ACM History Committee
New ACM Project Archivist

New ACM Project Archivist

The Charles Babbage Institute is extremely pleased to announce that
the new Project Archivist for the records of the Association for
Computing Machinery started work on Monday, Sept. 29.  Loralee J.
Bloom ("Lora") has many years of experience in archives and
libraries, including ten years with the Minnesota Historical Society
as the Archivist for the records of the 3M Corporation.  Lora will be
with CBI for nine months, working solely on processing the ACM
records, in a position generously funded by the ACM.

Materials selected for inclusion in the collection to be held at CBI
were identified in two different projects.  First, in 2005 then-CBI
Archivist Elisabeth Kaplan and then-Assistant Archivist Carrie Seib
travelled to the ACM offices in New York to assess currently held
materials and make recommendations for long-term retention and
preservation.  This past summer current CBI Archivist R. Arvid Nelsen
went to the new ACM offices to identify the locations of materials
previously recommended as well as to consult with various department
heads and examine additional materials to be retained.

About half of the materials identified for housing at CBI have now
arrived at our offices in the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West
Bank of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  Materials include
(but are not necessarily limited to) minutes, reports,
correspondence, and publications from originating units such as
Publications, Member Services, the Executive Director's Office,
Administration, SIG Services, Marketing, and Policies &
Procedures.  Further information will be available as collection
processing is completed.  In addition to a completed online finding
aid, the project will also include the creation of a web page on the
history of ACM.  A physical exhibit and celebration to promote the
completed project will be announced later.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please direct them to CBI
Archivist, R. Arvid Nelsen at nels0307@umn.edu.
Thank you

R. Arvid Nelsen, Archivist
Charles Babbage Institute
211 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 - 21st Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office: 612-625-4867
Fax: 612-625-8054
http://www.cbi.umn.edu/