Become a 2016-2017 Student Leader with SAA-UW

    NEW:  Archives were started to secure government records and are now tools for community participation. Interested in enriching your time at UW with amazing history? Become a student leader! Polls are open until Feb 24. Interested in archives and special collections? Wondering how your MLIS fits with working in archives? If you're interested … Continue reading Become a 2016-2017 Student Leader with SAA-UW

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#ArchivesValentine 2017

It's that time of year for some love in the archives! A big thank you to NYPL Digital Collections and UW Decorated Papers Collection for letting us use images from their collections, and to the National Archives Blog for their puny suggestions! Please share these e-cards far and wide, and don't forget to tag #ArchivesValentine  Join us in … Continue reading #ArchivesValentine 2017

Western History Center – Uncovering Issues in a Young Archive

Nestled in a corner of the Goodstein Foundation Library at Casper College in Casper lies a significant portion of Wyoming history.  As Wyoming’s most centrally located city, Casper is the second most populated municipality in the state.  Wyoming towns are few and far between, making Casper a hub of history and culture for much of … Continue reading Western History Center – Uncovering Issues in a Young Archive

Archive Visit! Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies Library & Archives

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's  Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies Library & Archives is not a typical archive.  The Institute is owned and operated by the nineteen Pueblos of New Mexico, but it is not a repository for the Pueblos. Instead, the Institute manages holdings about general history related to the Pueblos.  Plus, they use these holdings … Continue reading Archive Visit! Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies Library & Archives

Presentation for ACA Exam Info Session

As promised, here are the slides Emily Dominick presented at the information session for the Academy of Certified Archivists exam. ACA Outreach PPT 2016-2017 Following the presentation, Emily answered some questions posed by the audience. Both questions and answers are paraphrased. What qualifies as an archival program/degree concentration? An archival concentration is considered 9 semester … Continue reading Presentation for ACA Exam Info Session

ACA Certification Exam Information Session

This Wednesday, April 13, we're sponsoring an information session about the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) certification exam. Emily Dominick, technical services archivist at UW Special Collections and secretary of the ACA, will be giving a presentation at 12pm in the Special Collections classroom in Suzzallo Library. She will also be raffling off one free … Continue reading ACA Certification Exam Information Session

Join Us Online or in Person for #ArchivesValentine Friday

Show your love for archives with SAA-UW tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 12) in MGH commons 12-2pm and online all day-- and all weekend, if you feel like it! We have plenty of public domain images from the digital archives collections at UW and NYPL to get you started. There is also a folder for sharing finished valentines … Continue reading Join Us Online or in Person for #ArchivesValentine Friday

Archives Post on UW Jewish Studies Blog

It's always good to see archives get some publicity! Emily Thompson is a second-year MLIS student at the UW and a Jewish Studies graduate fellow. See the post here.