Five volunteers took advantage of the opportunity to learn about collection cleaning and maintenance while assisting the Hawaii State Archives with their Collection Care project.
Members joined 6 professional archivists for a relaxing evening of wine, cheese, and professional networking in the LIS Diner.
This tour enabled members to see what a government-run museum and archive is able to accomplish even on limited funds, and the intricate history that Schofield Barracks has played on the island of O'ahu. The museum itself is a historic building (it was once the Officer's Library), and is full of displays and photographs of the history of the post. Additionally, Kathleen showed our members the archives, which showcase photographs and documents dating back to 1900.
Eight lucky members got a chance to tour Shangri La and work with their staff on an archival service project.
On September 29th and 30th, SAA-SC members had the privilege of working alongside archivists and others to sort and rehouse a collection of photographs from the Goldtone Photo Studio collection at Lynn Davis' house in Kaneohe.
We began our first meeting of the 2012-13 year, by introducing our SAA-SC officers and playing an original ice-breaker organized by our very own president, Ashley Millet. During the meeting, members new and old brainstormed possible events and fundraising ideas for the year while enjoying some ono pastries from Napolean's Bakery.
Ten of our members joined the Association of Hawai‘i Archivists for their annual meeting on the beautiful island of Kaua'i over Presidentsʻ Day weekend. We began our journey at Grove Farm Museum and the old sugar mill locomotive where we were all treated to fun, nostalgic ride on the old train with all the bells and whistles, and a lovely tour of the luxurious home of the Wilcox family. We then visited the Kaua'i Historical Society where we got a peek at some of their unique collections and the work they are doing. On the second day, we visited the National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kaua'iʻs South shore. This was a real treat for many of us as we were secluded from the hustle and bustle of the real world and immersed in an environment that takes you back 100 hundred years. This was a great trip for our students as many of them walked away with a new friends, networks, and a better understanding of the archive community in Hawai'i. Click here to read some of our members reflections on the trip.
Eight SAA-SC members spent their Sunday morning and afternoon helping Bronwen Solyom, Jean Charlot curator at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa process fieldwork materials of S. Ann Dunham, President Bararck Obama's mother. We did bibliographic work listing sources, inventories of Ann's fieldwork journals, and rehoused many of her fieldwork photographs into archival quality storage. This was quite the special Sunday as we all walked away feeling a little bit more closer to the President himself. Afterwards, Bron treated us to a fabulous delicious lunch on her lovely terrace overlooking Maikiki heights.
We partnered with the American Library Association student chapter to tour the historic archival collections at the Hawai‘i State Archives. Our tour guides, archivists Susan Shaner and Luella Kurkjian showed us many interesting items from their collections, such as glass plates, hand drawn maps, photographs, old Māhale documents, and even the canon balls.
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