your organization is planning an Archives Week program, please send information
to CoSA staff at email@example.com.
September 20, 2012
View a copy of the 2005 MARAC Archives Week poster.
To celebrate Archives Month in the Mid Atlantic Archives Conference (MARAC) region, the Steering Committee designated the month of October for activities. Although member states and institutions may promote their own themes, MARAC encourages all members and member institutions to think about the concept "Choosing our Better History."
This year in celebration of Archives Month the New England Archivists outreach committee is gathering stories of extraordinary (and ordinary, but loved) collections living in archives around New England. We want to remind everyone why we are archivists, and what keeps us going day to day. To start, the members of the Outreach Committee will share some favorites from their own repositories, but we will need your help.
We want the stories of your beloved collections, and reports from any events you have used those collections in. All it takes is a couple paragraphs to share your enthusiasm with your colleagues around the region. Currently, the Outreach Committee has two programs underway and partners on a third:
Archives on the Road, a take on the popular PBS series Antiques Road Show offers people an opportunity to speak to an archivist about their family papers, scrapbooks, diaries, letters, photographs, and other archival objects for the purpose of discussing their historical value (not their monetary value), and learning about the options available to care for them.
Annual Archives Week recognition activities, including publication of free bookmarks featuring photographs from the collections of New England repositories and the procurement of Archives Week proclamations.
Mass. Memories Road Show, the Outreach Committee is a proud partner of the Massachusetts Studies Project on this innovative approach to documentation. Our "Archives on the Road" program provides preservation education and materials for contributors to MSP's online database of primary sources.
a copy of the SRMA 2009 Archives Month poster.
Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA) is helping archival repositories in the region promote archives month by contacting regional public television stations, working with local newspapers, and scheduling airtime on weekend news programs on their behalf. The theme for 2009 is "Archives for Accountability...Archives for Change."
View a copy of the LOC 2009 Archives Month poster.
In honor of Archives Month 2009, the Library of Congress is highlighting their website Stabilizing Special Collections for High-Density Storage. In 2005, the Library of Congress opened a state-of-the-art, high-density storage facility thirty miles from Capitol Hill at Fort Meade in Maryland. The facility was constructed on a modular basis: Modules 1 and 2 were designed for traditional bound library materials; Modules 3 and 4 (on which these webpages focus) were designed to house 22 million special-format collection items.
View a copy of the 2007 Alabama Archives Month poster.
The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) invites all Alabamians to celebrate Alabama Archives, October 14-17, 2009. Highlights of the activities include a Basics of Archives Workshop; an ArchiTreats presentation, The Civil Rights Movement in Alabama by Odessa Woolfolk; a discussion and book signing with author Hasan Kwame Jeffries; and a special Saturday opening on Archives Day, October 17, with museum tours and research opportunities. All events will be held at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Avenue. Events include:
Basics of Archives Workshop. October 14, 2009. Individuals and organizations can learn how to care for personal photographs, diaries, and letters.
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought program. October 15, 2009. Odessa Woolfolk will present The Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. This presentation is part of a year-long lecture series providing a chronological history of the state of Alabama as part of the Year of Alabama History.
Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt. October 16, 2009. Hasan Kwame Jeffries will be on hand to discuss the research and writing of his new book.
Saturday Opening. October 17, 2009. The Archives will open its doors for a rare weekend opportunity to explore the museum or visit the research room. Special activities will be available for children and the whole family. Guided tours of the museum will be offered at 9:00, 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30. The documents in the Archives will come alive throughout the day through Alabama Voices dramatic readings. Children’s activities will focus on family history and traditions and the Research Room will be open with staff available to help adults explore their family history or other research projects. Archives staff will also conduct mini-workshops to help researchers learn more about using on-line digital collections available on the Archives website to explore photographs, documents, publications, maps, and military records. All events are FREE and a complete schedule of events is available at: http://www.archives.alabama.gov/whatsnew/archivesday09.pdf
View a copy of the 2009 Alaska Archives Month poster.
The 2nd annual Eye of the Beholder exhibit is on display for Archives Month, October 2009 at Archives & Special Collections, University of Alaska Anchorage. Archives & Special Collections is mounting an exhibit to demonstrate how a single item could be used/interpreted/described in a variety of ways based on the viewer's knowledge, skills, and areas of interest.
a copy of the 2006 Arizona Archives Week poster.
Join the Arizona History and Archives Division of the Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records, and other Arizona repositories, in celebrating Arizona Archives Month 2009. The purpose of Archives Month is to celebrate the value of Arizona's historical records, to publicize the many ways these records enrich our lives, to recognize those who maintain our communities' historical records and to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving historical records in repositories, institutions and tribal archives across the state. It's time to enlighten and enliven your communities, and to have some fun.
The theme of this year's Archives Month is "Tough Times in a Tough Land.” During this year's Arizona Archives Month, October 2009, we encourage you to make a special effort to share your collections and expertise and to think of ways in which your organization or local government can celebrate Archives Month in your community. Events include:
Open House. October 6, 2009. See some of the state’s most important treasures including the original Arizona Constitution; take a tour of the new State Archives building.
Stump the Archivists and Librarians. October 6, 2009. Bring your hardest questions on Arizona history to stump the
State Archives’ archivists and librarians.
PowerPoint presentation of the Polly Rosenbaum building. October 6, 2009. The Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History building is only a year old. See slides of the construction from beginning to end.
Listen to oral histories of former legislators, veterans and ERA advocates. October 6, 2009. Former Arizona legislators were interviewed as part of an Arizona
Centennial project. Hear what these legislators had to say about Arizona and the government.
Special Collections Day. October 13, 2009. We invite you to view unique historical items in the collections of the Arizona State Archives.
Preservation Day. October 20, 2009. Bring your family photographs, documents, tapes or videos and find out how to preserve them
Film Day. October 20, 2009. See 16mm films of Arizona from the 1960s: “Grand Canyon,” “Barry Goldwater’s Arizona,” “Arizona & Sun City.”
Listen to oral histories of early Sun City residents
Get ready for Halloween Day. October 28, 2009. Match the Crime to the Criminal contest; figure out who committed the crime from murder to politics. Flashlight tours: take a scary tour in the dark of the huge storage areas of the State Archives and listen to stories of some of the more unusual records! Bring your jacket-its cold!! See unexpected ghosts of the past!
a copy of the 2009 Arkansas Archives Week poster.
