Introductory Archive Workshop for Religious Communities Leavenworth, Kansas, July 2016

Claretian Archive Workshops is pleased to announce the seventh Introductory Archive Workshop for Religious Communities. It will be held at the Marillac Center, Leavenworth, KS from July 24-29, 2016. This 5-day intensive program is designed for religious archivists who are interested in learning about theory, best practices and issues affecting our collections.
For more information, visit the website at
Unlike other archival workshops, the sessions focus on unique records found in the archives of men’s and women’s religious communities. These document the communities themselves, the evolution of Catholicism in the United States and its impact on educational, social and charitable institutions that shaped the nation’s history. 
The program is directed by professional religious archivists Malachy McCarthy and Colleen McFarland Rademaker. Learning activities include lectures, practice applications a religious archive tour and opportunities for sharing and discussion.
Registrations are now being accepted. The deadline for registration is June 17, 2016.
Visit the website: or contact Workshop Coordinator Patricia Carroll at 312-544-8174,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives Launches Blog Series on Fashion Designer Charles James

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives announces the launch of a new series of blog posts focused on a project to prepare for research the business and personal papers of American fashion designer Charles James:
Widely considered America’s first couturier, James died in September 1978, leaving behind a trove of archival material self-consciously amassed in his Chelsea Hotel apartment during the final decades of his life. This archive—which includes business and personal correspondence, photographs, press clippings, and ephemera—was acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013. Two professional archivists, in consultation with staff from Met’s Costume Institute, will arrange, describe, and rehouse the James papers, with the goal of making them easily usable by scholars, graduate students, designers, and others interested in studying the James legacy. As this work continues in the months ahead, the project archivists will post additional reports on interesting findings among the papers, technical aspects of conserving and organizing the material, and milestones of the life and careerof Charles James that are illuminated by the collection.  Please visit the Met’s “In Circulation” blog page here for future installments:
For further information on The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives visit our website:

MARAC Pittsburgh: We Want to Hear From You! Seeking Questions for Session 5 Mentoring New Archivists

We want to hear from you! Seeking Questions for Session 5 (S5) Mentoring New Archivists: An Open Exchange Session.

Wish there was something you’d been told early in your career that new professionals will benefit from? Or maybe you’re a new archivist who has questions for more experienced colleagues? Join us in S5: Mentoring New Archivists: An Open Exchange Session, on Friday April 15th from 10:30am to 12pm in Pittsburgh. 

But first, send us your questions! There’s a few ways to do this:

Google Form:


Not sure what you want to ask just yet? There will be many opportunities to ask your questions in person and further engage panelists in smaller breakout groups during the session. 

See you in Pittsburgh!