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The October ATAP Ohio meeting is next Wednesday, 10/28, from 4-5pm at the Hanna conference center in the Playhouse Square complex in Cleveland.  Our team mate Ruth Flannery is able to reserve this room for us and is able to answer questions about travel to and parking for this facility.  Her contact is rafohio@aol.com.

The agenda for this meeting is simple:

  • introductions
  • review team formation and committees
  • review outreach efforts and revise goals
  • set agenda for November meeting

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Nora Blackman, M.A., C.A.

Archivist
Scholarly Resources & Special Collections

Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7151
216.368.6504

ATAP Ohio page: http://americantheatrearchiveproject.org/ohio

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A free workshop for the American Theatre Archive Project will be held at the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, 11055 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, on August 18, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to introduce archivists to the ATAP Initiation Program, a process through which theatre companies establish an archival program.  Scheduled to coincide with the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the work of ATAP and the ATAP Ohio Team.  Space is limited, and preference will be given to Cleveland area archivists.  Registration for the workshop is free, and lunch will be provided.  Please complete the registration form by August 7, 2015.

Details and the link to the registration form are here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OspptVCAJdCtqJRSZlfnkQK3jsZ1UJfX09SIgQiuGOY/viewform.  In the meantime, find out more about ATAP by visiting americantheatrearchiveproject.org and/or contacting Colleen Reilly at colleenkreilly@gmail.com.

ATAP is a network of archivists, dramaturgs, and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre operating under an initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).  Through the ATAP Initiation Program, location-based teams work with individual theatre companies to evaluate their records, develop an archiving plan, and secure funding to support long-term archive health.  Once established and made accessible to theatre makers, scholars, patrons, and funders on premises online, and/or in a repository, a theatre’s archives support institutional integrity and development.  ATAP currently has active teams throughout the United States, and training sessions for team members have been conducted in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland.

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