New Steering Committee Members Announced

Yesterday, at the spring membership meeting, the newly elected steering committee members were announced.  48 ballots were distributed and 32 ballots were received and tabulated.  The three new members of the committee will be replacing outgoing members Kathleen Crosman, Josh Zimmerman, and Emily Hughes Dominick.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this process!

The committee for 2010-2011 year stands as follows:

New members of the steering committee

Seth Dalby who is currently head of Archives and Records Management at the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle

Odile Dumbleton who is currently a volunteer with the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries

Jennifer Hawkins who is an MLIS student at the University of Washington iSchool, a student technician in Special Collections at UW, and a volunteer at the Redmond Historical Society.

Returning members of the steering committee

Nicolette Bromberg who is Visual Materials Curator in the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries

Ken House who is an archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration in Seattle

Spring Membership Meeting: Save the Date

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 9, 2:00-4:00 for the Seattle Area Archivists spring membership meeting to be held at the Diocese of Olympia (Episcopal) Archives.  This meeting will include a business portion wherein we will announce the new steering committee members.  The program of the meeting will consist of a tour of Diocesan House and the Archives led by Archivist Diane Wells.

The Diocese of Olympia Archives is located at Diocesan House, 1551 10th Ave E, just north of St. Mark’s Cathedral on Seattle’s Capitol Hill (see map below).  Limited free parking is available at Diocesan House or on nearby residential streets.  Diocesan House is also easily accessible by the route 49 Metro bus line.

Reminder: Membership Meeting Tomorrow!

We hope to see you tomorrow for our Seattle Area Archivists meeting.

When: March 11, 2010 10:00-11:30

Where: University of Washington Special Collections classroom in the basement of Allen Library South

What: Short business meeting followed by presentations by Nicolette Bromberg and Hannah Palin.

Presentation Descriptions:

Discovering Viretta Denny, and how she kept growing on me–literally!
Nicolette Bromberg, Visual Materials Curator at UW Libraries, Special Collections, will talk about her experiences when she uncovered (and kept uncovering) a collection of photographs by an early Seattle photographer.

Films, Football, and Raccoons
There were always rumors about the Intercollegiate Athletic Film Collection, that a treasure trove of films documenting the UW’s athletic history was buried somewhere in Husky Stadium. In early 2009, Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist at the UW Libraries, Special Collections, met with representatives from the Intercollegiate Athletics Department to discuss a project to evaluate, inventory, and make recommendations for the care and storage of the department’s films. At that meeting, Ms. Palin was taken to the fabled storage room in Husky Stadium, containing hundreds of boxes filled with thousands of films and videotapes. The rumors were all true. Ms. Palin will discuss the Intercollegiate Athletics Moving Image Project in detail and will touch on issues of preservation and access in regard to large moving image collections.

Winter Membership Meeting: Save the Date

Mark your calendars for March 11, 10:00-11:30 for the Seattle Area Archivists winter membership meeting to be held at the University of Washington.

Note that the focus of the meeting has been shifted: since we didn’t get a hearty response from student presenters, we will be treated to an inside look at two visual collections in the Special Collections department at UW.  Nicolette Bromberg will share an acquisition story about a collection of materials from an early woman photographer, Viretta Denny; Hannah Palin will talk about the appraisal and eventual acquisition and inventory of large sports film collection.

More details will be forthcoming.

Mark Your Calendar: Some Important Upcoming Dates

February 9: Deadline to submit materials to be included in the forthcoming issue of the Seattle Area Archivists newsletter.  See this previous post for more details.

February 12: Deadline for proposals for student presentations for our upcoming winter membership meeting.  See this previous post for info.

March 1: Deadline for applications for the Northwest Archivists At-Large Student Scholarship and the Professional Development Scholarship.  (Great timing: These scholarships can help you attend the Western Roundup 2010 meeting–including pre-conference workshops–being held in Seattle at the end of April!)

March 31:  Speaking of the Western Roundup 2010 meeting, this is the last day for Early Bird Registration

April 6: And this is the last day to reserve a room at the conference hotel for the Western Roundup 2010 meeting