This practice-oriented article shares how one small institution on a tight budget without a fulltime archivist leveraged existing resources (human, technological, and physical) to maximize 75 years of institutional archives for a recent milestone alumni reunion. Projects included drafting an institutional history, interviewing long-time members of the institution, organizing photos for display, and providing alumni with access to yearbooks. Special attention is given to the process of creating a 20-minute institutional history video, which premiered at an alumni banquet and was shared with other constituents electronically. There is also a focus on project management and collaborating with coworkers in other departments. Part-time archivists or those who are beginning archival management will gain an approach to tackling projects and creating professional results.
"Maximizing Institutional Archives with Limited Resources: A Case Study,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 60:
2, Article 5.