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Join us for a reception and discussion featuring Keith Beauchamp, Producer of the upcoming film, Till.  Award-winning filmmaker Keith A. Beauchamp attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiane where he studied criminal justice with the intention of becoming a civil rights attorney. As a young boy in Baton Rouge, Beauchamp had his share of run-ins with racism but it wasn’t until an incident where he was assaulted by an undercover police officer after dancing with a white classmate at a...
In this comprehensive history, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era, Ashley D. Farmer examines black women's political, social, and cultural engagement with Black Power ideals and organizations. Complicating the assumption that sexism relegated black women to the margins of the movement, Farmer demonstrates how female activists fought for more inclusive understandings of Black Power and social justice by developing new ideas about black womanhood. This compelling book...
50 Children: Rescuing the Collections In 2013, HBO (in association with the Museum) released the documentary 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus. It chronicles the efforts of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus—two Americans who rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna in the late spring of 1939. Since then, many of those children have donated their precious artifacts to the Museum. In 2014, almost 900 people watched and celebrated the Emmy Award-nominated film at a memorable event in...
If you are attending either the Association of Hawai'i Archivists conference this February or the Society of North Carolina Archivists conference in March, the HRA Section Blog could use your help! It's not as hard as it sounds, and it's a great way to add a publication to your resume. The post can be a simple summary of the issues discussed at a certain session, or you can get a little opinionated and say what you thought was most productive about the session or not as productive.  Here are ...
January is a time when I reflect on highlights from the previous year, as I look forward to the new year and the path ahead of me. This past week, I thought a lot about an important speech I listened to five months ago: the keynote address delivered by oral historian and international scholar Dr. Leyla Neyzi, Professor at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey.  At the 2018 Oral History Association meeting in Montreal, Dr. Neyzi shared her personal account of her experiences as a signatory of...
·         What happens when the person responsible for a Corporation's history leaves/retires and takes their knowledge with them? ·         How do we preserve and share Corporate Memory and stories with others? ·         How do archives shape corporate memory, correct corporate "mismemories" or flawed memories, and assemble corporate legends? ·         What tools/processes do we use to encourage employees who retain corporate memory at our institutions to share their corporate memories with...
Jan 26, 2019   Business Archives Section
The SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task Force seeks member comment on the revised Guidelines on Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. These guidelines outline the responsibilities for researcher access, as well as legal and institutional obligations, for a repository in preserving collections for use.  The SAA-ACRL/RBMS Joint Task force to Revise the Statement on Access to Research Materials was convened in 2017 to review, update, and expand the Statement on Access to...
Arel Lucas BIO: Arel Lucas is the Metadata & Digital Collections Specialist for the San Diego State University Library in their Information and Digital Technologies Department.  Prior to her 5-1/2 years at SDSU, Arel worked for United Airlines as their administrator for the digital asset management system containing their engineering drawings, and before that for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as Special Collections librarian and manager of their Aviation Safety and Security Archives...
SAA I&A Steering Committee Meeting, 2018-12-05 11:00am-12:00pm PST Call-in Number: (641) 715-0700 Access Code: 767350 Present: Courtney, Steve, Rachel, Summer Not Present: Sara, Kristin, Samantha Notetaker: Rachel Agenda Introductions Ruth - next time Kristin- next time Check-in on ongoing projects: Outreach Social Media (Facebook, Twitter): Samantha Things are going swimmingly Blog master: Summer Needs to post: Rachel’s Steering Share Sara’s Steering Share Survey...
Hi ERS, long time listener, first time caller! I am re-working some sections of our Collections Management Policy and considering ways to address born-digital records in this traditional document. Has anyone done this?
Something important to you missing from this newsletter? Send a submission my way and let me know what you would like to see.Please submit newsletter items about archives and human rights (writ broadly) to hilary.h.barlow@gmail.com. These can be recent publications, upcoming events or exhibitions, opportunities and scholarships, or something else entirely as long as it connects to archives and human rights. For the January newsletter, please send you submission by January 24, 2019.
Oberlin is currently one of eight sanctuary cities in Ohio. The city’s history is one of commitment to social justice, even when in conflict with federal law. Oberlin College is proud of the city’s history, and the college’s archives holds significant collections that document the city’s history of antislavery, abolitionism, coeducation, black education, and feminism, to name a few movements. Just after the 2016 presidential election—amid discourse about immigrants, Muslims, and people of...
The Museum will remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The focus of the celebration is community service and social and economic justice.  Activities include daylong performances, youth-centered edutainment, a healthy community pavilion and the museum experience.  In the spirit of service, the Museum will hold its annual Mid-South Food Bank Drive and Lifeblood Drive, and serve as a center for community resources and engagement. Read more here.
The following is a translation of the first few paragraphs. View the entire article in Spanish here. The Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights of Chile, recently announced the creation of a virtual space of historical memory for The Savior. The project "Social Strengthening of a Memory Space for El Salvador" was presented by the Director of the Museum of the Memory of...
The Museum of Black Civilisations opened on 6 December in Dakar to a flourish of dance, drums and acrobatics, and its curator, Senegalese Babacar Mbow, claims it "incomparable to anything in the world."  Its 14,000 square metres of floor space and capacity for 18,000 exhibits puts it in league with the National Museum of African American History in Washington. Its range of exhibits is, however, more far-reaching. The high-ceilinged exhibition halls include Africa Now, showcasing contemporary...
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;...