Reach for the Stars With Sally Ride This Thursday

Upcoming program will share recently digitized video of the famous astronaut

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Celebrate Dr. Sally K. Ride’s birthday and get excited for the 40th anniversary of her momentous space mission with our next AVMPI Presents program!

May 25th, 12 pm ET
Register via Zoom

During this virtual lunchtime talk, we’ll hear from National Air and Space Museum Archivist Patti Williams and stream newly digitized audiovisual materials from the museum’s collections, digitized with support from the American Women’s History Initiative Pool fund. It’s going to be out of this world!

The Audiovisual Media Preservation Initiative (AVMPI) is a program based at the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives to care for and provide access to Smithsonian audio, video, and film materials. This event is the third in the "AVMPI Presents" series which highlights the work of the intiative as well as media collections across the Institution. 

Patti Williams is the Acquisition Archivist, Digital Coordinator, and Deputy Chair for the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Archives, Smithsonian Institution. She has been a member of the Archives Division since 1989 and during her almost 34-year tenure as Acquisition Archivist, she has brought in over 3,800 collections relating to aviation and space, one of which is the Sally K. Ride Papers.

We are committed to providing access services so all participants can fully engage in these events. Optional real-time captioning will be provided. If you need other access services, please email [email protected]. Advanced notice is appreciated. This program will also be recorded and made available following the event.