2018 Year End Report from the Membership Coordinator

As of December 31, 2018, DVAG had 246 paid members, one shy of 2017’s record high. We welcomed 28 new members in 2018, with 25 of those joining at the one-year $15 rate while only three joined at the three-year $40 rate. This stronger than usual preference for one-year memberships may be a result of … More 2018 Year End Report from the Membership Coordinator

Our First Ever Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award Winner

As you may recall, earlier this year DVAG solicited nominations for a new Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award (DIRA). We weren’t sure what to expect, so we were pleasantly surprised to receive nominations for a half dozen candidates, some with multiple submissions. The nominees are a testament to the vitality of the archival community we share and … More Our First Ever Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award Winner

AMP 2018 – Digitization Day at the John J. Wilcox Archives

Posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen On October 27th, the John J. Wilcox Archives at the William Way LGBT Community Center welcomed community members for a digitization day. Oriented towards empowering the LGBT community to value their stories and safeguard their histories, the event serves a dual purpose of growing the Archives’ digital collections – … More AMP 2018 – Digitization Day at the John J. Wilcox Archives

AMP 2018 – Audacious Women at the Kislak Center

Posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen They say 2018 may be “The Year of the Woman,” and that was certainly true at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections. Their annual Archives Month pop-up event was on the theme: “Defying Convention: Audacious Women.” From the 17th century highwaywoman Jenny Fox to the 20th … More AMP 2018 – Audacious Women at the Kislak Center

AMP 2018 – Nerd Nite 88: Archives Take-Over Recap

Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella 2018’s Nerd Nite: Archives Take-Over, held at Frankford Hall on October 23, was as big a hit as ever! Archivists and interested other audience members sipped beers, enjoyed giant soft pretzels, and learned about the origins of the ice cream soda, the important (and necessary) Archives for Black Lives … More AMP 2018 – Nerd Nite 88: Archives Take-Over Recap

AMP 2018 – Drinks in the Archives

Posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen On October 10, more than a dozen local history institutions converged at the Free Library of Philadelphia for an archives fair about the history of drinks: from medicinals and tonics, to tea and coffee, beer and wine, the temperance movement, and more. Attendees enjoyed sample beverages, played games, examined … More AMP 2018 – Drinks in the Archives

AMP 2018 – Othmer Library Open House, October 4, 2018

Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken Those who braved the rain last Thursday, October 4th to attend the Science History Institute’s Othmer Library Open House were rewarded with a rarely seen peek into the Institute’s library and archival holdings as well as an exciting Escape-the-Archives. This year’s pop-up exhibits were focused around food and drink. There … More AMP 2018 – Othmer Library Open House, October 4, 2018

AMP 2018 – “It Came from the Archives: A Short Film Showcase”

Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 24, PhilaMOCA hosted the final centerpiece event of Archives Month Philly 2018, “It Came from the Archives: A Short Film Showcase.” In a little under two hours, the audience was treated to film and video gems from the collections of seven area archives, including two academic, two … More AMP 2018 – “It Came from the Archives: A Short Film Showcase”

AMP 2018 – Presbyterian Historical Society Open House

Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 19, the Presbyterian Historical Society hosted their annual Archives Month open house at their Society Hill home.  This year’s one-night exhibition theme was “’Ethyl is not a Lady’: The Faces of Temperance, 1800-1960,” following the U.S. temperance movement from the early 19th century through Prohibition and beyond. … More AMP 2018 – Presbyterian Historical Society Open House