Our first meeting of the year will be Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 PM at the Woodson Research Center, located in Fondren Library on the campus of Rice University. Dr. Joshua Furman will speak to us about the Houston Jewish History Archive.
Founded in 2017 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Jewish History Archive is dedicated to the study and preservation of Jewish life in South Texas. By collecting artifacts from all facets of Jewish life, the HJHA sheds light on how Jews in and around Houston have balanced maintaining their traditions and heritage with adapting to life in Texas and the United States.
Prior to Dr. Furman’s discussion, we will have a short business meeting including an update on the upcoming Houston Archives Bazaar. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lilly Carrel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closest parking to Fondren Library is the Rice Central Garage. Please see the Rice University interactive campus map for more information: https://parking.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=32
Questions please contact: Emily Scott at Emily.Scott@houstontx.gov
We hope you will join us for our 2019 inaugural meeting!
The AHA! Holiday Party and Meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 pm at the McGovern Historical Center, 8272 El Rio St. Suite 190 Houston, TX 77054.
This year, we will host a round-robin style event for members to share current archival projects, recent accomplishment, or future plans.
AHA! will supply the main dish, drinks, and tableware for the party, but please feel free to bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.
CALL FOR CANDIDATE NOMINATIONS!
Nominations (including self-nominations) are now being accepted for AHA! officers, incluiding Secretary, Treasurer, or Vice-President. Contact Emily Vinson with your nomination.
Sandra Yates, AHA! Treasurer, will be collecting membership dues for next year (and beyond). Dues are $10 and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card ($1 convenience fee). If you can’t make it to the meeting, contact Sandra.
Please consider stopping by the Houston Archives Collective’s first meet & greet gathering at Brasil Houston
Tuesday, August 1st, at 6 pm-7:30 pm.
HAC is an informal group and space for exchange and collaboration between professional archivists and librarians with individuals in the community interested in archives and Houston history.
Dear AHA! Members,
Thanks to all who joined us recently for the inaugural monthly AHA! Happy Hour—it was a great evening of discussion and socializing. We had a productive executive meeting and brainstormed ideas for an exciting upcoming year.
One thing that came out of this gathering was a thoughtful review of AHA’s mission statement. Reflecting on the organization’s stated mission energized board members and others present. It also provided guidance as we seek to align AHA’s activities with this mission.
AHA! exists to increase contact and communication between archivists and those working with records, to provide opportunities for professional development, and to promote archival repositories and activities in the greater Houston, Texas area.
As we craft programming and communications for the year, we’ll seek to ensure that all three of these pieces are actively cultivated. Improved communication, increased fellowship, and opportunities for training and knowledge-sharing all seem like areas ripe for connecting and developing our membership. The big-ticket item—the Houston Archives Bazaar—naturally fits the focus of promoting our work within and beyond Houston. By deliberately aligning our activities with the stated mission, it is our hope that we can better serve and connect Houston’s archival community—that’s you!—as well as the communities we serve.
As we look ahead to the year, we’d like to begin by getting your input on what you’d like to see from AHA! Please take a moment to fill out this member survey.
We hope that you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming year!
AHA! Executive Board
Emily Vinson, President
Matt Richardson, Vice-President
Lisa Cruces, Secretary
Sandra Yates, Treasurer
The approved updates to the AHA! Bylaws are now available for viewing.
We’d like to invite you all out to a happy hour Tuesday, March 14 at 6pm at 8th Wonder Brewery. We hope you’re able to drop by and socialize with friends and colleagues.
The board will have a short meeting at 5:30 to discuss plans for the year, including the Archives Bazaar. Anyone interested in joining those conversations is welcome to come early!
AHA! Holiday Party and Meeting
December 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm
McGovern Historical Center
8272 El Rio St. Suite 190
Houston, TX 77054
Our special guest speakers will be Jennifer Hecker, Daniel Alonzo, and Madeline Moya who will discuss their experience with the Austin Archives Bazaar!
AHA! will supply Tamales, drinks, and tableware for the Holiday Party and Election so please bring you favorite side dish or dessert to share. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.Thanks – the Hospitality Committee.
CALL FOR CANDIDATES!
Those interested in serving as an AHA! officer as Secretary, Treasurer, or Vice-President should contact Emily Vinson email@example.com and Matt Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Election will take place during the meeting.
We will also be voting on the by-laws amendment proposed on Nov. 1. See more here: https://houstonarchivists.org/2016/11/01/proposed-bylaw-changes/
Remember to bring your Hamiltons! Sandra Yates, AHA! Treasurer, will be collecting membership dues for next year (and beyond). Dues are $10 and can be paid by cash or check. Make checks payable to AHA! or Archivists of the Houston Area. If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can mail checks to:
Texas Medical Center Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Grab your copy of the flyer here!