Labor Archives of Washington Records Survey

(Graphic courtesy of Crystal Rodgers, Labor Archives of Washington)

Does your repository have collections related to working people, the labor movement, and interrelated civil rights and social justice struggles? The Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections is issuing another call for all cultural heritage institutions in the Pacific Northwest with labor-related collections to participate in the Labor Records Survey! Thanks to the over 19 cultural heritage institutions that already participated during the first round in 2017, resulting in 12 new entries in the Society of American Archivists’ Labor Archives Directory. This significantly expanded the representation of PNW repositories with labor records in their holdings! Once complete, this survey will also culminate in a published catalog of Pacific Northwest labor records.  

The Regional Records Survey is a multi-year project, led by Crystal Rodgers, Labor Archivist for Processing, that includes a companion survey of records held by labor unions and affiliated organizations, helping the Labor Archives better understand the needs of our donor community, cultivate relationships with new organizations, plan for new donations, and offer records management and preservation consultations. Since the survey began in 2017, we now have data on 51 labor unions/affiliated organizations in WA and 19 repositories in the PNW. If you’re curious to learn more about the project or would like to participate in the survey but have questions, please reach out to Crystal at

Apply for funding to attend the Society of American Archivists annual meeting TODAY!

The Society of American Archivists Foundation Board voted unanimously to transform the SAAF Travel Award to a registration award program that will support up to 122 archivists’ attendance at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020: The Virtual Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and SAA, August 6-7, 2020.

Travel awards may be applied only to conference registration fees for the 2020 Virtual Joint Annual Meeting. Only current SAA members are eligible for this award. The primary criterion for selection will be financial need.

More information—including how to apply—can be found here:

Deadline for applying is July 31 at 11:59 PM CT.

The Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) is pleased to announce the Planning a Virtual Conference for Archival Organizations webinar

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
12 pm PDT / 1 pm MDT / 2 pm CDT / 3 pm EDT
Join us! [full link & calendar (.ics) file at link below]
(*Note: You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join!)

DeeDee Baldwin is the History Research Librarian and liaison to the Honors College at Mississippi State University Libraries. She was the President of the Society of Mississippi Archivists at the time of their virtual conference, which was held virtually on April 17, 2020.

Rachel Ingold is the Curator for the History of Medicine Collections in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.  She was the 2020 Program Chair for the annual meeting of LAMPHHS (Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of Health Sciences), which was held virtually on May 7-8, 2020.

Mary Rubin is the Archivist for University Archives at the University of Central Florida. She will be the Past President for the Society of Florida Archivists, which will hold virtual meetings in October 2020.

The event’s full information and the calendar (.ics) file can be found here:…

Northwest Archivists Seeks Blog Articles re: CHOP

From Steven Bingo, NWA Washington State Rep:

Is there anybody in your group that knows if there are any efforts to document the activities of CHOP? It occurs to me that there similarities to Zuccotti Park during the Occupy Movement. If folks in the Seattle Area Archivists are connected to the protest and its documentation, it could be an informative post to the NWA blog, if folks would be willing to share.

If so, please email Steven Bingo at