Friday, March 13, 2009

ICOMM week event: Tywanna Whorley presentation on Dr. King papers - April 2

As part of I-COMM Week, March 30 - April 3, Dr. Tywanna Whorley, Processing Archivist of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive at Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will be giving a presentation about her work with the Dr. King papers.

Presentation title: The Measure of a Man: Redefining Martin Luther King, Jr. through His Papers
Date: Thursday, April 2Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Coliseum Room 3020A

Professor Whorley has taught archival access and advocacy, and management of records and information resources in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Her research interests focus on governmental and state archives and the relationships between access, privacy and collective memory. Her most recent essay, entitled "The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Access & Control Over Controversial Records," was published in the edited volume Political Pressure & the Archival Record.

Academic Background:
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Virginia (History)
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University (Social History)
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

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