Program: Introduction to the Kennesaw State University Archives Archives are stories – stories of human victories, challenges, emotions, family connections, and experiences. Come learn about the stories documented within the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Archives on March 28, 2017, as JoyEllen Freeman – Outreach/Special Collections Archivist at the KSU Archives – provides an introductory presentation about researching and using the KSU Archives. This presentation will cover the basics of archives and preservation, collection highlights of the KSU Archives, and tips for archival research methods. In addition, participants will enjoy hands-on experience with archival materials. The session will especially focus on genealogical collections within the KSU Archives. JoyEllen Freeman is the Outreach and Special Collections Archivist at the Kennesaw State University Archives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in Archival Studies from Clayton State University. JoyEllen is also a certified archivist. Before arriving at Kennesaw State University, she worked as an intern for various archival repositories, including the Archives Research Center at the Atlanta University Center's Robert W. Woodruff Library, the Internet Archive, the National Archives and Records Administration at Atlanta, the Roswell Historical Society, and the Fulton County Teaching Museum. JoyEllen has published articles and chapters in various professional publications, including Archival Issues (Journal of the Midwestern Archives Conference, 2016) and Participatory Heritage (Facet Publishing, 2017). Outside of work, JoyEllen enjoys reading and writing historical fiction novels, going to Starbucks, and shopping for purses.