Archives Month Philly: Making sauerkraut at the German Society

Contributed by Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 14 at the German Society of Pennsylvania (GSP), local food writer Marisa McClelland led a workshop on making that definitively German dish, sauerkraut.  For a little over an hour, McClelland helped attendees use a tablespoon of salt and some mixing and mashing to turn two pounds of cabbage into … More Archives Month Philly: Making sauerkraut at the German Society

Remembering the Great War with Operation War Diary

Contributed by Bryan J. Dickerson In the summer of 1914, the Great Powers of Europe plunged into the first of two calamitous world wars.   This year, as part of the efforts to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, the National Archives of the United Kingdom, the Imperial War Museum and Zooniverse have teamed … More Remembering the Great War with Operation War Diary

In Church Attics, Clues to the Private Life of Early America

From the New York Times STURBRIDGE, Mass. — Sarah Blanchard was sorry she skipped a worship service. Sarah Wood apologized for denouncing infant baptisms. And as for the Cheneys, Joseph and Abigail? Well, “with shame, humiliation and sorrow,” they acknowledged having had sex before marriage. More than 250 years ago, their confessions of sin were … More In Church Attics, Clues to the Private Life of Early America

Meet Chelsea Houck!

Contributed by Barbara Anne Beaucar   Chelsea has been working as a volunteer intern at the Barnes Foundation Archives in Merion since November 2013, helping the archivists with a variety of tasks from photocopying, scanning, pulling and re-filing records for researchers to cataloguing and data clean-up in the collections management database. Assigned her own project, … More Meet Chelsea Houck!

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

Recap of the DVAG/DUSAA Archives Career Panel

Contributed by Jessica Hoffman What a wonderful turnout we had for the DVAG/DUSAA Archives Career Panel on Thursday, May 29! It was an interesting, informative conversation about attractive job skills in the current job market, as well as advice on cover letters and networking. We had several different valuable perspectives on the panel and a wide … More Recap of the DVAG/DUSAA Archives Career Panel

Archives Month Recap

Hopefully many of you were able to participate in or attend the renewed Archives Month initiative in October. Our goal as the planning committee was to establish a small initiative that would acclimate the local archives community to the Archives Month concept and establish a framework for an annual celebration. We originally aimed to support … More Archives Month Recap

Award Announcement: Arline Custer Memorial Award Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)

DEADLINE: July 31, 2014 Description of the Arline Custer Memorial Award Presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee, this award honors the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and editor of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Eligibility The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles written or compiled … More Award Announcement: Arline Custer Memorial Award Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)