posted November 9, 1998

Joint Archives Hosts Talk for 10th Anniversary

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Joint Archives of Holland will feature an address by Sandra S. Clark, director of the Michigan Historical Center, on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall at Hope College.

          The public is invited.  Admission is free.
          The Joint Archives brings together the archival
  collections of Hope College with those of the Holland Museum
  and Western Theological Seminary, and other organizations
  that contract for archival services.  The archives opened in
  the fall of 1988, and is located on the ground level of the
  Van Wylen Library.
          Clark's talk, part of the archives' annual speaker
  series, will explore the special challenges facing local
  communities and the state to preserve the legacy of the
  past.  Following the address, there will be a special
  reception in the Joint Archives reading room.
          Clark studied Canadian and U.S. history at
  Michigan State University, and has taught both subjects
  Plattsburgh State University College of New York and at MSU.
  She went on to work at the Canadian Embassy in Washington,
  D.C., and left to become editor of "Michigan History
  Magazine."
          Since then, she has served as deputy director of
  the Michigan Travel Bureau in the Department of Commerce,
  and director of the Michigan Historical Center.  Clark is
  president of the American Association of State and Local
  History, chair of the Michigan State Historical Records
  Advisory Board, and on the boards of the Nokomis American
  Indian Cultural Learning Cetner in Okemos and the Wayne
  State University Press Great Lakes Books Series.  She is
  past president of the Michigan Museums Association.