The Arkansas History Commission is celebrating Archives Week during October 18-24, 2009.
copies of 2009 California Archives Month posters.
California Historical Records Advisory Board, the California State
Archives, and the Society of California Archivists jointly
announce the launch of the California Archives Month website, http://www.archivesmonth.org.
Archives Month is an opportunity for libraries, museums, government
archives, historical societies, corporate archives, and related
institutions to plan public programs to highlight the importance
and value of historic records and archival materials.
theme for 2009 is "Celebrate Cultural Diversity." Events include:
Archives Open House. Saturday, October 3, 2009. Featuring tours and exhibits at the California State Archives.
Family History Day. Saturday, October 10, 2009.
3rd Annual Preservation Workshop. Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
The Pioneer Room, established in 1992 with a bequest from local historian Frances Beven Ryan (1901-1990), houses the Escondido Public Library's non-circulating collection of local history and genealogy reference and research materials. The following event are planned for Archives Month 2009:
Open House at the Pioneer Room: Local History and Genealogy Archive. October 20, 2009 from 9:00am-5:00pm. View the Pioneer Room collection! Tour the vault! Read about Kit Carson and other local notables! Listen to recorded Escondido and local history stories! Flip through high school yearbooks! View historic photos! Look at old maps of Escondido and surrounding areas! Browse through genealogy material! Stay for the author lecture at the Pioneer Room Friends Annual Meeting!
Pioneer Room Friends Annual Meeting. October 20, 2009 at 6:00pm. Open to the general public! Refreshments will be served! Guest author: Vincent Rossi: "From Field to Town: Chronicles of North County History."
The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA) is helping archival repositories in the region promote archives month by contacting regional public television stations, working with local newspapers, and scheduling airtime on weekend news programs on their behalf. The theme for 2009 is "Archives for Accountability...Archives for Change."
This year the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board is providing an opportunity for Connecticut’s archival repositories to share information about their activities in October 2009. Events include:
State Board to Kick Off Connecticut Archives Month at the Litchfield Historical Society. October 2, 2009. The Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board will be holding a meeting at the Litchfield Historical Society. This event is part of a larger American Archives Month. During the meeting, members will reflect on extraordinary ways in which archives have been “useful” to researchers. The meeting is open to the public and there will be time for attendees to relate their own stories about research “finds” and the importance of available archival records in a free society.
Archives Month Activities at the Connecticut Historical Society throughout the month include a Civil War Encampment (October 3, 2009); Introduction to Genealogy workshops (Wednesdays, October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18, 2009); a lecture on Connecticut's Western Reserve by State Historian Walter Woodward(Thursday, October 15, 2009); Exploring Family History at CHS (Saturday, October 17, 2009) during which children/families can design their own family tree;
Archives Month Activities at the Hartford History Center (www.hplct.org/hhc) throughout the month include From the Archives: Neighborhood Days - Southside Neighborhood News (month of October, Tuesday-Saturday); Oral History Interviews: Tips and Techniques (Wednesday, October 7); From the Archives: FDR, National Policy – Local Impact (Saturday, October 24), with Cynthia M. Koch, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, and Connecticut State Archivist Mark Jones, project coordinator for the Connecticut Federal Art Project Artists.
Archives Month Activities at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center include Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights (Monday, October 5, 2009); Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Human Rights Collection Open House and 10th Anniversary Marsha Lilien Gladstein Lecture in Human Rights, featuring a talk and reception with Dr. David Lewis Morrill-Richards, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Memphis, "If You Want a Higher Score, Then Treat Your Citizens Better": The Practice & Politics of Rating Government Respect for Human Rights" (Tuesday, October 6, 2009); Poetry Reading with Bill Berkson (Wednesday, October 14, 2009) from his newly published book “Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems.”
a copy of the MARAC DC Caucus 2005 Archives Week poster.
The National Archives Assembly and the DC Caucus
of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference sponsored
the 10th Annual Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Archives Fair on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at the
a copy of the 2009 Georgia Archives Month poster.
October 2009, Georgia is celebrating Georgia Archives Month with the theme, "Quench Your Thirst for History." The
purpose of Archives Month is to celebrate the value of Georgia's
historical records, publicize the many ways historical records
enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities'
historical records. Events include:
An Iconography of Contagion: An Exhibition of 20th-Century Health Posters. September 28, 2009 - January 29, 2010. This exhibition features more than 20 health posters from the 1920s to the 1990s, from North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. It covers infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The posters show the interplay between public understanding of disease and social values. They reflect the fears and concerns of the time, and the state of medical knowledge. And they show how beautiful and entertaining images and designs were used to educate the public on matters of life and death.
The Story of CDC. Ongoing exhibit. The Story of CDC traces the origins and early history of CDC here in Georgia as the MCWA (Malaria Control in War Areas) through its expansion into an federal agency of public health emphasizing prevention. The story is told through documents, photographs and objects from the CDC archives and historic collections. Highlights include an early 20th century quarantine sign, a wooden intelligence test, Dr. Joseph Mountin’s microscope, an iron lung, QUAC sticks used during the Biafra famine, a ped-o-jet used in the campaign to eradicate smallpox, and many more fascinating items and stories.
Tipplers and Teetotalers in Athens. October 1-31, 2009. This exhibit focuses on the temperance movement, Athens Dispensary, and Athens Police Department attempts to control drunk and disorderly conduct.
Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection. August 8 - October 24, 2009. The exhibition will feature 83 paintings, drawings, sculptures and whirligigs created by the Georgia self-taught artist Reuben Aaron “R.A.” Miller.
Quench Your Thirst for History*with White Lightening. October 15, 2009. Georgia is the land of Coca-Cola and sweet tea, but another beverage is closely associated with the South and Georgia in particular. That beverage is moonshine -- also known as hooch, white lightning, shine, etc. Whatever it is called, it is home-distilled alcohol, and its manufacture and sale were illegal. The National Archives at Atlanta is the custodian of thousands of records which document the manufacture and sale of moonshine and likewise many more documents that chronicle the Federal government’s response to these activities and what happened to those involved in making moonshine. We invite you to explore your heritage, and perhaps find your ancestors, by examining records related to moonshine activities, including files from the U. S. District Courts, the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary (where many moonshiners ended up), and other records.
