Delaware Valley Chapter, ARLIS/NA
Submitted January 30, 2003 by:
UPDATE (Officers for 2003)
Nancy Thorne (University of Pennsylvania) email@example.com
(Neumann College) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Deegan (University of Pennsylvania) email@example.com
Mary Louise Castaldi (University of the Arts) firstname.lastname@example.org
Donovan received the Chapterís Marietta Bushnell Boyer Travel Award, which she
used to attend the 2002 ARLIS/NA Conference.
Delaware Valley Chapter donated 2 baskets to the Silent Auction at the St. Louis
2002 national conference. Lilah Mittelstaedt, who assembled the baskets,
reported that they were well received, auctioning for $75 and $80.
Chapterís Spring meeting was held on May 9, 2002 at the home of Ann Gardner in
Wallingford, PA, with 11 members attending. At the
meeting a Nominating Committee (Lilah Mittelstaedt, Kelley Weaver, and
Kraig Binkowski) was appointed and charged with
recruiting candidates for Vice President/President Elect in 2003. There was
discussion about outreach and recruitment of new members with a particular focus
on contacting students and interested faculty members at Drexel Universityís
College of Information Science & Technology. After the meeting, members were
conducted on a tour of nearby Rose Valley, PA, the principal Arts &
Crafts community in the Delaware Valley, which was organized at the turn of the
20th century by architect William L. Price. Our guide was Paula
Healy, lifelong resident of Rose Valley and a representative of the Rose Valley
Historical Association, who conveyed a good sense of the everyday life of the
community and of Priceís lasting influence.
the summer, the Nominating Committee selected Ann Gardner as a candidate for
VP/P-E in 2003 (to serve as President in 2004).
Chapter members attended the Fall Business meeting on October 14, 2002, which
was organized by Nancy Thorne and held at the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript
Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Before the
meeting, Curator of Manuscripts, Nancy Shawcross, and Manuscript Cataloger,
Maggie Kruesi, presented a diverse selection of art-and- architecture-related
materials from their collections. At the business meeting, Ann Gardner was
elected unanimously as Vice-President/President-Elect. The Chapter
decided not to offer a Travel Award for 2003, as the ARLIS conference will be
held nearby, and approved a donation of $150 to help finance the 2003 Baltimore
Conference Welcome Party. Mary Louise Castaldi announced that Allen Townsend,
Past President of ARLIS-DVC and incoming ARLIS/NA President, would leave the
Philadelphia Museum of Art in December 2002 to take a new position at the Amon
Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Further business included discussion on
outreach strategies and plans for the next meeting.
IB. Provide continuing education opportunities.
continue to explore professional development activities and ways to provide
continuing education to our members. We believe that visits to historic sites
and special collections in our region educate and inform our members.
FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Chapter has no issues to raise at this time.