Join the Archival History Section Steering Committee

Do you have a passion for archival history? Consider applying to the Archival History Section! The Society of American Archivists Archival History Section (AHS) is seeking candidates for four open positions: Section vice chair/chair-elect Three steering committee members Steering committee members serve for one year. The vice chair/chair-elect serves for two years (one year as... Continue Reading →

AHS Archival History Article Award

Do you know of a recent article that excels in the field of archival history? Find information regarding the Archival History Section's Archival History Article award and criteria for nominations. Purpose and Criteria for Selection: This prize encourages and rewards an article or other short piece of superior excellence in the field of archival history,... Continue Reading →

Regional Archival Organizations: History in the Making

With this post, Archival History News engages with the historical memory of archival institutions within the United States. The following two papers by Lee (Leon) Miller (Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University) and Lauren Brown (MARAC Historian, University of Maryland)  represent first-person perspectives on the past, present, and future of regional archival associations. Originally presented orally... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events

November 15-17 Illuminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message: 11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia), with a keynote lecture, and Kislak Center of Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries (3420 Walnut Street, sixth floor).... Continue Reading →

New SAA Intern (Archival History Section)

Natalie Worsham, Louisiana State University In August, Natalie Worsham began her year-long internship with the Archival History Section. Natalie lives in New Orleans and is currently pursuing the dual degree Master of Library and Information Science with a Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies at Louisiana State University, with an expected graduation in December 2019. She is involved with the... Continue Reading →

Quotable History

"Archivists often fail to benefit from our own archives' histories and stories. ...History helps us to understand where specific technologies came from so we can better understand how to use and evolve them; to understand the evolution of our archival principles and practice; and to know ourselves." Nancy Y. McGovern, SAA Presidential Address, Portland, Oregon,... Continue Reading →

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