Category Archives: General

New Steering Committee Nominations

The Seattle Area Archivists Steering Committee would like to thank everyone who attended our special happy hour last week to discuss the future of SeaAA. We were so pleased with the turnout and it was clear from the meeting that our membership wants SeaAA to continue! We made a call for nominations and volunteers to serve on the steering committee and have already heard from several of you who expressed interest. If you have not already contacted us with a nomination or to volunteer, we ask that you please do so by March 31. If we have exactly five potential new members, we will proceed without an election. If we receive more than five, we will hold an election in April. Thank you again to everyone!

Part-time Research Position Available

Seattle ARCH, an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Seattle’s Freeway Revolt, is seeking a limited-term, part-time assistant research archivist. For full details, click this link ARCH Research Archivist. The deadline for applying may be extended beyond March 15th.

Thank you!

Thanks to all who came to Happy Hour last Wednesday! It is good to know that there is support and interest in our community to keep SeaAA going! We did have 3 people express interest in serving on the next Steering Committee. Please nominate yourself or another person (with their permission) by sending an email to us so that we can have a full roster of 5 Officers.

Job opportunity at King County Archives

The King County Archives is seeking an Archives Reference Specialist (AS II).  For full details and application instructions, please visit the King County Jobs page here and click on the Archives Reference Specialist position. The deadline to apply is March 15th.

Early Seattle Theatre History Project

Here’s an opportunity to help build a online collection of Seattle theatrical materials!

Local repositories are invited to contribute content to the Early Seattle Theatre History Project (ESTHP), a newly launched website partially funded by 4Culture, which documents the history of theatrical activity in Seattle from 1851 to 1920. You can access the site at: http://www.seattletheatrehistory.org.

ESTHP currently includes 690 photographs, 150 newspaper articles and over 75 theatre programs. In addition, the site features an interactive timeline with over 70 entries and an interactive map. ESTHP’s Drupal content management platform also supports a rich discovery experience for users by linking related content about people, productions and theaters.

New content and features will be added to ESTHP on an ongoing basis. The goal is to create a comprehensive resource on the early history of theatre in Seattle that students, teachers, theatre historians and the general public will find informative and engaging. All local repositories that hold relevant items, such as photos, playbills, posters, and theatre programs, are encouraged to consider participating in the project. Ann Ferguson, ESTHP Director, is happy to answer any questions about the site and the process for contributing content. You can contact her at: ferguson.ann@gmail.com