New Exhibition about Historical Ephemera Opening at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Contributed by Erika Piola, Library Company of Philadelphia Remnants of Everyday Life: Historical Ephemera in the Workplace, Street, and Home highlights the Library Company’s vast collection of ephemera from the 18th to early 20th century. With materials ranging from throw-away items to finely printed works, Remnants of Everyday Life considers the cultural impact of advancements … More New Exhibition about Historical Ephemera Opening at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Leaving Cloister of Dusty Offices, Young Archivists Meet Like Minds

New York Times, Published: April 28, 2013: Caring for Albert Einstein’s childhood teacup or Meyer Lansky’s marriage certificate, archivists in New York are assuming a higher profile and doing more networking.  To see the New York Times article, click here:

Bensalem’s glory days

via the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, by Faith Charlton During the late 1930s and early 1940s Bensalem High School was a powerhouse for girls’ sports. Their basketball, softball, and field hockey teams, led by Coach Helen M. Smith (d. 1989), all won several championship titles. Read more…

Greenfield Digital Project Launched

This blog has been re-published from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s “Fondly, Pennsylvania” blog ( It was shared with DVAG by Dana Dorman, Digital Projects Manager, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Drum roll, please . . . the Greenfield Digital Project has made its official debut! Please take a minute to check it out: Closed for Business: The … More Greenfield Digital Project Launched

How and Why We Digitize

This blog post has been re-published from the Mudd Manuscript Library Blog. Many thanks to them for the content. Recently, the Mudd Library was awarded a grant from the NHPRC to support scanning and uploading 400,000 pages of their most-viewed mate­r­ial to their find­ing aids site. Once the work is done, anyone with an inter­net con­nec­tion will be able to view it. … More How and Why We Digitize

Using Theater to Explore Archives

Contributed by Lauri Cielo, Director of Programs and Communications, Historical Society of Pennsylvania The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is hosting a new theatrical work this April that explores the question of why archives are important, and how we interact with the history and stories within these collections. The performance, titled ArkHIVE, will be held in the Historical … More Using Theater to Explore Archives