We hope you will join us for the next meeting of Archivists Being Awesome, which will be held on Thursday, November 10th at the Heritage Center at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Please read on for details about our speakers and important notes about the event. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to direct them to: archivistsbeingawesome@gmail.com

The event will be held in the beautiful Sando Room in the Heritage Center at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. The entrance for the Heritage Center is located at the street level double doors, in between the double staircase that leads up to the formal entrance for the Union League. There is a doorbell to the left of the entrance if needed.



4pm – 4:45pm Tour of the Union League (Dress code required – see below)

5pm – 5:30pm Pizza, refreshments, and mingling (Sando Room)

5:30 – 6:30pm Presentations (Sando Room)

6:30pm – 7pm Q&A (Sando Room)

Tour of the Union League

A tour of the Union League has graciously been offered for the first 25 attendees who arrive by 4pm and are willing to adhere to the Union League’s dress code.

Dress Code

The Union League enforces a dress code for the “League House,” which will be required for any attendees who wish to take the 4pm tour. Details on the dress code can be found here:


Attendees who are coming at 5pm for the regular meeting taking place in the Sando Room, do NOT need to adhere to the dress code.


We are very pleased to have four speakers who will each be speaking about current or recently completed internships.

Emily Sabol – I will discuss my experience of processing the Torresdale-Frankford Golf Club records, a collection now housed at the Union League since the League acquired the golf club. The collection raises issues of institutional mergers and creating an archive collection and institutional history when there is minimal/no archived records.

Chelsea Reed – I will be discussing my work as a research assistant and digital library intern for the American Philosophical Society, specifically digitizing the William Parker Foulke papers and developing a website for APS’s Eastern State Penitentiary/prison reform materials. This talk will be about my introduction into digital humanities work and my findings within the Foulke papers.

Jennifer Nieling – I plan to talk about my experience mounting costumes for the “Second Skin” exhibition at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, more specifically special considerations given to mounting costumes and some tricks of the trade, and also some general handling and care of costumes and textiles.

Jo Dutilloy – I will be presenting on my internship with the Library Company of Philadelphia through Tri-Co Digital Humanities in 2014 and how that has affected my interests and career goals up to now. I’ll explain the research and work I was doing about the Amy Matilda Cassey Friendship Album and the library’s other Friendship Albums and then how that prompted my interest in Philadelphia history as well as in making connections with the archivist community of Philadelphia.

Ken Cleary, DVAG Vice-Chair and ABA coordinator