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Information about the Triton College Library Archive Holdings, Mission, and Policies. Created by Reference & Archives Librarian Mary Grace Maloney, 2012-2014. Currently maintained by Library Chairperson and Faculty Librarian Robert Connor.

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Pearce-Moses, Richard. "A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology." (accessed April 16, 2014).

Society of American Archivists. "So You Want To Be An Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession." (accessed April 15, 2014).

Triton College. "Campus Departments: Triton College Campus Departments." (accessed April 16, 2014).

The National Archives

Source: "Keeping It All Together: Paper Fasteners at the National Archives" 

Accessed: June 4, 2013

Fun blog article on the interesting paper fasteners (re: paper clips, brass clips, etc.) the US Archivists have found over the years while processing new documents for their collections. Here at Triton, we have seen a collection of interesting binders as well; perhaps we will start collecting the interesting ones.

National Archives News

The Sad State of Silent Film Archives in the U.S.;
Study conducted by the Library of Congress

Accessed: December 4, 2013
Source: Variety

"To no one’s surprise, the news is bleak. Only 14% of the 10,919 silent films released by major studios exist in their original 35mm or other format, according to the report, “The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929.” Another 11% survive in full-length foreign versions or on film formats of lesser image quality.

"The report was authored by film historian and archivist David Pierce under commission by the Library’s 25 year-old National Film Preservation Board. It was published by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

"By focusing on the titles that survive in leading archives and private collections throughout the world, the study is intended to complement existing data on specific films that have been preserved and restored, and which are commercially available. An accompanying inventory database identifies the silent-era film elements known to have survived, as well as their locations within collections throughout the world."

Summer Symposium on Grassroots Archiving
Accessed: May 28, 2013
Source: Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry is hosting a Summer Symposium on Grassroots Archiving on Friday June 7th, 2013 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. Admission is free and open to the public, however RSVP is required: 

About the Symposium:
"Artists and activists have increasingly taken to creating their own archives independent of major institutional affiliation or support. This gathering brings together both new and established examples of this work from across North America and pairs them with exciting practices happening in Chicago. This day-long forum will explore some of the ambitions, issues, and concerns emerging from these diverse and instructive models."

"Leaving Cloister of Dusty Offices, Young Archivists Meet Like Minds"
April 28, 2013
Source: New York Times

A contemporary profile of young archivists, this article (click hyperlink "New York Times" above to access) confronts some of the stereotypes and misconceptions of archivists. Brief, engaging read.

"Take a Tour Through the New York Stock Exchanges 221-Year-Old-Archives The Public Never Gets to See"
April 23, 2013
Source: Business Insider

A fascinating glimpse at some of the gems in the New York Stock Exchange's Archives. Their collections include: historical records, the corporate art collection, and the corporate gift collection. Access by clicking on the hyperlike above, re: "Business Insider."

"How the sequester is affecting the US Archives in Washington DC"
March 11, 2013
Source: US National Archives

Stating on Friday, March 15, the National Archives will reduce public hours at two locations in the Washington, DC, area as part of actions it is taking due to sequestration. These reductions will affect exhibit spaces and research rooms at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and research rooms at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

In the past, the National Archives offered extended hours from March 15 through Labor Day, when the building stayed open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. 

We will no longer offer these extended hours. Exhibit spaces at the National Archives Building in Washington DC will remain open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week, year round. Please note that the last admission will be at 5:00 p.m.

Research rooms at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, are normally open to researchers six days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. three days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). 

We will no longer offer these extended hours. The research rooms will remain open to researchers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, year round.

In announcing the reduced hours, the Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero said “We don’t take these reductions lightly. We are working hard to achieve our mission and minimize disruptions to the services we provide to the public."

Frida Kahlo's Archives

Source: Frida Kahlo's Wardrobe Unlocked and on Display after Nearly 60 years 
Accessed: April 12, 2013

Kahlo's wardrobe is now on display in Mexico City in the exhibit, "Appearences Can be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo" at Museo Frida Kahlo until November 22, 2013