Upcoming events

    • 23 May 2018
    • 26 May 2018
    • San Antonio, Texas

    2018 Annual Meeting

    Society of Southwest Archivists

    May 23-26, 2018



     San Antonio, Texas

    Hilton Palacio Del Rio

    200 South Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205


    For more information about the 2018 meeting and visiting San Antonio, visit our annual meeting page. Please note the schedule is subject to change. For questions or concerns pertaining to registration, please contact Kristine Robb at kristinerobb@gmail.com.

    Exhibitors please contact Melissa Gonzales at melissa_gonzales@icloud.com for exhibitor registration code.

    Local Arrangement Committee Co-Chairs

    Melissa Gonzales, Houston Community College

    Heather Ferguson, San Antonio Public Library

    • 23 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • San Antonio, Texas
    • 9

    Date: Wednesday, May 23  [in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Meeting]

    Time: 8:00-12:00

    Cost: $50

    Location: Hotel Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio, Texas

    Trainer: Chester Cowen

    Description: This workshop will give hands on training to identify photographs dating from 1859-1900, concentrating on portraits.  The workshop will look at methods for establishing date ranges by looking at specific photographers, fashions, backdrops, mounting thicknesses, mounting colors, and edge treatments for board stock mounted photographs and tintype masks.  Cowen will bring examples originating from every state in the SSA region for attendees to examine.  Attendees may also bring photographs from their own institution to practice identification.

    • 23 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Antonio, Texas
    • 24

    You must go to this URL to Register for this event. Payment is completely separate from SSA.


    This registration is only for a headcount of attendees, not actual registration and payment for the class.

    Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 [in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Meeting]
    Time: 9:00-5:00
    Location: Trinity University Library
    Trainer: Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern

    Cost (early-bird): $199 (SAA member)/$279 (nonmember)
    Cost (regular): $249 (member)/ $349 (nonmember)
    [Early-Bird Registration Deadline: April 23, 2018]

    SSA members who are not a member of SAA will be offered a $25 discount.
    Contact Amy Allen: ala005@uark.edu for details.

    Description: This SAA course reviews the concepts, principles, and practices necessary for developing a digital curation program to effectively manage digital content (including archival records) across generations of technology. In addition, it will focus on the advocacy, preservation planning, and policy development necessary to manage digital content far into the future.

    This course is part of the Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate Program (http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das). If you intend to pursue the certificate, you will need to pass the DAS examination (http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das/examinations) for this course.

    • 23 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • San Antonio, Texas
    • 12

    Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Time: 1:00-5:00

    Cost: $50

    Location: Hotel Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio, Texas

    Trainer: Samantha Winn

    Description: This workshop is designed for archives professionals who want to critically and constructively examine how dynamics of whiteness affect their work. Participants will reflect upon critical conversations in the archival profession, including #ArchivesSoWhite, M. Ramirez’s 2015 article “Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative,” and outcomes of the 2017 Liberatory Archives Forum in Portland, OR. Following an introduction to key concepts and definitions, trained facilitators will lead attendees in a series of participatory dialogues and exercises designed to unify theory and practice.

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