Archival Re-mixing

My favorite information behavior is re-mixing. Of the many roles archives serve, my interest gravitates towards archives as cultural memory institutions. So, as interested as I am in the archival materials themselves, I love to see how individuals take those stories and make them their own. The more people interact with a collection the easier … Continue reading Archival Re-mixing


Enter to Win! Archival Film Night

  Seattle-based film and media lovers have the chance to win TWO tickets to the 4th installment of Moving History - Sound & Color.  This is a selection of digitized media from many (and I mean, MANY) of the Seattle-area heritage organizations. Featured moving image material includes glimpses of rare feature films, historic Seattle, oral history … Continue reading Enter to Win! Archival Film Night

radical empathy in archival practice

Twitter chat hosted by 92nd chat, Monday October 23 2017: radical empathy in archival practice 11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern moderated by @dinahhandel & @kellywooten Suggested resources: Caswell, Michelle and Cifor, Marika. From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives. Archivaria, May 2016. Radical Empathy in Archival Practice Tumblr Radical Empathy … Continue reading radical empathy in archival practice

Autumn Quarter Online Chat

It's that time of year! SAA-UW will be holding our first online informal chat with archivists in the field. We have two amazing archivists lined up to speak with you all and answer your questions about the profession, etc.  The two volunteers are Ann Lally and Blynne Olivieri. Ann is the current UW Digital Collections Curator. … Continue reading Autumn Quarter Online Chat

Directed Fieldwork Journal: Archiving Born-Digital Material

Ben Riesenberg, SAA-UW's Vice Chair, had the opportunity to complete directed fieldwork over the summer supervised by Ann Lally, Digital Collections Curator at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. He has posted a record of the fieldwork so that others can gain a glimpse into what he learned about archiving born-digital material! Check it … Continue reading Directed Fieldwork Journal: Archiving Born-Digital Material

Happy Hour Meet & Greet

  Tuesday September 19th, meet new and current students, faculty, librarians & archivists. We will provide a round of happy apps! We'll meet in Red Square, and walk over at 5:10 to Mamma Melina, or we'll see you there starting at 5:30. We will walk people back to campus! Sponsored by UW student chapters of Special … Continue reading Happy Hour Meet & Greet

Georgia O’Keefe Library & Archives

Liz Ehrnst, Archives and Digital Collections Librarian, was gracious enough to spend most of her morning talking with me about the Georgia O'Keefe Library and Archives in Santa Fe.   The Georgia O'Keefe Museum collections are extensive. The museum has enough work to fill three traveling shows (Brooklyn Museum, TATE, and the Heide Museum in Australia) plus their … Continue reading Georgia O’Keefe Library & Archives

National Archives Event

When: Saturday, April 15th from 1-4pm Where: UW Campus, Suzzallo Library, Special Collections Classroom (go through stairs off GMM desk, there will be signs!) Join Students and Librarians for a crowd-sourced event and help strengthen the UW Libraries Government Documents collection.  Go solo or work in teams to speed-sort and cross-check Gold that we’ve found … Continue reading National Archives Event

Say Hello! to the 2017-2018 Officers

  Alyson Sharp, Co-Chair MLIS Online Student, 2019 Casper, Wyoming I fell in love with archives while utilizing the National Archives in Washington DC for an undergraduate history paper competition. There is a connection to the past and an eye-opening that comes from reading the words and thoughts of those who have paved the way … Continue reading Say Hello! to the 2017-2018 Officers

Annual SAA Meeting

Check out details about the annual meeting for the Society of American Archivists here, including important dates, calls for submissions and presenters, and accommodation information.