Archives for : February 2011

SAA - Society of American Archivists

SAA logoSTiL Casing Solution is happy to be a member of the SAA, so this week I thought I’d write my post about this association.

Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA’s mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 5,500 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.

Taken from their website:

Perhaps inevitably, as a result of the greater recognition and support that archival activity was receiving within the government at this time, the members of the Conference of Archivists realized that a distinction should be made between the historians and scholars who used the archival materials and the archivists who were responsible for the material’s care, organization, and management. The archivists believed that their field was a particular science for which a professional association was needed in order to continue the growth and advancement of the profession. The Society of American Archivists (SAA) was founded in December 1936, “…to promote sound principles of archival economy and to facilitate cooperation among archivists and archival agencies.” A more democratic body than its predecessor, it opened its ranks not just to directors of large archives institutions, but to all “who are or have been engaged in the custody or administration of archives or historical manuscripts.” This included archives of all sizes and orientation, from small private and business archives to large historical collections.

Once born, SAA acted quickly. A president, A.R. Newsome, and a board of directors were elected by its initial 124 individual and four institutional members. In its first full year membership increased to 243 archivists and institutions, and SAA began the practice of holding an annual convention at which professional papers were delivered, information was exchanged, and philosophies of archival organization were discussed. At the Society’s first convention in June 1937, President Newsome outlined a course for SAA that has been followed to the present day: “to become the practical self-help agency of archivists for the solution of their complex problems” and “to strive to nationalize archival information and technique”; to seek “the solution of archival problems involving external relations with all archival agencies, with learned societies, and with the public”; and “to encourage the development of a genuine archival profession in the United States” in which SAA would “set training standards and advance archival administration through its meetings and publications.” Primary among these publications was the Society’s journal of record, the American Archivist, whose premiere issue appeared in January 1938.

SAA developed a strategic plan in 1993 to define the organization’s direction and purpose, and at that time established the following mission statement: The Society of American Archivists serves the education and information needs of its members and provides leadership to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation’s historical record.  SAA today numbers approximately 5,000 individual and 650 institutional members.  The Society maintains offices in Chicago’s Loop.  Foremost among SAA’s many activities are services that the Society provides to members.

Musée canadien des civilisations


Le Musée canadien des civilisations est le musée national d’histoire humaine du Canada; il est situé à Gatineau. Sa vocation première est de recueillir, d’étudier, de conserver et de présenter des objets matériels qui témoignent de l’histoire humaine du Canada et de la diversité de sa population.  Nous sommes fiers chez STiL d’avoir le plus populaire et le plus fréquenté de tous les musées du Canada comme client !

Réseau de la Société du Musée canadien des civilisations :

Le Musée a été fondé en 1856, en tant que salle d’exposition de la Commission géologique du Canada. Installé à l’origine à Montréal, le Musée a été transféré à Ottawa en 1881. En 1910, devenu le Musée national du Canada, il a été transféré dans un bâtiment neuf au centre-ville d’Ottawa. En 1968, le Musée a été séparé en deux, le Musée canadien de la nature d’une part et le Musée de l’Homme de l’autre, tous deux demeurant très à l’étroit sous le même toit. En 1982, le gouvernement a annoncé que le Musée de l’Homme déménagerait dans un nouvel édifice qui lui serait consacré, dans ce qui était encore Hull, mais est aujourd’hui Gatineau. En 1986 après plusieurs protestations que le nom du musée était sexiste, un concours a été ouvert pour trouver un nouveau nom, c’est ainsi que le Musée national de l’Homme est devenu le Musée canadien des civilisations. En 1989, le Musée a pris possession de ses nouveaux locaux situé au 100 rue Laurier à Gatineau. 

  Musée canadien des civilisationsPour plus d’information je vous invite à visiter leur site :

Pour explorez leur collection :

Leur bibliothèque & archives :

Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl I which was on January 15th, 1967 at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA. Where the Green Bay Packers won against the Kansas City Chiefs with a score of 35 to 10.

Are you all ready for Super Bowl XLV?  Super Bowl XLV  Sunday, February 6th, 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington

Where the Green Bay Packers   and the Pittsburgh Steelers will play for the championship! Who will win the Vince Lombardi Trophy ? lombardi_trophe1

We are very proud at STiL Casing Solution to know that the Super Bowl championships are safely preserved in one of our cans!



Edit on Februaru 7th: A very interesting article I received by email: 

And.. way to go Packers for your win!