Save the Date! for the Fall SRMA meeting — Oral History Collections

Save the Date! Do you have legacy oral history collections but aren’t sure what to do with them? Are you wondering what the next steps are once you’ve processed them? What options are there to make them more accessible? Then you should save the date for the Fall SRMA meeting! On Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Lakewood Cultural Center join your colleagues as Elinor Mazé, from Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History, shares her extensive knowledge about managing oral history collections.

NHPRC Funding in trouble

House Bill Would Repeal NHPRC

Rep. Jason Chaffetz  (R-UT3) introduced on July 14 H.R. 2531-Stop Wasting Archive Grants Act of 2011, which would repeal the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Read the bill text here. SAA is collaborating with other archives organizations to determine next steps in advocating against the proposed legislation.  Here is a little more from the representative’s own page – http://chaffetz.house.gov/press-releases/2010/07/rep-chaffetz-introduces-bill-stop-wasting-archives-grants.shtml.