Mass History Alliance: conversation about archives

Conversations on the Commons invites you to:

Archives’ Hour with the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)

February 5, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A conversation with Alejandra Dean, Digital Archivist at the Massachusetts Archives, and Evan Knight, Preservation Specialist for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). Join us for an informal conversation with members of the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). Alejandra Dean will provide information about this year’s round of Veterans Heritage Grants (due April 9, 2021), and Evan Knight will lead a conversation about climate control in your archives. What are the challenges you face in creating a climate-controlled archives? Have a success story to tell? Plus, you can always ask any other questions about what SHRAB can do for you of course! The session will be moderated by Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston.  Have your stories and questions ready!

REGISTER HERE or visit the Mass History Commons to learn more.

This event will be livestreamed. We will do our best to monitor questions and comments during the livestream. A recording will be publicly available in the Conversations on the Commons Archive.

Questions? Be in touch with Caroline Littlewood:


Conversations on the Commons

Where people from Massachusetts history organizations get to vent, empathize, laugh, complain, think, collaborate, brainstorm, plan, and in general be up to no good.

Upcoming Conversations:
February 19 – Advocacy chat
March 5 – Show and tell (series premiere!)
March 19 – Merchandising 101

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