rebecca Johnson Melvin, Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Libraries

Kat Shirley, Head of Arrangement and Description, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia

         

10:00-10:45: Catered lunch onsite

1:00-2:00 PM:

Session 5: Seamless Transitions: Receiving Electronic Records

Karen Paul, Senate Archivist (chair)

Ted Clark, Information Technology Specialist for Congressional Records, NARA 

Steve Hussman, Head of Archives and Special Collections, New Mexico State University Library

3:00-6:00 PM:

            Tour and Reception at the Capitol Visitor Center

            Greeting by Nancy Erickson, Secretary of the Senate


Friday, May 8, 2009
5th floor conference room

8:30-9:00 AM: Coffee and Danish

9:00-10:15 AM:

Session 6: Congressional Centers and Civic Engagement: The Russell Forum for Civic Life in                       Georgia

Jill Severn, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia

Taylor Willingham, TexasForums, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library


10:15-10:30 AM: Break

10:30-11:45 AM:

Session 7: The Landscape of Which We Are Part: Documenting Congress

Sheryl Vogt, Director, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia (chair)

Don Wolfensberger, Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center

Richard Baker, Historian of the Senate, “The Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress

Linda Whitaker, Arizona Historical Foundation, and current chair of the Congressional Papers Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists, “The SAA Congressional Papers Roundtable and ACSC”

10:00-10:45 PM: Catered lunch on site

1:00-2:00 PM:
Session 8: ACSC Discussions: Envisioning Our Future

Richard Hunt, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA, facilitator

2:00-2:15 PM: Break

2:15-3:15 PM:
Session 9: ACSC: Charting Our Course        

Richard Hunt, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA, facilitator

Conference Ends

3:30-4:00 PM:

Session 10: Executive Committee Meeting

 

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