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
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.