Document Type


Presentation Date

Spring 4-5-2013

Conference or Event Name

Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference


This presentation illustrates the collaborative, multi-format approach used in preparing an exhibit of archival materials on the 1913 Dayton flood at the University of Dayton Libraries. Originally formed due to the absence of a University Archivist, the small planning committee was able to combine areas of expertise including archives, history, graphic design, video/audio production, marketing, and digitization. The collaborative process facilitated a creative approach resulting in a unique, interactive exhibit utilizing audio, video, original materials, reproductions, a permanent digital component, and a discussion panel event. The presenters will also discuss how the planning committee maximized available resources (without a budget) to expand marketing and outreach efforts with other departments on campus, thereby gaining visibility at the University and within the Dayton community.