Reading Room Policies & Practices: A Recap of DVAG’s 3/7/17 General Meeting

On March 7, 2017, DVAG had its general meeting. The topic was reading room policies and practices. There were three different speakers as well as a discussion of the results of the DVAG Reading room policies survey previously sent out to DVAG members. Here’s a summary of what you missed, as well as some resources provided at … More Reading Room Policies & Practices: A Recap of DVAG’s 3/7/17 General Meeting

The Barnes Foundation’s Archives and Special Collections Moves to the Parkway

Submitted by Barbara Anne Beaucar In the spring of 2016, as a result of internal restructuring, the Barnes Foundation’s Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections department lost two of its valuable members. The shakeup also included an ambitious plan to move the institution’s archives and special collections from its home on the Merion campus to the … More The Barnes Foundation’s Archives and Special Collections Moves to the Parkway

2016 Chair’s Report

2016 was a busy and exciting year for archivists in the Delaware Valley, beginning with our March meeting on the care and management of audio-visual materials at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. We also held a town-hall discussion on the ethics of archival internships at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, explored the … More 2016 Chair’s Report

New resource: Archives for Black Lives in Philly statement

[Note from the DVAG PC: The post below was written by Rachel Appel on behalf of participants in the #ArchivesforBlackLives in Philadelphia group. A4BLiP is not affiliated with DVAG, although we do encourage our members to read their statement and consider the issues it raises. Sharing this statement is part of DVAG’s redoubled efforts towards … More New resource: Archives for Black Lives in Philly statement

Archives Month: Bookplates and Book Collectors at the Rosenbach

[posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa] Bookplate special, comin’ right up! This year, as part of Archives Month Philly, several institutions hosted ongoing exhibitions, including the Rosenbach Museum and Library. “The Art of Ownership: Bookplates and Book Collectors from 1480 to the Present” is currently open through January 15, 2017 and boasts over 85 bookplates … More Archives Month: Bookplates and Book Collectors at the Rosenbach

New At-Large Planning Committee Members

Congratulations to the DVAG Planning Committee’s new At-Large Members, Chrissie Perella and Rayna Andrews! Chrissie will be joining our Vice-Chair, Ken Cleary, and Member-At-Large, Kelsey Duinkerken, on the  Programming Committee, which plans DVAG meetings and events. Rayna will be creating a committee focused on building new and enhancing existing diversity and inclusion initiatives within the DVAG … More New At-Large Planning Committee Members

Next DVAG meeting: December 15th at William Way

Please save the date for the last DVAG meeting of 2016 on Thursday, December 15th! Where: William Way LGBT Community Center When: 5:00-7:00 pm What: Archives-inspired holiday potluck As another year draws to a close, make merry with your fellow archivists at our archives-inspired holiday potluck! DVAG will provide libations and light refreshments and members … More Next DVAG meeting: December 15th at William Way