Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive Community Researcher Workshop
Please fill out this form to apply for the upcoming Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive Community Researcher Workshop.
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm (Lunch provided during a one-hour break.)
Location: Georgia Tech campus (Atlanta, GA)
Or contact Prof. Michney at: 216-269-4890
Further details about the workshop are at the bottom of this form.
Tell us a bit about yourself (background, why you're interested in this workshop, etc.):
Areas of particular interest in the archive, if any?
Organizations or institutions with which you've recently been involved, if any:
Do you prefer to use PC or Mac?
Either is just fine.
This workshop has a limited capacity of 25 participants. We'll make every effort to accommodate every applicant until all seats are filled and maintain a waiting list in case spaces become available or future events are scheduled.
This Community Researcher Workshop will give participants access to the Ivan Allen Jr. Digital Archive, some 30,000 pages worth of the former mayor’s administrative records. These records were digitized in 2016 in partnership with the Atlanta History Center to provide educators and community members ready access to a significant chapter in Atlanta’s history.
As mayor from 1962 to 1970, Ivan Allen, Jr.’s legacy is remembered as one of both progress and controversy, especially regarding African American civil rights and the particular economic development and urban renewal policies pursued by Allen’s administration.
This workshop will be led by historian and Georgia Tech professor Todd Michney. After a brief overview of Allen’s legacy, participants will dive into the collection to conduct personalized research and build virtual “exhibits” using documents from the Archive, assisted by Georgia Tech undergraduate student workers. Guests will then be invited to discuss their findings, and afterward can take their project with them for future reference, and hopefully, ongoing conversations within their own educational and community spaces.
All necessary materials, including complimentary parking, will be made available to participants. Computer access will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own laptops (and are strongly encouraged to do so if they are Mac users).
Funding for this event comes from Georgia Tech’s Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (
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