The agenda for the PALMCOP Annual Meeting being held at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Columbia, SC on January 24, 2020 is now available. It can be found at

From Shannon L. Smith:

PALMCOP fans, save the date! January 24, 2020 is our annual conference.  “Safe and Secure: Protecting What Is Most Valuable” will be held at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, beginning at 9 AM. 

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This year’s theme surrounds patron safety in our cultural resource institutions. We’ll be hearing from a number of public safety instructors and professionals on what lengths we can take to create greater safety and security policies.

Topics will include active shooter training, hostage negotiation, first aid, implementation of security policies and plans, and much more! This is a conference you won’t want to miss!


Register now for the SCAA Annual Meeting!

Friday, October 25, 2019
Newberry College
Gnann Conference Center at the Center for Teacher Education
1121 Speers Street Newberry, SC


9:30 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast

   9:50 a.m.          Opening Remarks

10:00 a.m.           Keynote address: Evan Spencer, South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH), "South Carolina, the American Revolution, and Hockey: Unlikely Connections at the SCDAH"

10:30 a.m.           Jessica Hills, Kathryn Slover, and Morgan Jones-King, SCDAH, "PST! Hey, It's Email!"

11:00 a.m.           Break

11:15 a.m.           Andrea L'Hommedieu, University of South Carolina (UofSC), "Oral Histories in a Digital World: Connecting Stories and Resources"

11:45 a.m.           Krista Oldham and Brenda Burk, Clemson University, "Connecting Communities: Supporting the Counter-Narrative"

12:15 p.m.           Lunch and Business Meeting

  1:15 p.m.           Jessica L. Serrao, Clemson University, "Connecting Collections With Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Metadata"

  1:45 p.m.           J.R. Fennell, Tracy Power, and Shannon Smith, Lexington County Museum, Newberry College, Crumley Archives, "Connecting Collections: The Story of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in the Dutch Fork"

  2:15 p.m.           Break

  2:30 p.m.           Ann Merryman, UofSC (Upstate), "One is the loneliest number: How a one-person shop leveraged campus, community, and SCDL partnerships to grow digital collections at USC Upstate"

The deadline for proposals for the South Carolina Archival Association 2019 Annual meeting has been extended until October 15, 2019. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present at this conference, please follow this link.

This year‘s theme is “Connecting Collections”, and will focus on how we support smaller archival projects and institutions, how we connect records for greater accessibility, and how we can create a greater awareness of lesser-known but very valuable collections!  

The Association will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the meeting being held at Newberry College, at the Gnann Conference Center at the Center for Teacher Education, in the historic Speers Street Elementary School on October 25, 2019 from 9:30am-3pm.

Register now for early bird rates. Rates will increase by $10 after October 4th.


South Carolina Archival Association

Annual Meeting 2019

“Connecting Collections”


Friday, October 25, 2019


Newberry College


Gnann Conference Center at the Center for Teacher Education

1121 Speers Street 

Newberry, SC

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.




   9:30 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast

   9:50 a.m.          Opening Remarks

10:00 a.m.           Session 1

10:30 a.m.           Session 2

11:00 a.m.           Break

11:15 a.m.           Session 3

11:45 a.m.           Session 4

12:15 p.m.           Lunch and Business Meeting

  1:15 p.m.           Session 5

  1:45 p.m.           Session 6

  2:15 p.m.           Break

  2:30 p.m.           Session 7




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