Category Archives: Fun stuff

Round Two: 16 contenders for Top Cat and Top Dog from the Archives

Yes, it was painful to see some of them go. George will always live in my heart. But, this is a competition, and we have to move forward. So now there are only 16 animals competing for our top spot. … Continue reading

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Competition for Top Dog from the Archives: Round One

At last, it’s time to begin the Cats and Dogs from the Archives competition! Before you vote, please review the Rules post and remember that we’re doing this to benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League. If you’re voting, you need … Continue reading

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Dogs & Cats from the Archives to benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League: The Rules

Ok, in the next posts we’ll be kicking off the first round of the Dogs & Cats from the Archives competition, and I know you’re all champing at the bit (to use a horse metaphor) to start voting, but first … 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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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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Attn archives entertainers: sign up quickly for Raiders of the Lost Archives at #SAA14

I’ve been tardy about posting this, so if you’re interested, jump on it quickly! No apologies for cross-posting. This announcement is awesome and everyone should read it, preferably multiple times. Raiders of the Lost Archives was a series of musical … Continue reading

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How you can get one of those “this is not an archive” USB drives

Like this one: (Well, basically like that one. They will not be exactly like the one in the picture–may have different color/style, but the text will be the same.) I’m happy to promote this fundraising effort for the Association of … Continue reading

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A challenge: Can you find stories related to one day, December 28, 1986?

Friends, colleagues, researchers, and anyone else who this post can reach, I am here to forward to you a challenge. We often say that one of the most important reasons we preserve archives is for the stories they tell about … Continue reading

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Help pick the next book for the archivists’ book group

If you’re looking for an excuse to avoid the beautiful spring weather, why not read a book? Even better, why not read a book and archives and then discuss it with archivists? (While flexing your toned biceps, of course.) If … Continue reading

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Archives book group–still time to talk “Dust” and poll up on the next book

If you want to talk about Carolyn Steedman’s  Dust: The Archive and Cultural History you’re still welcome to come on over to the Archivists Reading Together blog and join in. And if you  weren’t able to read Steedman but want to think … Continue reading

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