What to keep, what to throw away? The eternal question for the archivist.
In a partnership with Digging Detroit, we take our podcast on the road and chat with some of Michigan’s top historical archivists in a roundtable discussion at historic Abick’s Bar on their unusual world–sometimes spent in dusty shelves and digging through dark basements and mysterious attics–but often waiting for you at the reference desk.
They’ll share some familiar requests, general misconceptions, surprise treasures and offer some great advice for everyone on preserving documents, photographs and memories for posterity.
Recorded August 4, 2015 at Abick’s Bar & Grill
Pete Kalinski: Digging Detroit Host/Producer
Rebecca Bizonet: Oral History Project Archivists at The Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Andrea Gietzen: Archivists at the Archives of Michigan, Michigan Historical Center
Thomas J. Reed, Jr. Digging Detroit Host/Producer
Robbie Terman: Director of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives, The Jewish Federation of Detroit
Brian Wilson: Digital Access and Preservation Archivist at The Henry Ford
Back row: Andrea Gietzen (Michigan History), Pete Kalinski (Digging Detroit), Kit Lindamood (Abick’s Bar) Front Row: Robbie Terman (Jewish Federation), Rebecca Bizonet (Reuther Library), Brian Wilson (The Henry Ford), Andy Surowiec (Smokin’ Pole BBQ)
Host Pete Kalinski and Brian Wilson of The Henry Ford
Pete Kalinski, Brian Wilson, Rebecca Bizonet, Robbie Terman and Andrea Gietzen
Special thanks to our hosts (click ’em and check ’em out)
Thanks Eric and Kit!
Thanks Andy! Check out some of his great stuff below…sorry we ate so much of it so quickly!
Some of Abick’s artifacts mixed with Andy’s sauce.