NGL Welcomes Archiving, Museum Group To Campus

The Newton Gresham Library and Thomason Special Collections recently welcomed the newly formed East Texas Archives and Museums group to campus by hosting the group’s second meeting in the Thomason room.

“The East Texas Archives and Museums group is a professional organization that assembled with an eye to collaborate, share knowledge and expertise,” said Felicia Williamson, head of the NGL’s Thomason Special Collections. “Their purpose is to encourage archivists and others in charge of cultural heritage institutions and materials to promote the preservation of historic materials in East Texas.”

Fifteen professionals from this region, including NGL staff members and members of the Huntsville community, gathered on campus to plan the group’s structure and future agenda.

The group also took a walking tour of Thomason Special Collections and SHSU’s University Archives and the Digital Resources departments.

“The group’s agenda fits into our ongoing goal to become more involved in historical preservation efforts in the future,” Williamson said. “It is our intent to be involved in the campus, local and regional communities as we work toward the common goal of educating thepublic about archives while also offering collaborative solutions to problems facing the archival community.”

The group will meet quarterly and will rotate host sites.

Anyone working in a cultural preservation environment, from local historical or genealogical organizations to large university library setting, is welcome to join the group.

For more information, contact Williamson at or 936.294.3290.

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