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 …

OAA Committee Opportunities

OAA Committee Opportunities The Executive Board is seeking committee members for the following committees: Nominating Committee Membership Committee Budget and Finance Committee 2018 Annual Meeting Committee These will be great opportunities to engage and help ensure the success of this organization! Email us at okla.archives@gmail.com and indicate which committee/s you …

Student Member Scholarships Available!

Student Member Scholarships Available! Thanks to a generous Holiday donation, we have 5 full student scholarships available for 2018! These scholarships are first-come, first-served so spread the word and apply quickly! Recipients will be chosen based on email timestamp, so the first 5 interested students to email okla.arhives@gmail.com will be …

Archives Bazaar enjoyed by all!

Thank you to everyone that made the first Oklahoma Archives Bazaar a reality! Participating archives included: Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections Dickinson Research Center at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum History Department Internship Program, University of Oklahoma Newspaper Department, Oklahoma Historical Society OKC National Memorial & …

Preservation 101 Workshop this Saturday at the Archives Bazaar

Preservation 101 workshop at the Oklahoma Archives Bazaar, Oklahoma History Center October 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm Do you know what acid-free means? The difference between encapsulation and lamination? What to do with wet documents and photographs? Come learn the basics of preserving your most treasured documents, books, and photographs in …

Call for session proposals

It’s time to submit session proposals for the 2018 conference season! There are opportunitites at the state, regional, and national level. Deadlines are late November-early December, follow the links for announcements from these organizations: OHS- Oklahoma History Conference Society of Southwest Archivists Society of American Archivists, COSA and NAGARA joint …