Calendar of Texas Archives Month 2012 Events

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October 2, 2012

Archivists of Central Texas announces that Austin Archivists + Technologists Alliance will hold a Mini-Talk and Networking Funtime, Tuesday, October 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m., hosted by Stephen Pipkin (for event address, see the Evite announcement or the Facebook page.) Hear UT iSchool doctoral student Jane Gruning share her ideas about DIY computer virus removal and why there should be a virus archives. Very light refreshments will be provided. Bring a dish to share, and your beverage of choice, if you can. Also, bring your tech friends! The AA+TA is an informal interest group called into being for the purpose of getting "archivists" and "technologists" (you decide what those terms mean) into the same room in order to discuss collaborative problem-solving ideas.


October 3, 2012

City of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will issue a proclamation on October 3 declaring October as Archives Month.


October 9, 2012

The City of San Antonio Office of the City Clerk Municipal Archives and Records will hold the first of four open houses on Tuesday, October 9, 2:00-7:00 p.m, at its facility at 719 S. Santa Rosa Street. Historical treasures of San Antonio will be on display.


October 12, 2012

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will host Appraisal of Electronic Records, one of the foundational courses for the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program developed by the Society of American Archivists, on Friday, October 12, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Archivist practitioners, records managers, and anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records will review the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records, and will examine case studies that highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records. Register for this course through SAA.


October 15, 2012

The City of San Antonio Office of the City Clerk Municipal Archives and Records will hold the second of four open houses on Monday, October 15, 2:00-7:00 p.m, at its facility at 719 S. Santa Rosa Street. Historical treasures of San Antonio will be on display.


October 19, 2012

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will host another of a continuing series of Genealogy After Dark events on Friday, October 19, from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Resources of the Texas State Archives, Texas Family Heritage Research Center, and the Reference and Information Center will be available, along with one-on-one guidance from staff librarians and archivists. This program is held in conjunction with the 12th annual lock-in of the Genealogy Division of the Waco-McLennan County Library System. Other participating libraries include Houston Public Library, Denton Public Library, and Plano Public Library. Registration is limited to 30 participants and as of September 25, 2012, registration is full.


October 22, 2012

The Society of American Archivists University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter will celebrate Archives Week from October 22 through 27. This year's theme is History and Fashion. Karen Trivette Cannell, Assistant Professor and Head of Special Collections, will present "Impressions: A Fashion Archives Experience," a public lecture about her work in the Fashion Institute of Technology Archives at the State University of New York on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m., UT Student Activity Center South Ballroom, SAC 2.410, 2201 Speedway.


October 23, 2012

The City of San Antonio Office of the City Clerk Municipal Archives and Records will hold the third of four open houses on Tuesday, October 23, 2:00-7:00 p.m, at its facility at 719 S. Santa Rosa Street. Historical treasures of San Antonio will be on display.


October 25, 2012

The Society of American Archivists University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter continues their History and Fashion Archives Week and hosts Lynn Downey, the Historian of Levi Strauss & Co., who will present "Unbuttoned: Adventures in the Archives of an American Icon," a public lecture about her work archiving the world's oldest blue jeans and other treasures of the Levi's® archives on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m., Texas Union Quadrangle Room, UNB 3.304, 2247 Guadalupe.


October 26, 2012

On Friday, October 26, 2:00-5:00 p.m., the Wittliff Collections will join the University Archives of Texas State University - San Marcos in an observance of American Archives Month – a time to reflect on the importance of collecting and preserving historical, cultural and organizational records. This year's topic is Presidential Libraries & Archives. Alan Lowe, Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and Brooke Clement, the Library's Supervisory Archivist, will speak at 2:00 p.m., with a reception to follow, at the Wittliff Collections in the Alkek Library, Texas State University - San Marcos. Attendees are asked to RSVP.

The Travis County Archives will hold its fifth annual Travis County History Day on Friday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at 700 Lavaca Street in downtown Austin, in the new Hall of Government located on the first floor. All county officials, employees and the public are welcome to attend this special occasion. The theme for this year’s event is Travis County: Then and Now. A short program will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception. Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gómez will serve as Master of Ceremonies. R.G. Ratcliffe, journalist and freelance writer, and Dr. Jeffrey Kerr, author of Austin, Texas - Then and Now, will be the featured speakers at the event. Historical photographs, documents and artifacts will be on display, including photographs from the collections of the Austin History Center. Travis County History Day is sponsored by the Austin Bar Association, Austin History Center, Travis County Archives, and the Travis County Historical Commission. Travis County History Day has proven to be a wonderful opportunity to learn about and to celebrate our rich history. Formally established in 1840, Travis County as we know it today hardly resembles the sparsely populated rural frontier it once was. Now with a population of over one million, Travis County has transformed into a rapidly growing and continually changing metropolis. Come learn about and see some of the ways in which Travis County and its government have changed over the years.


October 27, 2012

The Society of American Archivists University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter wraps up Archives Week by holding its annual Archives Clinic at the Austin History Center on Saturday, October 27th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Bring in your own treasures and talk with professional archivists and conservators about how best to preserve your photos, documents, and textiles.


October 30, 2012

The City of San Antonio Office of the City Clerk Municipal Archives and Records will hold the last of four open houses on Tuesday, October 30, 2:00-7:00 p.m, at its facility at 719 S. Santa Rosa Street. Historical treasures of San Antonio will be on display.

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