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Stephanie Schmitz Workshop: Porta Sophia Archival Researcher Network (ARN) Kickoff Event
Archival Research Fundamentals: Searching for Prior Art in the Psychoactive Substances Research Collection

In this workshop, participants will become acclimated with searching for and using resources in the Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Research Collection. A block of time will be designated for independent exploration of archival documents. We will compare experiences in interacting with these documents and provide insights on navigating collection descriptions and inventories. In sharing about what materials we interacted with, we will collectively learn more about the Psychoactive Collection as a whole and what resources will be most relevant and beneficial to the Archival Research Network.

Stephanie Schmitz is the Betsy Gordon Archivist for the Psychoactive Substances Research Collection. This collecting area brings together primary source materials that document the therapeutic application of psychedelic substances prior to 1960s, as well as the re-emergence of this research area in the 1990s. Her responsibilities include identifying acquisitions for this collecting area and educating donors about the Archives role in caring for their materials; promoting the collection and ensuring its visibility to those involved in this area of research; working closely with course instructors in incorporating materials form the collection for use in curricular activities; and assisting others in utilizing these materials for their research endeavors.

Jun 1, 2022 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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