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Alabama

View a copy of the 2014 Alabama Archives Month poster on Flickr.

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  • Archives Crawl - Saturday, October 4
    The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) will partner with Alabama Public Television, Alabama State University, Auburn University at Montgomery, and H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College for the Crawl. Visit the archives at each institution to see special exhibits and learn about its historical collections while collecting passport stamps along the way. Visitors who complete their passport on October 4th will be entered to win a year's subscription to Ancestry.com and an Ancestry.com DNA kit. Passports completed by October 31st will be entered to win other exciting prizes.
  • Constitution Week - October 6-11
    For the first time all six of Alabama's state constitutions (the earliest dating to 1819) will be exhibited together
  • Alabama Tourism Week - October 13-18
    Vintage postcards, brochures and other tourism ephemera from the ADAH collection will be displayed
  • ArchiTreats: Food for Thought - Thursday, October 16
    Viewing of Alabama First: The Story of Alabama Tourism presented by Tim Hollis
  • Untangling the Web: Discovering Your Alabama Ancestors in Cyberspace - Saturday, October 18
    A Saturday genealogy workshop led by ADAH's expert genealogist Nancy Dupree
  • Alabama Voices Week - October 20-25
    Learn how the ADAH preserves audiovisual collections with special showings of films and music presentations all week long
  • Journey Proud Season Premiere Screening - Thursday, October 23
    Alabama Public Television will screen the new season premiere of its Journey Proud series in the ADAH's Joseph M. Farley Auditorium
  • Personal Digital Archives Week - October 27-November 1
    ADAH will offer presentations about how to care for your personal archives including digital photos, emails, blogs and more
  • World War I Week - November 3-8
    Exhibition of documents and photos telling the story of Alabamians during WWI
  • Opening of Alabama Treasures - November 9
    The Museum of Alabama's (located at the ADAH) new temporary World War I exhibit, Alabamians and the Great War, opens in the museum's new Alabama Treasures gallery

Alaska

View a copy of the 2012 Alaska Archives Month poster on Flickr.

View a copy of the 2012 Alaska Archives Month Proclamation on Flickr.

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  • Executive Proclamation signed by Governor Parnell proclaiming October as Archives Month
  • Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board to award a Certificate of Archival Excellence at its October 1 meeting in Seward, AK

Arizona

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Arkansas

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California

View a copy of the 2013 California Archives Month poster on Flickr.

View a copy of the 2013 California Archives Month proclamation on Flickr.

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Colorado

View a copy of the 2013 Colorado Archives Month poster on Flickr.

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  • Electronic Records Day - Friday, October 10
  • Information and news clips to be posted to Colorado State Archives website
  • The Colorado State Capitol: History, Politics, Preservation by Derek Everett - Thursday, October 30
  • Updating display case exhibition with the theme of the State Capitol

Connecticut

View a copy of the 2013 Connecticut Archives Month poster on Flickr.

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Delaware

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  • Online social media campaign asking researchers and e-patrons to share their archival discoveries by uploading photos and stories that describe how they used Delaware Public Archives resources
  • Blog posts offering behind-the-scenes looks at the important archival work being done at the Archives out of public view
  • Unveiling key aspects of the Delaware Public Archives website in Spanish to respond to the growing Hispanic population in Delaware
  • Send out social media message encouraging patrons and government agencies to recognize CoSA's Electronic Records Day on October 10 by checking the Tips and Tools section of the Delaware Public Archives' website (http://archives.delaware.gov/govsvcs/govsvcs.shtml )
  • Executive Proclamation signed by Governor Markell proclaiming October as Archives Month
  • Offering new program in archives research room where experienced genealogists volunteer their services to patrons conducting first time searches for their ancestors or who need help to continue their genealogy research
  • Program - The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family - Saturday, October 4

Florida

View a copy of the 2013 Florida Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Georgia

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  • 2nd Annual Georgia Archives and Genealogy Day - Saturday, October 25
    Sponsored with support from Friends of Georgia Archives, Georgia Genealogy Society, Society of Georgia Archivists and Ancestry.com
  • Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board's Annual Archives Awards Ceremony - Thursday, October 30

Idaho

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Illinois

View a copy of the 2013 Illinois Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

View a copy of the 2014 Kansas Archives Month Bookmark on Flickr.

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Kentucky

View a copy of the 2014 Kentucky Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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  • Electronic Records Day - Friday, October 10
  • Public Archives Symposium - Thursday, October 26

Kentucky Archives Month Planning Guide

Louisiana

View a copy of the 2014 Louisiana Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Archives Month 2014 Lectures

  • Wednesday, October 1
    The Bataan Death March (World War II)
    Beth Dawson, Survivor's Daughter
  • Thursday, October 2
    The Battle of New Orleans
    Jeffrey Pipes Guice, Member, State Museum Board
  • Friday, October 3
    The Basques of Louisiana
    Michel Antoine Nicholas, LABASCO President
  • Tuesday, October 7
    The Surrey Calendar (French Manuscripts Relating to LA)
    Howard Margot
    The Archives of German New Orleans
    Daniel Hammer, The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Wednesday, October 8
    The National World War II Museum
    Kenneth Hoffman, Director of Education
  • Thursday, October 9
    FRIENDS Breakfast (Archives Library)
  • Tuesday, October 14
    Poverty Point, World Heritage Site
    Dr. George Riser, Vice President, Advocates for Poverty Point
  • Thursday, October 16
    Barefoot, Bloodied and Bruised: The Story of Louisiana Six-Man Football
    Coach Barrett Murphy, Author
  • Thursday, October 30
    Julien Poydras, Pointe Coupee Statesman, Planter and Philanthropist
    Count Dominique de Savelli, La Gascherie outside of Nantes, Central West France

Maine

View a copy of the 2014 Maine Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Maryland

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  • Archives' Family History Festival - Saturday, October 4

Michigan

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Minnesota

View a copy of the 2014 Minnesota Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

View a copy of the 2012 Montana Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

View a copy of the 2013 New Mexico Archives Month poster on Flickr.

