Archival Studies @ UH Manoa

Friday, January 26, 2007

Scholarship to the Modern Archives Institute

***Scholarship to the Modern Archives Institute***
(Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2007)

Scholarship Information:
The Colonial Dames/Donna Cutts Scholarship Committee of the Society of American Archivists is soliciting candidates for the Colonial Dames Scholarship to the 2007 Summer National Archives' Modern Archives Institute. The individual awards cover up to $1200 of the total tuition, travel and housing expenses.

Background Information:
The Colonial Dames and Donna Cutts Scholarships were established in 1974 and 2002 respectively and are given in conjunction with the Colonial Dames of America. The awards provide financial assistance for each of the two yearly Modern Archives Institutes given by the National Archives.

To apply, please submit in triplicate a resume, nomination form, and two letters of recommendation from persons having a definite knowledge of your qualifications to:

Chair, Awards Committee
Society of American Archivists
527 S.Wells St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607-3922

Requests for information should be addressed to The Society of American
Archivists, 527 S. Wells, 5th floor, Chicago, IL 60607; 312/922-0140;
or consult the SAA Website:
for eligibility criteria and nomination form.

Modern Archives Institute Information:
The 2-week Modern Archives Institute program provides an introduction to archival principles and techniques for individuals who work with personal papers, as well as those who work with the records of public and private institutions and organizations. It is intended to help archivists acquire basic knowledge about caring for archival materials and making them available. For more information, consult the NARA
Website .

Note: Applicants to the Colonial Dames Scholarship do not have to apply to the Modern Archives Institute directly unless they are planning to attend the Modern Archives Institute regardless of whether they are a scholarship recipient. Registration spaces in the Institute are made available by NARA for scholarship recipients.

SAA Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award

Do you know someone who could benefit from the SAA Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award? The Award enables students (or archivists) from abroad who are taking part in archival training or education programs in the U.S. or Canada to attend the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists. This year the meeting is in Chicago.

For more information about this and other awards sponsored by SAA, please visit the Awards Committee’s website at Application forms for this award can also be found at this site, and must be completed and mailed by February 28, 2007.

We would be pleased to receive applications from any eligible students and would greatly appreciate any help you could give us by bringing this award to the attention of such students, whether individually or by sharing the enclosed announcement on your departmental bulletin board or listserv.

If you have any questions about this award that I could be of help with, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at, or phone me at (310) 206-2753. Thank you in advance for your help.

With best regards,

Julie Graham
Chair, Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award Subcommittee, Society of American Archivists


This blog is a place to store various announcements regarding archival studies at the University of Hawaii, and opportunities elsewhere. This might be a temporary blog, pending the creation of our own SAA Student Chapter.