Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone number 717/ 713-9973
Fax number 717/ 245-1439
Welcome to the MARAC Maryland Caucus. The Caucus currently has approximately 170 members representing a wide variety of institutions across the state. The Caucus offers periodic tours of member institutions and serves as a forum for MARAC and Maryland news. Please join us!
The 14th Annual Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Archives Fair. Co-sponsored by NARA and MARAC's DC and Maryland Caucuses.
The National Archives and Records Administration, in conjunction with the DC and Maryland Caucuses, invite you to the 2010 Archives Fair. Connect with regional archivists and archival repositories as we celebrate Archives Week by sharing information about our diverse collections at the 14th Annual Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Archives Fair.
Where: The National Archives (downtown facility), William G. McGowan Theater Lobby, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
When: Wednesday, October 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. [Note the change in time from years past.]
What: Participants from archives and related cultural institutions will reserve table space to display handouts, posters, etc., to share information about archives-related activities with their colleagues.
Program: This year’s program features Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, who will moderate a panel discussion by U.S. Government agency historians related to the role historians play in their agencies. More details about the program will be available soon. Breakfast refreshments are planned.
Contribute to the RAFFLE: If your organization can donate a book, tote bag, or other branded item, let us know.
If you are interested in participating, please contact us by COB Monday, October 18th. Please note if you need access to an outlet for a laptop. No wireless or Internet connections will be available.
Columbia Archives will celebrate Archives Month in October with a 4-part mini-course on Columbia. Sessions are Monday evenings from 7 – 9 pm at the Archives. Session 1 highlights the James Rouse Manuscript collection using Rouse’s speeches to illustrate the power of words to inspire and influence. Session 2 features the oral histories of farmers who sold their land to The Rouse Company for the development of Columbia. The oral histories were done by Columbia Archives in the mid-1980s and were recently digitized. Session 3 draws on correspondence and news clippings, as well as personal stories, to tell the story of George Wallace’s campaign appearance at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 1968 and the community’s response to it. Session 4 examines the importance of the arts to the development of Columbia. The programs are offered free to the public.
Columbia Archives is partnering with Howard Community College on a project that brings together student research and service learning. Freshman English students are being asked to research Merriweather Post Pavilion, beginning with the material housed at the Archives, and conduct oral histories of people who have Merriweather connections and stories. The oral histories and final papers will be donated to Columbia Archives. Merriweather Post Pavilion, designed by Frank Gehry, was built in 1967 as the home of the National Symphony Orchestra. After four years the NSO cancelled its contract and subsequently moved its summer residence to Wolf Trap in Virginia. Merriweather was transformed into a popular music venue and has a history of performances from Tom Jones to the Grateful Dead to this year's Virgin Fest.
The premier outreach program of Columbia Archives is the annual BikeAbout, a 15 mile family ride that highlights places and events in Columbia history and promotes the use of Columbia’s extensive pathway system. This year’s event on May 8th drew almost 400 participants. At the first stop on the bike route riders learned that Oakland, an early 19th century estate that was preserved during the development of Columbia, has a rich history, from Colonel George Gaither training Confederate troops on the lawn to being the home of Dag Hammarsjkold College, a short-lived institution in Columbia whose mission was to foster international understanding. The 2011 BikeAbout is scheduled for May 14 and will feature a new route featuring new places of interest.
For more information contact Barbara Kellner, Director, Barbara.Kellner@ColumbiaAssociation.com.
Johns Hopkins University – The Sheridan Libraries
On July 23rd, Cynthia Requardt retired from her position as William Kurrelmeyer Curator of the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts, in the Sheridan Libraries of The Johns Hopkins University. She served as head of the department for twenty years and prior to holding that position, she was the Curator of Manuscripts. We wish her a long and happy retirement.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Special Collections
UMBC will be hosting the fall meeting of the Maryland History and Culture Collaborative on October 18th. Preceding the MHCC meeting will be a panel discussion, "Using Images for Original Research," featuring curators and archivists from three local institutions: Tom Beck, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Joanne Archer and Doug McElrath, University of Maryland, College Park; and Barbara Orbach Natanson, Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress.
In collaboration with the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage program of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and State Learning Resource Center, UMBC is proud to announce that a selection of handwritten speeches from the Ferdinand C. Latrobe papers are now available online: http://www.mdch.org/collection.aspx?id=56024. Many thanks to Michael Scott and Bill Cady for creating this wonderful resource.
For more information contact Lindsey Loeper, Special Collections Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Maryland, College Park – Historical Manuscripts
Maryland Civil War Collections Digitized for Upcoming Exhibit
University of Maryland, College Park – Literary Manuscripts
Djuna Barnes and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Digital Resources
The Libraries' Digital Collections also now provide access to some of the artwork created by noted journalist and avant-garde author, Djuna Barnes. Much of the artwork consists of sketches created by Barnes for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle circa 1913, early in her journalism career. Also digitized are assorted other pieces of art and photographs, including a self-caricature from 1923. Links to the artwork may be found either by viewing the finding aid to the Djuna Barnes papers in ArchivesUM http://www.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/) or by searching “Djuna Barnes” in the search box at Digital Collections (http://www.lib.umd.edu/digital/). For more information on either of these resources, contact Beth Alvarez, Curator, Literary Manuscripts, email@example.com, or Jennie Levine Knies, Manager, Digital Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Maryland, College Park – National Trust Library
University of Maryland Libraries to Receive New Gift of Nearly 1 Million Postcards
Exhibit on Historic Postcards, Travel and Leisure in the U.S.
University of Maryland, College Park – Special Collections in Performing Arts
Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive Produces 500th Recording
Papers of Radio Broadcaster and Music Educator, Robert Sherman, Open to Researchers at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park – University Archives
University Archives “What in the World” Contest
Pictorial History Book