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View a copy of the 2005 MARAC Archives Week poster.
"Making Connections: Archives and Imagination."
American Archives Month is intended to raise public awareness about the importance of historic documents and records. To celebrate Archives Month in the MARAC region, the Steering Committee designated the month of October for activities to raise awareness and to publicize the importance of archives. Although member states and institutions may promote their own themes, MARAC encourages all members and member institutions in 2010 to consider the role of archives in relation to the imagination.
The preservation of records is a pre-requisite for history, but to enter the past in the most meaningful and engaging way, one must employ imagination. While memory may seem more closely associated with the encounter with history, imagination is just as essential to understanding the past in all its particularity. Since the search for historical data of any kind engages the mind, it is helpful to see the work of apprehending history through archives as a process of imagination that involves us in the interconnectedness of all knowledge. Archivists are trained to make connections – by knowing their collections, by answering research inquiries, by identifying information that may be unknown to the researcher and bringing it into awareness. The creative encounter with the past involves knowing where archives and records are located, knowing how to search for information, and knowing how to interpret information from other times and other cultures. There are excitement and rewards both in the search and in the discovery!
Imagination is a stimulus to thinking and to the process of discovery. Archivists assist researchers find what is meaningful by leading the way in the creative encounter with the past. Thoroughly familiar with their collections, archivists often make imaginative connections between questions asked, historical evidence and information, and the possibility of answers. The search for history is an imaginative quest, and the person that researches the data and records available in archives usually, in doing so, embarks on a process of self-discovery as well. This was evident as long ago as the time of Herodotus, who defined history as “finding out for oneself.” Finding out for oneself is the hallmark of imaginative discovery in the service of knowledge, and archives are the places where this happens!
Archives Week begins the first Sunday of November. The NEA community invites you to discover and celebrate the importance of original historical documents. All kinds of historical documents have value, whether it is the original draft of the Constitution of your state or a photograph of your great-great-grandfather in his Civil War uniform, or even the minutes of a local Parent-Teacher Organization meeting from the 1990s.
NEA encourages individuals and repositories responsible for acquiring, preserving, or making historical documents available to host an Archives Week event, distribute a flyer, or prepare an exhibit--Archives Week is about you!
Archives Week bookmarks are created by NEA's Outreach Committee each year and distributed to many public libraries, historical societies, and archives free of charge in advance of November. Additionally, Archives Week is promoted nationally at the annual meetings of the Society of American Archivists.
View a copy of the LOC 2009 Archives Month poster.
View a copy of the 2007 Alabama Archives Month poster.
View a copy of the 2010 Alaska Archives Month poster.
Alaska Governor, Sean Parnell, has issued a proclamation naming October 24 – October 30 Archives Week. This proclamation notes that “archivists and manuscript curators are dedicated to the responsible preservation of historical documents, maintaining records in the public trust, and making those records available to the public for study and research.”
In celebration of Archives Week the State Archives plans to have an open house from 11:00am-2:00pm Friday, October 29. Archivists, records officers, records managers, and anyone involved/interested in libraries, archives, and museums are invited to attend. We will furnish light refreshments; attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an archives game, which uses historical documents. Prizes will be awarded.
a copy of the 2006 Arizona Archives Week poster.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus, is celebrating American Archives Month with a display highlighting selected items from the Aviation Safety and Security Archives (ASASA) and the Hazy Library and Learning Center's Special Collections. The display will be in the lobby of the Hazy Library throughout the month of October, and an on-line version of the display is available on the ASASA website. In addition, an article about Embry-Riddle's archives - including ASASA, Hazy Library Special Collections, and the University Archives - appeared in the student newspaperHorizons.
a copy of the 2009 Arkansas Archives Week poster.
Arkansas Governor, Mike Beebe, has issued a proclamation naming October 24-30, 2010 Arkansas Archives Week.
"Documenting Arkansas" was the theme of the first Archives Week, October 22-28, 2006. All Arkansas archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums are encouraged to host events in conjunction with Archives Week each year.
copies of 2010 California Archives Month posters.
Celebrate the value of California's historical records and recognize those who maintain our historical resources, local government archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, business archives, and university archives.
