2013 Calumet Heritage Conference Materials

Network Calumet: A Heritage Resources Journey, the Calumet Heritage Partnership’s 14th annual Calumet Heritage Conference, took place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in the Historic Clock Tower Factory Building at the Pullman State Historic Site in  Chicago, IL.  The conference program featured a long list of excellent speakers. Below are a few photos, links to slides from some of the presentations, as well as links to more information about the speakers and moderators and their organizations. Additional photos are available in our Facebook photo gallery

Also check out the Calumet Heritage Resources Directory that was handed out to conference attendees.

  Mark Bouman, President, Calumet Heritage Partnership
Arthur Pearson, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
“Calumet Archives: The Ties That Bind a Prodigal Pullmanite  to Family, Community and Region”


Conversation One: Authors and Archives How do local archival resources help authors tell Calumet stories of national significance?

Christine Walley  | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago


Kenneth J. Schoon | Indiana University Northwest | Dreams of Duneland: A Pictoral History of the Indiana Dunes Region


Michael Innis-Jiménez | University of Alabama | Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago

Presentation (pdf) 

Glory-June Greiff | Public Historian | People, Parks and Perceptions: A History and Appreciation of Indiana State Parks

  Facilitator: Jane Nicoll | Park Forest Historical Society | Park Forest House Museum| South Suburban Heritage Association  


Conversation Two: Nodes and Networks How can archives and other heritage resources connect people who care about the natural, historical, cultural and recreational assets of the region?


James Lane | Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest | Steel Shavings


John Beckman | CatalystEco Consulting Group | Pragmatic Conservation


Tiffany Tolbert | Indiana Landmarks | Preservation Day Camps for Kids


Diane Banta  | Rivers, Trails & Conservation, National Park Service | Heritage on the Ground


Facilitator: Stephen McShane | Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest


Conversation Three: Calumet’s Networked Journey Ahead
Facilitator: Gregg Hertzlieb | Brauer Museum, Valparaiso University

Walking Workshops: Archives, Networks and Heritage Revealed  

Segment One: The Care, Feeding and Maintenance of Archives
A tour of the Calumet Industrial Heritage Archives in the Pullman Factory and Administration Building


Segment Two: Community and Built Environment
A walk through the Town of Pullman in search of archived meanings and knowledge networks. With Cynthia Ogorek.


Segment Three:  Heritage Connections: Resources that Put Us on the Map
A look at the local networks and resources that turned “Pullman” into a household name. With Andrew Bullen



Sponsored by:
 The Calumet Heritage Partnership,  
Pullman State Historic Site
 The Field Museum
   Pullman State Historic Site  The Field Museum