[Note from the DVAG PC: The post below was written by Rachel Appel on behalf of participants in the #ArchivesforBlackLives in Philadelphia group. A4BLiP is not affiliated with DVAG, although we do encourage our members to read their statement and consider the issues it raises. Sharing this statement is part of DVAG’s redoubled efforts towards … More New resource: Archives for Black Lives in Philly statement
The Delaware Valley Archivists Group closed out 2016 with 235 members. A warm welcome to the 29 new members who joined us in the past year! This is my last message as Membership Coordinator, as I will be handing the reins over to Shaun Kirkpatrick. It’s been a pleasure to serve as your Membership Coordinator … More 2016 Membership Report
As always, DVAG is invested in transparency and to that end we present our treasurer’s report, representing our finances at the end of 2016. This year we increased our SAA Annual Meeting Travel Grant to support not one, but two local archivists attending the conference. We continued to hold funds for PhillyDH to support THATCamp Philly, and … More 2016 Treasurer’s Report
[posted on behalf of Hillary Kativa] Bookplate special, comin’ right up! This year, as part of Archives Month Philly, several institutions hosted ongoing exhibitions, including the Rosenbach Museum and Library. “The Art of Ownership: Bookplates and Book Collectors from 1480 to the Present” is currently open through January 15, 2017 and boasts over 85 bookplates … More Archives Month: Bookplates and Book Collectors at the Rosenbach
Congratulations to the DVAG Planning Committee’s new At-Large Members, Chrissie Perella and Rayna Andrews! Chrissie will be joining our Vice-Chair, Ken Cleary, and Member-At-Large, Kelsey Duinkerken, on the Programming Committee, which plans DVAG meetings and events. Rayna will be creating a committee focused on building new and enhancing existing diversity and inclusion initiatives within the DVAG … More New At-Large Planning Committee Members
Please save the date for the last DVAG meeting of 2016 on Thursday, December 15th! Where: William Way LGBT Community Center When: 5:00-7:00 pm What: Archives-inspired holiday potluck As another year draws to a close, make merry with your fellow archivists at our archives-inspired holiday potluck! DVAG will provide libations and light refreshments and members … More Next DVAG meeting: December 15th at William Way
[Posted on behalf of Kelsey Duinkerken] From April 4 through October 21 The Library Company of Philadelphia housed the exhibit, Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind. The exhibit explored the history of the blind and visually impaired through historical objects and archival materials as well as interactive artwork based … More Archives Month: Common Touch at the Library Company
On Halloween, visitors were invited to the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College to learn about the Spiritualism movement that swept mid 19th century America. What did Quakers – some alive at the time, some already deceased and sending messages from the Spirit World – have to say about the trend?
[Posted on behalf of Chrissie Perella] Animals in the Archives, a two-day symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked off Thursday evening with a screening of “Matto Grosso, the Great Brazilian Wilderness” (1931). The film documented the people, animals, and environment of the Matto Grosso region. Friday morning began with a fascinating talk by Bruce Holsinger (University of … More Archives Month: Animals in the Archives
The self-proclaimed “sexiest archives in Philadelphia” – the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center – opened its doors on October 26, 2016 for a special behind-the-scenes tour.