S. Victor Fleischer, University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography, recently served as a judge for the 2019 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) regional Emmy Awards. Due to his involvement in the production of the Emmy-nominated documentary film Lost Voices of the Great War, Fleischer was invited to judge numerous nominations in the Documentary—Historical/Cultural category for the NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter, which will hold its 20th Anniversary Emmy Gala in Minnesota on October 5th. Fleischer has also been serving as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Archival Organization, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis that encompasses all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.
Well Done, Vic!
Fleischer and Newhall Help Produce Documentary
Victor Fleischer in Archival Services and Jamie Newhall in Design & Development Services helped produce a documentary film last fall. Titled “Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War,” the film recounts the story of Summit County residents’ experiences at home and overseas during the “War to End All Wars.” The documentary aired on PBS 45/49 last fall and can be seen online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM5BoFr-ov4&feature=youtu.be. DVD copies can also be checked out at Bierce Library.
Fleischer served as researcher, writer, and co-producer, while Newhall served as editor and filmed much of the reenactment footage that appeared in the film. The documentary was produced in partnership with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
Nicely done, Vic & Jamie!
On Friday, October 6, 2017, University Archivist and Head of Archival Services Vic Fleischer presented a double session at the Ohio Local History Alliance/Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference titled “Documenting our Doughboys: Commemorating the World War I Centennial in Summit County” with colleagues from Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Summit County Historical Society, and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
Impressive job, Vic!
The Society of Ohio Archivists Archive Month poster has been released. The theme was “Ohio in the First World War.” Institutions from across the State submitted images from their collections relating how Ohioans dealt with the War to end all Wars. Vic Fleischer, Head of Archival Services submitted two images. 35 images were voted on by members of the Society of Ohio Archivists. Our image of Mary Gladwin and the Red Cross Staff in the Belgrade, Serbia along with two other photographs are featured in the poster. The Top photograph on the poster is from the Mary Gladwin Papers. Mary is the woman in the center of the photograph dressed all in white.
Mark Bloom, Archival Services, is now a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. The Academy of Certified Archivists, founded in 1989 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, is an independent, nonprofit certifying organization of professional archivists. Members qualify for certification by meeting a series of defined standards such as having a Master’s in Archives Administration or a related Master’s degree with archives specific coursework, completing at least 3,500 hours of work experience in a professional capacity, and passing a Certified Archivist examination. This examination tests the candidate’s knowledge in the following areas:
- Selection, Appraisal, and Acquisition
- Arrangement and Description of Documents
- Reference Services and Access to Documents
- Preservation and Protection of Documents
- Outreach, Advocacy, and Promotion of Documentary Collections and Archival Repositories
- Managing Archival Programs
- Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities
Mark successfully met all the qualifications and passed the examination in July 2017.
Goodyear Wingfoot players in November 1950.CreditJoe E. Falcone, via Archival Services, The University of Akron Libraries
You may have read an email recently providing a link to a New York Times article on basketball, specifically: An N. B. A. Throwback: Ads on Jerseys
The article details a history of basketball and uniform sponsorship throughout the years with photographic support from Archival Services, The University of Akron Libraries.
Please go to: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/sports/nba-cleveland-cavaliers-goodyear.html
Take note of the numerous photos provided by Archival Services. Nice work!
Jamie Newhall and Jon Endres
Sr Multi-Media Producer
Jamie Newhall, Instructional Services, and Jon Endres, who works part-time in Psychology Archives, received the 2017 Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award at the SOA Annual Meeting on Friday, May 19 for their work on the wire recorder project. According to the website, the Award is given to individuals or organizations that have by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year. For more info: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/merit_award/
They were also presenters at TEDxAkron 2017 on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the recently refurbished Goodyear Theater. According to the TEDxAkron website, TEDx expands TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, beyond its annual conference by seeding smaller, independent events throughout the nation, called TEDx. TEDxAkron emulates the spirit and ideals of the TED Conference. For more info: http://www.tedxakron.com/
Well Done, Jamie & Jon!
Victor Fleischer, University Archivist and Head, Archival Services
Vic Fleischer recently served as a peer reviewer for the book Journey to Moonwalking by space suit engineer, author, and historian Ken Thomas. The book, which is forthcoming this fall, will include information on the space suits developed for the Mercury astronauts by the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, and will feature images from the Goodrich records in Archival Services.
University Press, Editorial & Design Coordinator
Amy Freels, who is working on her certificate in Museums and Archives, gave a poster presentation at the Society of Ohio Archivists in May 2016. She presented on the unique collaboration between the University of Akron Press and the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP). The main focus was about publishing primary sources in book form. The poster presented a timeline of the publication process, from the selection of the primary source manuscript(s) to marketing and sales of the finished book.
Way to go, Amy!
Mark Bloom, Archival Services
Mark Bloom was elected Treasurer for the Society of Ohio Archivists in May 2016 for a two-year term.