Looking for something interesting to read this fall? The DVAG Programming Committee is organizing a book club for members to discuss this year’s SAA One Book, One Profession selection: Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion. This collection of ten essays incorporates theory and case studies to explore diversity, representation, authority, neutrality, objectivity, … More DVAG is Organizing a Book Club!
Please join us for the next general meeting of the Delaware Valley Archivists Group on Wednesday, May 24th. This will be a two-part event, featuring early afternoon tours of CCAHA and followed by a general meeting held at the nearby Curtis Institute of Music. Please note: an RSVP will be required for the tours of CCAHA, which … More Save the Date: Next DVAG Meeting, May 24th
Earlier this month, the Planning Committee voted to elect Theresa Altieri Taplin to the recently-vacated position of DVAG Archivist for a two-year term. Theresa received her B.A. in Anthropology, minoring in Classical Studies, from The University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and her M.A. in History, concentrating in Public History, from Villanova University in 2012. She is … More DVAG Archivist Election Results
You are invited to join fellow DVAG members Wednesday April 12 for a group tour of Eastern State Penitentiary’s After Hours Pop-Up Exhibit: Prison Breaking News! This private event open to museum members, neighbors, and colleagues in DVAG will offer you the chance to be one of the first to see ESP’s special exhibit. Attendees … More Join us 4/12 for a group tour of Eastern State Penitentiary’s After Hours Pop-Up Exhibit: Prison Breaking News!
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
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
Looking back on 2016, the year featured a variety of engaging and enjoyable meetings for Archivists Being Awesome. On April 19th, we met at the Philadelphia History Museum and heard about some of the amazing projects that our colleagues have been working on recently. Speakers included Kelsey Duinkerken, Scott Ziegler, Bryan Dickerson, Christiana Dobrzynski Grippe, … More 2016 Vice-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
[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
The Delaware Valley Archivists Group closed out 2016 with 235 members. A warm welcome to the 29 new members who joined us in the past year! This is my last message as Membership Coordinator, as I will be handing the reins over to Shaun Kirkpatrick. It’s been a pleasure to serve as your Membership Coordinator … More 2016 Membership Report