NYS Archives hosting SAA Arrangement and Description Course

NYS Archives hosting SAA Arrangement and Description Course

The New York State Archives will be hosting Society of American Archivists’ Arrangement and Description workshop on May 1-2

Register through SAA  here! Early registration is in place until April 1st

This two-day course introduces the basic principles, concepts, and tools that archivists use to establish both physical and intellectual control over archival records. These include developing accession records and processing work plans; identifying common arrangement schemes for certain types of collections, as well as various formats; and how to physically organize materials during processing. You will also learn the essential elements of a finding aid and the major descriptive standards that support these elements. Particular emphasis will be placed on the day-to-day decisions made in arranging and describing archival materials. You’ll also participate in a set of exercises designed to emphasize the principles and concepts of arrangement and description.

Register for the New England Archivists 2023 50th Anniversary Meeting Today!

Don’t miss your chance to register for NEA’s 50th Anniversary Meeting, Past. Present. Possibilities! This meeting will give archivists from New England and beyond a chance to reflect on the history and ponder the future of archival practices. 

Registration is now open: https://bit.ly/NEA50thRegistration

Make sure to check out the detailed meeting schedule – more events are being added weekly! https://bit.ly/NEA50thSched

Our workshops have separate registration rates! We’re holding both virtual and in-person workshops this year – all the information on workshops can be found on the Current Workshops page: ​​https://newenglandarchivists.org/Current-Workshops

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC (Midwestern Archives Conference) is soliciting applications for the 2023 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession. Two $1,500 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx descent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog.

Applications are due March 1, 2023 and must include the following documents:

  • Completed application form, available at http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley
  • Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  • Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests and future goals in archival administration
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Jolie Braun
Curator of Modern Literature & Manuscripts
The Ohio State University

Applications must be emailed by March 1, 2023. 
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2023.