We’ve witnessed communities across the United States and the world once again coming to grips with the brutal systemic racism that undergirds our society. These communities are seeking justice, and to dismantle the systems of white supremacy that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. The Delaware Valley … More Delaware Valley Archivists statement on Black Lives Matter
It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already coming to a close, but it gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on what a busy and exciting year DVAG has had. Our Programming Committee planned a diverse slate of events, starting with our first meeting of the year at Swarthmore College on digital preservation and … More Year-End Report from the Chair
The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) works to create a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. The work of SAADA gives a voice and an archive to the South Asian community within DVAG region, but also across … More Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award Winner-SAADA!
[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