Archives Open House
California State Archives. Saturday, October 2, 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Join us for a chance to explore the California State Archives and learn about our extensive collection of documents and artifacts that allow us to understand the history of California. A diverse group of local archival organizations and repositories will host display tables that highlight prominent artifacts, photographs, and documents from their collections. This annual event is a great opportunity for the public to learn about archives, the preservation of historical records, and to celebrate Archives Month in California. For more information please visit: http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/events/open-house.htm
Family History Day
Californa State Archives. Saturday, October 9, 8:30am to 4:00pm. Have you ever wondered about your family lineage? Have you ever wondered how to research your family tree? Wonder where to start? Start planning now to attend the 11th annual Family History Day! You'll find short classes on a variety of subjects: beginning genealogy, what's available at local institutions, computer software and demonstrations, preservation techniques, and much more.
For more information please visit: http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/events/family-history-day.htm
The 5th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar
Doheny Memorial Library, USC Downtown Campus. Saturday, October 23, 9:00am-5:00pm. Southern California history comes alive in exhibits from more than 70 historical collections and archives. Browse rare collections, consult with experts, and learn about the hidden stories of L.A. diverse neighborhoods and communities. For more information please visit: http://www.laassubject.org/index.php/archives_bazaar
View a copy of the 2010 Connecticut Archives Month poster.
Connecticut Govenor, M. Jodi Rell, has issued a proclamation declaring October 2010 Connecticut Archives Month.
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 2010. Events include:
Exhibit Opening: Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840
Connecticut Historical Society. Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Early American needlework is an art form created almost exclusively by women and girls. As art, these needlework pictures and useful household objects burst with color, imaginative design, and evidence of close observation. As history, these same items reveal clues to the lives and times of the girls and women who set those countless stitches into cloth. The exhibition, Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840, showcases more than seventy fascinating examples – many never previously exhibited. Beautifully decorated clothing, bedding, and accessories, school work by children as young as 6 years old, and masterpieces of needlework art depicting classical scenes, bucolic landscapes, and perfectly-rendered flora and fauna will all be featured. The final gallery will display needlework dedicated to preserving family history and highlight the work of one remarkable family – and an even more unusual young woman within that family, Prudence Punderson. For more information, please visit: http://chs.org/page.php?id=512
One-day Conference: Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art and Family
Connecticut Historical Society. Saturday, October 30, 2010; 9:00am-4:30pm. Please join us for a one-day conference, which will bring together noted needlework scholars and offer an opportunity to hear about new directions and new research in the early needlework field and some fresh approaches to scholarship in women’s history. For more information, please visit: http://chs.org/page.php?id=606
Historic New England Exhibit Lecture
Litchfield Historical Society. Monday, October 17, 2010; 3:00pm. Ken Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions for Historic New England will present a lecture at the Historical Society in conjunction with the traveling exhibit, The Preservation Movement: Then and Now.
Unlocking the Vault: Keys to Use and Access of Historical Collections
Litchfield Historical Society. Monday, October 25, 2010. The preservation and documentation of historic objects and documents has long been the occupation of the museum community and the foundation for the antique trade and collectors. While some objects are valued for their aesthetic qualities and others for their historical significance, each tells a story. The majority of museums are founded around the principle of collecting and preserving objects and documents. The mission statement of a museum creates a unique set of parameters that defines the collection based on geography or a specific individual, building or company. With buildings now overflowing with objects, each clamoring to tell its “story,” museum staff struggle to organize the information into a product that will simultaneously capture the historical significance of the collection and convey it to the public in an interesting and unique way. Unlocking the Vault:Keys to Use and Access of Historical Collections seeks to provide participants with real world examples of how institutions and individual researchers can go from selecting a collection to research to amassing historical information and creating a finished product. For more information, please visit: http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/pdfs/2010SymposiumBrochure.pdf
The Work of Illustrator Normand Chartier
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Plaza. October 11-December 17, 2010. The Dodd Research Center will present an exhibit of work by Normand Chartier. A Brooklyn, CT native, Normand's work as a watercolorist and illustrator of 68 children's books spans over 37 years. His collectionof original art, manuscripts, sketches and books are part of the Northeast Children's Literature Collection in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Thursday, October 21, 2010; 4:00pm. Honoring the archival collection of naturalist Edwin Way Teale, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center will host lecturer Peter B. Reich, Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota. The talk is titled "From Simple Traits To Complex Systems: What Do The Humble Plant Leaf And "Advanced" Human Societies Tell Us About The Future Of Planet Earth?
