BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Archives’

  • Audio Visual Conservation at the Nashville Public Library was founded in 2015 to conserve, preserve, and make accessible the moving image and sound collections under the care of the Nashville Public Library and to collect and care for audiovisual records vital to the history and culture of Davidson County and Middle Tennessee. The Metro Archives […]

  • “Microfilm has become an important medium for preserving and disseminating the historical information in manuscripts, newspapers, and other source materials. This leaflet introduces some basic concepts of historical microfilming. Historical agency personnel should visit an ongoing microfilm operation or consult the readings in the last section of this leaflet for a thorough understanding of this […]

  • When it comes to removing accessioned items from your museum’s collection, the devil is definitely in the details. A policy that addresses the disposal, trade, or sale of any collection item is an essential document for every museum, historic house or other collecting organization. Paid and unpaid staff plus committee and board members need to […]

  • Have you heard about Sustaining Places? It’s an online encyclopedia of resources for small museums and historical organizations! As a collaborative project of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, this website collects and shares examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations. On this site, you can find example forms […]

  • In her latest column, Carol Kammen discusses the centennial anniversary of World War One and public remembrance. As a participant in the summer 2014 Anglo-American Conference of Historians held in London, Kammen witnessed firsthand how the UK has been commemorating the war in both national and local ways. She describes several British and European initiatives […]

  • The digital revolution is allowing local and state historical organizations to place more primary sources online. But digitization is labor-intensive. Learn more about the successes and failures of four unique projects that are using crowdsourcing to mitigate the labor demands of digitization while providing educational opportunities for their constituents. Chair: David McKenzie, Digital Projects Manager, Ford’s Theatre Society, Washington, DC; Jason […]

  • The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collection Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories is a project to make better known and more accessible archival collections held at small historical institutions. This session will present HCI-PSAR as a model and will share resources for those managing archives at small organizations. Chair: Jack McCarthy, Project Director, Historical […]

  • Audio recordings of annual meeting sessions from 2006-2011 are now available free of charge via the Society of American Archivists website. 2011: Archives 360° (Chicago, IL) 2010: Archives*Records (Washington, D.C.) 2009: Sustainable Archives (Austin, TX) 2008: Archival R/Evolution and Identities (San Francisco, CA) 2007: ARCHIVES (Chicago, IL) 2006: Joint Annual Meeting of NAGARA, COSA, and SAA […]

  • LISTEN: Interested in bringing more traffic to your digital collections? Want to participate with other great presidential sites and libraries to reach more people? Come and hear about Connecting Presidential Collections, a website that provides users one place to search across presidential resources. In this general session from the 2014 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, […]

  • The Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota is a study commissioned by the Minnesota Association of Museums with funding from  the University of Minnesota’s Tourism Center Carlson Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Chair. The study provides insight into one state’s vibrant museum community as well as ways others might measure and/or benchmark their own state’s (or region’s) economic impact. […]