“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

Our First Ever Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award Winner

As you may recall, earlier this year DVAG solicited nominations for a new Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award (DIRA). We weren’t sure what to expect, so we were pleasantly surprised to receive nominations for a half dozen candidates, some with multiple submissions. The nominees are a testament to the vitality of the archival community we share and … More Our First Ever Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award Winner

2019 Planning Committee Election Results

Many thanks to all who participated in the 2018 DVAG officer elections. We’re excited to announce the election of the following officers for terms beginning in January 2019: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Caroline Hayden Membership Coordinator: Sara Borden Communications Manager: Holly Mengel In addition, the DVAG Planning Committee voted to appoint Chrissie Perella to another two-year term as At-Large … More 2019 Planning Committee Election Results

AMP 2018 – Digitization Day at the John J. Wilcox Archives

Posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen On October 27th, the John J. Wilcox Archives at the William Way LGBT Community Center welcomed community members for a digitization day. Oriented towards empowering the LGBT community to value their stories and safeguard their histories, the event serves a dual purpose of growing the Archives’ digital collections – … More AMP 2018 – Digitization Day at the John J. Wilcox Archives