Archives Month Philly: Kislak Center Paper Menagerie

[posted on behalf of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen] Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! Visitors flocked to see these animals and more as depicted in books, photographs, and manuscripts at the Kislak Center for Special Collections at the University of Pennsylvania last Thursday. Kislak Center staff added a personal touch by wearing animal-themed attire and contributing pictures … More Archives Month Philly: Kislak Center Paper Menagerie

Archives Month Philly: Lantern Slide Salon

[posted on behalf of Bayard Miller] On Wednesday night, the Wagner Free Institute of Science, once again fired up the historic lantern slide projector for the third annual Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon.   Covering diverse ground — entertainment to instruction; travelogues to botany lectures — the presenters reminded us how lantern slides were used in … More Archives Month Philly: Lantern Slide Salon

Archives Month Philly: 100 Years in Nursing History

[posted on behalf of DVAG member Kelsey Duinkerken]   The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing’s new exhibit, 100 Years in Nursing History, opened this Monday with a small reception and open house. The exhibit includes material from a variety of local nursing training schools as well as items related to … More Archives Month Philly: 100 Years in Nursing History

Call for submissions: Archives Month Philly film screening

In the grand tradition of our ever-popular Lantern Slide Salon, this year’s Archives Month Philly program will feature a screening of archival films and videos curated by the Archives Month Philly team. Institutions are invited to submit any film or video for consideration, whether it’s already been transferred or is in need of transfer. Through … More Call for submissions: Archives Month Philly film screening

Calling all volunteers for Archives Month Philly 2015!

Although it’s hard to believe, it’s already February, which means Archives Month Philly is only 8 months away! Want to help make this year’s program the best one yet? Join us at Strangelove’s on Tuesday, February 24th at 5:30 pm for our first 2015 planning meeting. Planning to join us? Please RSVP to archivesmonthphilly@gmail.com so we can plan … More Calling all volunteers for Archives Month Philly 2015!

Archives Month Philly: Curtis Institute of Music Historical Tour

Submitted by Ken Cleary  On October 23, the Curtis Institute of Music welcomed Archives Month Philly enthusiasts for a tour of their historic conservancy and archives. Located adjacent to Rittenhouse Square at 1726 Locust Street and situated within three former mansion homes, the Curtis Institute of Music is as much a sight to behold, as … More Archives Month Philly: Curtis Institute of Music Historical Tour

Archives Month Philly: Fallen of the Great War

On October 15th, representatives from the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and Heritage Reports gathered at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to present on a new digital history project about the First World War. Inspired by a list of names and addresses uncovered in the Pennsylvania State Archives, “The Fallen of the Great War: The Philadelphia Project” aims … More Archives Month Philly: Fallen of the Great War

Archives Month Philly: We Want Your Feedback!

Did you attend an event or exhibit as part of Archives Month Philly 2014? Did your institution host an event or exhibit? Do you have ideas for Archives Month Philly 2015? Isn’t answering questions fun? If your answers to any of these is “yes,” the Archives Month Philly Planning Team would love your help. Please … More Archives Month Philly: We Want Your Feedback!

Archives Month Philly: Hagley Library Open House

On October 11th, more than 50 attendees braved the rain in Wilmington, Delaware for a peek behind-the-scenes of the Hagley Library. DVAG’s own Laurie Rizzo and Abby Adams were on-hand to showcase some of the archives’ most notable and unique items, including assorted issues of DuPont Magazine, photographs of Stephanie Kwolek (inventor of Kevlar), and various … More Archives Month Philly: Hagley Library Open House

Archives Month Philly: Philly History Quizzo

Congratulations to the “Nutter Fluffers” and “Pennsylvanians Against the World”! These were the two winning teams of Philly History Quizzo, the closing event of Archives Month Philly 2014. With 20 teams in the running – many of them including archivists, tour guides, and public historians – competition was stiff. The first round was Philadelphia history … More Archives Month Philly: Philly History Quizzo