SPAAMFAA News: 2019-2 Silver Trumpet & New Archivist Hired
Sun. Aug 4th 2019

The latest issue of Silver Trumpet is now available for digital download in the secure member area of the web site. If you have any problems accessing, please let me know and I will be happy to help.

Also watch for the upcoming update of the SPAAMFAA web site!

The Archives and Library Committee of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA), is pleased to announce:
Effective May 20, 2019, Dan Patterson has been retained as part-time archivist, for the SPAAMFAA Archives and Library.  Following a lengthy career with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, in a variety of business and semi-creative roles, Dan returned to school and began pursuing a career in history and museum work.

Since earning his Masters in Art History from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Dan has worked in various museum settings and in a variety of roles including provenance research at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, operations in an art gallery and gardens institution, and historic and archaeological interpretation at a national historic site.  

Deborah Davis, chair of the SPAAMFAA Archives and Library Committee, commented on this interest saying, "We like the fact that Dan collects and owns vintage motorcycles.  He understands the antique vehicle collector mentality.  We are confident that he'll quickly learn fire apparatus parts and details as needed, and will fit in well with SPAAMFAA folks." 

Dan will be in charge of the management, organization, expansion and digitization of the Archives and Library.  He stated:  “I am very excited about the opportunity to further develop and leverage the collection" to further the educational mission of SPAAMFAA.

Please join us in welcoming Dan Patterson.

Established in 1985 as a program of SPAAMFAA, the Archives and Library consist of more than 120 feet of shelved materials, flat files, vertical files, and thousands of photographs, books, and fire service periodicals. The collections also includes informative materials such as sales literature, parts lists, operation and repair manuals, and, fire apparatus blueprints all relating to American motor fire apparatus, including hand-pulled (manual), horse-drawn (steam) and motorized (gas and diesel) equipment.

 SPAAMFAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to  preservation, education and operation of antique fire apparatus, founded in 1958, sanctioned in 1967. 

For more information, contact:

Deborah Davis, Chair of the Archives Committee

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