Preserving the Archives and Creating a Digital Exhibit for Baylor School

Addison Williams

Baylor School holds amazing historical assets that testify to nearly 130 years of educational service. Throughout its history, the school has overcome financial panics, wartime disruptions, and outbreaks of disease, while maintaining a rigorous academic curriculum. Baylor’s history speaks to a tradition of academic excellence, …

Santa Clara University Archival Donation Processing

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How do you accept the donation of a collection without adding it to the dreaded backlog? Client Challenge: Santa Clara University was honored to accept the donation of a collection of women religious in 2019, but wanted to ensure it could be immediately accessible to …

Chi Omega Archives Action Plan

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How do you plan for your future while examining 125 years of your past? Client Challenge: Over its 125 year history, the Chi Omega Fraternity accumulated a large archival collection that is crucial in telling the Chi Omega story of yesterday and today. To ensure …

Sonoma County Archives Relocation Project

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When 5,000 ft3 of historic material needs to be relocated, where do you even begin? Client Challenge: The wildfires in Northern California narrowly avoided the Sonoma County Archives by a mere 600 feet. Recognizing the need for increased accessibility and security, the Sonoma County Library …

Milestones are Chances to Celebrate History, Focus on Future

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Many groups are using anniversary celebrations strategically to highlight industry impact, reposition and reach new audiences. Sept. 28, 2018 By William Ehart People of a certain age may not relish birthdays, but major milestones are strategic opportunities not to be missed for associations. Groups use anniversaries …

Collections Management for a New Museum

Collections Management for a New Museum

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What goes into starting a new museum? Client Challenge The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) wanted to display its treasured collection of woodworking tools and other artifacts with the goal of eventually opening a brand new museum. As the project began, the Brotherhood realized that …

Museum Collections Management System Upgrade

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What Does It Take To Upgrade to a New Collections Management System (CMS)? Client Challenge The Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (GLDC) planned to upgrade their collections management system. Unsure of how to take on the task of moving their large amount of …

Nurse Betty Ann Mattewson in Ward 2A Danang, Vietnam 1968. Photo courtesy NNCA.

Navy Nurse Corps Collections Support

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How Can You Make an Organization’s Legacy More Accessible to Its Members? Client Challenge The Navy Nurse Corps Association (NNCA) maintains an archive with diverse materials such as oral histories, books, photographs, newspaper articles, and other ephemera. It also includes more than a thousand artifacts …

Normandy American Military Cemetery Exhibits

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What is the power of a personal story?  Client Challenge When the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) wanted to construct a new visitor center at the American Military Cemetery in Normandy, France, they needed a team of professionals to help commemorate the competence, courage, and …