Call for submissions: Archives Month Philly film screening

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

Calling all volunteers for Archives Month Philly 2015!

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 archivesmonthphilly@gmail.com so we can plan … More Calling all volunteers for Archives Month Philly 2015!

Registration now open for MARAC Spring 2015

Registration is now open for MARAC’s spring 2015 meeting, which will take place from March 18th to 21st in Boston, Massachusetts. This is a joint meeting with the New England Archivists and a great opportunity to network with colleagues new and old in one of America’s most historic cities. The meeting features behind-the-scenes tours at … More Registration now open for MARAC Spring 2015

Archives Month Philly: Curtis Institute of Music Historical Tour

Submitted by Ken Cleary  On October 23, the Curtis Institute of Music welcomed Archives Month Philly enthusiasts for a tour of their historic conservancy and archives. Located adjacent to Rittenhouse Square at 1726 Locust Street and situated within three former mansion homes, the Curtis Institute of Music is as much a sight to behold, as … More Archives Month Philly: Curtis Institute of Music Historical Tour

Archives Month Philly: Fallen of the Great War

On October 15th, representatives from the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and Heritage Reports gathered at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to present on a new digital history project about the First World War. Inspired by a list of names and addresses uncovered in the Pennsylvania State Archives, “The Fallen of the Great War: The Philadelphia Project” aims … More Archives Month Philly: Fallen of the Great War

Archives Month Philly: We Want Your Feedback!

Did you attend an event or exhibit as part of Archives Month Philly 2014? Did your institution host an event or exhibit? Do you have ideas for Archives Month Philly 2015? Isn’t answering questions fun? If your answers to any of these is “yes,” the Archives Month Philly Planning Team would love your help. Please … More Archives Month Philly: We Want Your Feedback!

Archives Month Philly: Hagley Library Open House

On October 11th, more than 50 attendees braved the rain in Wilmington, Delaware for a peek behind-the-scenes of the Hagley Library. DVAG’s own Laurie Rizzo and Abby Adams were on-hand to showcase some of the archives’ most notable and unique items, including assorted issues of DuPont Magazine, photographs of Stephanie Kwolek (inventor of Kevlar), and various … More Archives Month Philly: Hagley Library Open House

Archives Month Philly: ‘Staches and Spirits

Contributed by Ashley Stevens Sponsored by the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, ‘Staches and Spirits was a rousing success with over 75 people in attendance on October 16th.  During the course of the two hour event, attendees had the opportunity to mingle, to sample free whiskey and to check out historic photographs … More Archives Month Philly: ‘Staches and Spirits

Archives Month Philly: Free exhibit on Delaware River life in Bristol

Contributed by Shaun Kirkpatrick Did you know that an amusement park once sat on an island in the middle of the Delaware River?  Or that a Bristol, Pa.-to-Burlington, N.J. ferry in the 1750s charged 6 pence for a pig to ride (the same as a human), unless the pig was dead…in which case it was … More Archives Month Philly: Free exhibit on Delaware River life in Bristol