ACSC Annual Meeting – May 13-15, 2015


May 13, 2015           Wednesday





12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Announcement of Election Results

Welcome by Program Committee
Welcome by Outgoing ACSC President Frank Mackaman

Welcome by Incoming ACSC President

2:00 p.m.

Session 1: Keynote – Andrew Rich, Executive Secretary, Truman Scholarship Foundation – Think Tanks and the War of Ideas

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Session 2: Demo of “Bill of Rights” App – Charles Flanagan, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA


Tour of “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History”–
Bruce Bustard,
Curator, NARA

4:00 p.m.

Session 3: Business Meeting

      Introduce Officers and Committee Chairs

      Introduce Winners of Scholarships and Awards

      Membership Report

      Preview Executive Committee Agenda and Potential Membership Action Items

      News Roundup from Members

5:30 p.m.



May 14, 2015           Thursday

8:00 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

8:30 a.m.

Coffee and Danish

9:00 a.m.

Session 4: You’ve Got a Friend in Me:  Passion and Purpose in Congressional Collections           

     Debbie Davendonis-Todd (Moderator), Bob Bullock Archivist, W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University

      Clarissa Unger, Development Coordinator, Dole Institute of Politics

      David Cortes, Development Officer, Baylor University

     Fowler West, Staff Director for Congressman Poage, 1969-1971

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Session 5: Assembling, Amplifying, Ascending: A Roundtable Discussion about Women in Congress Since the 1980s      

Matthew Wasniewski (Moderator), Historian, U.S. House of Representatives

      Eva Clayton (D-North Carolina)
      Barbara Kennelly (D-Connecticut)

      Connie Morella (R-Maryland)

11:45 P.M.


1:00 P.M.

Session 6: Jump In! Electronic Congressional Records Edition

      Laura Litwer (Moderator), Digital Initiatives Archivist, South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina

        Mark Evans, History Associates, Inc., Director of Digital Archives, Interim Director of Information Resources Management Service
       Katie Delacenserie, Archivist, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

       Matt Stahl, U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

      Alison White, Deputy Archivist, U.S. Senate

2:00 P.M.


2:15 P.M.

Session 7: Research in Congressional Holdings

      James Wyatt (Moderator), Director of Programs and Research, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University

      Neal Allen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wichita State University
      Carly Goodman, Temple University

      Katherine A. Scott, Assistant Historian, U.S. Senate Historical Office

3:15 P.M.



3:30 P.M.

Session 8: Business Meeting

Action Items for Membership Vote

Treasurer’s Report


Items Brought from the Executive Committee

President’s Report

Next Year’s Annual Meeting Host and Dates

Preview of Continuing or Upcoming Projects

Open Discussion

5:00 P.M.


6:30 P.M.

Dinner at Clyde’s



May 15, 2015           Friday

8:30 A.M.

Coffee and Danish

9:00 A.M.

Session 9:  The Great Society Congress:  An Online Exhibition

      James Wyatt, Director of Programs and Research, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University

          Danielle Emerling, Assistant Librarian, Manuscripts and Archives Department, University of Delaware Library

      Debbie Davendonis-Todd, Bob Bullock Archivist, W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University

      Hope Grebner, Political Papers Archivist, Drake University Archives and Special Collections


10:15 A.M.


10:30 A.M.

Session 10: Oral History Collections and the Voting Rights Act

      Donald A. Ritchie (Moderator), Historian, U.S. Senate

      Jacqueline Burns, Historical Publications Specialist, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives
      Callie Holmes, Oral History and Media Archivist, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
      Ida Jones, Assistant Curator, Manuscript Division, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University

11:45 A.M.


Executive Committee meeting [if necessary]       

12:45 P.M.

Conference Ends


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