Augusta on Glass. October 21, 2009. Reese Library is proud to host Mr. Bill Baab,
who will speak about Augusta Glass Production as described in his book: Augusta on Glass: Drops of History from Glass and Pottery Containers Used by Soda Water Manufacturers, Whiskey Distillers, Beer Brewers, Mineral Water Sellers and Patent Medicine Men in and around Augusta, Georgia.
Saving Family Treasures and Parish Records Lecture. October 22, 2009. If your house caught on fire and you could take only one thing with you, after your family and pets, of course, what would it be? There is a good chance that the item you would take would be a family treasure like baby pictures or an old bible. Maybe you would grab essential records, such a birth certificates or insurance papers. In the case of a parish office in a church, the dilemma would be the same – what to save! It is important to know in advance what treasures and records are needed to preserve family history or church history before an emergency occurs. Even though a disaster may never happen, those same treasures, if they are to survive generations, require proper care and protection.
To help you, an Event Planning Guide (last updated in 2001) has been created. The guide is available in PDF (Portable Document Format). For more information, contact: Katherine Shirley, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA; 706-542-0627. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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of the 2008 Idaho Archives Month poster
View copies of two 2008 Archives Month posters from Indiana
The statewide celebration of 2008 Archives Month in Indiana used the theme, "Indiana Remembers Lincoln," in celebration of Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial.
2009 is IU's fourth annual celebration of archives and special collections. The Great Depression defined a generation of Americans. Their stories increasingly live only through the letters and photos, documents and memories they've left behind. As a measure of today's economic uncertainty, the Great Depression provides a timely focus for IU's fourth annual celebration of archives and special collections. Indiana University offers first-rate collections that support the university's mission. Archives and special collections offer extraordinary opportunities to advance research and teaching.
The theme for 2009 is “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Documenting the Great Depression.” Events include:
Panel Discussion: Dealing with Hard Times: Popular Music During the Depression. October 5, 2009. While some Depression-era songs and singers offered entertainment and escape, others gave voice to the all-too-harsh realities of the times. Panelists will explore folk and country music of the South and West, hard-knock Blues of the '30s, and escapist Broadway show tunes by composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Panelists: Glenn Gass, Constance Glen, and Andrew Hollinden from the IU Jacobs School of Music
Film Series: The Great Depression in Black and White (Wells Library and Black Film Center/Archive). Four films, two from the Wells collections and two from the Black Film Center/Archive deal with racial and economic inequality and injustices and show the resilience of people in tough times. The Black Film Center/Archive was established in 1981 as a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Films: The Green Pastures (October 6, 2009) American Madness (October 14, 2009), I Remember Harlem: The Depression Years (October 21, 2009), and Our Daily Bread (October 28, 2009).
Noon Talk: Modern Art and Politics: Stuart Davis and the Federal Art Project. October 7, 2009. Jenny McComas, the IU Art Museum's Class of 1958 Curator of Western Art after 1800, will discuss the museum's mural Swing Landscape in conjunction with Stuart Davis's work for the Mural Division of the Federal Art Project during the Depression.
Kenynote Speaker and Reception: Mildred Kalish, author of Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression. October 7, 2009. Named by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2007, Little Heathens was written by first-time author 85-year-old Mildred Kalish, a retired college professor of literature, who remembers her childhood with vivid detail. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love wrote of Kalish in the New York Times that "her terrifically soaring love for those childhood memories saturates this book with pure charm."
Noon Talk: Conservation, Communities, and Cameras. October 12, 2009. Librarian Bob Goehlert offers context for the month's film series and talks by providing background about the changing face of rural America.
Film Series: Farm Security Administration Documentaries (Wells Library and Black Film Center/Archive). The two Depression-era films in this series, one about the Dust Bowl and the other about the importance of the Mississippi, were selected to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Documenting the Face of America, produced in 2008, shows how FSA photographers chronicled the New Deal and Great Depression. Films: The Plow that Broke the Plains (October 13, 2009), The River (October 20, 2009), and Documenting the Face of America (October 27, 2009).
Open House. October 20, 2009. Tour the University Archives and view exhibits and films of old IU football and basketball games in the Archives conference room.
Worldwide Celebration. October 27, 2009 marks the annual World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, designated by the UNESCO General Conference to celebrate the moving image and recorded sound heritage in all countries.
Presentation: WPA Federal Radio Project Recordings and the Sound Directions Project on October 27, 2009. Alan Burdette, director of the Archives of Traditional Music, will play recordings from the WPA Federal Radio Project and discuss their efforts to document disappearing aspects of American culture. Those efforts are mirrored today in the Sound Directions Project to save these now rapidly deteriorating recordings.
Noon Talk: Faces and Farms: Photographs of Rural America in the Depression. October 28, 2009. Librarian Bob Goehlert will discuss the policies ofthe New Deal's rural antipoverty agencies-the Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration-using photographs focusing on agrarian land and life during the 1930s.
Performance and Reception: Brother Can You Spare a Dime: Popular Music from the Great Depression. October 29, 2009. Christopher Goodbeer of the IU Jacobs School of Music will sing selections from the vast sheet music collections at the Lilly Library, including "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "We're in the Money," and "Hallelujah I'm a Bum."
Exhibitions. "We introduced Americans to America": Books on FSA Photographers from the Fine Arts Library Collections (October 3-November 1); Depression-era and WPA posters; Before and After Pictures: FSA Photographs and the New Deal (Through March 2010); Books about the Depression Era from IU Press; Just Around the Corner: Resources for the History of the Great Depression; WPA Projects in Bloomington and Monroe County; IU During the Depression from University Archives.
Bend, Indiana is also celebrating Archives Month 2009 with the following events:
Permanent display in the new McDonald’s restaurant across from campus. The display cosists of a rotating set of four different scans of photographs and covers from class schedules. The scans are printed on photographic paper, so they look like originals. There is also a plaque crediting the IU South Bend Archives in the case, with contact information for the Archives and the Archivist. The McDonald’s has an exclusively IU South Bend theme, and they wanted campus history to be a permanent part of that.
Coverage this month in the student newspaper, The Preface. It will include photographs of student life in past decades from the Archives’ collections.
A display located in the Library featuring the American Archives Month poster and items from the press kit.
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of the 2009 Iowa Archives Month poster.
The Iowa State Historical Records Advisory Board celebrated Archives Month for the first time in October 2008.
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of the 2008 Kansas Archives Month poster.
The Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board (KSHRAB) conducts Archives Month activities each October to promote awareness of historical records and their preservation. A multi-year approach begins in 2009 based on the theme Historical Records Are Everywhere. This year the board will collect information about the documents and treasures held by Kansas institutions—historical societies; museums; county government; library, college, and university special collections; and college and university archives. Please add comments on our Share page about one or two of your favorite documentary treasures—be they letters, diaries, photographs, or government records. The information will be used during Archives Month 2009 and throughout the year to development materials for Archives Month 2010 activities. Share information about your special treasures with Kansans. Researchers are invited to provide information about the documentary treasures they have used in Kansas repositories.
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of the 2009 Kentucky Archives Month poster.
The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives is celebrating Archvies Month 2009 with the theme “In Commemoration of Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln.”
Archives Week is an annual celebration of the importance of archives
and historical records and of the work of institutions which preserve
these unique resources. These facilities and their collections
are quite varied, but together, they hold a rich documentary legacy
which shapes our understanding of the state’s past and our
assessment of its future. Events include:
Lunch and Learns. The First World War and the Mexican Border Campaign: Resources Available for Genealogical and Historical Research (October 6, 2009); Finding Our Way Home: Historical Records in Kentucky Documentary (October 13, 2009);
KHS Oral History Collection (October 20, 2009); Mark Myers, Electronic Records Archivist (October 27, 2009)
Introduction to Web 2.0 in Archives...or What You Need to Know in a Nutshell.
October 13, 2009.
SAA Web Seminar.
Finding Our Way Home: Historical Records in Kentucky Documentary. October 27, 2009. This documentary, featuring several archivists, researchers, and historians, highlights the importance of primary source materials.
Oldham County Historical Society Exhibit. October 1, 2009 - March 1, 2010. Primary Docs: The Museum Collection in Celebration of Kentucky Archives Month features items from the Oldham County History Center archives that have never been displayed.
Kentucky Council on Archives Fall Meeting. October 9, 2009.
The Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society Second Saturday Workshop. October 10, 2009.
2009 Public Archives Symposium. October 29, 2009.
SAA Workshop: Implementing "More Product, Less Process." October 23, 2009.
View a copy of the 2009 Mississippi Archives Month poster.
Through the month of October 2009, archives and repositories across Mississippi will host various events and activities in promotion of Archives Month. Mississippi’s statewide participation is an extension of the national celebration of American Archives Month hosted by the Society of American Archivists. Archives Month is a way to raise public awareness by calling attention to the role various organizations play in preserving historical and cultural records.
The theme for 2009 is, “I have so much to tell you…,” allows archives to showcase their multifaceted collections that represent an historical and ever evolving state. Organizations are participating in a variety of ways from hosting exhibits to conducting tours. Listed below are just some of the events across the state:
Basic Records Management (a training opportunity for records officers of state agencies), October 8 and 27, 2009. This free three hour course is designed for records officers of state agencies. The workshop will provide a records management foundation and includes hands-on activities of current practices and procedures for interaction with the State Records Center and State Archives. Space is limited to no more than two persons per agency; registration is required and there will be no on-site registration.
Historic Natchez: Scholars on the Mississippi. October 8-10, 2009. The community is invited to participate at no charge as speakers and discussions address Natchez and its role in American history. The conference highlights the role of archival collections in researching and interpreting the history of the American South.
Personal Treasures, Mississippi Department of Archives and History. October 15 and 16, 2009. Personal Treasures is the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's popular program based on the Antiques Roadshow format. The public is invited to bring household items, books, maps, photographs, textiles, coins, stamps, architectural elements, and military items (except weapons) for expert advice on the age and origin of the item and its conservation and care. Monetary appraisals are not available at this event. Personal Treasures is free and open to the public.
Lunchtime Lecture: Conserving Family Photographs, Mississippi Department of Archives and History. October 20, 2009. Jeff Rogers, MDAH staff member, will demonstrate how to care for family photographs. Free of charge. Bring a lunch.
History Is Lunch (a weekly brown bag lecture series). October 21, 2009. This week, MDAH staff member De'Niecechsi Layton will talk about Research in Mississippi with an emphasis on genealogical resources.
Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference. October 21-23, 2009. Sessions will include: O Donor, Where Art Thou? (a Special Collections Roundtable); The Waller Photography Collection: Preserving Local History; Special Libraries and Collections: Relevance, Programs, and Services; Society of Mississippi Archivists (organization meeting)
Journey Stories, a Museum on Mainstreet exhibition. October 2009 - March 2010. Museum on Main Street (MMS) is a collaborative project of the Smithsonian Institution, the Federation of State Humanities Councils, participating state humanities councils, and rural museums all across America. MMS brings rural Americans one-of-a-kind access to prestigious Smithsonian exhibitions and first-rate educational programs. Most importantly, MMS gives rural museums a chance to demonstrate their enormous talents and their meaningful contributions to small town life. Museum on Main Street is funded by the United States Congress.
View a copy of the 2007 Missouri Archives Month poster.
Missouri Historical Society celebrated Archives Month in
2007 with the theme "Celebrating the American Record," stressing
the importance of maintaining open records of our government
officials. The accompanying poster featured the Richard A. Gephardt Collection
opened in January 2008.
View a copy of the 2009 Montana Archives Month poster.
The Montana Historical Society Research Center is presenting a month-long series of programs on Thursdays in October 2009 with a fitting title, "A Not-So-Ornery Bunch...Presents." Programs include:
"The Real History Detectives." October 1, 2009. Society Archivist Amanda Graham will present and debunk a wildly misconstrued myth about an infamous photograph of Hunters Hot Springs, and fellow archivist Ellie Arguimbau will delve into the double life of Valentine Thuma
"Archivist in a Box, or the Paper-Cut Brigade." October 8, 2009. The Society Archives staff will present a basic introduction to the elements involved in caring for all types of archival materials including preservation, arrangement and description, and proper cataloguing techniques
"Recording the Call to Arms." October 15, 2009. Society Reference Historian Zoe Ann Stoltz and Government Records Archivist Jeff Malcolmson will talk about the military-related records and resources available in the Research Center
"Jailhouse Rock: Montana's Most Wanted and Just Plain Dumb." October 22, 2009. The Research Center staff will provide an introduction to the collection of historic documents and photographs from the Montana State Prison and some of the stories behind them.
The Montana SHRAB produces a poster annually in support of Archives Month.
The Nebraska State Historical Society offered a presentation called "Native American Genealogy and Resources" on October 16, 2009 as part of their celebration of Archives Week.
