Author Archives: Kate Theimer

Testing, testing

This is a test. I’m trying out the polling options that I hope we’ll be using for the Cats & Dogs From the Archives contest that will launch this weekend. If you see this, please take a look at the … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Scholarships 2015: 41 recipients, 111 donors!

Things have been a little more hectic for me than usual, but at last I’m happy to share the good news about this year’s Spontaneous Scholarships. 111 lovely people donated a total of $9,659, allowing 19 students and 22 “regular” … Continue reading

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Your Cats & Dogs from the Archives can help the Cleveland Animal Protective League!

Knowing how much archivists love their own cats, dogs, and other pets, our colleague Caryn Radick decided to explore ways our community could help a local animal shelter in conjunction with the SAA annual meeting in Cleveland this August. In … Continue reading

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With one week left for Spontaneous Scholarships–dollar for dollar matching pledge just received!

With just one week left to throw your name in the hat for a Spontaneous Scholarship this year, I was feeling a bit down because so far donations have also been down. We’ve got 50 people asking for help this … Continue reading

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Scholarship donors eligible to enter book raffle

What archivist (or archivist in training) would pass up the chance for a free book? If you donate $20 or more to the Spontaneous Scholarships you can have a chance to win one of these fantastic books: Appraisal and Acquisition: … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Scholarships 2015: How to give, how to apply

Yes, it’s the fifth year of this wonderful (and SAA-award winning) crowdfunding effort to help our fellow archivists and archives students attend the Society of American Archivists annual meeting. In the past four years you’ve helped 149 people–86 of them … Continue reading

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What’s the best book about archives you’ve read lately?

I asked that question on Twitter and Facebook and here are the responses:   Big Data – A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem … Continue reading

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Examples of archival & special collections being used for current scientific purposes?

Perhaps inspired by the fantastic session on the recent CLIR Hidden Collections Symposium featuring uses of scientists’ field books (including the Smithsonian’s Field Book Project), I’m interested in hearing about examples of archival and special collections materials being used to … Continue reading

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Opportunity to be an ambassador for archives outside the usual venues … CFP for MLA session

Here’s an opportunity to talk about archives outside the usual venues most of us attend: the Modern Language Association (MLA)’s 2016 meeting in Austin. There’s a call for papers out for this session (http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_8175): Archival Practices Special Session Roundtable bridging … Continue reading

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What’s next? A slight hitch in the proceedings

I’m somewhat torn about writing this update, but since I advocate transparency for others, I feel as if I should follow my own advice. A while back I announced that I’d be kicking off a new project (well, actually two), … Continue reading

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