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.
The work of archivists in South Carolina is integral to maintaining the fabric of our rich documentary heritage. We demonstrate the importance of primary source materials to elementary school students, collect oral histories to immortalize people’s voices and life experiences, and teach people how to search for and find the information they seek. We preserve evidence of the past to enrich people’s present and future experiences. As the state’s primary professional organization for archivists, SCAA is committed to advocating for the profession and the records repositories where we carry out our work to assess, collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to information that has lasting value.
To commemorate the South Carolina Archival Association’s fifteenth birthday, we are renewing our commitment to advocacy for archives and archivists in the state of South Carolina. To start the momentum, SCAA is reinvigorating the celebration of South Carolina Archives Month in October.
Celebrate South Carolina Archives Month with us!
From the mountains to the sea, the foothills and the Pee Dee, Every region of South Carolina is home to natural beauty and environmental wonders.
The goal of South Carolina Archives Month is to inform the general public about the diverse array of archival materials held in repositories across the Palmetto State. All archival and documentary heritage repositories are invited to participate. The natural environment will serve as our theme and inspiration. Archivists and librarians are encouraged to participate by curating exhibits, lectures, open houses and other events that highlight the landscape, conservation, flora, fauna, agriculture, management of natural resources, and outdoor recreation in South Carolina.
The events are a celebration of the work that we and our organizations do, but South Carolina Archives Month is also a time to raise public awareness. By holding exhibit openings, workshops, lectures, open houses, and other related events during October, South Carolina’s archives community can make a concerted effort to underscore the importance of our profession to our state’s citizenry and public leaders.
Some ideas for themed events/installations:
- South Carolina flora and fauna
- Prominent South Carolinians involved in the natural sciences, such as biologists, botanists, and naturalists
- Gardening and landscaping
- Agriculture and land use
- Forestry and wildlife management
- Hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation
- Natural energy sources and consumption
- Geology, geography, hydrology, and other earth sciences
- Natural disasters
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 filling out our event submission form 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 Newberry College on October 10th!
SC Archives Month Events
|Event Dates||Time||Institution||Event Title||Event Description|
|9/5/2014- 1/9/2015||n/a||South Carolina Political Collections Gallery, Hollings Library||"The Force of Character and Courage”: South Carolina and Hugo||The arrival of Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989, marked the first major hurricane to hit South Carolina in thirty years. On the 25th anniversary of the event, a new exhibit in the South Carolina Political Collections gallery depicts the state's preparation for the storm, the destruction it caused, and the efforts towards rescue and recovery. The exhibit, "The Force of Character and Courage": South Carolina and Hugo, draws its name from a statement made by then-Governor Carroll Campbell about the bravery and cooperative spirit shown by the people of the state in the face of tragedy. The exhibit is free and open to the public 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, through January 9, in the South Carolina Political Collections Gallery in the Hollings Library. The Hollings LIbrary is accessed through Thomas Cooper Library. For more information, call the Hollings Library at (803) 777-3847.|
|9/3/2014- 10/14/2014||n/a||Anderson University||WW I Abroad and at Home||This exhibit explores how Anderson College students supported the war effort and showcases two flags from World War I.|
|10/2/2014||5:30 PM||Charleston Museum||Special Archives Tours: Nature in the Archives||October is American Archives Month! Archivist Jennifer McCormick will be once again opening the locked flat files to bring you the Natural Environment in the Archives. Join McCormick in viewing Volumes 3 & 4 of John James Audubon's The Birds of America as well as the never before seen sketch book of Maria Martin's butterflies and insects. McCormick will also showcase two sketch books of Charles Fraser's landscape watercolors he created while travelling throughout the countryside. Afterwards, we will take a trip to the Museum's storeroom to see the stunning butterfly and insect collection of Anna Heyward Taylor. Registration Required. There are only 10 spots available. $40 for Members, $55 for Non-members. Call 843.722.2996 ext. 235 or visit http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/proddetail.asp?prod=SpecialArchivesTour8.26.1|
|10/11/2014||1:00 - 2:30 PM||Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library||Behind-the-Scenes Tour||Our annual Archives Month behind-the-scenes tour highlights items about plant and animal life, naturalists, conservation, agriculture, recreation, and land use this year. Allot 1.5 hours for presentation and tour. Limit of 15. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-255-6468. Please: No walk-ins.|
|10/20/2014||2:00 PM||The Charleston Archive at Charleston County Public Library||Preserving your Documentary Heritage: Archiving Basics||Join CCPL’s Archivist, Katie Gray, for an instructional session on protecting your personal documents for posterity. Ms. Gray will offer guidelines for the physical preservation of documents and photographs, as well as advice on exerting intellectual control over your materials|
|10/23/2014||Luncheon at 12:30PM-1:30PM; Reception at 6:00 PM||Charleston Library Society||The Art of the ACE Basin||For the last 30 years Vincent J. Musi has travelled the world photographing everything from volcanoes to mummies, capturing enduring images of vanishing cultures, history, and archaeology. He currently specializes in animal portraiture for National Geographic Magazine, and his work is an often quirky look at the world of exotic pets, domestication, and cognition. In between assignments, Musi, who lives on Sullivan’s Island, has focused on the Lowcountry, producing a portfolio celebrating the ACE Basin for the November 2014 edition of National Geographic. Musi’s photographs of the Ace Basin tell a story, in pictures, of an unprecedented 25 years of public private partnership that has protected more than 217,000 beautiful and biodiverse acres just 30-some miles from downtown Charleston.Musi will speak at the Library's Wide Angle Lunch Series. For tickets, call 843-723-9912. A reception and exhibition of Musi's photographs will be held the same evening as the lunchtime lecture.|