The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) works to create a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. The work of SAADA gives a voice and an archive to the South Asian community within DVAG region, but also across … More Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award Winner-SAADA!
On Oct. 22, the German Society of Pennsylvania’s Joseph Horner Library hosted an enlightening presentation by Philadelphia-based freelance book restorer, bookbinder, and artist Ruth Scott Blackson. After summarizing her impressive past projects, “The Book Restorer” (as she is known) introduced her current work to restore or rehouse volumes from the library’s Adopt-a-Rare-Book program, and invited … More “Inside the Book Restorer’s Workshop” – German Society of Pennsylvania
Two dozen lovers of archival film gathered in the Trestle Inn on Oct. 16 for a screening of fun and unusual short films from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Science History Institute, the Hagley Library, Carpenters Hall, and the Catholic Historical Research Center. All were memorable: a bicentennial trip through Philadelphia; musings from an … More “It Came from the Archives” – The Trestle Inn
On October 16, the National Constitution Center gave guests a behind-the-scenes perspective on one of their longer-running recent exhibits, “Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation.” Exhibition Developer Elena Popchock and Registrar Theresa Altieri Taplin walked attendees through the gallery, telling of the many decisions that went into crafting what they saw. This focused … More “The Journey of an Artifact: From Storage to Exhibition” – National Constitution Center
On Friday, October 4th Chestnut Hill celebrated its history with “Night of Lights.” The 3rd annual event is hosted by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society and open to the public. Germantown Ave shops were open with their storefront windows projecting slideshows of photographs and film shorts illustrating Chestnut Hill’s rich history. The public … More “Night of Lights
submitted by Chrissie Perella Back in the day, we didn’t have computers and PowerPoint slides. If you wanted images to accompany your lecture, you had to use…film strips! The Penn Museum has a large collection of film strips, many from their education department. We were treated to slides about the written language, ancient Egypt, and … More Penn Museum: “Old School PowerPoint: Film Strips!” October 3, 2019
Hi everyone! This is Alex Palma again. I just wanted to update you all on the work I’ve been doing following my trip to Austin in July. As I said in my last blog post, as part of my DVAG grant, I signed up to do interviews with attendees of the conference. Linked below, you’ll … More Reporting from Austin … continued!
Hello! My name is Alex Palma and I’m really thankful and honored to say that I was one of the awardees for the DVAG travel grant. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Austin, Texas and attend ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019. Having the chance to go to Austin and learn from an amazingly knowledgeable … More Reporting from Austin …
The Delaware Valley Archivists Group is offering travel grants for members to attend the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, to be held in Austin, TX in August 2019. All DVAG members in good standing are encouraged to apply. Applicants can review the application (dvag_travel_grant_application_2019). Completed applications, including a copy of the applicant’s resume, should … More SAA Annual Meeting Travel Grant
As of December 31, 2018, DVAG had 246 paid members, one shy of 2017’s record high. We welcomed 28 new members in 2018, with 25 of those joining at the one-year $15 rate while only three joined at the three-year $40 rate. This stronger than usual preference for one-year memberships may be a result of … More 2018 Year End Report from the Membership Coordinator