Close Quarters is a quarterly conversation with one or two interdisciplinary artists, designers, or craftsmen. Sometimes at the artist’s studio, these events allow for close, hands-on examination of work and engaging dialog. For our 2nd Close Quarters of 2016, we will be visiting with Annie Peterson and Chloe Raub at Tulane University’s Newcomb Archive and Vorhoff Library Special Collection.
Close Quarters: Annie Peterson and Chloe Raub
April 21, 7-9pm (presentation starts at 7:30pm)
Newcomb Archive and Vorhoff Library Special Collection
Tulane University, Caroline Richardson Building, 62 Newcomb Place
Visitors to the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library special Collections will learn about some fascinating collections from two perspectives. Annie Peterson, a preservation services librarian with LYRASIS, will talk about preserving collections, discussing how and why books, papers, photographs and other materials in archival collections deteriorate over time. She will discuss different factors that contribute to collections decaying, and how archivists work to preserve materials for the future. Chloe Raub, head of Archives and Special Collections at the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections, will talk about the content of the materials, which are related to the history of women and gender in the Gulf South.
Annie Peterson is the Preservation Services Librarian with LYRASIS, a membership organization that works with libraries, archives, and museums. She consults with cultural heritage institutions on preservation, and teaches classes related to preserving and digitizing collections. Previously, she was the Preservation Librarian at Tulane University, and has worked in preservation and conservation in a range of libraries and with archival collections. She received an MLIS from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Chloe Raub is the Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections, where she works to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials documenting the history of women and gender in the Gulf South. She previously held positions with several archives and special collections libraries in the Washington, DC area and holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the Catholic University of America. She is active in Art+Feminism, a global campaign to improve coverage of women in the arts on Wikipedia and encourage women’s participation as Wikipedia editors.