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Mark your calendars! The annual meeting of the Cleveland Archival Roundtable will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 29th at the new  Cuyahoga County archives. The meeting will include the installation of new steering committee members following on-line elections. Details about the meeting will be sent later this month.

Voting will open soon. Please visit the CAR Blog for information on the composition of the steering committee and the responsibilities of each position. The organization’s constitution and by-laws are also included.

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On November 1-2, 2018, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting “The Digital and Democracy” Digital Scholarship Colloquium bringing together the vanguard of professionals using digital tools to advance democracy. The colloquium will delve into how research can be used for the advocacy of communities experiencing disruption and inequality and in all the points that touch a person’s life, including, healthcare, housing, environment, social justice. The program will feature the country’s top scholarly work and digital tools used to scale the heights of democratic power and influence.

More Information: http://library.case.edu/dsc2018/

Student, academic, and nonprofit rates available! Purchase your tickets today: https://community.case.edu/KSL/rsvp_boot?id=388357

See you in Cleveland!

The Cuyahoga County Archives announces its grand opening to be held from 2pm-6pm on September 6, 2018.

 

 

At the CAR meeting last Saturday, questions and comments were raised about the draft constitution and bylaws for the organization. The draft has been updated in track changes and has been posted to the blog. Please feel free to comment in the comments section of the blog. Plans for an April meeting are still in the works.

Cleveland Archival Roundtable Constitution for member discussion_2

In order to ensure the continued existence of CAR as a vital and effective archival organization, the steering committee has drafted a constitution and by-laws for a vote by the membership in May. We look forward to your feedback and discussion at two upcoming meetings – March 10, 2018 at the Western Reserve Historical Society, and a date in April at CSU. Please also feel free to leave a comment below. We will also provide additional opportunities for feedback as they are developed.

Cleveland Archival Roundtable Constitution for member discussion.

October is American Archives Month! Ohio repositories are sponsoring a month long October Archives Crawl event. Each of the host repositories has its own unique collection full of interesting local history.

The goal of the Archives Crawl is to visit as many of the participating repositories as possible during the month of October and have each of them stamp your passport. Passports can be obtained at the participating repositories.  For more information, see the SOAOhioArchivesPassport2017.

Wednesday September 27

3:00-5:00 PM

1 American Road

Cleveland 44144

For over 100 years, American Greetings has been a manufacturer and retailer of innovative products and today includes five major greeting card brands, party goods, gift-wrap, and more. An innovator in the creation of popular licensed character brands the art vault is not only a treasure trove of greeting card art and history, but also the repository of three-dimensional production art including Holly Hobbie, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, and other iconic character merchandise.

Please join us for a rare opportunity to visit this unique facility and share your knowledge with the staff who are professionalizing the archives. Because of the secure nature of the facility, this tour is scheduled for 3:00 PM. A photo ID is required.

After the tour, please join us for cocktails and comradery at a local watering hole to be determined. Suggestions welcomed!

Copyright American Greetings

RSVP to Leslie Cade by September 22nd at lcade@clevelandart.org.

Hope to see you there!