- Written by Mary Jo Fairchild
The SCAA Outreach and Advocacy Committee invites you to attend the annual meeting to be held at Newberry College in Newberry, SC on Friday, October 10, 2014. The natural environment will serve as the theme and inspiration for conference proceedings.
We welcome presentation and/or session proposals relating to the intersection of archives and records repositories with the natural environment as well as issues relevant to our profession in the 21st Century.
- The intersection of archives and preservation with landscape, conservation, flora, fauna, agriculture, management of natural resources, and outdoor recreation in South Carolina.
- Biographical, historical, and research information concerning collections that document the South Carolina landscape. These can include naturalists, biologists, and botanists.
- Sustainability in the archives. Anything from selecting sustainable formats for electronic records to “green” archival facilities.
- Challenges facing archivists involved in caring for natural history collections.
- Collaboration of archivists with other professionals in the fields of natural history, science, archaeology, land management, engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, and farming.
- New research and innovative projects and programs being implemented in archives repositories.
Registration will open soon and additional details about the meeting will be available soon.
- Written by Webmaster
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!
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- Written by Mary Jo Fairchild
Join us for an afternoon with curators and archivists at the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster. This event is the fundraiser for the SCAA’s scholarship program, the Darrick L. Hart Endowment Fund. Awards up to $500 are made available to current SCAA members through an application and review process to attend continuing educational training. Click here to learn more about the Hart Endowment
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Native American Studies Center, 119 South Main St., Lancaster, SC
Cost: $15.00 for SCAA members; $10.00 for students; $20.00 non-members
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Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 11:30 to 4:00 (includes lunch)
Location: St Helena Branch, Beaufort County Library System. Registration now open!
Registration Fee: $25 SCAA Member; $35 Non-member; $15 Students
The SCAA spring workshop will offer attendees an SAA webinar followed by a panel discussion. The webinar focuses on mitigating risks, building bridges with local law enforcement, and developing a holdings protection program. A panel discussion with front-line archivists, librarians, law officers, public relations specialists, and administrators representing a variety of different repositories (academic, public library, private, etc.) will follow the webinar. Panelists include: Gina White (Winthrop University), Steven Tuttle (South Carolina Department of Archives and History), Lynette Stoudt (Georgia Historical Society), and Douglas Henderson (Charleston County Public Library).