archives

Midwest Archives Conference Annual meeting–Lexington, KY–Tanya

I had a wonderful time at the most recent MAC meeting—there was learning, sharing information, and hearing horror stories. I was able to attend the Society of American Archivists workshop: Accessioning and Ingest of Electronic Records. The workshop was excellent, and included discussion of how to combine the practice of archival appraisal with accepting and... more

2014 Archives Leadership Institute (Decorah, Iowa) by Tanya

I recently attended the second iteration of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI), hosted by Luther College and located in Decorah, Iowa (I participated in the 2008 ALI held in Madison, WI). Funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the goal for the Institute is to “bring to tomorrow’s leaders the insights and... more

Tanya–Tri-State Archivists Meeting (Greenville, SC)

I was able to sit in on one day of the Tri-State Archivists 2013 (Society of Georgia Archivists, Society of North Carolina Archivists, Society of South Carolina Archivists) joint meeting at Furman University, Greenville, SC. While my time was short, the quality of the presentations definitely made the trip worth it. The opening plenary was... more

Tanya at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting in New Orleans, LA

I don’t know how I can possibly describe my 9 days in New Orleans, but I will certainly do my best! I recently attended the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), held in New Orleans, in addition to other events tacked on at the beginning and the end of my travels. First... more

Archives Leadership Institute 2013 (Decorah, Iowa)

All, I apologize for the length of this posting, but really didn’t want to split it up! Five years ago, I had the tremendous opportunity to participate in the very first Archives Leadership Institute (ALI), hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC), the goal for the... more

Midwest Archives Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana)

I recently returned from Indianapolis, where I attended the Midwest Archives Conference annual meeting. I have been a member of MAC for nearly 20 years, and have served in a number of offices, including chairing the Nominating Committee, Council member, Vice President, and most recently, as President (2009-2011). MAC is an interesting organization, for while... more

Don’t Forget Them: Documenting Underserved and Underrepresented Groups in the Archives

Last week I attended the South Carolina Archival Association’s Fall Meeting. The topic was “Thinking Outside the Archival Box: Expanding our Reach to Underserved and Underrepresented Groups” which fit perfectly with the initiative that we here at the WFU Archives are beginning*. The conference was held in the Hollings Special Collections Library at the University... more

Society of NC Archivists Annual Meeting, Morehead City

While many of our colleagues were in Philadelphia for ACRL, I traveled east to the coast of North Carolina for the joint conference of the Society of North Carolina Archivists and the South Carolina Archival Association in Morehead City. After arriving on Wednesday around dinnertime with my carpooling partner Katie Nash (Archivist and Special Collections... more

Society of North Carolina Archivists 2010 in Pinehurst

I spent an extra day in Pinehurst last week to attend some of the sessions at the Society of North Carolina Archivists‘ annual meeting. I got to hear some great sessions by North Carolina archivists about archival processing, finding aids, and digital projects. Two sessions focused on photograph collections. The first, “Minimal Processing North Carolina... more

Archivists’ Toolkit

In bitterly cold January of this year, I attended an SAA-sponsored 2 day class in New York to learn how to use the Archivists’ Toolkit, a “shareware” database created for archival collections and developed by several schools. There aren’t lots of great archival databases currently, but this is one of the better ones I’ve seen... more