Celebrating the Little Magazine
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Tuesday, October 26, 2010; 3:00pm-6:00pm. Join us for a day-long celebration of the people, poetry, and spirit of the mimeo revolution! Fostered by widespread rebellion against the for-profit model of mainstream publishing and access to cheap methods of printing like mimeograph, letterpress, and photocopy machines, the mimeograph revolution brought about an explosion of DIY, independent literary magazines and poetry in print. Although many of the mimeo magazines and small presses were short-lived, poetry superstars emerged from the mimeographed pages, among them, the poet and little mag publisher, Ed Sanders. The program includes a Gallery Talk titled "Little Magazines in the Archives", a re-issue of the 1968 book "Krulik Ksiega or Book of Rabbits" by Cleveland poet Tom Kryss, a poetry reading by poet and publisher Ed Sanders, and the viewing of the film "If I Scratch, if I Write: D.A. Levy and the Mimeograph Revolution."
Timely Topics: Lessons from Libraries: Reinvention for Survival
Windsor Historical Society. Tuesday, October 5, 2010; 7:00pm-8:30pm. In the past decade, public libraries have evolved from their late 19th and 20th century roles. Once primarily repositories for books and quite often community art and history, libraries have embraced a community center role with banks of computer stations, public programming space and even cafes as print media and public funding have declined. Learn how the history and evolution of libraries, what might be coming next and how new media affect library design, staff training, and how people think and process information. Our thoughtful and eloquent panel of librarians and historians includes Chris Bradley, Assistant Director of the Norwalk Library, preservationist Bill Hosley, Vince Juliano, Assistant Director of the Russell Library in Middletown, and Windsor Library Director Gaye Rizzo. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members.
Lecture: New England's Other Witch Hunt: John Winthrop, Jr. and the Hartford Witch Panic of the 1660s
Windsor Historical Society. Tuesday, October 19, 2010; 7:00pm-8:30pm. Decades before Salem’s witch trials, Connecticut put seven people to death for witchcraft including Alse Young and Lydia Gilbert of Windsor. This talk at Windsor Historical Society, by Connecticut’s state historian Walter Woodward, focuses on Connecticut Governor John Winthrop, Jr. and the Hartford Witch hunt of the 1660s. Taken from Woodward’s new book, Prospero’s America: John Winthrop Jr., Alchemy and the Creation of New England Culture it shows how this colonial alchemist, physician, political leader, and authority on the occult intervened to transform Connecticut from New England’s fiercest witch hunter into a colony that ended witchcraft executions permanently a generation before Salem. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members.
Genealogy Road Show
Windsor Historical Society. Saturday, October 30, 2010; 9:00am-1:00pm. Experienced professionals from the Connecticut Society of Genealogists give individual consultations on pursuing family history research. Immigrant ancestors and internet research will be covered. You can even get the handwriting of your ancestor (or your own) analyzed by a certified Graphoanalyst. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 members. Must pre-register to be assigned to genealogist of your choice.
a copy of the MARAC DC Caucus 2005 Archives Week poster.
View a copy of the 2010 Florida Archives Month poster.
In celebration of American Archives Month 2010, the State Archives will host a series of events throughout October highlighting the importance of archives and historical records. This year's theme is "Florida's History is Your History: Discover it at the State Archives of Florida."
2010 events include (all events take place at the State Archives):
Tuesday, October 5. Spend the day in the State Archives to research and compile family history! Archivists will be available to assist and there will be a behind the scenes tour and presentations on using historical records for genealogical research.
Tuesday, October 12. The forum will allow archivists from local institutions to meet, share ideas, and form partnerships in order to increase the visibility of local archives and expand access for students, researchers, educators, and the general public.
Saturday, October 30. In celebration of American Archives Month 2010, the State Archives will have an “Open House.” The day will include: Presentations on the use of the State Archives’ research services and primary resources; An introduction to the State Archives’ collections and the information they contain; Exhibits of historically significant materials from the collection; and Behind the scenes tours. Archivists will also be on hand to assist with research projects.
a copy of the 2010 Georgia Archives Month poster.
