9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.





9:00 - 10:00     



<<Researching America's Concentration Camps: Personal and Professional Reflections on the Archival Experience>>

by Andrew Wertheimer


10:00 - 11:00    

<<Treasures of Bishop Museum Archives>>

by DeSoto Brown



11:00 - 12:00    

<<When 80 Percent Is Good Enough: The Preliminary Processing of the Kenneth P. Mortimer Papers>>

by Jan Zastrow


12:00 - 1:30      Lunch


1:30 - 2:00       Meeting / election results


2:00 -           

Tour Bishop Museum (if desired)

Board meeting with new members/officers (Board only)


COST(includes lunch): $25 per person

Please pre-order your lunch sandwich (unless you choose to bring your own lunch):

Roast beef, ham, turkey, tuna, or egg.  Sandwiches will come with lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo. Chips and canned juice will be included.


After the meeting, you may choose to tour the Bishop Museum exhibits. The cost will be $5, payable at that time.  Tour is free with Bishop Museum membership.


DIRECTIONS: As you enter the Bishop Museum grounds, take an immediate right turn. Park there in the side parking lot, and then enter the white concrete building (Paki) next to that lot. Get a pass at guard's desk as you walk in, then come down the hall to your left.


INQUIRIES:  email DeSoto Brown or call 848-4183.




<<Treasures of Bishop Museum Archives>>

DeSoto Brown, CA


DeSoto Brown is the Collection Manager of Bishop Museum Archives, where he has worked since 1987. He is the current president of the Association of Hawaii Archivists.

The collections in Bishop Museum Archives contain a wide variety of materials: photos, manuscripts, artwork, maps, and film and videotape. Over two centuries' worth of treasures are available for patron research, and thousands of people make use of this resource every year for projects, ranging from intermediate school History Day displays through Merrie Monarch hula performances. This slide presentation will serve as a virtual tour through some of the Archives' significant pieces, from the historically valuable and culturally precious to occasionally the strange or quirky.



<<Researching America's Concentration Camps:

Personal and Professional Reflections on the Archival Experience>>

Andrew B. Wertheimer


Andrew B. Wertheimer is Assistant Professor in the Library & Information Science Program, Information & Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was the Head of Acquisitions at the Chicago Jewish Archives at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago. He has an MLS from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. More information on him is available at


Professor Wertheimer's AHA presentation will be a combination of personal reflections as a user of archives for his dissertation on the libraries in America's concentration camps and his reading of user studies on archives. He will conclude with some questions on the future directions in historiography and the impact on archives.



<<When 80 Percent Is Good Enough:

The Preliminary Processing of the Kenneth P. Mortimer Papers>>

Jan Zastrow


In May 2001 Jan was brought in on a project to "rescue" the heritage records of retiring UH president and chancellor Kenneth P. Mortimer. Her job was to inventory the materials and make them usable by both PR professionals and historical researchers--in only six weeks! This presentation describes one innovative solution to the challenge of producing a user-centric, archivally sound finding aid when there is neither time nor staff to do so.


Jan Zastrow is Archivist for the Hawaii Congressional Papers Collection at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library. In addition to program development, Jan oversees acquisition, arrangement & description, and reference service to the papers through finding aids. Jan is past president and longtime member of the Association of Hawaii Archivists, the Society of American Archivists, the Congressional Papers Roundtable, and the Academy of Certified Archivists.