Today Is the Last Day for MAA Board and Officer Nominations!

April 17, 2015

Today is the last day to submit a nomination for a position on the Michigan Archival Association Executive Board, if you want your name to appear on the ballot for this year’s election.

Read more about the MAA Board positions up for election and the nomination and election process here.

If you are nominating yourself, please identify which position you are interested in and include a short biography. Email the information to Nominating Committee Chair Rebecca Bizonet ( by the end of the day today.

Submitted by the 2015 MAA Nominating Committee:
Rebecca Bizonet, Megan Malone, Gavin Strassel

Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting: June 10-12, 2015

April 15, 2015

The Michigan Archival Association invites you to attend its 2015 Annual Meeting in Holland, Michigan. This year’s meeting site is the Haworth Inn & Conference Center, located on the campus of Hope College in downtown Holland. An impressive list of sessions includes presentations on digital projects, local history, grant administration, and emerging technologies. Conference attendees will also enjoy a reception at the Holland Area Arts Council and tours of the Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College, Holland Museum, and other sites. This year’s keynote speaker is Amy Auscherman, Corporate Archivist at Herman Miller. Her address will tell the stories of the people, products, and events behind Herman Miller’s 108-year history.

The Haworth Inn & Conference Center is our conference hotel. Located between Holland’s historic downtown district and the campus of Hope College, the Haworth is within walking distance of restaurants, art galleries, and shops. All lunches and sessions will take place at the Haworth. There is complimentary continental breakfast, wireless access, and parking for hotel guests. A block of rooms has been reserved for June 10–12. The reservation deadline is May 8, 2015, for the discounted conference rate.

On-site registration will be available during the conference. The on-site rate is $85. Discounted registration is available for those who submit their registrations by May 8, 2015. For registration instructions, please see this year’s Meeting Program.

MAA 2015 Call for Nominations: Deadline April 17

April 13, 2015

The 2015 Nominating Committee of the Michigan Archival Association would like to remind everyone that we are accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the MAA Board. Wondering what more you can do to make a difference for archives and archives professionals across the state of Michigan? Looking for a way to add to your professional accomplishments and help others while doing so? Or do you know someone you think would be the perfect candidate for job? The Nominating Committee wants to hear from you! Read the rest of this entry »

Blast from the Past: 1977

April 10, 2015

Scanning of Past Open Entry Issues and MAA Programs Continues

Open Entry Summer 1977 snip

The 1977 Fall Meeting, like this year’s Annual Meeting, took place in Holland. Open Entry Summer 1977 front page, portion.

Open Entry has been gracing our members’ mailboxes and inboxes since 1974. Celebrating over 40 years of archival articles and updates, in the fall of 2014, MAA began scanning and posting all of Open Entry‘s issues for inclusion on the MAA website. This is a joint project of MAA and the Walter P. Reuther Library. Coordinating and publicizing the project is MAA’s Communications Team, consisting of Rebecca Bizonet, Christiane Evaskis-Garrett, and Casey Westerman.

To date, the first twelve issues of Open Entry have been made available through this project. This covers 1974-1979, Open Entry‘s first six years. In addition, three meeting programs were included within the newsletter, a sporadic occurrence. The scanned issues can be accessed from the Open Entry Past Issues page of MAA’s website, and the remaining issues will be added over the course of 2015.

A recent post looked at some of the news items from 1974 through 1976.

Here are some highlights from 1977. Read the rest of this entry »

Call for Applications: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

February 18, 2015

The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2015 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. Read the rest of this entry »

Newsletter Announcement: Open Entry, 1974-1976 issues now available online

January 31, 2015

Open Entry, the newsletter of the Michigan Archival Association, has been continuously published since its first issue in early 1974. All issues from 2002 through 2014 are currently available on our website for digital download. This year we’ll complete the series by digitizing and uploading all existing issues that aren’t already online, beginning with the first years of Open Entry. The first six issues, representing the first three years of the newsletter’s publication, are now available as well.

Read the rest of this entry »

Job Posting: Archivist, Wayne State University

January 28, 2015

Wayne State University seeks a knowledgeable, energetic, detail-oriented individual for a full-time, grant-funded, two-year appointment at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. The Reuther Library collects, preserves, and provides access to historical records documenting the modern American labor movement, the development of southeastern Michigan, and the history of Wayne State University. The successful candidate will report to the Reuther Library Director. Read the rest of this entry »


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