CIMA’s 2009 Annual Conference Concludes

CIMA’s 2009 Annual Conference at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah has concluded, and it shall be considered one of the finest meetings the organization has had in recent memory. CIMA met over a two day period; (Thursday and Friday) May 14 and 15, 2009.

Thursday’s Pre-Conference Workshop, “Photographs in the Archive: Identifying photographic processes and their preservation needs,” was presented by Tom Wells at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections classroom at BYU.

The Plenary Speaker and local historian, Robert Carter presented “Chasing Local History with a Techno-Illiterate” at the Provo City Library. This presentation was followed by the CIMA Annual Business Meeting (minutes available here) and the opening reception, which featured a tour of the Brigham Young Academy Building by Brad Westwood.

On Friday, there were over nine panel discussions or presentations inside Special Collections at BYU. Professor Brian Cannon was the luncheon speaker, with his presentation “20th Century Homesteading.” CIMA president Michael Frazier concluded the annual meeting with closing remarks.

Special thanks to the program committee: John Murphy (BYU), Walter Jones (University of Utah), Brandon Metcalf (Utah State Archives), Linda Reib (Arizona State Archives), Thomas Sommer (UNLV), Charles Stanford (New Mexico State University), and Roy Webb (University of Utah).

Further thanks goes to the local arrangements committee at Brigham Young University: Cory Nimer, Gordon Daines, Elizabeth Smart, Russ Taylor, and Kristi Young.

Thanks to all you made the conference a success!

–Michael Frazier

(see Annual Conference 2009 Program)

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