“Inside the Book Restorer’s Workshop” – German Society of Pennsylvania

On Oct. 22, the German Society of Pennsylvania’s Joseph Horner Library hosted an enlightening presentation by Philadelphia-based freelance book restorer, bookbinder, and artist Ruth Scott Blackson. After summarizing her impressive past projects, “The Book Restorer” (as she is known) introduced her current work to restore or rehouse volumes from the library’s Adopt-a-Rare-Book program, and invited … More “Inside the Book Restorer’s Workshop” – German Society of Pennsylvania

“It Came from the Archives” – The Trestle Inn

Two dozen lovers of archival film gathered in the Trestle Inn on Oct. 16 for a screening of fun and unusual short films from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Science History Institute, the Hagley Library, Carpenters Hall, and the Catholic Historical Research Center. All were memorable:  a bicentennial trip through Philadelphia; musings from an … More “It Came from the Archives” – The Trestle Inn

“The Journey of an Artifact: From Storage to Exhibition” – National Constitution Center

On October 16, the National Constitution Center gave guests a behind-the-scenes perspective on one of their longer-running recent exhibits, “Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation.” Exhibition Developer Elena Popchock and Registrar Theresa Altieri Taplin walked attendees through the gallery, telling of the many decisions that went into crafting what they saw.  This focused … More “The Journey of an Artifact: From Storage to Exhibition” – National Constitution Center

“Night of Lights

On Friday, October 4th Chestnut Hill celebrated its history with “Night of Lights.” The 3rd annual event is hosted by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society and open to the public. Germantown Ave shops were open with their storefront windows projecting slideshows of photographs and film shorts illustrating Chestnut Hill’s rich history. The public … More “Night of Lights

Penn Museum: “Old School PowerPoint: Film Strips!” October 3, 2019

submitted by Chrissie Perella Back in the day, we didn’t have computers and PowerPoint slides. If you wanted images to accompany your lecture, you had to use…film strips! The Penn Museum has a large collection of film strips, many from their education department. We were treated to slides about the written language, ancient Egypt, and … More Penn Museum: “Old School PowerPoint: Film Strips!” October 3, 2019

SAA Annual Meeting Travel Grant

The Delaware Valley Archivists Group is offering travel grants for members to attend the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, to be held in Austin, TX in August 2019. All DVAG members in good standing are encouraged to apply. Applicants can review the application (dvag_travel_grant_application_2019). Completed applications, including a copy of the applicant’s resume, should … More SAA Annual Meeting Travel Grant

2018 Year End Report from the Membership Coordinator

As of December 31, 2018, DVAG had 246 paid members, one shy of 2017’s record high. We welcomed 28 new members in 2018, with 25 of those joining at the one-year $15 rate while only three joined at the three-year $40 rate. This stronger than usual preference for one-year memberships may be a result of … More 2018 Year End Report from the Membership Coordinator