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American Archives Month
The Society of American Archivists has prepared
an American Archives Month Public Relations Kit
to assist repositories and organizations develop and
publicize their own Archives Month activities.
It is available for download from SAA free of charge.

Archival organizations across the nation are coming together to celebrate American Archives Month.

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is working actively with the Society of American Archivists to develop a coordinated nationwide annual observance of Archives Month. We are pleased to support this effort by providing access to a variety of resources through our website. We believe that American Archives Month provides an excellent opportunity for educating the public and resource providers about the work that archivists do and why it is important.

Many local celebrations will still choose to focus their activities within an "Archives Week," but it is hoped that, over time, we will be able to develop greater nationwide coordination among the organizations regarding themes, promotional materials, and event planning.

Until now, while most Archives Week activities occured in October, there was no fixed, nationally recognized date for the events. Instead, each association or state selected its own dates, often timing them to coincide with other events of local significance such as statehood days.

In 2005, some celebrations began in late September while others did not occur until mid-November. Over the past several years, a number of regions and states began to designate the entire month of October as Archives Month, including the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists and the states of Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. October is also designated as Family History Month in the State of Michigan. The number of archival associations and repositories sponsoring Archives Week or Month activities each fall continues to grow.


Directory of 2014 Archives Week / Archives Month Activities. Archivists across the United States offer a wide variety of events -- information fairs, exhibits, lectures, open houses, tours, and more -- to reach out to the public and raise awareness about the important work done by archives and archivists everywhere.
Send your submissions to aam@statearchivists.org.

Directory of 2013 Archives Week / Archives Month Activities

Directory of 2012 Archives Week / Archives Month Activities

Directory of 2011 Archives Week / Archives Month Activities

Directory of 2010 Archives Week / Archives Month Activities

Directory of 2009 Archives Week / Archives Month Activities

What is Archives Month? Background and history.

Poster Gallery. A number of states issue special posters to celebrate Archives Month and promote public awareness of the events. Send your submissions to aam@statearchivists.org.

Planning/Action guides are available from the following states:
Kentucky | New York | North Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia | Wisconsin

The Society of American Archivists also provides a wide range of useful advice and guidance to help you plan your American Archives Month celebrations, including

Archives Week/Month Resources:
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| Directory of Activities | History & Background | Posters

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Questions or concerns? Contact CoSA at info@statearchivists.org.
Last updated: October 7, 2014 .