SICCA 3rd Annual Meeting

As this week comes to a close, we look back on Monday’s Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association 3rd Annual Meeting.

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Attendees enjoyed a light breakfast of Donut Bank donuts and coffee sponsored by one of SICCA’s sponsors, Pollux Systems, Inc.


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Amber Gowen, Clerk’s Archivist, gave a brief introduction into government records and highlighted some of the historical pieces located in the Clerk’s Archives. State Archivist and Director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Jim Corridan, spoke on the hidden treasures located in the State Archives,  preservation issues, the work of the State Archives and upcoming digital catalog, and projects celebrating the Indiana Bicentennial.

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Jim Corridan, State Archivist, speaks to SICCA attendees.

Over 50 people representing 28 organizations in Indiana and Kentucky attended the conference.

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Archives Volunteer Jessica Newell mans the registration table.


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What a turnout! Over 50 people attended the 3rd annual meeting of the Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association

After lunch, attendees received a rare tour of the Clerk’s offsite records center.

Thanks to all who made the day such an enjoyable experience!  We look forward to participating in the rest of SICCA’s activities in 2016.

Good luck and best wishes to the Annual Meeting’s 2017 host!


Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association

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10 Days!! The countdown is on until Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office hosts the 3rd annual meeting of the Southwest Indiana Collections Connection Association on February 22nd.  We look forward to welcoming our colleagues and community partners!

The Southwestern Indiana Collections Connection Association (SICCA) strives to provide its members a no-cost, professional community to discuss ways to improve and advocate collections care in their institutions. SICCA also aims to build a platform for institutional collaboration among its members. Based in the  Southwestern Indiana region, SICCA focuses on collections management, care, and preservation. Proper collections care is essential to all institutions with a collection – be it artworks, artifacts, photographs, books, or documents. And although most institutions are aware of the importance of collections care, many are unable to fulfill their collections care needs due to budget concerns. SICCA has over 53 members representing 28 cultural heritage organizations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.  Member institutions include archives, museums, historical societies, governmental units, and libraries.  Registration and membership are both free.

This year’s theme is “Rediscovering Hidden History.”

The meeting is held at the Old National Events Plaza (formally known as The Centre) in Evansville, Indiana.  Jim Corridan, Director and State Archivist of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration is our special guest speaker. The annual meeting will also feature a group discussion session to discuss ways to collaborate, advocate, and collections-related issues. Following lunch attendees will regroup at the Clerk’s Archives offsite storage facility for a special tour.