Saving the 'Bad Stuff' Is Subject for 2012 Schleg Lecture

"Just Another Racist: When Good Archivists Collect Bad Records" is the fascinating topic for guest archivist Frank Boles on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in the Albion College library Wendell Will Room. Boles visits Albion College as its 2012 Schleg Memorial Lecturer.

For nearly 20 years, Boles has been a key player in the persistent, multi-faceted discussion of archival appraisal. Boles has been the director of Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library since 1991. Previously, he worked at the University of Michigan, the Chicago Historical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an agency of the United States government.

The Marilyn Crandell Schleg Memorial Lecture is funded by a gift from the Schleg family to honor Schleg, a 1958 alumna of Albion College. The lectureship provides visiting archivists, preservationists, curators and historians the opportunity to lecture on archival and library topics and work with the Albion College community in preserving their legacy.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College archivist Nicole Garrett at or 517/629-0562.