Researching Government Documents

 

Join us on Saturday, March 3rd for a workshop about exploring the past! We’ll learn how to discover family histories and additional online files through the Library of Congress' “American Memory.”

“American Memory” is producing an ever-growing, online, database of audio-visual materials formerly only accessible in Washington, DC. Now keyword searching allows you to access photos, maps, music, and movies from throughout American history.

Course instructor Karen Russ is the Government Information Librarian at the Ottenheimer Library of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has a Bachelor degree in History from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and a Masters in Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She began her genealogical research as part of a Girl Scout badge in fourth grade. Work tapered off in high school but two college papers brought it to the forefront in the early 1990's and she has been copying, photographing, scanning, and writing, ever since.

Researching Government Documents is part of the Beyond Battlefields: Making Sense of the American Civil War series the library is hosting in commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. This series is made available through funding through the American Library Association, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program has been Sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission (ACWSC). To view the ACWSC calendar of Civil War-related events taking place around Arkansas visit: www.arkansascivilwar150.com

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. For more information call 479.856.7250.