In DC today? Drop by the #ArchivesFair!
Join us on Thursday, April 3, from 9:30 to 4 pm at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC for an all-day Archives Fair! Enter through the Special Events Entrance on 7th St. and Constitution Ave. The DC Caucus of MARAC and the National Archives Assembly are co-hosting this all-day Archives Fair. Archives-related groups and will be using the area outside the McGowan Theater as an exhibit hall.
You can watch our panel discussion online.
8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour and Exhibit Hall
9:30-10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction by the Archivist of the United States
10:00-11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Crowdsourcing for Enhanced Archival Access
- Elissa Frankle, moderator (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
- Helena Zinkham (Library of Congress)
- Ching-Hsien Wang (Smithsonian)
- Meredith Stewart (National Archives)
11:30-1 p.m. Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1-2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Monuments Men Archives
- Barbara Aikens (Smithsonian)
- Dr. Greg Bradsher (National Archives)
- Maygene Daniels (National Gallery of Art Archives)
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break and Exhibit Hall
2:45-3:15 p.m. National Archival Authorities Cooperative (NAAC)
- John Martinez (National Archives)
- Jerry Simmons (National Archives)
3:15-3:45 p.m. Donations Partnership Database
- Dawn Sherman (National Archives)
- Meg Ryan (National Archives)
3:45-4 p.m. Closing Remarks and Exhibit Hall
Up from the Deep: Treating Records Salvaged from a World War II Shipwreck
Records recovered from the USS Peary, a World War II ship sunk Feb. 19, 1942. Can they be separated or not?
Are you into genealogy? Because I’d like to grow our family tree together.
Baby, you belong in special collections because you’re rare and worth keeping!
No classification can describe you,
No box can contain your gifts.
How can I encapsulate my feelings?
May I ask for a mandatory review of them?
Deed me your heart, and my PII is an open book.
One of our NARA colleagues* raises the bar with this archival ode!
More Archival Valentines
(Poem by NARA staff member Pamla Eisenberg.)
Just like the Archives - we are history!
Q:We had way too much fun with archival valentines. "Access to my heart is unrestricted." "I'm scoping your content." "We go together like arrangement and description." "I want to add you to my biographical note." "You're #1 on my disaster plan." "Our committee decided you have permanent research value." "Our love is hotter than exploding nitrate film."
My heart is on fire like improperly stored nitrate film.
I could process you on the item level all night long.
Our love will be preserved in acid-free containers until the end of time.
Your record schedule is permanent in my heart.
I’d write you a finding aid but you’ve already found my heart.
Baby, next to you, everyone else is ephemera.
My love cannot be redacted