Author Archives: amandafocke

AHA presenting at TLA today

AHA was invited by the Texas Library Association to participate in their new archives track during their annual meeting by presenting a session on AHA’s networking activities.

Shelly Kelly from UH-CL, Bernard Forrester from TSU and Phil Montgomery from Rice are presenting the session today. They’ll be highlighting our professional development activities, public outreach, communication network, and (semi?) annual vicious croquet match.

Annual Holiday Party and Elections – Thursday, Dec. 4

AHA! will host its annual holiday party and elections on December 4, 2008, at St. Thomas University, Ahern Room, Crocker Student Center.

Street parking is sometimes available. Parking is available at the Moran garage that is near the top left of the interactive map. Parking at the garage is $2 and sometimes the gates are up for free parking but that may not be the case on Dec. 4. Siena House has a few parking spaces* behind it and on its driveway for a few cars. It is tricky to back out of that driveway so proceed with caution. *The parking spaces behind the building are very tight so please only small cars or cars w/ short wheel base for turning around or backing out.
Ron (office phone 713.525.3895)

Board meeting Oct. 29 – all are welcome!

AHA will have a board meeting on Oct. 29 at 6pm at Cafe Express on West Gray.

Come on out! This is not just for board members! Please come and enjoy the fellowship.


  • Proposal for an archives column in a local genealogical journal
  • Annual Christmas Party / Meeting
  • Website modifications
  • Officers for 2009
  • Anything else that comes up.

Meetings & events 2006-07

General meeting
Thursday July 26, 2007
at 3pm
Hosted by:
Bernard Forrester at Robert J. Terry Library Archives/Special Collections, Texas Southern University.
Bernard gave a tour and spoke about the collections. Janice Carter from the Harris County Archives discussed minimal processing, and we had an update on the 2008 SSA Conference from Amanda Focke and Shelly Kelly.






Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 6pm
Hosted by Incarnate Word Archives.
The guest speaker was Thomas McWhorter from the City of Houston Planning and Development / Historic Preservation Department.
AHA! Christmas Party and Elections


Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University