As part of CORD’s 50th anniversary activities, you are encouraged to open up your personal files and donate CORD materials to the CORD archives at University of Maryland.   Materials can be sent directly to UMD, or you can bring them to the Pomona conference in November 2016 and deliver them in person.  Additionally, Ray Miller, a Past-President of CORD, is undertaking a CORD history project and your personal archives will assist Ray in this important work. 

Here is information from UMD Curator Vincent Novara about the types of archival materials you can submit:

Please encourage your members to use the form found at: Any member can submit materials – not just officers.

 The materials we are most interested in include files that have or are likely to have historical value to CORD.  Examples of primary documents: letters of appointment; membership rosters or attendance records of the committee, etc.; statements of policy and official decisions relating to the position; calendars of activities; minutes of meetings; records of proposed and actual accomplishments; conference programs; budget requests; financial and audit reports; publicity; two "best copies” of CORD publications; official CORD artifacts, mailings and memos to members, ballots with bios and candidates’ statements, texts of awards and citations, and photographs/videos.

Send primary documents, including electronic files and essential secondary documents. For submitting electronic files, please have members send the files in their original format and send them in logical batches (i.e. records of the vice president from 2007) either on CD-R, flash drive, or through a service like Dropbox.

Vincent J. Novara

Curator, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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