College of Physicians Archives Month Philly Recap: Invisible, Not Insignificant

The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosted another sold out pop-up exhibit from their archival collections of medical history. The October 10th display, “Invisible, Not Insignificant,” featured mostly 19th century photographs, published medical texts, and diaries from doctors and patients with “invisible” mental and emotional disorders like depression, breakdowns, and other conditions … More College of Physicians Archives Month Philly Recap: Invisible, Not Insignificant

University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts: “Behind the Scenes,” October 17, 2017

Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella At the University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center, we went “behind the scenes” for Archives Month.  The items on display represented the cataloguer’s favorite examples of the moments before the big moments.   Among these hidden moments was an audition book used by Leopold Stokowski during his time with the … More University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts: “Behind the Scenes,” October 17, 2017

Othmer Library Open House: Back to School Night, October 11, 2017

Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella This year, the Chemical Heritage Foundation hosted another great open house for Archives Month – “Back to School” – but with an added bonus: Escape the Archives! While my group, sadly, did not manage to “escape the archives,” it was lots of fun.  Our task: find a manuscript, written by … More Othmer Library Open House: Back to School Night, October 11, 2017

DVAG’s 9/14/17 General Meeting

On Thursday, September 14th DVAG held its general meeting in the Samuel L. Paley Library on Temple University’s main campus. The meeting was hosted by Temple University’s Urban Archives as it coincided with the archives 50th anniversary. The archives provided the space, pizza, cake and there was also a new 20 case exhibit on display. Margery Sly, Director … More DVAG’s 9/14/17 General Meeting

Archives Month Philly Tours at Girard College

Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick and Kelsey Duinkerken This October Girard College opened its doors for behind-the-scenes tours of the iconic Founder’s Hall not once, but twice!  Established in 1831 by the provisions of Stephen Girard’s will as a boarding school for orphaned, white boys, Girard College now admits children of all races and genders … More Archives Month Philly Tours at Girard College

Join Us for an “After Hours” Event at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Please join us for our second social “after hours” event at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens on Wednesday, August 30, from 5:00 – 6:00. In keeping with the theme of DVAG’s September general meeting, we will be touring the Magic Gardens, a community-based gallery and museum.  Our tour includes the main areas of the site and ‘behind-the-scenes’ … More Join Us for an “After Hours” Event at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

DVAG is Organizing a Book Club!

Looking for something interesting to read this fall? The DVAG Programming Committee is organizing a book club for members to discuss this year’s SAA One Book, One Profession selection: Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion. This collection of ten essays incorporates theory and case studies to explore diversity, representation, authority, neutrality, objectivity, … More DVAG is Organizing a Book Club!

Save the Date: Next DVAG Meeting, May 24th

Please join us for the next general meeting of the Delaware Valley Archivists Group on Wednesday, May 24th. This will be a two-part event, featuring early afternoon tours of CCAHA and followed by a general meeting held at the nearby Curtis Institute of Music. Please note: an RSVP will be required for the tours of CCAHA, which … More Save the Date: Next DVAG Meeting, May 24th

DVAG Archivist Election Results

Earlier this month, the Planning Committee voted to elect Theresa Altieri Taplin to the recently-vacated position of DVAG Archivist for a two-year term. Theresa received her B.A. in Anthropology, minoring in Classical Studies, from The University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and her M.A. in History, concentrating in Public History, from Villanova University in 2012. She is … More DVAG Archivist Election Results