News

  • 10 Sep 2013 8:23 PM | Anonymous member

     

    The Chicago & North Western Historical Society recently received a large collection of slides that visually document ore transportation in Upper Michigan and freight cars. The historical society collects materials related to the Chicago & North Western and many related rail lines. Its collections provide images and information about rail companies, railroad equipment, and help tell the story of the many Midwestern and Great Plains towns that were home to stations on the routes of the Chicago & North Western and its predecessors.

    Learn more about the Historical Society, its activities, and its collections at http://www.cnwhs.org/archives.htm.

     

    http://www.cnwhs.org/memberphotos/displayimage.php?album=21&pos=4

     

    TOP: A Peninsula Division crew poses at the Stager, Michigan, depot in February 1914. Photo by Strecher.

    BOTTOM: A train approaches the station at Arpin, Wisconsin, in 1915.

    Images courtesy of the Chicago & North Western Historical Society. Images shown here are not part of the recent donation.


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  • 02 Sep 2013 5:56 PM | Anonymous member
    As we begin to plan CAA programs for the coming months, we want to take a moment to thank the many organizations that donated space for our events in 2012 and in the first half of 2013. Because of the generosity of these organizations and their staff, we have been able to offer a variety of programs throughout the  Chicago  area and support an active and engaged archives community.

    We encourage our members and potential members to browse the archival collections at these institutions, especially when access is made possible though exhibits and online collections. Of course, access varies from institution to institution so be sure to check the policies and procedures online before heading out to visit in person.

    • American  College of Surgeons
    • Chicago  History  Museum  
    • Chicago  State  University
    • Columbia  College  Chicago , Center for Black Music Research
    • DePaul  University
    • Highland Park  Historical Society
    • Medical Library Association
    • Motorola Corporation
    • National Archives at Chicago
    • Northwestern University
    • Read/Write Library
    • Roosevelt University
    • Union League Club of Chicago
    • University of Chicago
    • Wheaton  College  

         

    IMAGE: Al Capone’s guilty verdict at the National Archives at Chicago. http://research.archives.gov/description/62896
  • 24 Aug 2013 9:45 AM | Anonymous member

    Jakob VanLammeren was recently hired as the Archivist/Collections Librarian at the Leather Archives & Museum. Read more in the press release at http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=78c185659e1f1d22a694ad651&id=7999a24e8f

     

    Don't be shy...If you’ve earned a degree, presented at a conference, published an article, started a new job, or completed another professional achievement, let us know and we’ll include it in next month’s Member News. Submit your information to info@chicagoarchivists.org; subject line Member News.

  • 14 Aug 2013 10:09 PM | Anonymous member

    The CAA Events Subcommittee thanks all who attended the Grant Park Music Festival Event on 9 August 2013. There were a small but enthusiastic number of attendees. Those that attended were able to enjoy the wonderful music of Messiaen, MacMillan, and Schubert. It was a truly beautiful evening of great weather and inspiring music.

    Again, thank you to those that were able to attend and we missed those of you that could not!

    If you missed this event, don’t worry, there will be more events throughout the year at a variety of dates, times, and locations. Coming soon:

    • CAA at SAA Happy Hour. Thursday, 15 August 2013, 5:30 PM. New Orleans, Hilton Lobby. See details.
    • Archives Salon. The topic for this session is Archival Privilege: Privacy and Donor Rights. Thursday, 12 September 2013, 6:30–8:00 PM. See details.

    Have an idea for a CAA event? Contact CAA at info@chicagoarchivists.org with your suggestions.

    Photo © Susan Hanf. All Rights Reserved.

  • 30 Jul 2013 9:35 PM | Audra V. Adomenas
    The minutes of the June 25 CAA Joint Steering and Subcommittee Meeting have been approved and are available to view online here.
  • 29 Jul 2013 12:39 PM | Anonymous member

    Several CAA members volunteered to help judge History Fair projects this spring, including:  Lisa Calahan; Skyla S. Hearn, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian and 2012–2013 The HistoryMakers IMLS Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library/Vivian G. Harsh Research Center; Anita Mechler, Director of the Library & Archives at the Union League Club of Chicago; and Janet Olson, Assistant University Archivist at Northwestern University Archives. Learn more about History Fair at www.chicagohistoryfair.org.

     

    Patricia Carroll served as the Acting Director of the McGreal Center for Dominican Historical Studies at Dominican University from January to June 2013.

     

    Don't be shy...If you’ve earned a degree, presented at a conference, published an article, started a new job, or completed another professional achievement, let us know and we’ll include it in next month’s Member News. Submit your information to info@chicagoarchivists.org; subject line Member News.

     

    Does your institution have news to share? You can send announcements about exhibits, brag about newly acquired materials, advertise a collection is now available for research, and more. Submit your institution's news to info@chicagoarchivists.org; subject line News.

  • 01 Jul 2013 10:22 AM | Audra V. Adomenas
    The minutes of the May 21 CAA Steering Committee Meeting have been approved and are available to view online here.
  • 22 May 2013 9:21 AM | Anonymous member
    The minutes of the April 2 meeting of the CAA Steering Committee have been approved and are available to view online here.

    If you have questions about the Steering Committee's activities, or any other CAA business, please contact us at info@chicagoarchivists.org.

  • 20 May 2013 5:34 PM | Anonymous member

     

    Laura Fu, Senior Digital Asset Specialist at Sears Holdings Corporation, recently received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Laura began the MLIS program at Dominican University and transferred to the UWM program in 2010, completing coursework at both universities while working full time at Sears.

     

    Jamie Nelson has joined DePaul University Libraries as the new Special Collections and Archives Department Head. Jamie comes to DePaul University from Augustana College. Learn more about Jaime in a DePaul University blog post.

     

    Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts, Archivist/Librarian at John T. Richardson Library of DePaul University published “Religious Archives and Shifting Demographics: The Solution of the Vincentians and DePaul University” in Catholic Library World, Volume 83, Number 3, p. 179-185. The article is available through a link on the Vincentian History Research Network blog.

     

    Congratulations Laura, Jamie, and Morgen!

     

    Don't be shy...If you’ve earned a degree, presented at a conference, published an article, started a new job, or have completed another professional achievement, let us know and we’ll include it in next month’s Member News. Submit your member news to info@chicagoarchivists.org; subject line Member News.

     

    Does your institution have news to share? You can send announcements about exhibits, brag about newly acquired materials, advertise that a recently processed collection is available for research, and more. Submit your institution's news to info@chicagoarchivists.org; subject line News.

  • 04 May 2013 11:46 AM | Anonymous member

    The Black Metropolis Research Consortium has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award.

    The Distinguished Service Award Subcommittee agreed that the Black Metropolis Research Consortium serves as a model for a consortium-based approach to archival stewardship and the documentation of under-represented communities. It has provided important contributions to archival theory and practice, fostered collaborative relationships between member institutions, and shown ingenuity in its service to the community.

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