Archives Month Philly Returns!

Archives Month Philly, a month-long festival of history-themed events at Philadelphia’s vibrant and diverse archives, special collections libraries, and cultural institutions, returns for a second year. This year’s headlining events include a chance to view historic lantern slides, an exclusive look at the stories of Philadelphia’s World War I dead, a revealing talk on the … More Archives Month Philly Returns!

Hidden Images, New Technologies: Improving Access to HSP’s Visual Materials

Posted on behalf of Sara Borden: For the last year or so, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) has been working on a project to improve the image viewer that we use on our Digital Library website.  Utilizing Linked Open Data and RDF, the project will also enhance the discoverability of our graphics materials and allow … More Hidden Images, New Technologies: Improving Access to HSP’s Visual Materials

New WWI Digital History Site Launches

On June 26th, cultural institutions around the Delaware Valley region celebrated the launch of Home Before the Leaves Fall, a new digital history site highlighting little-known World War I resources and archival materials. Held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the launch event featured a physical and digital display of items from participating institutions, including the … More New WWI Digital History Site Launches

Another successful meeting of Archivists Being Awesome

Contributed by Jenna Marrone If the stack of empty pizza boxes was any indication, then last week’s Archivists Being Awesome (ABA) event was a raging success! The meeting, which took place Thursday night, February 28, at Temple University’s Paley Library, featured fifteen-minute presentations from four Philadelphia-area archivists. Margery Sly, Director of the Special Collections Research … More Another successful meeting of Archivists Being Awesome

Now forming: DVAG Committee on Small Repositories

Celia Caust-Ellenbogen, DVAG membership coordinator If you think all the best archival materials are held at major, well-known manuscript repositories with large staffs of trained archivists, you are wrong. In the past year and a half I’ve visited more than 50 small archival repositories operating without a full-time professional archivist, and in that time I’ve … More Now forming: DVAG Committee on Small Repositories