View a copy of the 2009 Nevada Archives Month poster.
The 2009 Nevada Archives Month theme is “A Nevada Family Album.” Nevada families come in all shapes, sizes and types: traditional nuclear families, communities and organizations, ethnic families, occupational groups, labor unions, and many more.
The October 2009 Nevada Archives Month celebrations are opportunities for communities to celebrate with theme-related events - exhibits, lectures, and readings designed to increase public awareness of the relevance of Nevada archives to modern life.
October 10, 2009, is Archives and History Day at the Monmouth County Library. The event features numerous activities and exhibits by different archives, historical societies, museums, and other history-related organizations and government agencies.
a copy of the 2009 New Mexico Archives Week poster.
A formal observance of Archives Month in New Mexico will be celebrated on Saturday October 17, 2009, at the State Records Center and Archives. The State Records Center and Archives (SRCA) in partnership with the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board and the Hispanic Women's Council (HWC) will host events. Each year, a theme for Archives Month events and observances is designated by the SRCA. Preserving the Past for the Future has been selected as this year’s theme. Archives Month is a national celebration which allows repositories to highlight their historical treasures and encourages the general public, teachers, students, and researchers to learn more about the historical materials available to them. Events include (all events take place on October 17):
Geography as Destiny: New Mexico’s Landscape. This workshop is designed to familiarize researchers with New Mexico geography as it pertains to history, literature, and the social sciences in order to facilitate historical and genealogical research.
Mujeres Valerosas. A reception, book signing and performance in honor of the Hispanic Women’s Council Archives.vThe Council’s records were recently donated to the SRCA and accepted by the Commission of Public Records. The HWC is a non-profit organization established in 1988 to promote, support, and create opportunities for Hispanic women.
The National Archives at New York City is hosting the following events during the month of October, 2009:
New York’s National Treasures. October 9, 2009. Join us at Federal Hall National Memorial for a discovery session about our nation’s
founding documents, then tour the site where Washington was inaugurated and
Congress first met.
Exploring the U.S. Custom House Records. October 10, 2009. Join us at the U.S. Alexander Hamilton Custom House at Bowling Green for a discovery session about records that tell the story of the U.S. Custom Service.
National Archives Open House. October 13, 2009. The National Archives, the nation’s record keeper, was established 75 years ago to maintain and preserve the permanent records of the U.S. Federal government. Join us for a history of the Archives, view originals of some of our most significant holdings, and tour our archival stacks.
Family History Game Show. October 15, 2009. Join us at Ellis Island for a short and fun interactive program that reviews basic genealogy records available at the National Archives.
Finding Family: Using Google.com. October 20, 2009. Join us at 201 Varick Street as guest lecturer Dan Lynch, author of the award-winning genealogy book Google Your Family Tree, discusses key strategies for conducting research across the expanse of the World Wide Web.
In 2009, the New York State Archives Regional Advisory Committee for Long Island (RAC) will present a program titled Oheka Castle: The Largest Restored Home In America. The event will take place at Oheka Castle on October 14, 2009.
a copy of the 2009 North Carolina Archives Week poster.
The fifth annual Archives Week in North Carolina will take place October 19-25, 2009. This year's theme is "Celebrating the North Carolina Record."
Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. The events are a celebration of the work that we and our organizations do, but it is also a time to raise public awareness. By holding exhibit openings, workshops, lectures, open houses, and other related events during Archives Week, North Carolina's archives community can make a concerted effort to bring the importance of our profession to our state's citizenry and public leaders.
Any agency that deals with archives and historical records in North Carolina is invited to participate in Archives Week in North Carolina. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) sponsors the week and will serve as an information clearinghouse for events occurring during the week. In addition, SNCA has published a guide to help in planning your events and SNCA officers will be available to provide assistance as well.
2009 Events include:
North Carolina State Archives: Home Movie Day (Raleigh). October 17, 2009. As a prelude to American Archives Week, the North Carolina State Archives hosts Home Movie Day Raleigh this year. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur home movies created not by professional filmmakers, but by individuals, families, or groups. Home Movie Day will take place worldwide on October 17, so join us in Raleigh to view movies and bring your own family films to share (8mm, super8 and 16mm - sorry, no video). Share in a discussion with archivists and film professionals about the care and preservation of these unique records. This event is co-sponsored by the Film Studies Program at NCSU, the North Carolina State Archives, and A/V Geeks Transfer Services.
North Carolina State Archives: Exhibit, "Extraordinary People in Ordinary Documents and Treasures of the State Archives" (Raleigh). October 19, 2009. Names appear on all types of public records—births and death certificates, wills, membership rosters, court documents. What famous North Carolina writer was recorded as a witness to murder? What well known actor’s name is inscribed in a high school roster? It is possible to find on ordinary public documents the names of North Carolinians who would go on to do extraordinary things. Discover some of the various types of media the State Archives collects — Bibles, letters, diaries, film, photographs, maps and more. The exhibit will feature a page from the original 1663 North Carolina Charter, North Carolina’s copy of the Bill of Rights, postcards, letters, maps, and historic photographs. Archivists will be available to answer questions about the documents and their significance in North Carolina and American history. The film, "Tar Heel Family," will play on a continuous loop. This black and white film, ca. 1954, depicts North Carolina’s transition from an agrarian economy to an industrialized one.
North Carolina State Archives: Presentation, "North Carolina Maps: From the 16th to the 21st Century" (Raleigh). October 20, 2009. Staff from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the State Archives will discuss and demonstrate two online maps projects: NC Maps, an online collection of historic and rare maps from three of the state's largest map collections—the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC, Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo; and the GeoMAPP project, which preserves geospatial data for legal, fiscal, analytical, and historic purposes. Witness the way these two projects complement each other and discover the changing landscape of North Carolina.
North Carolina State Archives: Presentation, "The New Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS): Online Access to State Archives Records" (Raleigh). October 21, 2009. Many people now perform research from the convenience of the home laptop. What historic North Carolina documents are available through the Internet? State Archives staff will present a hands-on demonstration of how to search our newly revised online catalog, MARS, to locate records in our collections and access the images of over 50,000 documents from your armchair or home office.
North Carolina State Archives: Presentation, "Managing and Accessing Your Digital Images"(Raleigh). October 22, 2009. Staff from the State Archives will demonstrate best practices for naming and retrieving your collections of digital photographs, documents, and other images.
a copy of the 2006 North Dakota Archives Week poster.
