I attended a two part session about many exciting advocacy projects. Here is a snapshot of what was presented: Some of the presenters were faced with the dual role of being archivists and activists for their causes. Richard Wandel, of the LGBT Community Center National History Archive, and others like Christine Anne George, from SUNY-Buffalo … More MARAC Erie – Part III – Archival Advocacy and Activism: Communities and Causes
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the New Jersey Collections Care Network’s first round of training programs! The New Jersey State Library is leading a two-year initiative to address urgent collections care needs in New Jersey through educational programs and training. Intended … More Registration now open for the New Jersey Collections Care Network’s training programs!
Contributed by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen, DVAG Membership Coordinator In my first term on the job as Membership Coordinator for DVAG, I’m pleased to report we have a lucky number of 13 new members since January! Please join me in welcoming them to our ranks: Andrea Boothby, Heather Burychka, Bryan Dickerson, Steven Duckworth, Danielle Emerling, Sarah Hegge, Matthew … More DVAG Membership Report
by Kate Pourshariati Recently I had occasion to update listings of telecine service providers in the Philadelphia region. There is a lot going on in the world of film archives, most stressful of which is the seemingly imminent demise of Kodak and production of their film stock, but at least we are in a great … More The state of film and local telecine
Contributed by Laurie Rizzo Examples of institutional projects that push the boundaries of outreach and creative exhibition. Rachel Jirka from the Society of the Cincinnati (http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org/) spoke about a new outreach program designed for teachers to enhance the practical application of primary sources in the classroom. The Society created a week-long “Master Teachers Seminar,” which … More MARAC Erie – Part II – Advancing the Front Line: Innovative Outreach
Contributed by Laurie Rizzo, Hagley Museum and Library, DVAG Vice Chair In April, I attended the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) in Erie, PA. For those of you who could not make it, I would like to tell you a bit about what you missed. In a three-part series of posts, I will discuss the … More MARAC ERIE – Part I – Steering and Business
Nina Long was a judge for the Junior Division – history papers for the PA History Day Competition held in Mechanicsburg, PA on May 3. Winners from the competition will proceed to the national competition to be held in Washington, D.C. in June. The Wistar Archives has just completed a 3-year project to return an artifact … More Recent news from the Wistar Institute