History Café: Building More Inclusive Community Collections, September 20, 2023, 6:30 – 8 pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
6:30 – 8 pm

Primary documents and artifacts are the building blocks for constructing historical narratives. However, the collections that house them have gaps mirroring the biases of society and curatorial practices. Whose stories are deemed significant and why? How can these omissions be addressed? Join curators, collections managers, and researchers for a discussion on building equitable history from the stacks.

We are excited to present this event in partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State and the Labor Archives of Washington, and the Wing Luke Museum.

ASL Interpretation and CART captioning are available during the program. In addition, a limited number of Assistive Listening Devices are available upon request. For more accessibility support, email programs@mohai.org two weeks before the program.

If you can’t make it to the museum, tune in live on the MOHAI YouTube page to virtually attend this event.

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion

Cost: Free with Registration


SeArch meeting at Washington State Archives Puget Sound Branch at Bellevue College

Seattle Area Archivists will be holding a member meeting at the Washington State Archives Puget Sound Branch at Bellevue College on April 25th from 1-3pm.

Please fill out this form with your name and email address to RSVP.

When: April 25, 1-3pm
What: Engage with your archives and cultural heritage colleagues and tour the Washington State Archives at Bellevue College. This event will include:

  • SeArch updates and trivia
  • Mingling and networking with light refreshments
  • Tour of archives facility

WhereWashington State Archives Puget Sound Branch at Bellevue College in Bellevue.

If you haven’t paid your 2023 member dues, visit the SeArch website to renew your membership!

NWA Funding Awards Announcements

Are you a grad student interested in exploring a career in archives?

NWA’s Student at Large scholarship offers an annual $500 in funding to encourage graduate students to pursue their aspirations for a career in archives. Up to four scholarships may be awarded each year.

The deadline to apply is March 1.

Please see detailed application instructions here: http://www.northwestarchivists.org/studentscholarship

Contact Elizabeth Russell at elizabeth.russell@providence.org with any questions.

Are you an archivist interested in taking a course or training whose employer pays little or nothing toward professional development? If so, apply for the Professional Development Scholarship.

NWA offers an annual $500 scholarship to enable practicing archivists to attend workshops, institutes, conferences, or other training opportunities. This scholarship was designed to provide professional development funding to practicing archivists who are self-employed or who receive inadequate financial support for professional development. Up to four scholarships may be awarded each year.

The deadline to apply is March 1.

Please see detailed application instructions here: http://www.northwestarchivists.org/profdevscholarship

Contact Elizabeth Russell at elizabeth.russell@providence.org with any questions.

Want to bring archival educational opportunities to your area? Want to connect archivists within your state or far-flung region? Want to bring a prominent archivist to your area to talk or maybe have them present over zoom? Want to hold an unconference around a hot-button archival issue? 

Get money from the Continuing Education Fund! We’ve helped fund unconferences, SAA webinars and in-person workshops in the past. We’ve even helped fund a read-along book club for AK archivists. Each state is allotted $500 per year. Not sure how you can make it work or just have a kernel of an idea? Just email and we can work with you to get your continuing educational proposal off the ground.  

The deadline to apply is March 1. 

Please see detailed application instructions here: https://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/Continuing-Education-Fund 

Contact Josh Zimmerman Joshua.zimmerman@seattlearch.org with any questions. 

Maintenance Culture: Seattle Skillshare & Workshop

Maintain Culture is hosting a workshop aimed to increase small cultural heritage institutions’ capacity to preserve complex, born-digital, creative work on April 12-13, 2023 at the Seattle Public Library.

Maintenance Culture is a project by Myriad, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to address challenges related to preserving complex, born-digital, creative works in small institutions. Myriad and collaborators will create and present an innovative and collaborative digital preservation training program, expanding on existing curricula to specifically cover preserving time-based media, art, and other complex born-digital works.

For more information on the event and how to register, visit their website.