SAA/PAT Meeting Minutes

11 November 2007

8pm, Group Study Room @ Dunbar Library

Wright State University


Members Present:

Kylee Conant

Andrea Green

Tiffany O’Sheal

Daniel Schlegel

Sarah Stephens

Nathan Troup


Items of Business:

SAA Graduate Student Conference

Public History Field Trips

Public History Spring Break Trip


Upcoming Events


SAA Graduate Student Conference in Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections

Indiana University, Bloomington

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Please follow the above link to register for this conference.  A group of us will be attending this conference and carpooling.  The registration fee is only $10, which is a great deal for a conference.  There is also an EAD (Encoded Archival Description) workshop on Friday, February 8, but that may include an additional fee.  Check the website for details.


Public History Field Trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Click on the link to see prices for the Museum Center at Union Terminal and the special exhibit, “Real Pirates.”  We are checking into group discount tickets (if we get 15 or more), as well as discounts available for KrogerPLUS customers.  It looks like we should plan on spending approximately $20-25 for museum admission.  This event is open to non-Public History students and alumni.  If you are planning on attending, please email Daniel Schlegel ( with your name and a contact phone number so he has an idea of how many will be in our group in order to get the best discount.  Invite friends and family so we can hit 15!!!

Public History Field Trip to the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY

Saturday, January 5, 2008

We’ll be bundling up for a trip to the Shaker Village just outside of Lexington, Kentucky!  There are 14 restored buildings to explore, plus exhibits, demonstrations, and a hearth-dining experience.  Admission to the Village is only $7.00, so definitely plan on coming!  Email Daniel if you are planning to come so that we can get a count…we will need to make reservations for lunch.  Prices for lunch range from $7.00-$11.00.



Public History Spring Break Trip

March 2008

Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN; or Detroit, MI

This trip, which will be open to alumni as well as current students, will take place during 2008 Spring Break.  We will be voting on a destination and specific dates at the first meeting of winter quarter.  We may be able to obtain discounted transportation.  Please come to the first meeting next quarter with your vote ready.



Andrea Green will assume the Secretary position for both SAA and PAT beginning winter quarter.

Kylee Conant will assume the Vice President position for SAA beginning winter quarter.


Upcoming Events

WSU employee Patrick Kachurek (husband of Lynda Kachurek of the WSU Archives) is looking to form teams for a college bowl/trivia competition.  This will involve commitment to the team and the opportunity to travel to other schools to compete.  If you are interested, please email Daniel (  More details forthcoming!