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Call for Archives Month Images

The 2016 Virginia Archives Month Committee is currently accepting images for this year’s poster and for other uses. See the call for images below:

Art in the Archives

This year, Archives Month in Virginia will celebrate the paintings, sculptures, sketches, photographs, models, prints, and doodles contained in the commonwealth’s vast and unique archival collections. This year we hope to engage those outside of our typical user groups not only by highlighting a lesser-known aspect of archives, but also by encouraging the public to participate by creating something new.

2015 Virginia Archives Month poster

2015 Virginia Archives Month poster

The images posted to the Virginia Archives Month Flicker page will be freely available to the public to use in some new, artistic way such as a GIF, collage, coloring page, or whatever they dream up. We’ll just ask that they upload their new creation to social media with the #artinthearchives, #artoberVA and #archivesmonth hashtags and tag the source institution.

The image submission process will work only a bit differently this year. We want users to have lots of options to be creative, so submit as many institutional images as you’d like, but specify which one you’d like to use on the poster (if you have a preference). As usual, there will be just one image per institution used on the poster.

If institutional policy or preference prevents you from making your image available for use on Flickr, you can email a single image for the poster and specify that it is not to be used on Flickr. Those files will sent directly to the poster designer.

Submit all images to Vince Brooks (vincent.brooks@lva.virginia.gov) by Friday, 8 July 2016. Again, be sure to specify if you do not want images added to the Flickr page.

Image specifications: 300 pixels per inch (ppi) at 100%.

Sincerely,

Your 2016 Virginia Archives Month Committee:

Kate Morris, VA Caucus Rep
Sherri Bagley
Vince Brooks
Carl Childs
Sonya Coleman
Ann-Marie Gannon
Cara Griggs
Zachary Hottel
Jessica Johnson
Margaret Kidd
Marianne Martin
Jennifer McDaid
Laura Stoner

Virginia Archives Month – call for images

Each year, the Virginia Archives Month committee asks archival institutions around the state to contribute images for a poster to celebrate Archives Month in October. Below is the call for images.

2014 Virginia Archives Month poster

2014 Virginia Archives Month poster

Archival Treasures — Find Your Hidden Gem

Who can resist the idea of a treasure hunt? The anticipation of finding something rare and valuable can make a person giddy with excitement. As archivists, when we take our first peek at a new collection we become just as excited as a treasure hunter at the prospect of what we might discover. This year for Virginia Archives Month let’s share some of the exciting and unusual items from our collections. Every archives has a document or image that is unique, rare, or captures the imagination. It doesn’t have to be the thing or things for which your institution is best known. You may choose something that you find unique and interesting which is not often highlighted.

With this theme we want to capture a bit of the thrill and wonder that comes from finding something you never expected, or perhaps from finding exactly what you wanted! Hopefully we can inspire our patrons to come find their own gem waiting in the archives.

Submit images to: varchives@yahoo.com
Deadline: 5:00 pm, July 31
Image specifications: 300 pixel per inch (ppi) at 100%

All submissions will be added to the Virginia Archives Month Flickr account unless you ask us not to share it. You may submit more than one image. If multiple images from one institution are submitted, the committee will select which one will appear on the poster.

If you have any questions please contact Margaret Kidd (kiddm@vcu.edu)

Your 2015 Virginia Archives Month Committee,

Margaret Kidd, Virginia Caucus Representative
Sherri Bagley
Elizabeth E. Beckman
Vince Brooks
Dan Cavanaugh
Carl Childs
Suzanne Gould
Cara Griggs
Jessica E.Johnson
Marianne Martin
Jennifer McDaid
Paige Newman
Laura Stoner
Robert Vejnar

Happy Virginia Archives Month!

October is Archives Month. All across the country events will be held to celebrate archives and Virginia is no exception. Since 2002, archivists from around the Commonwealth have participated in this celebration by creating posters and holding special events to promote the amazing materials found in cultural institutions across the state. This is a chance for us to share what we do with others and get the word out about wonderful collections that enrich all of our lives. We invite you to join the celebration. The Library of Virginia hosts a calendar of Archives Month events for the state. You can also find all of the images from this year’s poster on Flickr, as well as all of the posters from previous years. Of course we invite you to visit archival institutions this month and any month of the year because Archives are for Virginians!

2014 Virginia Archives Month posterVirginia Archives Month Proclamation