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New England Archivists, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-0012

Scope and Content

The records of the New England Archivists, Inc. contain historically significant materials which pertain to NEA's function as a professional organization for archivists in the New England area since 1973. Among the materials are records of the presidents, newsletters, committee files, and workshop data. These records provide a broad overview of the history of the organization, as well as information about its activities and programs.

Dates

  • undated, 1969-2014

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

The New England Archivists was formed in 1973. The organization is incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its purpose as defined by the Bylaws is as follows: "to foster the preservation and use of records of enduring value in New England, public and private, corporate and individual, and to improve the management and public awareness and understanding of such records, by providing pre-professional and continuing education in archival theory and practices; a forum for the exchange of information among individuals and institutions having responsibility for records of enduring value in the region; and appropriate means of communication and cooperation with other archival organizations and with individual and groups of allied professions."

The NEA's ongoing concerns are preserving and making available for use original documentary materials. NEA sponsors two conferences per year, one of which also serves as the annual meeting, that offer programs of interest to members of the archival community and provide a forum for group discussions and the exchange of ideas. In addition, the NEA sponsors several day-long workshops and seminars each year, which provide a thorough examination of such topics as archival security, arrangement and description, records management, preservation, and appraisal.

With membership over 600, NEA continues to offer professional support, information, and on-going training to records curators throughout the New England area.

Extent

39.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The New England Archivists was formed in 1973. The organization is incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its purpose as defined by the Bylaws is as follows: "to foster the preservation and use of records of enduring value in New England, public and private, corporate and individual, and to improve the management and public awareness and understanding of such records, by providing pre-professional and continuing education in archival theory and practices; a forum for the exchange of information among individuals and institutions having responsibility for records of enduring value in the region; and appropriate means of communication and cooperation with other archival organizations and with individual and groups of allied professions."

Organization

Series I: Constitution and Bylaws (1973-1989) contains materials relating to the original bylaws of the organization, drawn up in l973, as well as revisions to those by-laws over the years. Corporation papers drawn up in the mid-l970s and again in the mid-l980s are also found in this series.

Series II: Officers (1969-) contains the files of NEA presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasureres and representatives from l977 on. The series is arranged in chronological order with records of each officer as a separate subseries. The files are arranged alphabetically within each subseries.

Series III: Meetings (1972-) contains materials on the annual spring and fall NEA meetings from l972 on. If they have been transferred, the Local Arrangement and Program Committee files for the meetings are also included in this series. The files are arranged chronologically.

Series IV: Committees (1972-) contains the files of both ad hoc and standing committees, including: by-laws revision, education, long range planning, outreach, public relations coordinator, program, and steering. The files are arranged alphabetically by committee and chronologically therein.

Series V: Subject Files (1977-) holds alphabetically arranged information on grant applications, awards, the NEA letterhead, and public relations. The materials have been collected and contributed by numerous NEA members.

Series VI: Special Format materials (1973-1993) contains audio tapes and cassettes of NEA workshops and business meetings, photos, and proclamations and official statements from New England governors concerning Archives Week.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged in accordance with the administrative structure of the organization. Some duplication and overlap exists.

Acquisition Information

The archives of the New England Archivists were initially donated by NEA to the University of Connecticut Libraries in l980. The records have been transferred to UConn in yearly accessions, from 1981 to the present. Occasional additions have been made by NEA members and those who held leadership positions.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a small collection of materials pertaining to New England professional organizations. Details regarding officers, meetings and acitivites of the New England Archivists can be found on the NEA Website. For additional information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reference desk.

Separated Material

The NEA Newsletter has been separated from the collection and cataloged. Please consult the Libraries' online catalog, HOMER, for a complete holdings list.

Title
New England Archivists, Inc. Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2003 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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