The ICA Archives Project is making major progress in sorting the files and is planning to capitalize on that progress by holding two Sojourner Programs, with the first starting on April 30.
The first Sojourner Program will be for two weeks (weekdays only) from April 30 to May 12. The focus of the program will be the Town Meeting '76 records and archive materials related to the ICA's long-term training programs including the International Training Institute (ITI) and the Human Development Training School (HDTS). The Archives Team is needing people who have been involved in those programs to participate.
Accommodations are readily available at 4750 N. Sheridan, and are only $30 a night for singles, and
$45 for couples. There is access to the kitchen. Parking is available for $5 a day. A flier with details is available here.
The second program will be from October 8 through 19 and will focus on the Global Social Demonstration records.
The Archives volunteers have accessioned all but one and a half rows of file cabinets in the basement at 4750 N. Sheridan Rd., meaning that each file has been itemized and the contents noted. The job of digitizing, cataloguing and organizing the files remains and volunteer help is always needed.
Former staff and colleagues who would like to take part in the Sojourner Programs or who want to come in independently can call 773-769-6363. Archive photos are still being added to the ICA's Facebook page and all colleagues are invited to take a look and help identify the people and dates for each photo.