Dakota celebrated Archives Month in October 2006
with the theme, "That's Entertainment."
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of the 2007 Ohio Archives Month poster.
The Society of Ohio Archivists is celebrating Archives Month 2009 with the theme “Taking A Stand: Abolition in Ohio.“ We chose this theme due to the upcoming sesquicentennial of the Civil War and in honor of the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry (October 16, 1859). Events include:
Home movies come out of the shoebox.
October 17, 2009. The Ohio Historical Society will hold our first Home Movie Day on the museum floor of the Ohio Historical Center. Bring your 16mm and 8mm films to be inspected by an archivist and played on working projectors. You are also welcome to just come and enjoy the show.
copies of the 2009 Oregon Archives Month posters.
The Oregon State Archives invites every institution involved in the collection, preservation or use of archival materials to participate in Archives Month. The theme for 2009 is “Celebrating over 150 years of preserving Oregon’s history.”
Institutional participation is open to everyone. Especially encouraged are those who are interested in promoting their Archives to a wider audience. We have also provided some basic resources below that provide some suggested activities for visitors, and will help you formulate a general promotional framework for the celebration of Archives Month.
2009 events include:
Tenth Annual City of Portland Archives Open House. October 2nd, 2009. Don't miss out on your last chance to tour SPARC out at Chimney Park! The Archives and Records Center will be moving to our new location the beginning of 2010. Please joins us as we celebrate nearly 30 years at our current location. To say farewell, we will be hosting tours of the building and serving up root beer floats, while they last. http://www.portlandonline.com/auditor/index.cfm?&c=26978&a=262820
copy of the 2009 South Carolina Archives Month poster.
The South Carolina State
Historical Records Advisory Board is sponsoring
Archives Month in 2009 with the theme “Visions of Yesterday, Memories for Tomorrow.” This year Archives month will recognize the photographic and visual riches in our more than one hundred repositories, from historical societies, museums, and local governments to public libraries and colleges and universities. Please explore the links on this site to learn more about our documentary heritage, to help in developing an event, and to find out what is being planned by institutions and organizations for SC Archives Month. Events include:
Historic Charleston Foundation web photograph exhibit. October 1-31, 2009. HCF's website will feature samples of the various photograph collections in the Margaretta Childs Archives. See www.historiccharleston.org.
Display Case at Beaufort Branch Library. October 2-November 2, 2009. The display indicates what happens to photographs when a proper storage environment is not maintained. Examples on display are taken from the Lucille Hasell Culp Collection, which is being partially processed via SC SHRAB re-grant funds. See www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
Image Archivist at Work. October 7, 2009. Attend "Image Archivist at Work" Day. Celeste Wiley returns to demonstrate appropriate photograph preservation techniques. She will answer questions about how to care for your family images. Free for anyone over age 12 who is interested in learning more about how to properly care for photographs. See www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
Preserving History through Scrapbooking. October 22, 2009. Information to be shared includes how to help preserve newsprint, how to test paper to see if it is acid-free, and much, much more. Scrapbooks will be on display to illustrate what is currently being done in classes in our community.
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of the 2009 South Dakota Archives Month poster.
Dakota will celebrate Archives Month in October 2009 with the
theme, "Celebrate South Dakota History." Events include:
State Archives Open. October 3, 2009. The State Archives is open the first Saturday of each month.
"Got Beer? - Beers & Breweries in SD." October 4, 2009. Ken Stewart, with the State Archives, will offer a presentation on the history of breweries in South Dakota from 1861 to 1990.
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Flood Film. October 17, 2009. Come to the State 123 theatre in Pierre and see film footage of the 1952 flood of Pierre and Ft. Pierre.
National Family Film Day. October 18, 2009. Come and see (or show) your family films at the Cultural Heritage Center.
Brands - Proof of Ownership. October 25, 2009. Lyndell Petersen will offer a presentation on the history of Branding in South Dakota
South Dakota History Day training session. October 28, 2009. Kathie Tuntland, South Dakota History Day Coordinator, along with Virginia Hanson and Chelle Somsen of the State Archives staff, will conduct a training session for teachers interested in participating in History Day
Music of World War I. November 1, 2009. Listen to the music of World War I sung by members of the Pierre community. The event will be held at the Pierre Congregational Church
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of the 2009 Tennessee Archives Month poster.
Following the Society of American Archivists and a number of other state archivists’ associations, the Society of Tennessee Archivists Executive Committee agreed to begin celebrating Archives Month beginning this October 2009 with the theme “Archives 2.0: Reinventing Archives for the Virtual Generation”. For the last nine years archivists in Tennessee have celebrated Tennessee Archives Week each fall with events such as open houses, exhibits, tours, workshops, etc. The change means that we archivists now have a longer period of time for us to demonstrate and celebrate “who we are and what we do.”
View a copy of the 2009 Texas Archives Month poster.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Historical
Records Advisory Board are joining with the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in celebrating October 2009 as American Archives Month. This year’s poster theme for Texas is “Frontiers - A Statewide Celebration of the Historical Record.”
Every fall the Society of American Archivists, University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter, hosts Archives Week. A specific theme is chosen by members of the chapter, and speakers from all over the country, as well as local archivists, come to discuss their work. Usually, it is declared by Mayor's Proclamation, and ends with the Archives Clinic at the Austin History Center, which is a time for the public to come and learn about preserving their familial possessions. In 2008 the theme was "Archives City Limits: A Celebration of Music Archives."
Archivists of the Houston Area (AHA!) has several events planned for Archives Month 2009:
AHA Dinner. October 8, 2009. Time to visit and talk about the things going on in the archives community.
AHA meeting. October 15, 2009. Guest speaker Robert Schaadt.
Tour of Glenwood Cemetery. October 17, 2009. Led by Russ Pittman. Mr. Pittman has been leading cemetery tours for Glenwood for many years. He is an excellent speaker and steeped in the lore of Houston history.
The Phil Johnson Historic Archives & Research Library are combining the celebration of GLBT History Month and Archives Month with the theme "Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt."
To celebrate both GLBT History Month and Archives Month, t-shirts that have been worn by participants during many important GLBT events in Dallas are on display in the front hallway at RCD during the month of October. The Society of American Archivists celebrates American Archives Month each October to raise awareness about the value of archives – and archivists. October is also GLBT History Month, which is sponsored by Equality Forum, and annually highlights the achievements of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender Icons.
