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

AMP 2018 – Audacious Women at the Kislak Center

Posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen They say 2018 may be “The Year of the Woman,” and that was certainly true at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections. Their annual Archives Month pop-up event was on the theme: “Defying Convention: Audacious Women.” From the 17th century highwaywoman Jenny Fox to the 20th … More AMP 2018 – Audacious Women at the Kislak Center

AMP 2018 – Nerd Nite 88: Archives Take-Over Recap

Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella 2018’s Nerd Nite: Archives Take-Over, held at Frankford Hall on October 23, was as big a hit as ever! Archivists and interested other audience members sipped beers, enjoyed giant soft pretzels, and learned about the origins of the ice cream soda, the important (and necessary) Archives for Black Lives … More AMP 2018 – Nerd Nite 88: Archives Take-Over Recap

AMP 2018 – Drinks in the Archives

Posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen On October 10, more than a dozen local history institutions converged at the Free Library of Philadelphia for an archives fair about the history of drinks: from medicinals and tonics, to tea and coffee, beer and wine, the temperance movement, and more. Attendees enjoyed sample beverages, played games, examined … More AMP 2018 – Drinks in the Archives