S. Victor Fleischer

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Rank: Associate Professor of Bibliography
Title: University Archivist & Head of Archival Services
Department: Archival Services
Office: Polsky LL-10
Phone: 330-972-6253
Email: svfleis@uakron.edu


Selected Works - bepress: https://works.bepress.com/svictor-fleischer/


Biography: Directs and administers Archival Services by supervising department faculty and staff and providing leadership for the collecting, preservation, instruction, and exhibition programs of the department. Promotes the collections to the scholarly community and works closely with the Dean in fundraising efforts and donor relations. Conducts instruction sessions relating to local and regional history and oversees the management of university records.


Published Works:

Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War
2018

This hour-long documentary film uses dramatic re-enactment footage, narration, interviews, period music, and sound effects to bring to life local "hidden collections" of 100-year-old letters, films, photographs, images, and documents from The University of Akron Archives and other local repositories to tell the story of Akron and Summit County's role in the "War to End... Read more »

Managing Architectural Records in the House that Rubber Built: A Case Study in Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration in Museum Archives
2018

Managing architectural records presents a number of challenges, especially in museums and historic sites where a number of disciplines tend to converge. This case study will chronicle the architectural drawings project at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio that occurred in two phases over a fifteen-year period. It will present the situations that arose and the... Read more »

“Deferred Maintenance and Space Repurposing: The Impact on Libraries and Archives Disaster and Contingency Planning"
2015


This chapter reviews two issues commonly found in libraries and archives, especially those at academic institutions: deferred maintenance of aging facilities and the repurposing of space not designed originally for archives and libraries.  These two commonly... Read more »

“Don’t Count on Luck; Be Prepared: Ten Lessons Learned from the ‘Great Flood’ at The University of Akron’s Science & Technology Library"
2011

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“What Once Saved Life May Now Take It: Identification, Protection, and Mitigation of Health and Safety Hazards in Medical History Collections”
2010

Many collecting institutions including museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives house medical history artifacts, which are one of the most precarious categories of hazardous collections. Some medical artifacts are not only a hazard to the health and safety of staff and visitors, but are also harmful to the environment and to other collection materials. This... Read more »

“Disaster Planning for Libraries and Archives: What You Need to Know and How to Do It"
2009

Since no one can predict when a disaster will strike, all libraries and archives need a disaster preparedness and recovery plan, but most archivists and librarians do not know how to go about developing one. While the task at hand is daunting, so is the literature, which contains volumes of texts and journal articles that belabor the subject. This article, based on the... Read more »