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.
South Carolina Archives Month 2015
Bridge Builders: Connecting Archives with Your Community
Every October, archivists around the country commemorate American Archives Month. This month-long celebration is a time for archival and cultural heritage professionals to bring awareness to their collections and spotlight the important work they do for their communities. Last year, the South Carolina Archival Association revived our statewide celebration with South Carolina Archives Month, and this year, we’re continuing the tradition.
For South Carolina Archives Month 2015, we are celebrating the role archivists play as “Bridge Builders,” serving as a connection point between our communities and the raw materials of history. Archivists work diligently to create and nurture partnerships within the community, and now is the time to promote and celebrate these vital collaborations. From exhibits to workshops, oral history projects to preservation programs, archives and other documentary repositories create a variety of opportunities for South Carolina’s citizenry to access and experience our shared history.
Archives Month presents us with an excellent opportunity to examine our outreach efforts and identify community groups and individuals that may not normally be part of our service population. Historians and genealogists may be our primary customers, but what about children and school groups, church congregants, or hobbyists? Think about building programs or highlighting collections that may be of interest to:
Children and young adults
Social justice organizations
Senior citizens groups
Hobbyists and enthusiasts (Philatelists, Numismatists, Railfans, Crafters)
Sororities and fraternities
Special events organizers (Farmers markets, Local festival organizers)
Let’s work together to make certain all of South Carolina’s citizens understand their own vital place in the historical tapestry of our state!
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 South Carolina Department of Archives and History on October 2!
SC Archives Month Events
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