The Saeedpour Kurdish Collection goes to Roanoke!


Head of Special Collections, Jean Green, and Curator of the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library & Museum Collection, Dr. Aynur de Rouen recently spoke at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring meeting in Roanoke, Virginia.

They spoke as part of a session: From Creation to Donation: How Archivist Empower Hidden Communities. The Session explored archivists’ relationships with the records of historically marginalized communities, particularly during the interim period between record creation and donation. Representing diverse institutional settings and donor communities, panelists discuss how they have develop and maintain relationships with records creators from these groups, how archivists can empower communities to document and preserve their own histories, and how archivists might work with donors to navigate competing interests of access and privacy.

Jean Green spoke about Vera Beaudin Saeepour and the creation of the collection as well as how it came to Binghamton University. Aynur de Rouen spoke about the Kurdish Oral History Project. Other speakers included Tim Hensley of the Virginia Holocaust Museum and Yvonne Ng of WITNESS.

To learn more about the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library & Museum Collection click here.