We are pleased to announce that the session "Beyond the Ivory Tower: Archival Collaboration, Community Partnerships, and Access Issues Building Women's Collections" was accepted for SAA's 2010 annual meeting in Washington, DC. The participants include T-Kay Sangwand, Rebecca Johnson Melvin, and Elizabeth Myers, with Danelle Moon serving as the panel chair.
Archivists are working in greater numbers in complex collaborations with local communities to identify, obtain, and provide access to archival records. This panel will explore three models where collection development and documentation strategies merged under the umbrella of community collaboration. The panelists will further demonstrate how successful projects identified and facilitated access to at-risk materials, especially those related to women's second wave feminism, African-American, Latina, and Lesbian women.