Georgia Archives Month, a celebration of Georgia’s preserved historical record by proclamation of Governor Sonny Perdue, is held each October. Organizations and repositories around the state are marking the occasion with events encouraging the public to “Travel Back in Time” and discover the wealth of documents and artifacts comprising Georgia’s history.
People from across Georgia will be able to journey back to a WWII combat pilot’s training experience in Douglas, an African-American’s life in rural Thomasville during the Civil Rights era, the popular music evolution of the 1960s, and simpler days in 19th century Augusta. They can learn about the legacy of Robert W. Woodruff, the evolution of the Georgia Department of Transportation from the mud to the sky, and the founding families of Roswell. Talks on researching church records, saving family treasures, handling electronic records, and the literature on archival theory will further educate the public on how to preserve and explore their own memories.
Georgia Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories across the state to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control of, and provide access to information that has lasting value, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records.
Blest Be the Tie that Binds; Historical Families in Methodism
Arthur Moore Methodist Museum, Library and Archives. Wednesday, October 13, 2:00pm. Talk will be about the importance of historical records in researching Methodist families.
The Face of America: Early Photographic Portraits from the Collections of George and Susan Whiteley
Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. October 9, 2010-January 29, 2011. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm. Exceptional and rare images from the dawn of photography cover the birth and growth of the medium through nearly three decades, 1840–1865. The major technological advances in photographic processes are represented, including daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, along with innovative stylistic techniques in the development of portraiture. A variety of subjects are displayed, from family pets, post mortem scenes, occupational and military subjects, and the work of nineteenth-century master photographers. These unique, historical images have been passionately collected for over thirty years by Atlanta residents George and Susan Whiteley. The Face of America is a featured exhibition of this year’s Daguerreian Society annual symposium hosted by the Atlanta History Center in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
"Ancient Days in Augusta"
Augusta State University, Reese Library, Special Collections. Tuesday, October 5, 2:30pm. Lectures will be given by Mr. Erick Montgomery, Executive Director of Historic Augusta, and Mr. Joseph M. Lee III, author of "Augusta: A Postcard History." Mr. Montgomery’s talk is titled "Archival Resources Valuable for Historic Preservation." The Special Collections will highlight the digitization of Charles G. Benson’s "Ancient Days in Augusta." Written in the early 1950’s, this memoir describes late 19th century Augusta.
Saving Family Treasures and Parish Records Lectures
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church (Central Deanery): Friday, October 1, 1:00pm; and Saint Laurence Catholic Church (NE Metro Deanery): Thursday, October 7, 10:00am. The Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Office of Archives and Records is sponsoring two lectures, SAVING FAMILY TREASURES AND PARISH RECORDS, at two different parish locations. Advice will be offered on identifying, storing and caring for family heirlooms and parish historical records. The presentation will cover why materials deteriorate, and what can be done to slow down the process. Proper care and handling of important historical materials will ensure that they survive for future generations. The lectures are being presented in honor of Georgia Archives Month, as well as National Archives Month, which are both celebrated every October.
Georgia Archives Month Exhibit
Harold R. Banke Justice Center. October 1-31. Exhibit that shows the different court houses from 1860 to present day. Accompanying the information on the courthouse will be deed records of notable places in Clayton County.
Homecoming Library Open House
Emmanuel College Library. Saturday, October 2, 9:30am-11:00am.2nd Annual Library Open House showcasing historic photographs from our 90 years of history and class yearbooks dating back to the early years of the college. Our college archives room will be open for visitors and we are excited to give our alumni an opportunity to walk down memory lane. Emmanuel College is a small private Christ Centered Liberal Arts college in the scenic rural town of Frankin Springs, 30 miles northeast of Athens on US 29.
"The Future Belongs to the Discontented: The Life & Legacy of Robert W. Woodruff" Presented by The Coca-Cola Company
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University. October 14, 2010-March 25, 2011. "The Future Belongs to the Discontented" presents an informative and illuminating portrait of Robert W. Woodruff, Atlanta’s most successful businessman and most generous philanthropist. The exhibition celebrates the completion of the arrangement and description of the Woodruff papers, which are housed in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University.
