May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
David Joens, Director of the Illinois State Archives, will discuss how to do research at the State Archives and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system and what materials they hold. He’ll also discuss how to do research at an archives in general.
The Illinois State Archives is the state agency that is in charge of records management for Illinois state and local government. David is a former newspaper reporter and served as a staffer for the Illinois Senate staff for six years. He also worked at the University of Illinois at Springfield for four years and was on the Illinois Secretary of State’s Policy and Programs staff for four years before going to the Archives. A lifelong resident of Illinois, David received his doctorate in Illinois History from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Business meeting will follow.