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Keith Yearman

Geography Professor, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn

On Preserving Maywood Park

PRESENTED ON NOV 10, 2016
IN BATAVIA @ VOL 5

When the legendary harness race track Maywood Park in Melrose Park, Illinois, closed in late 2015, two professors from the College of DuPage in Wheaton, Illinois, acquired the track’s archives. Though only owning a small portion of the Maywood Park archives, Keith Yearman began digitizing and documenting the entire collection—and is curating a forthcoming exhibition.

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Inside the Scottish Political Archive

BY SARAH BROMAGE
IN STIRLING

Sarah Bromage presents about the diverse material of Scottish Political Archive that Sarah currates at the University of Stirling. Sarah presents unique and rare photos of Scottish politicians, interesting political campaign materials, including comments on Tatcher Government, as well as Scottish devolution referendum debate materials from 1979 and 1997 that allow comparing the agendas of the past with the ongoing debate.

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GEZI: The Park that Became a Democracy Movement

BY OZGUR BASAK ALKAN
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Being an urban designer, Ozgur Basak Alkan has a unique perspective of the events that led to the Taksim Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013. The park became representative of much more than what it seemed.  

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Preserving and Developing the Songket Legacy

BY JACQUELINE FONG
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

 In Preserving and Developing the Songket Legacy at PechaKucha Night Kuching Vol. 2Jacqueline Fong introduces the traditional technique of weaving songket, an artisan craft of Sarawak is not only preserved but also continuously being developed into modern fashionable pieces connecting the ancient craft to new markets around the world. The efforts not only improve the lives of the rural Sarawakian community but also encourage preservation and growth of this ancient craft. 

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Preserving Prestigious Public Proclamations

BY DAVID ROSE
IN EASTON

Easton's Town Crier David Rose relates both the history of the Town Crier and his long involvement with the tradition in this lively and humorous presentation.

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Archive-inspired Digital Lace

BY SARAH TAYLOR
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Sarah Taylor looks at one of her collaborative textile design projects.

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Hacking Buildings and Preserving History

BY DAVE WILLIAMS
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 09, 2016

Dave Williams' presentation from Pecha Kucha Dayton, Volume 26, recorded March 9th, 2016

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The Watkins Photo Archive Project

BY HOWARD WATKINS
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 28, 2018

Howard Watkins talks about his photo library that archives events in Fresno County.

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Cabbagetown: Changing Atlanta by Preserving History

BY JACOB ELSAS
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

Jacob Elsas, founder of The Patch Works History Center, describes the origins and gentrification of Cabbagetown, an old mill village in the heart of Atlanta. 

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Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound

BY ERIC DAWSON
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

In feature films, documentaries, news footage and home movies, moving images offer unique and rich records of our cultural history. Due to the ephemeral nature of these artifacts, however, we can’t take their longevity for granted. Eric Dawson and John Morton offer a look inside the Knox County Public Library’s audio-visual archive, and examine the importance of film archiving as a means of preserving our past.