View a copy of the 2013 New Mexico Archives Month proclamation on Flickr.

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New York

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The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.), along with hundreds of organizations in the archives community across New York State, will celebrate the 26th Anniversary of New York Archives Week, October 5-11, 2014, with special commemorative activities throughout the New York City metropolitan area. New York Archives Week is an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of accessible archival materials and local cultural institutions.

The Awards Ceremony is the NYAW signature event. The awards celebrate distinguished work and enduring achievements in the local archives profession. A.R.T. is pleased to announce this year's recipients:

Outstanding Support for Archives – Center for Jewish History
http://www.cjh.org/ | blog.cjh.org

Innovative Use of Archives - The Roaring 'Twenties: An Interactive Exploration of the Historical Soundscape of New York City by Emily Thompson and designed by Scott Mahoy produced through the multimedia journal, Vectors
http://vectorsdev.usc.edu/NYCsound/777b.html

Educational Use of Archives - Queens Memory Project
http://queensmemory.org/

Archival Achievement – Linda Edgerly, Founding Partner & Director, Information & Archival Services, The Winthrop Group, Inc.
http://www.winthropgroup.com

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the New York Junior League on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Registration will be available on the A.R.T. website beginning September 1st, and open exclusively to A.R.T. members and special guests of the awards winners. The Awards Ceremony will feature a Commemorative Journal to be distributed at the event.

The journal will include a section for congratulatory announcements and advertising opportunities for individuals, businesses, and other organizations. To learn more about this sponsorship opportunity, please visit - http://www.nycarchivists.org/event-1745340.

For the latest updates and newly added New York Archives Week events, please visit www.nycarchivists.org/nyaw.

New York Archives Week Action Guide

North Carolina

View a copy of the 2012 North Carolina Archives Week Poster on Flickr.

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North Carolina's Archives Week Planning Guide

North Dakota

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Ohio

View a copy of the 2014 Ohio Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

View a copy of the 2014 Oregon Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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  • State Archives Open House

Pennsylvania

View a copy of the 2014 Pennsylvania Archives Month Poster on Flickr (back side of poster).

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

View a copy of the 2014 South Dakota Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Tennessee

View a copy of the 2014 Tennessee Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Tennessee Archives Month Action Guide: Planning for Archives Month

Texas

View a copy of the 2014 Texas Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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  • Hosting Society of American Archivists workshop, Fundamentals of Acquisition and Appraisal presented by Frank Boles - Friday, October 3
  • Hosting Genealogy After Dark events - Friday, October 17 (held in conjunction with the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library System)

Utah

View a copy of the 2014 Utah Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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  • Archives Month 2014 Lectures
    • Wednesday, October 8
      Blossoming as the Rose: Irrigating Wasatch Front Agribusiness and Industry
      Rebecca Anderson
    • Wednesday, October 15
      A Modest Homestead
      Laurie Bryant
    • Wednesday, October 29
      Roads in the Wilderness: Conflict in Canyon Country
      Jed Rogers
  • CoSA Seri Advanced Electronic Records Institute - October 20-24

Vermont

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Virgin Islands

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Virginia

View a copy of the 2014 Virginia Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

View a copy of the 2013 Virginia Archives Month Proclamation on Flickr.

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Virginia Archives Month Planning Guide

Washington

View a copy of the 2014 Washington Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Wisconsin

View a copy of the 2013 Wisconsin Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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  • To award certificates and cash awards to the three recipients of the 2014 Governor's Archives Awards: (1)For Archival Achievement - The Swiss Center of North America for Archival Achievement, (2) Fir Archival Innovation - Dan Jones, Milwaukee Public Television, and (3) For Archival Advocacy - The Society of American Archivists Student Chapter at University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wisconsin Local History and Historic Preservation Conference, Archival Workshops - October 18-20
  • Archives Month Flickr Group - October 1-31 - contains images from all regions of Wisconsin, submitted by archival programs around the state
  • Exhibition - The Archive as a River: Paul Vanderbilt and Photography - September 12-November 2 (http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/3669/the-archive-as-a-river-paul-vanderbilt-and-photography)
  • Paul Vanderbilt and Photography Panel Discussion - October 18 (http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/3668/paul-vanderbilts-intuitive-iconography)
  • Exhibition - Veterans Photo Exhibit
  • Madison Home Movie Day - Annual celebration of amateur films and filmmaking

Wisconsin Open House Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guide

Wyoming

View a copy of the 2013 Wyoming Archives Month Poster on Flickr.

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Last updated: October 7, 2014