Save the date for the 2015 Un-Conference!
Date: Friday, October 2, 2015
Location: Columbia – SCDAH facilities
Official Title: Bridge Builders: Connecting Archives with Your Community
Call For Participants coming soon!
Join us for an afternoon with archivists from around South Carolina as we enjoy a social lunch hour at Leaf, followed by a tour of the newly renovated Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston. This event is the fundraiser for the SCAA’s scholarship program, the Darrick L. Hart Endowment Fund.
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 - 3:00 pm (11-12 Board Mtg.; 12-1:30 Lunch; 1:30-3:00 Tour)
Location: Addlestone Library, College of Charleston
Cost: $15.00 for SCAA members; $10.00 for students; $20.00 non-members
PALMCOP/SCAA Spring Workshop
Every collection is susceptible to damage from water – whether from floods, hurricanes, burst pipes, or from structural leaks. This presentation and hands-on workshop will give participants information regarding salvage of affected collections and experience in recovery of waterlogged materials.
Experienced collections conservator, Ann Frellsen, who assisted along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and is a member of the American Institute for Conservation’s Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT), will lead the one-day workshop on how to recover collections after the water recedes.
Participants will gain hands-on experience in the salvage of typical library and archives materials. Participants will also learn the importance of teamwork in managing an emergency response, including safety, public relations, and the recovery of wet materials.
Workshop Location: James A. Rogers Library at Francis Marion University
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration is full. Contact Virginia Ellison to be added to the waitlist.
The application period for the 2015 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award is now open!
The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists.
The recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists on August 16-22, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.
Eligibility: The Pinkett is awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year proceeding the date on which the award is given.
For more details or to download the application form please visit:
The deadline to apply is February 28, 2015.
1st South Carolina Infantry, ca. 1916 at Camp Owen Bierne, El Paso, Texas, courtesy of SC Dept. of Archives and History
South Carolina Archives Month 2017
South Carolina at War
Every October, archivists around the country commemorate American Archives Month. This month-long celebration is a time for archival and cultural heritage professionals to bring awareness to their collections and spotlight the important work they do for their communities. In 2014, the South Carolina Archival Association revived our statewide celebration with South Carolina Archives Month, and we have continued the tradition since then. Themes in years past have included: Archives and the Natural Environment, Bridge Builders: Connecting Archives with Your Community, and Sights and Sounds of South Carolina.
For South Carolina Archives Month 2017, our theme is “South Carolina at War.” 2017 marks the centennials of the United States’ entry into World War I, the end of United States’ involvement in the Mexican Expedition (1916-1917), and the creation of Fort Jackson here in South Carolina. Additionally, we can look to 2018 as the fast approaching 50th anniversary of Vietnam. This year is a unique time to highlight the preservation of military records and memorabilia both in institutional and private hands. With this theme in mind, we’re looking forward to events featuring everything from military service to conscientious objection to civilian contribution! We plan to celebrate exhibits, collections, acquisitions, and newly available materials across the state that are in keeping with this theme both through social media and through our blog.
Camp Sevier nurses at base hospital (1917), courtesy of Greenville County Library System
Archives Month also presents us with an excellent opportunity to examine our outreach efforts and identify new opportunities for interacting with our patrons, encouraging the use of new digital access platforms, and reaching out to completely new audiences. When planning this year, keep in mind these potential opportunities:
· Create new social media accounts ( on platforms like Pinterest) to curate virtual or retired physical exhibits
· Work with National History Day organizers in SC and creating a list of topics for the 2018 theme: Conflict and Compromise in History. Collections related to wartime activities are ripe for use with this theme!
· Host Lunch and Learns on topics of interest to specific communities such as assisted living facilities or retirement clubs
· Use social media to showcase what archivists do, including brief conservation show-and-tell videos, #transformationtuesday posts featuring a newly processed collection, participate in #WWIWednesday posts, etc.
· Participate in Ask an Archivist Day (10/4) and Electronic Records Day (10/10)
Let’s work together to make certain all of South Carolina’s citizens understand their own vital place in the historical tapestry of our state!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase a part of your archival collection! Please share information about your Archives Month event(s) with us by emailing email@example.com, and we will post it on our website and publicize via Facebook, twitter, and other networks! Also, don’t forget to join us for our annual meeting at the Citadel in Charleston on October 20th!
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