Western Archives Institute Accepting Applications

Western Archives Institute Accepting Applications Guest Post Provided by Jennifer Day, Member-at-large 2018 Western Archives Institute The 32nd annual Western Archives Institute (WAI) will be held at San Diego State University from June 10-22, 2018. WAI is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to …

Project Update for the OK County Sheriff’s Office Historic Collection

Project Update for the OK County Sheriff’s Office Historic Collection Guest post by Deputy Bradley Wynn     As you may recall, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office hosts a historic collection that has grown from efforts initiated in 2013 to “Save Our Story”. When started, there were only a handful …

New OAA Forums

New OAA Forums To facilitate communications between OAA members, the OAA website includes three Member Forums: Archival Advice, Education and Events, and Job Announcements. Registered members of OAA can participate in the member forums with one simple step. On the OAA site, click “Register” under Member Sign-In on the right …

Oklahoma Archivists Take Their Skills on The Road

Oklahoma Archivists Take Their Skills on The Road   The Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) sent a team of archivists and librarians to the Drumright Historical Society last fall to help the small staff preserve and document the history of “Oklahoma’s Boomtown.” Drumright, Oklahoma sprang to life when oil …

2018 OMA Conference Session Proposals due Jan. 31st

There is still time to talk archives at OMA! Submit your ideas using this online form: https://okmuseums.wufoo.com/forms/wcs4ka11j1jkyi/ Proposals are being accepted through January 31, 2018. The conference is being held September 18-21, 2018 in Edmond, OK. Giving presentations on archives to museum professionals is a great way to grow our network …