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The National Security Archive mourns the passing of Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alexeyeva, our dear friend, colleague and inspiration for all our work documenting human rights abuses globally. She passed away on December 8 at the age of 91.The self-described “Grandmother” of Russian human rights, Lyudmila Mikhailovna was a fearless opponent of authoritarianism in her homeland, facing the constant threat of retribution from her early days as a protestor and publisher of samizdat in the Soviet 1960s to...
After the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Krikor Guerguerian, a priest and genocide survivor, traveled the world collecting evidence to document the atrocities. Taner Akçam, the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Professor in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, recently collaborated with Turkish experts and graduate students on a digital repository that makes Guerguerian’s vast collection of incriminating...
The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.To be considered for an internship with UNICEF, applicants must meet the following requirements:-Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (or recent graduate);-Be proficient in English,...
The HRA Section blog is very fortunate to have not one but two excellent posts this month. Tabitha Cary wrote about archives in Maryland collaborating to make the history of slavery more accessible online. This post summarized the MARAC Fall session "Promoting Transparency in the Legacy of Slavery" and can be read here.Itza Carbajal attended the Community Informatics Research Network conference in Prato, Italy and illuminated this innovative event. Topics included empowering communities through...
  Overview In August 2018, the SAA Council issued a statement endorsing the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials as an external standard of the organization.  The Protocols establish best practices for the culturally responsive care and use of Native American archival materials, particularly materials that are housed in non-tribal institutions. This series of case studies, sponsored by the Native American Archivists Section (NAAS) of SAA, is intended to help archivists, librarians,...
The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section is seeking nominations for the appointed ex-officio positions of New Professionals Blog Editor, Student Blog Editor, Senior Social Media Coordinator, Junior Social Media Coordinator, and Student Chapter Coordinator (see descriptions below). Ex-officio positions are open to all SNAP members. The term for each office is one year, beginning on December 1, 2018 and ending on December 1, 2019. A second year may optionally be considered after...
  This is a new position at the National Gallery of Art.  The Media Archivist is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, unaccessioned audio and moving image materials. The incumbent spearheads the Gallery Archives’ development and implementation of A/V media retention policies; metadata standards for A/V materials; preservation  storage of the media collection...
This is a new position at the National Gallery of Art. The Media Archivist is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, unaccessioned audio and moving image materials. The incumbent spearheads the Gallery Archives’ development and implementation of A/V media retention policies; metadata standards for A/V materials; preservation  storage of the media collection;...
  This is a new position at the National Gallery of Art. The Media Archivist is responsible for supporting the Gallery Archives program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, unaccessioned audio and moving image materials. The incumbent spearheads the Gallery Archives’ development and implementation of A/V media retention policies; metadata standards for A/V materials; preservation  storage of the media collection;...
About  Business Archives Publication Quarterly is an online quarterly publication of the Business Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists that seeks to provide a forum for a variety of relevant issues in the field of corporate and business archives and share important news, findings, and highlights with members of the Business Archives section. Submission Guidelines The Business Archives Publication Quarterly welcomes feature articles of any length exploring the theme-related...
Oct 2, 2018   Business Archives Section
RAAC joined the National Coalition for History (NCH) in 2017 and continued its membership into 2018. Below are the reports that were compiled and written by our RAAC-NCH Representative Jan Zastrow for the 2018 year. Reports will be added as they become available.  
RAAC joined the National Coalition for History (NCH) in 2017. Below are the reports that were compiled and written by our RAAC-NCH Representative Jan Zastrow for the 2017 year.
The Public Libraries Archives Special Collections Section steering committee is pleased to share the slides of the lightning talks featured during our section meeting which took place August 15 during the SAA Annual Meeting. Our speakers highlighted fantastic community-focused projects by and with public library archives and special collections.  Google Slides (with presenter notes):  docs.google.com/presentation/d/... PDF: drive.google.com/file/d/... Full presenter list and titles below:...
Congratulations to Tewodros Abebe, Senior Archivist, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, on his election as IAAS junior co-chair, and to Susanne Belovari for being re-elected for a second three-year term on the steering committee. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Latin American and Caribbean Special Collections Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, UF, and Mark Peterson, Head Archivist, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, will stay on the steering committee....
A view-only copy of the CMT membership directory is now available at bit.ly/CMTSdirectory. Any questions about its content or use may be directed to Stephanie Bennett, se.bennett@gmail.com.
Below are links to three of the most recent stories from the 20th Century Fox Archive's blog series.
Aug 24, 2018   Business Archives Section
Society of American Archives, Archival History Section, Archival History Article Award  Washington DC, 16 August 2018  Patricia Kennedy Grimsted,"Pan-European Displaced Archives in the Russian Federation: Still Prisoners of War on the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day"in Displaced Archives edited by James Lowry.   Displaced Archives in Russia from the Second World War: Remarks by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted I am personally very honored by the Archival History Article Award for my chapter on displaced...
Aug 23, 2018   Archival History Section
Follow this link to view the July 2018 newsletter: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/archivists-of-religious-collections-section/the-archival-spirit-july-2018.
View the video from the CMT Annual Meeting at SAA 2018.
Noah Huffman of the EAD Subteam reports that  EAD3 v1.1.0 has been released.  EAD3 Version 1.1.0 represents the first minor revision to EAD3 since its initial release in 2015.   Schemas EAD3 v1.1.0 is available for download from Github at: https://github.com/SAA-SDT/EAD3/releases/tag/v1.1.0.  The release package can be downloaded as a .zip or .tar.gz, and contains the full set of EAD3 v1.1.0 schemas: Relax NG, W3C, and DTD; the ancillary Schematron schema for validating external code lists,...
The AHS Award Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Patricia Kennedy Grimsted's chapter "Pan-European Displaced Archives in the Russian Federation: Still Prisoners of War on the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day" from the 2017 book Displaced Archives edited by James Lowry for the inaugural Archival History Article Award.   AHS created this prize to encourage and reward articles or other short pieces of superior excellence in the field of archival history. The committee was impressed by...
Aug 13, 2018   Archival History Section
Society of American ArchivistsNative American Archives Section (NAAS) Annual Meeting AgendaWednesday, August 15, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PMMarriott Wardman Park Hotel, Virginia C, [Lobby Level] (2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008) Call to order, introductions, section business (4:00 - 4:20) Acknowledgment and Welcome (Ricky Punzalan, Chair) SAA Council Report (Amy Cooper Cary) Other SAA-related Announcements Election Results, Current Steering Committee Stephen Curley, Chair (...