The ANLA physical office has been closed to the public since March 12 due to a broken elevator at our building, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the building has since been closed altogether. However, our Professional Development Officer/Archives Advisor Mary Ellen is working from home, and you may get in contact with her via phone or e-mail. Please leave a phone message on the ANLA phone line at 709-726-2867 or e-mail email@example.com if you need to get in touch. Stay safe, everyone!
The ANLA Executive has decided to postpone our 2020 Annual General Meeting. We typically hold it in June, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing to a date further in the future. We will reassess the situation in August. If you would like to get involved with ANLA before then, please get in touch! We are currently meeting virtually.
The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives mourns the death of our friend and colleague Larry Dohey. Larry was a member of our organization from the beginning of his archival career. In typical Larry fashion, he became active on our board almost immediately and served in various positions for over ten years. He hosted many ANLA meetings and events during his tenure with the archives at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s and continued to be a friend to the association when he moved to The Rooms.
One of Larry’s greatest strengths was in communicating the relevance of archives to the life of this province. He became in many ways the public face of archives. His ‘’Archival Moments’’ blog and VOCM broadcast opened the possibilities of the world of archives to a wide community of people. One archivist commented that because of Larry’s work “my Nan finally understands what I do for a living.’’
Larry’s knowledge of archival sources, gleaned from his archival experience and his own research, enabled him to connect people and organizations to the archival resources that helped to tell their stories and answer their questions. It wasn’t all academic – he took a genuine interest in the research journeys of the people who turned to him for advice and his empathetic support resolved many research dilemmas. His work in this area epitomised the value of the archival skill set.
Larry was a wonderful colleague and friend. In the Canadian archival community he was renowned for his hospitality, his conviviality and his kindness to one and all. One Canadian archivist, speaking of a conference they both attended, said “ Larry’s accommodations were not up to standard so I told him he could stay at my place. It took him less than 24 hours to inform his vast network of fellow Newfoundlanders in the city that he was in town and before I knew it, I was the host of large kitchen party that was simply too much fun. “ We all acknowledge with happy memories that part of his life.
Larry loved this province, loved its culture and loved the stories its archival records could tell. We extend our sincere condolences to his partner Ian, to his family and to his colleagues and friends. He was a good man.
May 15, 2019
To Whom It May Concern:
Cupids Legacy Inc., is a registered charitable, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to preserve, prominently display and effectively promote the history and heritage of Cupids and the Northern Avalon region from the early 17th century to the present.
The Cupids Legacy Centre was opened in 2010 as a legacy project of the Cupids 400 anniversary celebrations, which commemorated the establishment of the first English settlement and birthplace of English Canada by Governor John Guy (Cupids, 1610). The Centre is a state-of-the-art facility with an innovative and interactive museum, a family history
resource centre and archive, a multipurpose hall, a museum shop and an exterior viewing deck and faerie garden. A place “Where the Present Meets the Past,” the Legacy Centre showcases the heritage and culture that have defined our place in Canadian history.
As we are a not-for–profit organization that must provide for its own sustainability, we will host a number of fundraisers throughout the year – one of which is the 6th Annual Lobster Supper and Auction – which will take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2019, at the Cupids Legacy Centre. To assist us with our fundraising efforts, we would like to ask you to consider making a donation in the form of a product, service or monetary amount for this Annual event. Donations may be picked up or dropped off at the Legacy Centre by June 11th, 2019.
We thank you for your consideration and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Corrina Bartlett or myself at 528-1610.
Chair, Cupids Legacy Inc.
Admiralty House Communications Museum has a new exhibit “Field to Flight” that will be on display from May 13 to August 31, 2019, at the Annex, located next door to Admiralty House in Mount Pearl.
In September 1913, flying was very new, very risky, and very exciting. Records were made, then broken. No one had ever flown across the Atlantic nonstop. Lord Northcliffe, the owner of Britain’s Daily Mail, wanted to change that with a contest. Many teams were ready to try in 1914—then the Great War broke out and the contest was put on hold. In November 1918, just three days after the Armistice, the race was back on. The right departure point would be key. For a few exciting weeks in the spring of 1919, the teams set themselves up here in Newfoundland.
2019 marks a century since the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic and Admiralty House is creating a new exhibit titled “Field to Flight”. The exhibit will highlight some of the major players of a historic race and feature Margaret Carter, a St. John’s women and her perspective on the race.
“Field to Flight” will be open to the public starting May 13, 2019, at 7 pm at the Annex. The exhibit will feature artifacts connected to the race and Ace Academy: Flight Experience, an educational and inspirational traveling interactive, produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation.
The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
co-sponsored workshop from
The Canadian Conservation Institute
Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation
Dates: June 19-20, 2019
Instructors: Jean Tétreault and Monique Benoit
Location: Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)
Parking is available in the Basilica parking lot. Lunch, nutrition break snacks and beverages provided.
This workshop provides an overview of products commonly used for mounting, displaying and storing museum objects. Products covered include woods, papers, paints, plastics, textiles, etc. The use of silica gel and sorbents is discussed, and spot tests to identify some products are demonstrated. Options to avoid problems related to off-gassing or staining are provided. Participants are invited to bring samples for discussion.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- understand the interactions between products and objects
- select products that are suitable for use in museums or archives
- understand the properties of many types of products available on the market
- verify information or test products for compatibility with objects
- Principles of interaction between object and products
- Wood products (including panels, cardboards and papers)
- Coatings (including paints, varnishes and stains)
- Plastics (including sheets, boxes, panels, foams, gaskets, adhesives and sealants)
- Silica gel and pollutant sorbents
- Spot tests
- Internet search
Registration: ANLA/MANL members $180
Enrollment limits: Minimum 10, maximum 25
For more information or to register, contact:
Mary Ellen Wright
Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives is asking for nominations for the executive of our organization.
- 3 Directors – ANLA directors represent members on the ANLA executive and attend monthly executive meetings in St. John’s (some travel assistance is available, or distance attendance can be arranged.).
Term of office is until the next AGM (June 2019).
Any member of the Association in good standing shall be eligible to hold office in the Association, with the exception of employees of the Association.
Nominations must be signed by the candidate, a nominator and a seconder, all of whom must be members in good standing. Elections will be held at ANLA’s Annual General Meeting on June 22, 2018.
Nominations may be submitted to the ANLA office.
Deadline for nominations: June 18, 2018