Annual Report (2002)
ARLIS/New England Chapter
The executive board met on January 11, 2002. Attending were Richard McElroy, President, Susan Lewis, Vice President, Adeane Bregeman, Past President, Susan Myerson, Treasurer, Helaine Davis, Secretary, Anne Haas, Past Treasurer, Linda Zieper, Newsletter Editor, Pamela Born, Freitag Award Representative and Laurie Whitehill-Chong, Regional ARLIS/NA Representative.
Helaine reported our membership at 90 with 3 new members.
Topics of note were :
Pamela Born and Don Milliken received two applicants worthy of the Freitag Professional Development Award and recommended both be awarded. The Board voted to award $500 to Thomas Jacoby for travel expenses for the ARLIS/NA National Conference and $250 to Robert Garzillo, Rhode Island School of Design Library, to assist in attending the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.
Adeane Bregman announced that Cameron Caswell was selected as the first recipient of the Elmar Seible Scholarship of $500. Ms. Caswell attends Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
The Spring meeting took place at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut on May 10. John Teahan of the Atheneum and Trudy Jacoby of Trinity College hosted the meeting. A usual business meeting of reports was held. Cameron Caswell, recipient of the Seibel Scholarship, graciously read her thoughtful application letter. Attendees toured the museum, with special talks at the Wallace Nutting exhibit. After lunch we toured the home of famed past director of the Atheneum, Chick Austin. The day ended with a reception at Trinity College.
The first Fall meeting was held on October 4 on Cape Ann, Massachusetts at two distinctive institutions. In the morning we held a business meeting and toured the Cape Ann Historical Society Museum in Gloucester. The society houses the largest collection of Hugh Fitz Lane seascape paintings, exhibits works of painters associated with the artists colonies at Gloucester and Rockport, and exhibits artifacts related to the industries of fishing and stone quarrying, both historically important to the region. A joint meeting with ARLIS/Western New York was announced for the Spring of 2003 at the new art center of Smith College.
The afternoon was spent at Cogswell Grant, the home of Nina and Bertram Fletcher Little. The 17th century house holds one of the premier collections of American folkart in a beautiful river side setting.
A meeting was scheduled on November 22 at the Boston Architectural Center with the Ariel Group, management development consultants, on dealing with conflicts in the workplace. However because of low registration a down scaled meeting was held.
The election result were Anne Haas,
Bowdoin College, was elected Vice President, President-Elect.
Rachel Beckwith, Massachusetts College of Art, was elected Secretary.
Submitted by Richard McElroy