Category Archives: Professional organizations

SAA Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award

Society of American Archivists
Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2017 award.

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:

Eligibility:
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.

Prize:
A certificate and a cash prize of $500.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year.  CLICK HERE to download the application form, which includes instructions for submission.

For more information on this award, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-hamer.

For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/recognition.

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.

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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 (evinson@uh.edu).

Find out more about the full conference agenda (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2) – including film screenings, live music, and a pop-up museum here:  https://www.houstonhistoryalliance.org/houston-history-conference/2016-houston-history-conference/2016-conference-weekend-schedule/

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.http://www.preservationhouston.org/tours/glenwood/

Sign up here to let us know you will be coming: http://tinyurl.com/jd5ych8

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! http://www.austinarchivesbazaar.org/  Sign up here if you are interested in going, and consider carpooling with other AHA! members: http://tinyurl.com/zs9e2co

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 (evinson@uh.edu) 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. http://printingmuseum.org/event/book-fair/

Register now for the RAAC/SGA symposium – August 2, Atlanta, Georgia

Please join the Regional Archival Associations Consortium and the Society of Georgia Archivists for a symposium focusing on the interests of our nation’s regional archival organizations. Sessions will focus on advocacy, public awareness, education, disaster planning and recovery, and grant development. This symposium will take place on Tuesday, August 2, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Coca Cola Headquarters in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference.

Registration is now open. To view the schedule and register, go to the registration site. Registration is open to anyone interested in attending. The symposium is free. Lunch can be purchased at the Coke café. Credit cards only.

Please feel free to distribute this to your regional’s mailing lists and encourage others to register.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347.

SAA Spotlight Award 2016 Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

The SAA Spotlight Award Subcommittee invites nominations for the 2016 Spotlight Award.  This award “recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition.”  Nominees do not have to be members of SAA.  Please share this message as you think appropriate.  I hope you will consider recognizing a colleague (or yourself!) in this way.  Additional information about the criteria and process is found below.

Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 2005, the Spotlight Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition. The nominee(s) should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following ways:

*   Participating in special projects.
*   Exhibiting tireless committee or advocacy work.
*   Responding effectively to an unforeseen or pressing need or emergency.
*   Contributing innovative or creative ideas to the profession.
*   Performing extraordinary volunteerism.
*   Quietly but effectively promoting the profession.

Eligibility:  Awarded to an individual archivist or a group of up to five archivists who have collaborated on a project. Preference is given to archivists working in smaller repositories, especially those without institutional support for professional activities.

Nomination Requirements:  A completed nomination form, downloadable at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-spotlight.

Sponsor and Funding:  The Society of American Archivists Foundation.

Prize:  A certificate and complimentary registration for the individual recipient or group (of up to five individuals) to the SAA Annual Meeting occurring in the year in which the award is presented.

Submission Deadline and Nomination Form:  Deadline: February 28, 2015.  Please complete the nomination form (http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/Spotlight-Award-Form-093015.docx) and email it along with any applicable supporting documentation to awards[at]archivists.org with the subject line “Spotlight Award.”  Attachments should not exceed 5MB.

Alternatively, nominations may be mailed.  Materials must be postmarked by February 28, 2015, and should be sent to:

Spotlight Award Committee
Society of American Archivists
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602-3315

Please visit http://www2.archivists.org/recognition for a list and explanation of all of the awards offered by SAA.  The above information and a list of past recipients is available at http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-spotlight.

SSA 2016 Registration is Live!

Register now for the Society of Southwest Archivists 2016 Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK, May 18-21, 2016! The meeting’s theme is Native Routes and promises to be one of our best. In addition to the repository tours, receptions, and stellar educational sessions, we also have a wonderful plenary speaker and special Saturday afternoon programming sure to reinvigorate your mission.

Info about the meeting:  http://societyofsouthwestarchivists.wildapricot.org/annualmeeting

Or go directly to the registration page: http://societyofsouthwestarchivists.wildapricot.org/event-2019063

Questions? Contact Christina Wolf <cwolf@okcu.edu>

SSA 2016 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions

The Society of Southwest Archivist is seeking proposals for sessions or papers for the 2016 annual conference in Oklahoma City, OK. The theme for this conference is Native Routes and we are especially encouraging submissions related to archives of indigenous people, transportation, and communications.

In addition, SSA would also love to hear about all the cool things you are doing at your institution – archival promotion and outreach, A/V and electronic records access and preservation, accessioning, processing, and more.

Please consider participating in this year’s conference by sharing with everyone all of the wonderful things you are doing.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 18th. Please see the Submission Guidelines for more details.