Please save the date for the last DVAG meeting of 2016 on Thursday, December 15th! Where: William Way LGBT Community Center When: 5:00-7:00 pm What: Archives-inspired holiday potluck As another year draws to a close, make merry with your fellow archivists at our archives-inspired holiday potluck! DVAG will provide libations and light refreshments and members … More Next DVAG meeting: December 15th at William Way
[Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken] From April 4 through October 21 The Library Company of Philadelphia housed the exhibit, Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind. The exhibit explored the history of the blind and visually impaired through historical objects and archival materials as well as interactive artwork based … More Archives Month: Common Touch at the Library Company
On Halloween, visitors were invited to the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College to learn about the Spiritualism movement that swept mid 19th century America. What did Quakers – some alive at the time, some already deceased and sending messages from the Spirit World – have to say about the trend?
[Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella] Animals in the Archives, a two-day symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked off Thursday evening with a screening of “Matto Grosso, the Great Brazilian Wilderness” (1931). The film documented the people, animals, and environment of the Matto Grosso region. Friday morning began with a fascinating talk by Bruce Holsinger (University of … More Archives Month: Animals in the Archives
The self-proclaimed “sexiest archives in Philadelphia” – the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center – opened its doors on October 26, 2016 for a special behind-the-scenes tour.