What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? This is the question engaged by Monument Lab, a public history and art project that collected hundred of proposals from members of the public responding to that prompt. Monument Lab officially wrapped up on November 19th, 2017. Throughout the month of October, archivists blogged … More Round-up: Monument Lab “From the Archives” blog series
On October 24, 2017, archivist and guest curator Jack McCarthy treated visitors to a special tour of his exhibit “Risk & Reward: Entrepreneurship and the Making Philadelphia” at the Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia as part of Archives Month Philly. Usual suspects like John Wanamaker, Matthias Baldwin, and Stephen Girard were featured in … More Recap of “Risk and Reward” at the Union League
The Delaware Valley Archivists Group closed out 2016 with 235 members. A warm welcome to the 29 new members who joined us in the past year! This is my last message as Membership Coordinator, as I will be handing the reins over to Shaun Kirkpatrick. It’s been a pleasure to serve as your Membership Coordinator … More 2016 Membership Report
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?
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.
Q: What is the best way to have fun and learn Philadelphia trivia at the same time? A: Philly History Quizzo for Archives Month!
Spring is almost here, and summer soon after that, followed up closely by the fall, and fall means ARCHIVES MONTH PHILLY. During the month of October, everyone is invited to celebrate archives, the work of archivists, and the rich history of Philadelphia at events across the city and surrounding areas. The past few years have been amazing, … More Archives Month Philly 2016 Planning Kick-Off
[Let’s start 2016 by looking back at 2015 with reports from our Planning Committee officers! First up: Membership Coordinato, Celia Caust-Ellenbogen.] The Delaware Valley Archivists Group closed out 2015 with 222 members. A warm welcome to the 22 new members who joined us in the past year! By now, all members should have received an email … More 2015 Membership Report
Archives Month Philly (AMP) 2015 was the biggest, and in our humble opinion, the best ever! The program drew nearly 800 attendees to events at about 30 archives, libraries, and cultural institutions throughout the greater Philadelphia region. In case you missed any of the action, the Archives Month Philly Planning Team has prepared a report summarizing … More Roundup: Archives Month Philly 2015
Archivists aren’t all about paper! This year, Archives Month went digital in the TriCollege Consortium of Swarthmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr. At three workshops on personal digital archiving, attendees learned best practices for managing digital files, discussed some of the specific challenges around digital preservation, and played a mystery game exploring the digital archives of a … More Personal Digital Archiving Workshops at the TriColleges