[Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken and Shaun Kirkpatrick] On a rainy Thursday night, throngs of archivists and their fans descended on the lobby of the Free Library of Philadelphia‘s Parkway Central location for Archives Month Philly’s newest “centerpiece” event, Food from the Archives.
[Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick] On October 20, Archives Month Philly descended on the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City for the Othmer Library‘s open house, “The Golden Age of Science Advertising.”
[Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick] The last week of Archives Month Philly kicked off with the first day of behind-the-scenes tours at the archives of Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP), part of the historic prison’s Hands-On History programming. ESP’s Erica Harman (Manager, Archives and Records) is the tours’ host, taking visitors into a collections space … More Archives Month: Eastern State Penitentiary
[Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella] The Redemptorist Archives are the “new kids on the block” and we’re glad they’re here! For their first Archives Month Philly, they hosted an open house and an evening lecture. Dr. Nicholas Rademacher of the Cabrini College Department of Religious Studies spoke about the value of religious archives. The … More Archives Month: Redemptorist Archives
Q: What is the best way to have fun and learn Philadelphia trivia at the same time? A: Philly History Quizzo for Archives Month!
[Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken] On October 11 the Historical Library at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosted a small pop-up exhibit of photographs from its various collections. Since these photographs are rarely displayed this event offered an exciting look into the history of medicine throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries in Philadelphia, … More Archives Month: Exposed: Philadelphia Physicians in Photographs
[Posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa] To kick off week two of Archives Month Philly, the Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia hosted a political-themed building tour led by John Meko (Executive Director of the Foundations of the Union League). Visitors also had the opportunity to explore the Heritage Center’s current exhibition, “Sweep … More Archives Month: Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia
[Posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa] On October 8th, the Hagley Library invited visitors to explore the history of American business, technology, and innovation with document displays and behind-the-scenes tours in honor of American Archives Month. Located at the historic DuPont powder yards on the banks of the Brandywine, the Hagley Library is home to … More Archives Month: Hagley Open House
As part of DVAG’s recent attempts to archive itself, I recently sat down with Margaret Jerrido, currently the archivist of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, formerly of Temple’s Urban Archives and the Medical College of Philadelphia, and first chair of the Delaware Valley Archivists’ Group. Here are some things I learned: “I … More 4 Things I Learned From Margaret Jerrido
Thank you to all the enthusiastic and curious nerds who came out on Wednesday, 10/5, for Archives Month Philly‘s second year of collaboration with the fine folks at Nerd Nite Philly! We had three speakers on a range of nerdy archives topics: David J. Gary, now of the American Philosophical Society, discussed work he did … More Archives Month: Nerd Nite Philly