Posted on behalf of Caroline Hayden The Historical Society of Frankford, on Orthodox Street, had a open house conference on Sunday, October 7. The event brought in a full house of members from the Frankford neighborhood and surrounding area, passionate about the local history of Northeast Philadelphia and the history of Pennsylvania. The event began … More AMP 2018 – Open House at the Historical Society of Frankford
Greetings, Delaware Valley archivists! It’s once again that time of year when you have the opportunity to be a candidate for an opening on the DVAG Planning Committee! Becoming an officer in DVAG is a fun and rewarding way to: Get involved in your local professional organization and shape its direction in the future! Make new … More Join Our 2019 Planning Committee!!!
Please join us next month for our Fall meeting, which will be a discussion of SAA’s 2018 One Book, One Profession selection, Perspectives on Women’s Archives. The book will be used as a springboard to discuss women’s collections and women’s archives so you do not need to have read the book to attend! We are excited to announce that … More Join Us for Our Next General Meeting!
Thank you to the Delaware Valley Archivists Group. Their generosity provided me the opportunity to attend the SAA Annual Meeting, ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018 in Washington, D.C. This was my first opportunity to attend SAA and it was an absolute delight. I am the Digital Collections Archivist at the Library Company of Philadelphia. In that role, I … More Travel Grant Awardee SAA Wrap-Up: Ann McShane
DVAG’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce its new Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award! The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CoDI) was formed by DVAG as a result of multiple discussions about the lack of inclusion and the need for diversity in the archival community. Its mission is to use DVAG’s … More DVAG’s New Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award
Posted on behalf of Hoang Tran. Reflecting on DVAG’s efforts to strive for transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility, DVAG presents the 2017 Treasurer’s Report. For 2017, DVAG continued its commitment to provide its members with a number of services and programs that included quarterly meetings, networking events, supported Archives Month Philly, educational and career advice, … More Treasurer’s Report – 2017
Posted ob behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick As of December 31, 2017, DVAG had 247 paid members, a record-high end-of-year attendance (surpassing the old record of 238 in 2013) and an increase of 12 over 2016. We welcomed 43 new members in 2017. Of these, 29 signed up for one-year memberships while 14 opted to commit … More Membership Report – 2017
Posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa. As 2017 draws to a close, many thanks to all of the DVAG members who joined us for our 2nd annual holiday potluck at the American Philosophical Society on December 8th and at events throughout the past year. And what a busy and exciting year it was, beginning in … More Chair’s Report – 2017
Posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa. On Saturday, October 28th, Hagley Library closed out Archives Month 2017 with a film screening and open house spotlighting the breadth of Hagley’s collections related to the history of American business, technology, and innovation. Running on a continuous loop, the film screening featured rarely-seen selections from Hagley’s vast audiovisual … More Recap of the October 28, 2017 Hagley Film Screening and Open House
What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? This is the question engaged by Monument Lab, a public history and art project that collected hundred of proposals from members of the public responding to that prompt. Monument Lab officially wrapped up on November 19th, 2017. Throughout the month of October, archivists blogged … More Round-up: Monument Lab “From the Archives” blog series