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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:

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:

SAA seeks award nominations

The Society of American Archivists is seeking nominations for the following 2017 awards. The deadline for all nominations is February 28.

!. The Distinguished Service Award — Nominees should be an archival institution that has “provided outstanding service to its public and has made an exemplary contribution to the archives profession”. Archival institutions, education programs, nonprofit organizations, and government organizations providing service or support to the archives community in North America are eligible. A description of the award and nomination form is located here:

2. The Donald Peterson Student Travel Award — This award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable. A description of the award and nomination form is located here:

3. The Waldo Gifford Leland award — this prize encourages and rewards writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice. The author(s) of a monograph, finding aid, or documentary publication published in English during the previous calendar year is / are eligible. A description of the award and nomination form is located here:

SAA seeks nominations for 2017 Diversity Award

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) is asking for nominations for its 2017 Diversity Award. This award recognizes an individual, group, or institution for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession, SAA, or the archival record. For full information and the link to the nomination form, please click here. Nominations are due by February 28th, 2017.

MOHAI seeks applications for two temporary positions

MOHAI is asking for applications for the following positions: Temporary Library Specialist and Temporary Collections Specialist. For full details and application instructions, please click here.

Fall Sound Archivist

The Fall Sound Archivist is here with thoughts and articles on advocacy, outreach, and activism! This is an edited version to reflect corrections made in Conor Casey’s article. Sound Archivist regrets the errors. sound-archivist-fall-2016