Austin Archives Bazaar

October 16th is the Austin Archives Bazaar, 2-6pm at Saengerrunde Hall, Austin, TX.

There are two fantastic opportunities for AHA! members to check out the Bazaar as we start working planning the 2017 Houston Archives Fair!


There are a number of available volunteer positions available. Check them out here and contact Anna Reznik ( to learn more! This is your chance to work behind-the-scenes at the Bazaar.

AHA! Road Trip
Several members of AHA! have offered to drive to Austin to attend the Bazaar. Sign up here if you’d like to join the road trip! Departure and arrival times will be coordinated by each car group.

Join the Houston Archives Bazaar Committee
Sign up here!

Paul Scott ARMA Houston Presentation

If any AHA member would like to come to Paul Scott’s presentation to ARMA Houston on October 26th, we would be happy to have them attend at the member price.  Our webmaster has set up a special promo code for AHA members, details below.

Should anyone have any problems registering, they can contact Judy Sitton and she’ll try to get it resolved – but hopefully everything will work smoothly.

The promo code is AHAMEMBER and is available when a person selects the “Luncheon Meeting for Non-Member – Early Registration”.  Upon checkout there is a box under Payment information. Add AHAMEMBER and Apply and the same pricing for ARMA Members will apply.


Philip Montgomery Class: Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission

AHA! member Philip Montgomery is  teaching one class in a seminar at the McGovern Medical Museum on Tuesday, October 25 from 7 to 8:30 pm. His talk is on the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, including the history of the organization and the archive in Houston. The seminar is “The History and Culture of Disease and Healing” which is a collaboration between Rice University, the University of Houston, and the UTHealth School of Public Health Houston. This 2 page flyer (hcdh-seminars-fall-2016-1) mentions all events.

The seminar is free and open to the public with free parking at the museum.

Archives Month 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Houston History Conference, “The History of Houston’s Musical Soul”

Call for volunteers! AHA! will once again be tabling at the annual Houston History Conference, volunteers are encouraged to help represent AHA! at this exciting event. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me directly (

Find out more about the full conference agenda (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2) – including film screenings, live music, and a pop-up museum here:

Sunday, October 2, 2:00-4:00: Walking tour of Glenwood Cemetery – $10 (special AHA! rate)

Guided by Jim Parsons, director of special projects and walking tours chairman for Preservation Houston, we will explore Glenwood Cemetery. Located on rolling land near Buffalo Bayou with glorious trees and landscaping, as well as elaborate Victorian monuments and statuary, historic Glenwood Cemetery, established in 1871, is one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in Houston. It is also the resting place of some of Houston’s most famous citizens, including philanthropist George Hermann; Texas Governor and Humble Oil co-founder Ross Sterling; oil wildcatter Glenn McCarthy; movie star Gene Tierney; and eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. Our tour explores the unforgettable stories of the men and women buried here as well as Glenwood’s beautiful landscape and elaborate monuments.

Sign up here to let us know you will be coming:

Sunday, October 16, 2:00-6:00: Austin Archives Bazaar 

Join our colleagues in Austin for a free afternoon learning about more than 20 area repositories, and check out the Oral History Booth, Preservation Station, an archival film screening, old time photobooth, and more!  Sign up here if you are interested in going, and consider carpooling with other AHA! members:

Saturday, October 22, 12:00-2:00: The Printing Museum Book Fair

Call for volunteers! In the spirit of this year’s theme of “community,” AHA! will be participating in a “basics of preservation” lab during the fair. We will be discussing how individuals can best care for their personal archives. Some topics that it would be great to have AHA! volunteers on hand to discuss are: rare books, archival storage, care and handling of photographs and/or scrapbooks, and personal digital archiving. Please contact me directly ( if you would like to help out.

All AHA! members are also encouraged to attend the Book Fair, which includes a book sale, as well as a presentation by J.P. Bryan, founder of The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas. Food trucks will be on site for a quick lunch with friends.Admission for those who don’t volunteer is $8.

Education Opportunities, Texas Historical Records Advisory Board

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board is pleased to announce FREE educational opportunities for Texas archivists, librarians, and staff members.

Thinking Digital webinar
Sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, these 90-minute on demand workshops that provide an introduction to the world of digital records while providing practical examples and workflows to implement a digital preservation system.
September workshops available in Nacogdoches, College Station, and San Marcos, TX.
For more information visit

Archival Award of Excellence
This award recognized significant achievements of a Texas archival institution and individual achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format.  Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 16, 2016.
For more information visit

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
This course provides an overview of the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first serve. Deadline to register is Monday, October 17, 2016.
For more information visit

Digital Frontiers Conference, Sept 22-24, 2016

Register now for Digital Frontiers 2016. We’re celebrating our 5th Anniversary at Rice University with Keynote Speakers Roopika Risam (Salem State University) and Patrick Meier (author, Digital Humanitarians). Join us September 22-24, 2016.

Click here to register now!

Opening Keynote
Burning Down the Tent: New Futures for Social Justice and Digital Humanities
Roopika Risam (Salem State University)

Closing Keynote
From I, Robot to WeRobotics: Humanitarian Robotics in Action
Patrick Meier (WeRobotics & Humanitarian UAV Network; author, Digital Humanitarians)

Our diverse program includes workshops on digital pedagogy, making coloring books from digital archives, and using MOUs to manage projects, along with panels, papers, and posters by 59 presenters representing 27 institutions in 8 US states.

We’re also partnering with the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium and the Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities initiative for a THATCamp on Saturday, September 24! Registration for THATCamp Digital Frontiers is free, but limited to the first 50 registrants. Visit to register.

Registration for Digital Frontiers closes September 9.

For more information, please visit the website, email, join our Facebook Group, and follow @DigiFront and #DF16RU on Twitter.

We look forward to seeing you in Houston in September!

Art Libraries Society of North America Conference

The Art Libraries Society of North America Texas-Mexico chapter invites you to join us for our forthcoming conference in Mexico City from October 12-15. The planning committee has organized a rich event featuring visits to numerous art libraries and cultural institutions, as well as sessions devoted to Latin American collection building and collaboration.  And, of course, we’ll have the opportunity to connect with and learn from our Mexican colleagues while there as well.

Highlights of the site visits will include the libraries and collections of the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Banamex, Museo Franz Mayer, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, and Museo Nacional del Virreinato.  Click here for full program and registration details.

We hope you will consider joining us in Mexico City!


Jon Evans
President, ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico
Chief Librarian
Hirsch Library
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston