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Have you ever wondered how to donate materials to the archives? Want to know about the most interesting items archives staff have discovered in our collections? Do you have a question about the history of the University of Illinois? Join us October 1st for #AskAnArchivist Day!

#AskAnArchivist Day is a national effort supported by the Society of American Archivists. On October 1, 2015 archivists around the country will be answering questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.

University of Illinois Archives staff want to answer YOUR questions! To participate, follow us on Twitter @UIarchives. On October 1st, tweet your questions to @UIarchives using the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.

Staff members available to answer your questions on October 1st include:

Bethany Anderson (@bga_archivist) is a Visiting Archival Operations and Reference Specialist at the University of Illinois Archives. She can answer your questions about the history of Engineering at the University and preserving digital records.

Leanna Barcelona is a Graduate Assistant at the University of Illinois Student Life and Culture Archives. She can answer your questions about being a student focused on entering the archives profession.

Chris Prom (@chrisprom) is the Assistant University Archivist at the University of Illinois Archives. He can answer your questions about electronic records and general topics in archival practice and University history.

Jameatris Rimkus is the Archivist for Reference and User Engagement at the University of Illinois Archives. She can answer your questions about African American fraternities and sororities.

Linda Stahnke is the Archival Operations and Reference Specialist at the University of Illinois Archives. She can answer your questions about accessing and using materials from the archives.

Ellen Swain is the Archivist for Student Life and Culture at the University of Illinois Student Life and Culture Archives. She can answer your questions about student life, fraternity and sorority history, and using primary sources in the classroom.

Anna Trammell (@aetrammell) is the Archival Operations and Reference Specialist at the University of Illinois Archives Research Center. She will be monitoring our Twitter account and making sure your questions are answered.

 

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