Newberry Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas, March 9, 2018

The Newberry's March Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas will focus on 19th and 20th century Urban Protestantism. Barbara Dobschuetz's paper, "Fundamentalism and American Urban Culture; Community and Religious Identity in Paul Rader's Chicago, 1915-1937," examines fundamentalism and the use of new technology in preaching the gospel. Andrew MacDonald's presentation, "In the Evangelical Sense: The Swing Trial and Late Nineteenth Century Urban Protestantism," focuses on the impact of David Swing's 1874 trial.

Martin Marty of the University of Chicago Divinity School is the respondent.

The seminar will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. See the Newberry website for further information.

The seminar is open to anyone interested in the topic. Newberry Scholarly Seminars are pre-circulated. For a copy of the papers, email

CAA Archives and Archivists of Color Travel Fund Award and SAA Diversity Award

Archives and Archivists of Color Travel Fund Award
The Archives & Archivists of Color Interest Group of Chicago Area Archivists (CAA) is pleased to announce a travel grant for Chicago-area archives students and early career archivists to attend this year's Midwest Archives Conference. Funds are being raised entirely by the CAA community and anybody who wishes to contribute! With your help, we hope to expand the network of new archivists of color and increase the breadth of American archival collections.

To apply or donate, please go to

Please note: applications are due February 19 and the donation window closes February 26.


Is there an archives individual, group, or organization that you know deserves recognition for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession? Nominate them for the SAA Diversity Award!

Up to two awards may be given each year. Recent awardees have included the Texas Disability History Collection at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries and the Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries (2017).

Please see details below and on the SAA website.

Society of American Archivists Diversity Award

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Established in 2011 and intended to address SAA's strategic priority on diversity, this award recognizes an individual, group, or institution for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession, SAA, or the archival record. The nominee should have achieved distinction in the following ways:

  • Demonstrated outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession;
  • Demonstrated significant achievement in the form of activism, education, outreach, publication, service, or other initiatives in the archives field;
  • Demonstrated long-term impact on improving and promoting diversity as defined in the SAA Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.

Eligibility: Open to an individual, group, or organization. To encourage SAA member participation, preference may be given to SAA individual and/or institutional members.

Nomination Requirements: Two letters of support. Nominations will be accepted from any individual, group, or institution.Submission Deadline and Nomination Form: Click here to preview the nomination form and/or to start a nomination. All nominations must be submitted by February 28.