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SSA Call for Session Proposals for 2015 Annual Meeting

Posted by rebruss on October 7, 2014

Annual Conference Theme:  Game On: the Challenge of Change

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 27, 2014

SSA’s Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal for an educational session at the 2015 annual meeting in Arlington, Texas. The meeting theme relates to sports, games, and change.  Change is all around us, especially in the world of archives. We welcome session proposals on any aspect of change in the archival enterprise. That is a mighty broad topic, and we imagine that lots of folks will have something to say on the subject. Arlington is a sports and games town—home to the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and Six Flags over Texas, so we also welcome sessions related to sports and games.

Committee members are dedicated to putting together a great program in Arlington and would be happy to work with you to meet that goal. So take a swing at it and see what you can come up with for 2015! Visit http://southwestarchivists.org/annualmeeting for more information about submitting a proposal and proposal forms.

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Archives Month 2014 activities

Posted by rebruss on October 1, 2014

Archives month

Check out all the events sponsored by AHA! this month on our Archives Month 2014 page!

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Gulf Coast Reads

Posted by rebruss on September 18, 2014

Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. This year the selected book is Remember Ben Clayton written by Stephen Harrigan and Winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best American Historical Fiction. World War I plays a central role in Remember Ben Clayton and throughout the month of October, Houston area libraries, archives, and museums will host discussions, movie viewings, exhibits, and more inspired by the book.

For more information please visit the Gulf Coast Reads website: http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/

Digital Images from Local Archives

Soldiers from Colorado County at Camp Travis

Soldiers from Colorado County at Camp Travis. World War I – Images from Local Archives – Showcasing World War I materials from area archives.

 

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Louisiana Archives and Manuscript Association Annual Conference, November 7, 2014

Posted by rebruss on August 4, 2014

Members of  AHA! are  invited to the Louisiana Archives and Manuscript Association Annual Conference, which will be held on Friday November 7, 2014 at the Old US Mint in New Orleans, LA. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00.

We have a great line up of speakers and topics. Tara Laver and Jessica Mlotkowski, both of LSU Libraries Special Collections, will present on the Free People of Color Project in a session titled “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past through a Collaborative Digital Project.”  In our second session “Records Management an Update from the State Archives”, Carrie Fager, Records Management Officer Statewide, Louisiana Secretary of State, will discuss important changes at the State Archives and laws impacting Archivists in Louisiana. And our final presentation of the day will be given by Mary Linn Wernet, Dr. Charles Pellegrin, and Cammie Henry, all from Northwestern State University, on the Kent Courtney Collection.  Following the presentations, we will hold our annual business meeting. The day will conclude with tours of the Old Mint and wine and cheese at the Old Ursuline Convent.

If there is interest, a dinner will be planned on Thursday night for early arrivers.

Attached you will find the registration form, with information about the conference hotel, parking, a restaurant guide for lunch and other goings on in the City of New Orleans.  Two important dates to remember: the deadline for conference registration is Friday October 24, 2014 and for those who plan on staying at the conference hotel, the deadline to receive the conference rate is Monday October 6, 2014.LAMA, 2014 Registration Form

Please consider joining us.

In the meantime, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me: mcourtney@arch-no.org

Sincerely,

Michael Courtney

Vice-President/President Elect

Louisiana Archives and Manuscript Association

 

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Early Houston artists and Sam Houston celebrated in 2 new exhibits

Posted by rebruss on July 11, 2014

Houston Founders at City Hall

The Mayor’s Office, in conjunction with William Reaves Fine Art are showcasing art made by earlier Houston artists in the working conference rooms of Houston City Hall. The exhibition acknowledges the Bayou City’s rich arts legacy and recognizes local artists who have made life-time contributions to the growth of the Houston arts scene. The exhibition will be on display through August 1, 2014.  Reception with brief remarks by Randy Tibbits is this Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5-7 in the Rotunda of City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002. For more information visit: http://reavesart.com/?page_id=5236

Following General Sam Houston

As part of the centennial celebration of Sam Houston Park, the Heritage Society is presenting a set of etchings on the life of General Sam Houston, created by celebrated artist Bernhardt Wall. The exhibit will also feature some personal objects from the Houston family from the Permanent Collection of The Heritage Society. The etchings are on loan from The Printing Museum. The exhibition will be on display through August 2, 2014. For more information visit: http://www.heritagesociety.org/museumgallery.html

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Basics of Managing Electronic records DAS webinar – Wednesday, Dec. 18

Posted by rebruss on December 13, 2013

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library is hosting an upcoming DAS (Digital Archives Specialist) webinar:

Basics of Managing Electronic Records — Getting You Started!

This DAS Foundational course will provide attendees the basics they need to know in order to start solving their electronic records problems.  Topics include identifying preservation formats, appraising, accessioning, and preserving electronic records, and working with records creators.

 A full course description is available at:

http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/f-basics-of-managing-electronic-records-getting-you-started-das

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Julia Ideson Building | Norma Meldrum Room
550 McKinney | Houston, TX 77002

Parking is available in the Central Library’s Parking Garage for a fee.
(Downtown Houston Parking Information)

 The course is provided to participants at no cost but preregistration is required.

 To register send your name and email address to Elizabeth Sargent at elizabeth.sargent@houstontx.gov

 

This webinar is one of five being offered through collaboration between:

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
McGovern Historical Collections, Texas Medical Center Library
Rice University
University of Houston Libraries

 

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Outside the Lines exhibit opens tonight at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Posted by rebruss on October 31, 2013

Outside the Lines exhibit opens tonight at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on the occasion of its 65th anniversary. The six-part exhibition, “conceived as an evolving dialogue on contemporary abstraction”, draws from the CAMH’s archive. (The CAMH archive is maintained by the MFAH Archives).

There is an opening reception this evening from 6-11 pm. The exhibition runs through March 23, 2014. For additional information, visit http://camh.org/exhibitions/outside-lines#.UnKLTRCaI6g

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Electronic Records DAS webinar at University of Houston, October 29

Posted by rebruss on October 23, 2013

University of Houston Libraries is hosting an upcoming webinar in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) curriculum.

Electronic Records—the Next Step! (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: University of Houston, M.D. Anderson Library, room 10-F (basement)

This course is focused on systems that any archives must put in place to ensure it can manage electronic records, and it will cover how to prepare for and address a still uncertain future concerning the management of electronic records. http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/course-catalog/tst-electronic-records-the-next-step-das

This webinar is the third of five being offered through a collaboration between The University of Houston Libraries; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library; McGovern Historical Collections; and Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

The course is provided to participants at no cost but preregistration is required. For more information and to register, send your name and email address to Mary Manning at mmmanning@uh.edu

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Local archival repositories seek undergraduate volunteers

Posted by rebruss on October 15, 2013

Harris County Archives, Houston Symphony Archives, Incarnate Word Convent Archives, Museum of Fine Arts Archives, and River Oaks Baptist School are seeking undergraduate student volunteers.

See flyer for more info! UNDERGRADUATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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RSVP for Torch Collection tour by September 27!

Posted by rebruss on September 24, 2013

Don’t forget to RSVP for the first event of Archives month!

October 2, 2013, 6.30 pm-Tour J.P. Bryan’s Vision of the West Collection, considered the world’s largest private collection of Texana. Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., 1331 Lamar Ave., Suite 1450.  Map and parking information available to all who make reservations by Sept. 27.  Contact Lee Pecht at pecht@rice.edu.

Check out some of the collection online: http://www.teai.com/page/gallery

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