Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of VAN. As always, the newsletter has plenty of useful information including calls for papers and panels as well as some details on our upcoming annual meeting in the Washington, DC area to be held in May 2018. The member news section is packed with updates from members about the great work they have been doing in the field and classroom. There is an occasional section of member profiles, introducing you to the new VAF board members that began their terms of service in the summer. We also have a remembrance of an influential author and architectural historian Paul Oliver. There is a featured essay from the VAF ambassadors from Ball State who share their excitement for vernacular architecture after attending the meeting in Salt Lake City in June. To round our the issue we have our bibliography packed with useful resources that span the disciplines that contribute to vernacular architecture studies. Thanks as always for the contributions to the newsletter. Hope you enjoy the issue.
Christine Henry, Newsletter Editor