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August 23, 2010

Fifteenth Annual Capital Region Archives Dinner at the Edison Club in Rexford, NY

The Capital Region Archives Dinner Committee, in co-operation with the Archives Partnership Trust and the Capital Area Archivists, is proud to present the Fifteenth Annual Capital Region Archives Dinner at the Edison Club in Rexford, NY on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The evening begins with a cash bar & hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm and the dinner and program at 7:00 pm.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Gerald Zahavi, professor of History and Director of the Documentary Studies Program at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and noted expert on the history of General Electric. Focusing on an important aspect of GE’s social life, Association Island, a corporate summer recreation retreat and conference center owned by GE for half a century, Dr. Zahavi will explore the usefulness of utilizing non-textual sources to interpret the often hidden social and cultural dimensions of economic history and demonstrate the value of expanding archival collections in business history far beyond the traditional printed and written sources.

Tickets to the dinner are available by printing the attached flyer and sending the ticket request to Kathleen A. Newkirk, 331 Clapper Road, Selkirk NY 12158; (518) 767-2980 or by e-mail

Past Capital Region Archives Dinners have spotlighted the work of authors, artists, historians, musicians and photographers who made use of archival records to enlighten, educate and entertain present-day America. The Archives Dinner Committee is also pleased to recognize individuals and organizations who or which have made significant contributions to the preservation and enhancement of local archives as part of our annual celebration.

Thank you.
Brian

Brian Keough, Head
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Science Library, SL-352 University at Albany, SUNY 1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12222 bkeough@albany.edu
518-437-3931
518-437-3930 (fax)