Friday, October 22, 2010

WCRT Endorsements for SAA 2011

The deadline for submitting proposals to the SAA Program Committee for next year's conference was Oct. 1. Now that we have had time to review the submissions, we are pleased to announce the WCRT endorsements! We are backing 2 proposals this year:

1. Activists, Nuns, and Heiresses: Breaking Stereotypes of Women's Historical Collections, chaired by Beth Myers of the Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University.

2. 75 Years of International Women's Collecting: Legacies, Successes, Obstacles, and New Directions, chaired by Danelle Moon of the Special Collections and Archives, San Jose State University.

We will update the membership on the status of these proposals as soon as we hear ourselves. Thank you to everyone for organizing such strong entries for SAA 2011.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ALMS Call for Papers

Hello all --

Consider submitting to this call for papers for the next ALMS (Archives, Libraries, Museums, Special Collections) Conference in 2011.

Please also pass along this email to anyone you know who may be interested.

Thank you!

Heidi Marshall & Franklin Robinson

LAGAR co-chairs


I am the Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication at the UCLA Library and I wanted to share with you the Call for Proposals and Announcement for the 2011 ALMS Conference which will be hosted by the June L Mazer Lesbian Archive in Los Angeles. The UCLA Library, Center for the Study of Women and are co-hosting. The conference will be held on May 13-15, 2011 in Los Angeles. The afternoon of May 13 will be held at UCLA.

We would appreciate any help you can provide to forward the Call for Papers and announcement of the conference to your members and anyone else you think might be interested. You may have heard that UCLA as a relationship with the Mazer Archive and we are thrilled to support this conference and collecting initiative. For information on the Mazer collections at UCLA see and

Thanks in advance for your help getting the word out. Any questions please let me know.

Best regards,

Sharon Farb

Friday, October 08, 2010

Duke Travel Grants Available

The new cycle of Mary Lily Travel Grants for women's history research at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture has now been posted. The Sallie Bingham Center provides travel grants of up to $1000 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the women's history collections held at Duke's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the Sallie Bingham Center is eligible to apply. All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.