Archival Adventures in Small Repositories

Bucks County Orientation to Small Repositories Project

Monday, 2/4/13

Last Saturday (February 2nd, 2013), HSP's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories held a "Meet & Greet" and orientation to introduce Bucks County organizations to the project. It was held at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown.

There was a wonderful turn-out at the event of fifteen Bucks County-based small history organizations with archival collections. HCI-PSAR project staff gave presentations about the purpose and outputs of the project, summarizing progress so far and goals for the future. Doug Dolan of the Bucks County Historical Society then facilitated a conversation about the benefits of participating in the project, including direct access to resources and services provided by HCI-PSAR as well as the opportunity to build community and foster cooperation among local history organizations.

After the event, attendees were invited to peruse the Mercer Museum and view the new exhibit, "Line Drives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women's Baseball." I had never been to the Mercer Museum before, and was blown away by the quirky, eccentric layout of the concrete castle stuffed to the gills with historical artifacts!

If you missed the event, you can download slides of the presentations at the bottom of this page. I highly recommend heading over to the Mercer Museum at some point, as well.

A big thanks to Doug Dolan, President & Executive Director of the Bucks County Historical Society, and Sarah Good, Collections Manager & Archivist, for their help with the event!

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