AMA Newsletter - December 2023

04 Jan 2024 10:34 AM | Digital Initiatives, AMA (Administrator)

A digital version of this newsletter can be found here.

Introducing our Board

Chair: Heather Bidzinski

Finance and Grants: Blake Mueller

Secretary: Jackson Anderson

Digital Initiatives: Jackson Anderson and Katie Lynch

Education: Al Thorleifson

Indigenous Relations: Carmen Miedema 

Information and Outreach: Corser du Pont and Erin Acland

Membership: Carmen Miedema and Heather Bidzinski

Special Initiatives: Brian Hubner and Chris Kotecki

Student Member-at-large: Position vacant

Holiday photos

We hope all our members had safe and happy holidays. Wishing everyone the best in 2024! Check out these photos from our members.

Front page of Christmas sheet music (c.1940s). From the St Philip’s (Norwood) parish fonds, Archives of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land.


Christmas tree in front of City Hall, 1966. City of Winnipeg Archives, Public Works Collection.

News about our Members

Curious about commodes?

Health Sciences Center Archivist, Emma Prescott was featured in a Winnipeg Free Press article about having Brandon University students research the provenance of museum items, including bedpans, for a public history class with Professor Rhonda Hinther. Check out the article here 

Language warnings at Manitoba Archival Institutions

Heather Bidzinski was featured in a CBC article about the use of outdated language in archival records, and the importance of collaboration with Indigenous communities. Check out the article here 

Call for Volunteers

We are always looking for members to join our committees. Volunteering with the AMA is an excellent way to network with archivists, build skills, and shape the future of archives in Manitoba. If you are interested, please contact the Chair, or a committee chair, at one of the email addresses listed on this page  Text, whiteboard Description automatically generated

News for the newsletter? 

Does your archive have a new grant or a new hire? Or do you have a collection you want to promote? Send your news to ama1@mts.netand we will include it in an upcoming newsletter.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software