Featured speaker Dr. Gerald Zahavi, Professor of History and Director of the Documentary Studies Program at the University at Albany, SUNY, whose work centers upon General Electric's presence in the Capital Region, will discuss Association Island, a summer vacation retreat and conference center that GE owned for half a century and detail how non-textual records can shed light on "the often hidden social and cultural dimensions of economic history." Gerry, who was one of my favorite professors in graduate school, is a first-rate speaker and has always been an ardent supporter of archives and archivists, so I think attendees will be in for a real treat. Moreover, his speech and the venue will complement each other quite nicely: the Edison Club was founded by GE employees.
The cost to attend this year's Archives Dinner is $35.00 per person, payable by check to "Archives Dinner" and mailed to Hon. Kathleen Newkirk at 331 Clapper Road, Selkirk NY 12158.
Please be sure to indicate your choice of entree (or, if you're purchasing more than one ticket, the entree choice of each person in your party): Chicken Marsala, Baked Scrod with Lemon-Wine Sauce, Sirloin of Beef, or Vegetable Lasagna. All meal choices come with oven-roasted red potatoes and glazed carrots and apple dumpling for dessert.
Tickets are also available from Yours Truly and other members of the Archives Dinner Committee.
Please be sure to make a reservation or purchase a ticket from an Archives Dinner Committee member no later than 30 September 2010.