The New England Archivists Spring 2016 Meeting Program Committee had a long list of random and unusual traits needed for a good plenary speaker. Fortunately, Caleb Neelon checked off all the boxes... in spray paint. Graffiti artist and historian? Check. Owns a French bulldog named Ferdinand? Check. Designed a pair of Chuck Taylor sneakers for Converse? Check. Taught us that Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block used to do graffiti under the name 'Popeye'? Check. Neelon’s experience in documenting movements in which the most authoritative sources lay in personal or public spaces, not institutional ones, is a fitting complement to our meeting’s emphasis on innovation and breaks with tradition.
NEA SPRING 2016 MEETING
Thursday, March 31 -- Saturday April 2
Inn by the Bay Hotel in Portland, Maine
Advanced registration available online through Friday March 25 (walk-ins welcome beginning on Friday April 1). Check out the NEA website for links to the three-day program, directions, and things to do in Portland. Make sure to follow us for quick updates on Twitter and Facebook.
See you in Portland!