Fermilab Archives Tour Wrap-Up

23 Jun 2017 3:30 PM | Erin Matson (Administrator)
On Thursday, June 22, 12 CAA members traveled to Batavia for a tour of Fermilab and its archives, hosted by fellow CAA member and Fermilab archivist Valerie Higgins. 

Valerie led attendees through Fermilab's archives, providing an overview of the collections and a history of its development, and answering questions from the group. The tour also included a stop at Fermilab's linear accelerator (LINAC) and an artwork exhibited gathered from the archives, as well as a look at some other items and artifacts of interest from the collections. 

Attendees also received a nice surprise when Fermilab's deputy department head of operations provided an impromptu overview of the science conducted at Fermilab and some of the challenges of building and maintaining the high-tech and highly sensitive equipment required for those tasks. 

If you missed this event, don’t worry – there will be more events throughout the year at a variety of dates, times, and locations.

Coming soon:

  • CAA @ SAA Meet-Up : July 28, 20174-6 p.m. Coopers Hall, 404 SE 6th Avenue, Portland Ore. 
  • CAA Summer Cookout : August 6, 2017. More details coming soon!
Have an idea for a CAA event? Contact the CAA Events Subcommittee at info@chicagoarchivists.org with your suggestions.

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