Seminar: Researching Historical Records for African American Studies Scholarship and Genealogy
When: Friday, September 12, 2008, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Multipurpose Room
Who: Reginald Washington, Archivist/Genealogy Specialist, National Archives & Records Administration

Federal documents are a rich resource for the study of African American history, whether the goal is gaining a better understanding of the growth and development of our nation or learning more about a family’s past. Speaker Reginald Washington brings years of experience with these documents to northwest Ohio as he leads a fall seminar “Researching Historical Records for African American Studies Scholarship and Genealogy. The author of many articles and books helping researchers locate and make use of information stored in these intriguing records, Mr. Washington will share helpful approaches to research in federal documents. Every researcher who uses federal documents will find useful information here.

Sponsored by the Center for Archival Collections and the Department of Africana Studies at Bowling Green State University, the seminar is open to students, scholars, and the general public. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by September 5, 2008 to:

Center for Archival Collections
Email: Lee McLaird at
Phone: 419-372-2411