[Note from the DVAG PC: The post below was written by Rachel Appel on behalf of participants in the #ArchivesforBlackLives in Philadelphia group. A4BLiP is not affiliated with DVAG, although we do encourage our members to read their statement and consider the issues it raises. Sharing this statement is part of DVAG’s redoubled efforts towards … More New resource: Archives for Black Lives in Philly statement
The DVAG Planning Committee is proud to announce a new resource for both archivists and archives staff who create and manage internships and for students and new archives professionals who are working as interns. The Delaware Valley Archivists Group Guide to Internships This guide is composed of questions that anyone creating or managing an internship should … More Announcing: DVAG’s Guide to Creating and Evaluating Internships
Some important announcements about the state of your PC, Delaware Valley Archivists. Our Chair, Amanda Mita, has resigned due to other commitments, effective August 9, 2016. The PC sincerely thanks Amanda for her service to DVAG and wishes her well in her future endeavors. As per Section 3.5 of our bylaws (available here as a PDF), … More PC changes & election news!
DVAG would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2016 SAA Annual Meeting Travel Grant: Rayna Andrews and Laurie Sather! Rayna Andrews is a Special Collections Assistant at University of Pennsylvania Special Collections in Philadelphia, PA. Laurie Sather is the Audiovisual Archivists at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE. After the conference (August 1-6), watch … More 2016’s SAA Travel Grant recipients
Last year we hosted some great meetings, supported a Philly-area archivist attending the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting in Cleveland, helped a local digital humanities group keep merrily rolling along, put on some great Archivists Being Awesome events, and supported the fabulous schedule of programming during Archives Month! Want to know how we paid … More 2015 Treasurer’s Report
[posted on behalf of the Vice-Chair and the Programming Committee] Greetings, DVAG members! It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is upon us and it’s already February. Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring and that’s great news because it means another year of awesome DVAG and ABA programming will be here before we know … More The year ahead
As you may have already seen on our listerv (one of the perks of DVAG membership), it’s election time! The Delaware Valley Archivists’ Group is run by a planning committee of elected and nominated officers — that means you! If you’re interested in running for any of the following positions or wish to be considered … More Seeking nominees for DVAG PC
Good news, everyone! The National Archives at Philadelphia is now fully open for researchers at our new facility – 14700 Townsend Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 – from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday. There is plenty of free parking; and limited bus service on SEPTA’s Routes 1 and 14 (look for the buses … More NARA Philadelphia access
In the grand tradition of our ever-popular Lantern Slide Salon, this year’s Archives Month Philly program will feature a screening of archival films and videos curated by the Archives Month Philly team. Institutions are invited to submit any film or video for consideration, whether it’s already been transferred or is in need of transfer. Through … More Call for submissions: Archives Month Philly film screening
Although it’s hard to believe, it’s already February, which means Archives Month Philly is only 8 months away! Want to help make this year’s program the best one yet? Join us at Strangelove’s on Tuesday, February 24th at 5:30 pm for our first 2015 planning meeting. Planning to join us? Please RSVP to email@example.com so we can plan … More Calling all volunteers for Archives Month Philly 2015!