Call for submissions: Archives Month Philly film screening

Audio-visual materials

In the grand tradition of our ever-popular Lantern Slide Salon, this year’s Archives Month Philly program will feature a screening of archival films and videos curated by the Archives Month Philly team. Institutions are invited to submit any film or video for consideration, whether it’s already been transferred or is in need of transfer. Through the generosity of organizations including NFL Films, several films and videos will be selected for free transfer services. This is a great opportunity to showcase unique archival content while helping repositories transfer some audiovisual material at the same time! 

To submit your material for consideration, please complete this form. The deadline for submission is May 15. The screening will take place in October, venue/date TBD. For more info on Archives Month Philly, visit

Save the date: Career Panel at HSP!

The Drexel University SAA chapter is cosponsoring a career panel with Delaware Valley Archivists on Wednesday, May 20th at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The panel will consist of 5 professional archivists and will be followed by a Q&A session and reception. Refreshments will be served!

This will be a GREAT opportunity to chat with professional archivists, emerging professionals, and students in an informal, casual setting. A formal announcement will be sent out in the coming weeks, but until then, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Details below:

WHO: All DUSAA and DVAG members
WHERE: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
WHEN: Wednesday, May 20th, 5:30-8:30 pm

If you know that you’d like to attend, please let us know by RSVPing to

Also, please submit any and all questions you’d like answered as part of the panel discussion!

We look forward to seeing you!

(Posted on behalf of Anita Lai, President of DUSAA)

MARAC Wrap-Up!

The MARAC/NEA Boston Conference has come and gone, and it’s now time to share what you’ve learned! Please join your fellow DVAGers for an informal MARAC wrap-up session this Thursday evening at the Union League Heritage Center. If you attended and/or presented at the conference, please come and share conference highlights, abridged versions of presentations and posters, and any other takeaways. If you were unable to attend the conference this time around, Thursday’s wrap-up will be a great opportunity to learn about conference sessions and highlights from DVAGers who took part. As usual, pizza will be served!

What: MARAC/NEA Boston Conference Wrap-up
Who: All DVAGers
When: Thursday, April 2nd, from 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Heritage Center is located on the street level of the Union League. There is no dress code. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Calling all volunteers for Archives Month Philly 2015!

Although it’s hard to believe, it’s already February, which means Archives Month Philly is only 8 months away! Want to help make this year’s program the best one yet? Join us at Strangelove’s on Tuesday, February 24th at 5:30 pm for our first 2015 planning meeting.

Planning to join us? Please RSVP to so we can plan for space accordingly. Want to help, but can’t make the meeting? Learn how to get involved, either as an individual or institution, on our website. And don’t forget to follow Archives Month Philly on Facebook and Twitter for updates on this year’s program.