October is Archives Month – Find out what’s happening in Philly


Less than a month until Archives Month Philly is in full-swing! Archives Month Philly is an outreach effort that raises public awareness about the value of the work we do as archivists along with the phenomenal collections we have in the region. Over twenty institutions are participating through workshops, lectures, screenings and tours.  The month kicks off with a poetry reading and roundtable utilizing archival material at Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center. Additionally there will be an Archives Month Philly happy hour at the Trestle Inn which features a talk by Annie Anderson and projections of phillyhistory.org photographs. Other unique events include a lantern slide salon at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, workshop on church collections at the Delaware History Museum, an open mic utilizing the South Asian American Digital Archive and a screening of City Archives and Presbyterian Historical Society material at PhilaMOCA. A wide range of ongoing tours and exhibits will also be promoted as part of Archives Month Philly.

Archives Month Philly is inspired by SAA’s national Archives Month initiative and past DVAG Archives Week programming. The 2013 programming committee is Sara Borden, Matt Herbison, Hillary Kativa, Jenna Marrone, Bayard Miller and John Pettit. Additional guidance and has been provided by the DVAG Planning Committee.  It will hopefully be a yearly effort which means it’s not too early to think about things for next year!

If you would like Archives Month Philly postcards or brochures for your institution, email archivesmonthphilly@gmail.com. Full programming info can be found on the Archives Month Philly blog and calendar http://archivesmonthphilly.com/ Please spread the word and come out!


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