Call for Submissions: Spring 2017 Issue of Open Entry

February 5, 2017

Attention MAA Members, the editors of Open Entry are now seeking submissions for our Spring issue. The deadline for this issue is Friday, February 17.

We are looking for the following:

CONTENT. Here are some examples of content and topics we look for:

  • Repository news items
  • Information about new or interesting collections
  • Students: Let us know about what you are working on as individuals and in student groups
  • Articles and Reports about Michigan archives, archivists, or the archival profession. For example, special projects, events, exhibits, tours, grants received, conferences or workshops attended.
  • Reviews of books, articles, or websites
  • Archivists in the News – about Michigan archivists’ comings, goings, and achievements
  • World War I: including lists of or articles about your World War I collections, activities surrounding these collections, or other observances of the conflict

PHOTOGRAPHS. Especially of images that complement your news items or articles. Please send your photograph as a separate .jpg or .tiff format attachment.

  • If you have a “Mystery Photo,” let us help you broadcast it for possible identification!

Please email submissions to openentry.editors@gmail.com. Submissions can be text within your email message or attached as a Microsoft Word document. Typical article length ranges from 200 to 1,200 words.

If you have questions about what to write, or how to write it, we are happy to work with you. Just email us at openentry.editors@gmail.com.

Again, that deadline is Friday, February 17.

Thanks and best regards,
Open Entry Editors
Cynthia Read Miller
Troy Eller English
Lindsay Hiltunen


Blast From The Past: 1979

May 29, 2015

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.


1979 brings us to Volume 6 of Open Entry!

Portion of Page 1 from the Winter 1979 issue.

Portion of Page 1 from the Winter 1979 issue.

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Blast From The Past: 1978

May 22, 2015

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.

Welcome to 1978! Then as now, two issues of Open Entry were published, informing MAA’s members of the events, workshops, and committees that were occurring throughout the nation. Let’s dive right in and see what was going on.

Portion of page 5 from the Winter 1978 issue.

Portion of page 5 from the Winter 1978 issue

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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.

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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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