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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Baylor College of Medicine archivist position

    Reported by JoAnn Pospisil to Archivists of Houston Area


The Baylor College of Medicine Archives is hiring a full-time project archivist. The position is to be funded for two years from date of hire with possibility of extension or becoming a permanent position depending on operational and resource considerations. Under the supervision of the Director
of the Archives, the project archivist will evaluate the approximately 2,100 linear feet of archival material in the Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., manuscript collection for historical and research importance and process the collection items using standard archival practices which include organizing and
categorizing, entering into and maintaining archival storage and information database.


Required: Masters degree in history, archives and records administration or related field including formal archival course work and a minimum of five years full-time archival experience including processing archival collections.

Preferred: ACA certification

Helpful: Prior experience in medical archives or with medical terminology

For details and to apply online, please go to https://www. medschooljobs. org <https://www. medschooljobs. org> .

JoAnn Pospisil, CA, Director, Baylor College of Medicine Archives


Zachary Taylor Chapter, War of 1812 - Battle of Medina (1813)

Walter P. Nass reports
Subject: Zachary Taylor Chapter, War of 1812 quarterly meeting, Noon, Monday January 12, 2009 - Program - Battle of Medina in Texas


Ladies, Gentlemen and Invited Guests,

As you know we are all deeply saddened by the untimely death of our President G. Ronald Aldis.  The Nominations Committee is seeking to find a new President.  We will never find a replacement for Ronald, but we are doing our best.

Our Vice President, Bill Bozic, asked me to notify the members of the Zachary Taylor Chapter, Texas Society, General Society, War of 1812, and our friends that we will have our quarterly meeting at the Denis' Cajun Fish Market on Interstate 10 (between the Gessner and Blalock exits on the South side) at noon, Monday, January 12, 2009 and all are welcome.   

Our speaker is no stranger to our midst...He is Hewitt Clarke.  Hewitt is an instructor of Texas History at Lone Star College of the Woodlands.  He has written six non-fiction books on Eastern Misssissippi.

He will be speaking on "The Deadliest Battle Ever Fought in Texas".  It was a battle with New Spain on the Medina River in the first attempt to establish a Republic of Texas in 1813 during the US War of 1812.

Partime archivist @ Prairie View

Prairie View A&M University Archivist Phillis Earles reports for Dr Akel Kahera (Director, Texas Insitute for the Preservation of History and Culture) a position at PVAMU.
 "Kahera,Akel" <>
Send all inquiries to Dr. Kahera...the TIPHC website is .
The Archivist/Curator - Position Description and Recruitment Plan
The Archivist/Curator is a 12-month part time position, with a minimum of a Bachelors Degree (Preferably in Art Education/Art History). Additional roles of and qualifications of the web consultant include:
•       Increase the number of hits on the website and the number of schools  that use the materials in TIPHC's Archives and the ability to publicize and educate the public about the heritage of African Americans in Texas and beyond.
•       Working knowledge of processing object collection, photo/digital preservation, and the ability to create top quality exhibits and programs that celebrate the heritage  to reach statewide audiences.
•       Increase the amount of objects and historical narratives and documents preserved to save this endangered legacy. Increase digital scanning & imaging with a focus on drawings as well as letters, photographs.