Treasurer’s Report – 2017

Posted on behalf of Hoang Tran. Reflecting on DVAG’s efforts to strive for transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility, DVAG presents the 2017 Treasurer’s Report. For 2017, DVAG continued its commitment to provide its members with a number of services and programs that included quarterly meetings, networking events, supported Archives Month Philly, educational and career advice, … More Treasurer’s Report – 2017

Recap of the October 28, 2017 Hagley Film Screening and Open House

Posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa. On Saturday, October 28th, Hagley Library closed out Archives Month 2017 with a film screening and open house spotlighting the breadth of Hagley’s collections related to the history of American business, technology, and innovation. Running on a continuous loop, the film screening featured rarely-seen selections from Hagley’s vast audiovisual … More Recap of the October 28, 2017 Hagley Film Screening and Open House

Round-up: Monument Lab “From the Archives” blog series

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? This is the question engaged by Monument Lab, a public history and art project that collected hundred of proposals from members of the public responding to that prompt. Monument Lab officially wrapped up on November 19th, 2017. Throughout the month of October, archivists blogged … More Round-up: Monument Lab “From the Archives” blog series

Recap of “Risk and Reward” at the Union League

On October 24, 2017, archivist and guest curator Jack McCarthy treated visitors to a special tour of his exhibit “Risk & Reward: Entrepreneurship and the Making Philadelphia” at the Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia as part of Archives Month Philly. Usual suspects like John Wanamaker, Matthias Baldwin, and Stephen Girard were featured in … More Recap of “Risk and Reward” at the Union League

Recap of the American Philosophical Society’s exhibit, Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia

Posted on behalf of Rachel Appel For Archives Month Philly, I visited the American Philosophical Society’s exhibit, Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia. While I was familiar with Charles Willson Peale and James Peale’s portraitures of historic American figures, I learned so much about the Peale family and their other numerous endeavors. The exhibit included … More Recap of the American Philosophical Society’s exhibit, Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia

10/20/17 Presbyterian Historical Society Archives Month Philly Open House

Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 20, the Presbyterian Historical Society opened their doors for their annual Archives Month Philly open house. The busy evening included chances to tour underground archival storage; review staff-selected gems and oddities from their collections; see the current public exhibit on Presbyterians in the American Revolution; and enjoy food, … More 10/20/17 Presbyterian Historical Society Archives Month Philly Open House

11/3/17 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Barnes Foundation Archives

Posted on behalf of your DVAG Programming Committee: Kenneth Cleary, Vice-Chair Kelsey Duinkerken, At-large member Chrissie Perella, At-large member On Friday, November 3rd the Barnes Foundation Archives is opening its doors to DVAG for a behind-the-scenes tour of their new center city Archives and, after the tour, generously offering free admission to the museum and … More 11/3/17 Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Barnes Foundation Archives

College of Physicians Archives Month Philly Recap: Invisible, Not Insignificant

The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosted another sold out pop-up exhibit from their archival collections of medical history. The October 10th display, “Invisible, Not Insignificant,” featured mostly 19th century photographs, published medical texts, and diaries from doctors and patients with “invisible” mental and emotional disorders like depression, breakdowns, and other conditions … More College of Physicians Archives Month Philly Recap: Invisible, Not Insignificant