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.

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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 »

Announcement: 2015 Marilyn McNitt Memorial Scholarship

January 22, 2015

The Marilyn McNitt Memorial Scholarship funds a student to attend Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting in Holland, Michigan, June 11-12, 2015. The scholarship covers lodging for two nights and conference registration. The recipient will also receive a $200 stipend for travel costs and a one-year membership to MAA. The scholarship winner will be invited to write an article for the MAA newsletter, Open Entry, about the conference experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Newsletter Announcement: Open Entry, Spring and Fall 2014 Issues

January 11, 2015

The Fall 2014 issue of the Michigan Archival Association’s newsletter Open Entry was distributed electronically to members in November. The print version was mailed to print subscribers in early December. This issue was the final printed issue of Open Entry, following a member vote at MAA’s annual business meeting in June to discontinue printing the newsletter. Open Entry will continue to be distributed electronically by email to all MAA members.

The Spring 2014 issue of Open Entry (Vol. 42, No. 1), and other back issues dating back to the Spring 2002 issue, are available for download from the Open Entry site.
Happy reading!
The Editors, Open Entry

Announcement: 2015 Western Archives Institute

January 7, 2015

The Western Archives Institute invites applications for an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education; those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials; those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction; and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career. The 29th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at the University of Santa Clara from July 517, 2015.

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Call for Applications: Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

January 7, 2015

The Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award Committee invites applications for its 2015 award.

The recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists on August 16-22, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

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