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"Stories a Photo Tells:
Finding History in Photographic Archives"

A Presentation by Dione Armand and Joseph Wilhelm
Thursday, October 2, 4-6 p.m., HSU Library Fishbowl (room 209)

Dione Armand's Book Eureka and Sequoia Park

Historian and author Dione Armand and photographer and curator Joseph Wilhelm present their methods and insights regarding the use of archival photographic resources, highlighting their experiences with the extensive Humboldt Room collections of Humboldt State University. Armand's book, Eureka and Sequoia Park, offers a pictorial history of California's first redwood park, along with an overview of redwood conservation and logging. She will discuss how specific photographs served to shape her research, suggesting new directions and guiding the historical narrative from its initial focus on a local park to its wider historical context within the redwood region. Wilhelm's exhibit, An Arcata Ago features restored images of photographers A.W. Ericson, Shuster, Seely, and Freeman Art, etc. and provides a visual chronicle of selected aspects of the City of Arcata's 150-year history. He will discuss the process of creating the exhibit, which will be on display from September 24 to October 20 on the first floor of the Humboldt State University Library. Refreshments will be served and the authors will sell and autograph their works.

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