Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 19, the Presbyterian Historical Society hosted their annual Archives Month open house at their Society Hill home. This year’s one-night exhibition theme was “’Ethyl is not a Lady’: The Faces of Temperance, 1800-1960,” following the U.S. temperance movement from the early 19th century through Prohibition and beyond. … More AMP 2018 – Presbyterian Historical Society Open House
Posted on behalf of Shaun Kirkpatrick On Oct. 8, PhillyCAM hosted a special Archives Month Philly screening of “Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies,” a documentary by History Making Productions. The fascinating and fast-moving documentary covered nearly 200 years of Philadelphians shaping the development of motion pictures and associated technology, from Charles … More AMP 2018 – Before Hollywood Screening By PhillyCAM
Posted on behalf of Annie Halliday Bibliococktails was presented by the Rosenbach as part of Archives Month Philadelphia. The event was centered around the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein by Mary Shelly. The mood was set by spooky storm sound effects and they served a themed cocktail called the Mount Tambora. The drink was named after the volcano … More AMP 2018 – Bibliococktails Presented By the Rosenbach
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