“Just another Racist”?: When Good Archivists Collect Bad Records
Join us October 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. for the 14th annual Schleg Lecture! This year, our speaker will be Dr. Frank Boles, Director of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
History of the Schleg Lecture
The lecture is named for Marilyn Crandell Schleg, a 1958 graduate of Albion College and medical librarian with master’s degrees in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin and library science from the University of Michigan. In 1998, a love for libraries prompted Marilyn to endow the college with an archivist position and fund an annual lectureship dealing with archives and libraries. She stated, “(My family and I) wanted to do something for Albion because Albion did so much for me.” Marilyn was afflicted with Multiple System Atrophy, a form of Parkinson’s disease, for many years before her untimely death in July of 2001. Her husband, Edward Schleg, endowed the lecture in 2005 so that it would continue to serve as a memory to Marilyn far into the future.
2009: Dr. Joel Palka, Anthropology and Latin American Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago, “Exploring the Vann Archive and the Unconquered Maya in Mexico”
2008: Dr. Marcy Sacks, Associate Professor of U.S. and African-American History here at Albion, “Unmasking the ‘Deadpan’: The Search for the ‘Real’ Joe Louis”
2007: Professor Richard Aquila, Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University, the Behrend College, “‘Into the Fire’: September 11, Popular Music, and Public Memory”
2006: Keith Donohue of the National Archives, “The Stolen Child”
2005: Hank Meijer of Meijer, Inc., “Search for Senator Vandenberg”
2004: Miles Harvey, journalist and novelist, “The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime”
2003: Lawrence Taylor, Ph.D., Albion College Professor Emeritus and founder of the Geology Department, “The Outrageous Hypothesis of Dr. J Harlen Bretz, ’05: A Perspective on the Life of a World Renowned Geologist & Teacher”
2002: Dr. James Wyatt Cook, Albion College Professor Emeritus of English, “Confessions of of Stack Rat: Archives I Have Known & Loved”
2001: Candace Anderson Corrigan, singer, songwriter, producer and historical performer, “Through a Woman’s Voice”
2000: Cynthia Davis-Buffington and David Szewczyk of the Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Co., “Adventures in Bookdom: FAQs and Fiction”
1998: Robert Warner, Archivist of the U.S., Director of the Bentley Historical Library