SAA Soliciting Nominations for the Hamer-Kegan Award

January 14, 2015

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2015 award.

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:
• 2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project
• 2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project
• 2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
• 2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team
• 2010: The Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the RTF application form, which includes instructions for submission.

For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to

Job Opportunity–Provo, Utah

December 23, 2014

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University currently has a faculty-level opening for a Curator of 21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. This position is responsible for the identification, appraisal, acquisition, cataloging, and preservation of manuscript materials of enduring historical value related to Utah, the Western U.S., and Mormonism following accepted professional standards and practices. The position is also responsible for the professional papers program of Brigham Young University.

To review the full job posting, and to make an application, visit the Y Jobs portal at Applicants should also be sure to attach a cover letter and current CV, in addition to the online application. Anticipated job availability is September 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin February 17, 2015.

CIMA Council Meeting Minutes Available

April 18, 2011

The CIMA Council met on April 13, 2011, in a conference call. The minutes from the meeting are available here.

Gaming Research Presentation – Las Vegas, NV

February 4, 2011

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Visiting Gaming Research Fellow Darryl A. Smith will deliver a Gaming Research Colloquium talk on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 12:15 PM; entitled “Dark with Excessive Bright”: Gambling Tells and the Naming Taboo. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California; and Affiliate of the Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies at the Claremont Colleges. He is researching how tells in gambling can be compared to sacred language as considered in a number of disciplines. The study for these signal genres of tell-signs and the strategies developed and deployed to expose them, holds promise for a practical reassessment of the notion of so-called “true names.”

The Gaming Research Colloquium Series presents talks by visiting fellows, UNLV faculty members, and invited guests on a variety of gambling and Las Vegas topics. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in gaming studies are encouraged to attend. The talk is being held in UNLV Special Collections’ Reading Room, on the third floor of Lied Library, on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. If you have additional questions, please call Special Collections at 702-895-2234.

SOHA Scholarships Available

February 2, 2011

The Southwest Oral History Association announces plans for the next Annual SOHA Conference: “Visualizing Oral History…Final Cuts, Many Uses.” The conference dates are March 31-April 3, 2011, in Downtown Los Angeles, California, at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. SOHA has several scholarships/awards which reduce the price of attending the conference. Please visit the Southwest Oral History website and the Awards section for more information. Mini-Grants for projects are also included in this category. The deadline for submission is February 11, 2011.