You can find more T-shirts like this, as well as newspapers, magazines, rare and signed copies of books, personal items from some of DFW’s most important GLBT men and women, official records from historic court cases, Gay Games medals and programs, CHEER Dallas uniforms, thousands of photographs, a piece of the flag that was held during the Stonewall 25th Anniversary march, pamphlets from various GLBT organizations, and so much more in the Archives. Please consider donating your items to continue to make our Archives full of life and representative of the GLBT community here in North Texas. The Phil Johnson Archives are named in honor of Dallas’ unofficial historian of all things GLBT.
This display is more than just a look at history, it is also a reminder to everyone to volunteer and take part in your community’s activities. Ask yourself: Have you been there? Have you done that? Do you have the t-shirt?
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of the 2009 Utah Archives Month poster and the Gubernatorial Declaration.
Utah Archives Month is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections from across Utah. Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories. All events are free and open to the public. The theme for 2009 is “Documenting the Human Experience.” Events include:
“160 Years of Photography.”A photo exhibit running the entire month of October 2009.
Exhibit. Running the entire month of October 2009. Tribute to past school president Wilson W. Sorensen, who was president of the school from 1946 to 1982. Exhibit of photographs, documents, and memorabilia from the Archives which commemorate the history of UVU as it evolved and grew from Central Utah Vocational School in 1942 to Utah Valley University in 2008.
"Documenting the Changing Face of the American West: A Look at Salt Lake County's Agricultural Past." An online exhibit running the entire month of October 2009. Today Salt Lake County is full of high-tech businesses, shopping complexes, and growing subdivisions. However, not long ago agriculture was a prominent part of the County's economic and social way of life. Take a look at its past through photographs and documents at the Salt Lake County Archives website, www.archives.slco.org.
Controlling your Posterity from Beyond the Grave: Writing a Journal That Will Touch the Lives of Your Descendants. October 1, 2009. Lecture by Jeff Anderson, Archivist, Church History Library.
"To Have and to Hold: Wedding Customs in Utah History." October 5-29, 2009. Featuring photographs, wedding dresses, artifacts, and manuscripts documenting the celebration of marriage.
Research at Noon. October 7, 2009. Janina Chilton, State Hospital historian, will examine the history of the State Hospital.
Grandpa’s Journal: How to Get It Out of the Sock Drawer and into the Hands of Descendants. October 8, 2009. Lecture by Scott Simkins, Conservator, Family History Library.
Research at Noon. October 14, 2009. Laurie Bryant, retired paleontologist and citizen historian, will present "Away from the Smoke and Dust: A Century on Salt Lake City's East Bench," a slideshow and talk on the history of the 15th & 15th neighborhood.
Research at Noon. October 21, 2009. Alan Barnett, lead reference archivist at the Utah State Archives, will discuss the growth and development of Sugar House, including a history of the territorial prison.
Research at Noon. October 28, 2009. Wake the Dead," a popular class on family history sources and research in Utah, will be presented by Tony Castro, reference archivist at the Utah State Archives, on October 28. A tour of the research center is included.
For the Love of Letters: Collecting Personal Correspondence. October 29, 2009. Lecture by Brad Westwood, Collections Development Manager, Church History Library
Islands Territorial Archives celebrated Archives
Month for the first time in 2008. Organizers' plans included
press release, poster, customized "Why Records Matter" bookmarks,
fliers, and a PAHR campaign.
There were also Open Houses for Library/Museum
staff and for the public, one each on St. Thomas
(archives, photo duplication lab, special collections area)
and on St. Croix
(archives and special collections). In addition, they held two workshops each for St. Thomas and for St.
on genealogy resources using archives and one on archives itself--again,
both highlighting the Territorial Archives. For residents
of St. John there was a public presentation on the
archives hosted by the local library Friends group. With
the rounds of Rotary Club engagements (7 booked with 3
more pending), radio shows and a TV appearance on a local
broadcast, the word got around the VI that archives
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of the 2009 Virginia Archives Month poster.
October 2009 is Archives Month in Virginia, and we'd like to invite you to join in the celebration, "To Choose Our Better History." Please enjoy and share the Archives Month poster, created from images submitted from seventeen archival repositories across the state. The poster highlights Virginians' rich history of public service, volunteerism, conservation, philanthropy, and civil protest, with images from Virginia archives and manuscript collections.
We also welcome you to explore your Virginia history by delving into an archives collection near you during the month of October. On Tuesday, October 27, repositories from across the state will showcase items from their rich collections at a Virginia History and Archives Fair, hosted by the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. Admission to the museum is free to those attending the fair. On Thursday, October 29, the Library of Virginia and the Museum of the Confederacy are offering free, behind-the-scenes tours of their archives, giving visitors an opportunity to view some of the rare documents in their safekeeping.
Virginia History and Archives Fair. October 27, 2009. Come learn more about archives and special collections at the Library of Virginia, Roanoke College, Valentine Richmond History Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and more, as well as the Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Historian Brian Daugherity, collateral instructor and assistant to the chair of the history department at Virginia Commonwealth University, will speak at the Museum of the Confederacy at noon.
I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing that Shocked a New Nation. October 29, 2009. American cultural historian Bruce Chadwick will discuss his book, his talk will be followed by a book signing.
Behind–the–Scenes Tour Day. Library of Virginia (October 29, 2009) and Museum of the Confederacy (October 29, 2009).
"ODU Football: 1930 and Beyond."
Entire month of October. Celebrates the return of football to ODU. The exhibit features news clippings and various other materials from the University Archives that tell the story of ODU football's beginnings in 1930, through decades of attempts to revive the sport, to the kickoff in 2009. A Web exhibit is also available: http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/exhibits/football_fall2009
"ODU’s Eighth President." An exhibit welcoming John R. Broderick and placing him among his predecessors. The exhibit features photos of Broderick as well as those of earlier presidents. A Web exhibit is located at: http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/exhibits/odupresidents
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the 2009 Washington Archives Month poster.
Washingtonians will celebrate their rich documentary heritage at a range of events throughout the state during Archives Month 2009 with the theme, "Washington At Play." This third annual statewide celebration of Archives Month is coordinated by a committee of representatives from archival and manuscript repositories throughout the state. Co-sponsors are the Washington State Archives and the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board. Events include:
Seattle Area Archivists Meeting and Web Seminar. October 13, 2009. The Society of American Archivists web seminar "Introduction to Web 2.0 in Archives...or What You Need to Know in a Nutshell" followed by discussion including a panel of local web 2.0 experts.
