Showing posts from June, 2018

Justice Weaver campaign series

Niki has been working hard since May on Justice Elizabeth Weaver campaign series. This large series of mostly duplicates and miscellaneous financials has been reduced from 28 cu.ft. to its core. Niki is almost done with the physical processing. She'll be writing the finding aid for the series soon.

Feltner processing nears completion

Charles E. and Jeri Feltner's research collection on Great Lakes maritime history is nearing completion. It is likely one of the top 10 collections of its kind in the nation. It consists mostly of photocopies of articles, chapters, presentations, reports, images, drawings, statistics, and other related material. 17.5 cubic feet of mostly photocopies of research sources remains after processing, in addition to 70 separately cataloged titles.

Justice Weaver Reference Materials series

JoAnna just completed processing Justice Elizabeth Weaver's Reference Materials series, which has been pared down to 1.75 cubic feet in 4 boxes. 23.25 cubic feet of duplicates and peripherals were withdrawn during processing. Some materials were separately cataloged. Bravo!

SAA disaster recovery grants awarded

The Society of American Archivists Foundation has recently awarded two more disaster recovery grants to institutions recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Government of the United States Virgin Islands (GVI) Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) was awarded $5,000 to aid their preservation and restoration efforts, as 80% of their collections were significantly damaged during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Library Foundation Rafael Hernández Colón (Puerto Rico) has been awarded $5,000 to hire two archivists to assist with the second phase of their recovery plan to restore and preserve materials in their collection that were damaged during Hurricane Maria.

The National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archiveswas established by SAA and the Society of Southwest Archivists in 2005 to assist repositories affected by Hurricane Katrina. The scope of the Fund was later expanded to provide grants to repositories thr…

MI K-12 Social Studeies Standards

anyone interested in funding/ volunteering to help clean up local heritage sites in Houghton County, MI