CFP: [American] Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Examining the Archival Process

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Diana Vela
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Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Examining the Archival Process
Western Literature Association (WLA)
43rd Annual Conference to be held in Boulder, Colorado, October 1 - 4,
Abstracts due by May 01, 2008

This panel is designed to reflect on an activity that makes the vitality
of our field possible: archival research. This session will examine and
discuss archival research as it relates to the Western studies. Issues
and questions include: special problems with regional archival research,
research methods, archival versus virtual research, research in different
institutional settings, research and publication, research and teaching,
or archival “horror-stories.” In keeping with the conference theme
of “Western Collaborations,” we encourage submissions which address
particular challenges, and explore potential solutions.

Please submit a 250 word abstract by May 01, 2008 via email or regular
mail to: Diana M. Vela, Ph. D., Director of Education, National Cowgirl
Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, email:

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