University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography S. Victor Fleischer was part of the Ohio History Author-to-Author panel event last Saturday at the 2020 Virtual Buckeye Book Fair. The book fair, a nonprofit organization, is Ohio’s showcase literary event. Participation is by invitation only for nearly 100 of Ohio’s notable writers, illustrators, and photographers to autograph and discuss their books. During the event, Fleischer discussed his new book, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951, which was recently published by The University of Akron Press.
University Archivist and Head of Archival Services S. Victor Fleischer presented on a panel titled “Archives During COVID: Local Perspectives” at the Cleveland Archival Roundtable Meeting on October 15, 2020. Fleischer presented with John Bowen, Director of Archives at the Cleveland Clinic, and Pamela Eyerdam, Fine Arts and Special Collections Manager at Cleveland Public Library. Fleischer and the panel presented and led a discussion on COVID and its effects on archives and the archives profession.
Timely work, Vic!
University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography S. Victor Fleischer’s book, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951 has been recently published by The University of Akron Press. Copies can be purchased for a 30% discount on the University Press website at www.uakron.edu/uapress with the code AIRSHIPS. Vic will be doing a book signing and book talk at the Summit County Historical Society on Saturday, October 17th from 1:30-3:00pm and at the Ellet Public Library at 6:30 on Tuesday, October 20th. He’s also scheduled for a book signing at the Learned Owl in Hudson on Sunday, November 15th and will appear at the online Buckeye Book Fair as part of an author to author talk on Saturday, November 14th at 6:30pm.
Nice work, Vic!
Brittany Hayes, Electronic Services, and Zoe Orcutt, Archives, gave a presentation with Sidney Gao and James Van Mil from the University of Cincinnati on June 16 at Society of Ohio Archivists virtual conference. The title of the presentation was “Initial Steps on a Digital Preservation Policy.”
Mark Bloom and Brittany Hayes presented at OhioDIG on November 14, 2019 at the Columbus Metro Library. They gave a PowerPoint presentation titled “Sharing Initial Steps on a Digital Preservation Policy and Program at The University of Akron.” OhioDIG stands for Ohio Digitization Interest Group. It meets every other month. For more information, check their website: https://ohiodig.org/
Nice teamwork, Mark & Brittany!
Theodore Mallison, Archival Services, is serving as Chair of University Libraries Sesquicentennial Planning Committee through August 2020. He has also begun serving on the Society of Ohio Archivists’ Marketing and Communications Committee for 2019-2020.
October is Archives Month. Archival Services photograph of the Goodyear Moon House was one of the images selected for the Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) Archives Month Poster. Each year the SOA decides on a theme for the upcoming poster and Archives from around the state submit photographs or documents. Members of the SOA select their favorite images and the Poster committee selects the top three to five images to use in designing the poster.
Fleischer and Newhall Win another Award for Documentary
The documentary film Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War won a Leadership in History Award of Excellence from the American Association of State & Local History (AASLH) at their annual conference on Friday, August 30th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to AASLH, the awards are given to “establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history” and “recognize superior and innovative achievements.”
S. Victor Fleischer, University Archivist, Head of Archival Services, and Associate Professor of Bibliography, served as lead researcher, co-writer, and co-producer of the film, while Jamie Newhall, Sr. Multi-Media Producer in Design & Development Services, served as videographer/editor. The film was produced with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and other community partners with the generous support of a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.
Congratulations, Vic & Jamie! Impressive work!
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!