Geoff Wingard

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Students are the historical actors of the future. Their actions, attitudes and artifacts are the stuff future historians will collect and analyze in order to understand our time. Although we may not consider our lives “historic” to historians of the future they may be. Likewise, the actions, attitudes and artifacts collected in the Maine Song and Story Sampler may not have been considered historic by their creators, but are worthy of our consideration today. In this exercise students will have the opportunity to analyze one artifact from the MS&SS website from the perspective of a professional archivist to determine its historical context and make recommendations regarding its future disposition.