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Friday, March 4, 2016   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Caitlin Sarro
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Monday March 28 through Sunday April 3, 2016

Our intent for Spring Sojourn 2016 is to reassess ICA Global Archive strategy to support ongoing archive projects and the mission of the ICA.

Last fall’s Sojourn was the biggest in Archives history and we have great expectations for the next session. A key component to this Sojourn will be a Global Archives Planning session on Tuesday March 29th to strategically map out the next several years.

Building off the work done in the fall, this Sojourn will also include options for colleagues to continue work in a number of areas. If you have another project that is near and dear to your heart, please let us know that you will facilitate it and draft participants.  Current suggestions include:

  • TOWN MEETING '76 Climate Change Conversations 2016: Use common memory around the table to determine additional states and cities for continued Town Meeting research. HOST: Jean Long

  • Training Inc / Training Futures:  Amend, revisit and advance Training Inc. with significant additions to our collection and supporting continuing development of this key project.  HOST: TBD

  • New Religious Mode: Continue work on the New Religious Mode to define & develop “Mapping the Interior”. HOST:  Jack Gilles

  • Town Meeting:  Strategize on how to support ICA Town Meeting +40, and Town Meeting project possibility with Oklahoma Human Community Network. HOST: TBD

  • Archives Operations Online & Onsite:  Plan strategy and tactics for technology and operations of the Archives.  HOST: Steve Ediger  PARTICIPANTS: Wendell Refior, Tim Wegner

  • JWM Collection:  Explore collaboration with OK City University and the Wesley Seminary/JWM collection HOST: TBD

Planning for the Sojourn is still under way but so far the highlights include:

  • Tuesday, March 29, Bruce Williams will lead a Global Archives Planning session

  • Friday, April 1 morning gathering with the ICA Board of Directors to brief them on archive work prior to board strategic planning.

  • Wendell Refiour will lead a short course on accessing documents from the online archives.

  • A GIFT FROM THE GLOBAL ARCHIVES, Click on the link below to access content of ICA and Related Publications scanned and online.

If you are interested in attending in person, contact Kamela at reception to book lodging at ICA Greenrise either by phone (773) 769-6363 or email at

  • Single room: $30.00, double room $45.00

  • MEAL COSTS:  $12.00 a day

If you have any questions about the upcoming Sojourn and/or want to indicate your interest please contact:

 & Save the Date!

ICA GLOBAL ARCHIVES 2016 FALL SOJOURN September 18-24, 2016

The work for the Fall Sojourn will unfold over the next several months. Please add the fall dates to your calendar. You will be welcome working either on site in Chicago or participating virtually.


Robert Booher says...
Posted Monday, April 4, 2016
planning on being there ..bob booher