Anomaly Archives Needs A New Home

WE NEED A NEW HOME!

The Anomaly Archives Is Now Temporarily In-Storage

During the weekslong Streamathon Emergency Fundraiserour landlord informed us that they were not extending an invitation to renew our lease at our (then) current location. We had hoped to be able to stay at the current location for as long as possible, or at least another year. However, the landlord, itself a nonprofit, has also been hit hard by the pandemic and is having to make its own tough decisions and that has included not renewing leases when its tenants’ current lease terms expire; this includes another nonprofit that has been there for 20 years.

Three years ago, our current location was recommended to us by one of our email newsletter subscribers. We hope that perhaps one of you reading this now might have another good location opportunity you are aware of and that you will share it with us. We’d prefer something with its own entrance, with good parking, centrally located (but preferably in South or East Austin or south of Koenig Lane aka 2222), 800-1200 square feet for no more than about $800-$1,200 per month total. Even better are locations with utilities included in that pricing. If you have leads on good inexpensive location options for lease, please reach out to us via email at Contact@AnomalyArchives.org or leave the information in a voicemail at (512) 842-9046.


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Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

Folklore in the Archives


Folklore in the ArchivesJoin archivists, researchers, and lore enthusiasts from around North America as they share their collections and research in a two-part virtual showcase taking place on Friday, August 27, and Friday, September 3, from 11am-1:30pm CST.

Participants will learn about topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more through examples of archival materials and special collections.

This is one event you don’t want to miss, so register today at: https://bit.ly/3BILXpv.

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This is a Zoom-based virtual mini-conference on Friday 8/27 & Friday 9/03.
Find out more at this Facebook page for the event.

August 27 speakers:

  • Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books & Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Christine Blythe, Folklore Archives Specialist, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • SMiles Lewis, Anomaly Archives, Austin, Texas
  • Teresa Gray, Public Services Archivist, Special Collections, Central Library, Vanderbilt University
  • Helena de Lemos, Special Collections Instruction & Research Librarian, Occidental College Library
  • Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, University of Waterloo Library
  • Matina Newsom, Stacks Management and Evening Supervisor, and Bobby Griffith, Lead Government Information Reference Specialist, Sycamore Library, University of North Texas
  • Louise LoBello, Research & Collections Management Specialist, Franklin & Marshall College

 

September 3 speakers:

  • Samantha Dodd, Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
  • April C. Armstrong, Special Collections Assistant, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
  • Joshua Youngblood, Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Services Unit Head, History Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries
  • Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital Services, Whitman College and Northwest Archives
  • Stephanie Khattak, Independent Folklorist, Pine Curtain Project
  • Sara Butler-Tongate, Reference Archivist, Center for Archival Collections, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University
  • Tiffany Cole, Special Collections Archivist, James Madison University Libraries
  • Jennifer Daugherty, Head, North Carolina Collection, Special Collections Division, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Greetings Friends and Supporters of the Anomaly Archives!

It’s been many months since we last sent out an installment of this email newsletter. Despite the few short months of a seeming return to the “old normal,” the situation has reverted back to pre-vaccine lockdown conditions given the current Covid Delta variant surge here in Austin. Our collections are still in storage and we are continuing our search for a new affordable location. Meanwhile, we are hard at work behind the scenes as time allows.

We are excited to announce our participation in the above linked FOLKLORE IN THE ARCHIVES event being put on by the University of North Texas. Our presentation is scheduled for this Friday, August 27th, at 11:35 am. This event’s presentations feature short folklore talks from archivists working at many different institutions presenting materials and information on “cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more”! This is a free virtual event and we hope you’ll consider attending.

We hope to have updates on the status of our efforts to obtain a new physical space and to resume our regular YouTube live streaming show (Anomaly-NOW!) soon. Stay tuned!

 

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 

 

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Source: Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

 

Anomaly Archives Updates – March 2021

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Source: Anomaly Archives Updates – March 2021

The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

March 9th, 2021 – Austin, Texas

THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who supported us during the Streamathon Emergency Fundraiser. We raised over $11,111 towards our goal. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our volunteers, presenters, filmmakers, and supportive fans / donors. THANK YOU for giving us a chance to survive into 2021 and hopefully beyond.

– SMiles Lewis

Founder: Scientific Anomaly Institute / Anomaly Archives


Anomaly-NOW! Returns LIVE March 10th, 2021
With Hosts SMiles Lewis & Mark Jackson
7pm CST Live via YouTube & Facebook

Weekly News Round-Up Show of the nonprofit
Anomaly Archives/ Scientific Anomaly Institute.
Wednesdays from 7-7:30pm CST
with hosts SMiles Lewis and Mark Jackson.


SMiles Lewis on TRUTH WANTED
(Live Call-In YouTube Show!) 
Friday, March 19th 7pm-8:30pm CST

ACA (Atheist Community of Austin)

“Truth Wanted is a show about getting to the bottom of beliefs, whether it’s karma or Christ, Bigfoot or crystals. Truth Wanted would like to know how you know it’s true. Hosted by ObjectivelyDan, Truth Wanted takes calls from the community (that means YOU!) and features new guests every week, emphasizing thorough conversations over name-calling and scoffing (most of the time). Truth Wanted focuses on how and why people believe what they believe, and how you can talk about beliefs in more effective ways. Join us for truth investigations and lively conversations every Friday at 7-8:30pm CT.”

Call the show Fridays 7-8:30pm CT at 1-512-991-9242
or call with your computer via www.callinstudio.com/show/tw/


WE NEED A NEW HOME!

The Anomaly Archives Is Now Temporarily In-Storage

During the weekslong Streamathon Emergency Fundraiserour landlord informed us that they were not extending an invitation to renew our lease at our (then) current location. We had hoped to be able to stay at the current location for as long as possible, or at least another year. However, the landlord, itself a nonprofit, has also been hit hard by the pandemic and is having to make its own tough decisions and that has included not renewing leases when its tenants’ current lease terms expire; this includes another nonprofit that has been there for 20 years.

Three years ago, our current location was recommended to us by one of our email newsletter subscribers. We hope that perhaps one of you reading this now might have another good location opportunity you are aware of and that you will share it with us. We’d prefer something with its own entrance, with good parking, centrally located (but preferably in South or East Austin or south of Koenig Lane aka 2222), 800-1200 square feet for no more than about $800-$1,200 per month total. Even better are locations with utilities included in that pricing. If you have leads on good inexpensive location options for lease, please reach out to us via email at Contact@AnomalyArchives.org or leave the information in a voicemail at (512) 842-9046.


Please Consider Supporting the Anomaly Archives with a

Recurring Monthly Donation or One-Time Donation

GoFundMe / PayPal – Me / Facebook


Check Out Our New Anomaly-Archives Merch-Store

Support the Anomaly Archives 

Shop Online The Online Store

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com


STREAMATHON-2020

Streamed Live via our YouTube-ChannelFacebook-Page, and BEYOND!

YouTube Archives / Playlists / Past Event Pages…

Playlist – Link: Anomaly Archives Saturday Streamathon Fundraiser Series (ALL VIDEOS)

Playlist “Saturday Streamathon Fundraiser 2020” (ALL VIDEOS)



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