High Tea and Special Reception for the publication of "Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington." October 17, 2009. Celebration in honor of the publication of a new book by Women’s History Consortium Coordinator Shanna Stevenson in conjunction with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. Wear your 1910 period dress and enjoy a traditional high tea with the author and members of the Advisory Board of the Women’s History Consortium. Performances, and suffrage sing-a-long, and special remarks by Senator Karen Fraser, WSHS Director David Nicandri and author followed by a book signing and tea in the elegant Lord Mansion.
Your Neighborhood's Best Kept Secret - The National Archives at Seattle. October 28, 2009.
Seattle Municipal Archives Open House and Tour. October 29, 2009. Come learn a little about the history of Seattle at Play.
Seattle Archives Fair 2009. October 30, 2009. Learn more about local archives and their rich holdings of primary sources about the Seattle area and beyond. Archivists will be on hand to answer questions, talk about their collections, and provide free handouts. If you are interested in researching your family history or home, finding out about early settlers in this area, or exploring other historical topics, come talk to the archivists and browse through displays about local archival materials.
View a copy of the 2009 Wisconsin Archives Month poster.
Wisconsin Archives Month2009 celebrates the many ways historical records enrich our lives and recognizes the work of individuals and institutions to collect, preserve, and share records.
This year, the "Scrapbook Wisconsin" theme spotlights one familiar way that many people use documents to keep their own records and recall meaningful events in their lives. Whether they are the traditional paper variety pictured in this year's poster or the newer versions made possible by computers and digital photography, scrapbooks are frequently found in our homes and in Wisconsin archives.
2009 events include:
Exhibit of Materials from the August Derleth Collection. October 1-December 30, 2009. The August Derleth exhibit on the first floor of the Society's headquarters building will feature titles from Derleth's Sac Prairie Saga novels about Sauk City, his hometown; horror fiction by H.P. Lovecraft and published by Derleth's Arkham House press; and selections from Derleth's large comic collection.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Society of American Archivists Student Chapter Archives Month Blog. October 1-31, 2009. The UW-Madison student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is pleased to continue the Archives Month Blog that first ran for one month during October 2008. For each weekday in October we will showcase hidden gems and unknown treasures that exist in scrapbooks within the holdings of participating historical societies across the state. Our posts will display images of scrapbook contents, provide information about the creators and events surrounding the showcased items, and identify the repository where the items are held. Check out the blog.
Oral History Presentation on WORT Radio. October 2, 2009. As we communicate more and more, but archive and preserve that communication less and less, recording people's thoughts, memories and opinions becomes a primary way to capture history for future generations. The theory and practice of oral history can help anyone willing and able to document yesterday's and today's stories for today's and tomorrow's citizens of the world. As part of Wisconsin Archives Month (October), three members of the Madison Oral History Roundtable — Anita Hecht, Sally Jacobs and Troy Reeves — will use the most appropriate medium, radio, to present the importance of oral histories through their work and their personal involvement in it. The trio will appear live on WORT FM's Eight O'clock Buzz program.
Camp We-Kan-Tak-It. October 3, 2009. Enjoy a musical comedy about life in Wisconsin's Civilian Conservation Corps. This original multimedia production is based on 1930s CCC camp newspapers.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Special Collections and Archives Scrapbook Open House. October 8, 2009. An "inreach" event for UW-Eau Claire staff and students. Members of the UW-Eau Claire community who scrapbook have been solicited to bring examples of their work on the morning of the open house. Their scrapbooks will be exhibited all day along side historical scrapbooks from the archival collection. A professional scrapbooker will give a presentation at noon titled Scrapbook 101. This event is cosponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Archives and Staff Development Committee.
Presentation of Governor's Archives Award for Archival Achievement. October 11, 2009. This open house and awards presentation honors the the Milwaukee Public Library and the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society for making Great Lakes shipping records much more accessible through indexing and digitization. This award recognizes a historical records repository that has made an outstanding contribution to the archival profession. The Great Lakes Marine Collection of the Milwaukee Public Library and the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society include an extensive collection of archival materials on the maritime history of the Great Lakes, including information on Great Lakes vessels, shipping companies, shipyards, ports and lighthouses. With funding support from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, the Milwaukee Public Library and Marine Historical Society preserved, expanded and increased access to the collection by creating an online database. The grants allowed the library and the society to partner with the Port of Milwaukee to digitize historic photographs, including numerous photos of Milwaukee's port and rivers. The Milwaukee Waterways database includes detailed indexing and data for more than 1,000 photos.
Oral History Presentation on WSUM Radio. October 21, 2009. As we communicate more and more, but archive and preserve that communication less and less, recording people's thoughts, memories and opinions becomes a primary way to capture history for future generations. The theory and practice of oral history can help anyone willing and able to document yesterday's and today's stories for today's and tomorrow's citizens of the world. As part of Wisconsin Archives Month, Troy Reeves (head of oral history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and graduate students from UW-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies, who just finished an oral history class, will use the most appropriate medium — radio — to present the importance of oral histories through their work and their personal involvement in it.
Ancestry vs. Heritage Quest. October 27, 2009; November 10, 2009; November 18, 2009. The La Crosse Public Library Archives staff will present a program on two genealogy related commercial services: Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest. Join us to find out the scoop on which service is best to use in which quest for finding your ancestors.
View a copy of the 2006 Wyoming Archives Month poster.
Wyoming State Archives is celebrating Archives Month 2009 with the theme “Dig Deep into Wyoming History.”
Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
Following the success of Archive Awareness Month in September 2003, the Archive Awareness Campaign (AAC) is now an ongoing campaign, supported by The National Council on Archives, The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and The National Archives. Through a series of events throughout the year it aims to celebrate and uncover the amazing wealth of material contained within archives to a wider audience. Local and national archives, large and small, public and private, general and specialist will open their doors throughout the year to celebrate the wealth of archive material across the UK.
The national theme for Archive Awareness Campaign 2009 is “Take Flight!”. This theme is open to interpretation and lends itself to a wide variety of areas of archival work, whether in economic and industrial history; the impact of movement of peoples; innovation and ideas; engineering and science. The theme is designed to be as inclusive as possible, to bring in archives from across all sectors and so enable more engagement with a wider variety of user groups. We want this theme to inspire and provide opportunities for fresh thinking in approaching how archive services work with AAC.