Does your historical organization hold archival materials (such as papers, letters, maps, ledgers, and photographs)? Would you like descriptions of your archival collections to be accessible online?
If so, we hope you will participate in the Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR). As part of HCI-PSAR, professional archivists will come out to survey your archival collections, create descriptions, and post them online. To learn more, come to our “Meet & Greet” at the Mercer Museum on Saturday, February 2, 2013. (Snow date: February 23). Both the event, and participation in HCI-PSAR, are free!
HCI-PSAR is a project of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (a private non-profit based in Philadelphia) and is funded by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The goal of the project is to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden archival collections of the many small, primarily volunteer-run historical organizations in the five-county Philadelphia area, such as local historical societies, historic sites, and small museums with archival collections.
We have already conducted surveys at several Bucks County organizations, including Historic Langhorne Association, Warwick Township Historical Society/Moland House, and Historic Fallsington. We hope you will be next!
Snow date: February 23. Call the Mercer Museum, 215-345-0210 or visit its website for event status.