Renovations can uncover many surprises – some unexpected, some forgettable, and then some with historical significance. A renovation at the Cook County Law Library (CCLL) uncovered all three of the above. However, one surprise led me on a quest into the history of CALL and AALL. Continue reading A Gavel and Our Connections to History
After 10 years at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law, the CALL archives have returned to the Chicago city limits. The archives—which include administrative records, publications, and photographs from CALL events over the years—will now return to the library at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Making the round trip, the archives moved from Loyola in 2007 due to a lack of storage space. The Archives Committee Chair at the time, Therese Clarke Arado, offered to house the archives at NIU, where they remained until September of this year.
The 2017-2018 CALL Archives Committee was comprised of Committee co-chairs Patricia Sayre-McCoy and Clanitra Stewart Nejdl, as well as Committee members Brittany Adams and Matt Timko. This year, the Committee focused its efforts on determining the best path forward for the digitization of the CALL Archives. As part of this process, the Committee provided an updated inventory of the contents of the CALL Archives to the CALL Executive Board. Additionally, the Committee considered whether there are sufficient “in-house” resources to support the digitization of the Archives or whether the assistance of a third-party company would be needed. The Committee also continued work on a plan for the possible digitization of just the photos within the CALL archives.
At the 2017 MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL Joint Annual Meeting in October 2017, the CALL Archives was represented in a panel discussion entitled “Preserving Our Histories, Telling Our Stories: What’s in Your Chapter Archives?”. During this panel discussion, Committee Co-Chair Clanitra Stewart Nejdl shared information about the history, content, and policies of the CALL Archives. Throughout the year, materials were added to the CALL Archives as they were received from CALL members.
At the May 2017 CALL Business meeting, CALL celebrated its 70th Anniversary. The Archives Committee assisted the anniversary committee with information about CALL and photos for display at the May meeting. In addition to supplying this information, there were also some inquiries for archival materials and an in-person visit. Continue reading Archives Committee Annual Report
The 2015-2016 Archives Committee was Therese Clarke Arado and Annie Mentkowski (co-chairs) and Sharon Nelson. Continue reading Archives Committee 2016 Annual Report
Co-Chairs: Therese Clarke Arado and Annie Mentkowski
Members: Sharon Nelson and Patricia Sayre-McCoy
Board Liaison: Maribel Nash Continue reading Annual Reports: Archives Committee
Co-Chairs: Therese Clarke Arado
Members: Carol Klink, Sharon Nelson, Eric Parker, Lucy Robbins, Lorna Tang, Jona Whipple
Board Liaison: Pamela Cipkowski
During the course of the year members have continued to send CALL related documents, committee activities and more to the archives for filing. Electronic copies of materials sent are being printed off for filing. The Committee is planning to purchase a one or two terabyte drive to house archives from the web site. Hard copies received will not be scanned for the time being due to limited equipment capabilities; however items received electronically will be printed and stored electronically. This spring has seen a rise in materials sent to the archives, including materials such as banners and plaques.
The Internet Committee provides CD back-ups of the ALL website at various intervals throughout the year. A regular schedule for this activity still needs to be developed.
We did not meet as a group during the year, however maintained contact via e-mail.
Submitted by Therese Clarke Arado