Gallery Talk with Randy Gue, Curator for the Robert W. Woodruff papers Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University. Thursday, October 21, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Join Randy Gue, exhibition curator and archivist for the Robert W. Woodruff papers, when he discusses the photographs in the collection and the role of photographer Jay B. Leviton in capturing iconic images of Robert W. Woodruff.
Special Edition Lunch & Learn with Ben Loeterman
Georgia Archives. Thursday, October 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Join us for a Special Edition of Lunch & Learn in celebration of Georgia Archives Month. Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ben Loeterman, will discuss how he transforms archival records into ―living‖ documents through the medium of film. Mr. Loeterman’s films have appeared on the BBC, the Discovery Channel, and such PBS series as Frontline and American Experience. His most recent work, The People v. Leo Frank is a 90-minute documentary about one of the most complex and compelling criminal cases in American history, the 1913 murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in an Atlanta pencil factory, and the trial and lynching of her accused killer, Leo Frank. Scholar interviews and major dramatic recreations for The People v. Leo Frank were shot on location in Atlanta, and archival records provided the context for much of the film.
Out of the Mud, Into the Sky! From the State Highway Department to the Georgia Department of Transportation and The “Old GO”….A History Recalled through Remembrances and Reflections
4th Floor, One Georgia Center. October 27, 2010-March 31, 2011. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Travel back in time to learn about the history of the Department and the Department’s former headquarters. These two exhibits chronicle the history of the state’s highway department and of its historic building, the General Office (known affectionately as the GO), at #2 Capital Square, through the presentation of photographs, building plans, documents, newsletters, news clippings, oral histories, and other archival materials and artifacts.
Georgia Tech Football through the Years
Georgia Tech Library. October 4-29, 9:00am-5:00pm. View Georgia Tech records and artifacts documenting the early years of football.
Tours of the Green-Meldrim House
Thursday, October 14, 10:00am-3:30pm. Free tours of the Green-Meldrim House, a National Historic Landmark building in Savannah, Georgia. The historic house is an example of Gothic Revival architecture and served as Major General Sherman’s headquarters in 1864 during the Civil War.
“Travel Back in Time” Museum Exhibit
Jack Hadley Black History Museum. October 2-30; Special Opening Program on October 3, 3:30pm. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm. The exhibit will feature newspaper articles from the Thomasville Time-Enterprise how segregation and civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s impacted the local African American community. The Museum will also exhibit for the first time letters of the Thomasville/Thomas County Negro Civic League Organization and the Negro Interdenominational Ministers Alliance from the 1930s. These letters illustrated the economic, social, political, and educational conditions of African Americans in the community. Leaders of these organizations included: Father Robert N. Perry, Rev. L. F. Byron, Rev. G. H. Kennedy, Rev. P.R. DeVose, Rev. F. C. Tooks, Rev. S. J. Alexander, Rev. R.D. Rulhac, Dr. M. L. Walton, Mr. W.E. Gibson and Rev. J. A. Wilson. The Museum will have a special Opening Program and Exhibit of these value documents on Sunday Afternoon October 3, at 3:30 P.M. The community is welcome and invites you to attend at no charge, however donations will be accepted. The regular museum fee: Adults--$5.00 and Students--$3.00. Group rates are available.
Cable Presentation of Interviews on Thomasville CNS Channel 6
Thomasville CNS Cable Channel 6. During the month of October. In October, CNS Television will be airing interviews taped in 1993 by Nancy Tinker, former Executive Director of the Thomasville Landmarks. These interviews were part of the African-American Historic Resource Preliminary Survey and Contextual Study in 1993, of the significant numbers of historic resources associated with the community’s black residents and the Civil Rights Era in Thomasville/Thomas County, Georgia. Ms. Tinker interviewed two local white citizens and five African American citizens to obtain their stories and shared their views on the Civil Rights movement in Thomasville/Thomas County during the 1960’s and the integration of the City and County school systems here in Thomasville/Thomas County, in late 1960s and 1970s. The local citizens interviewed were: Rev. Dr. I.L. Mullins, Mrs. Lawson Neel, Mr. R.C. Balfour, III, Mr. & Mrs. Ed & Minnie Smith, Mrs. Sadie F. Gibson, Mrs. Lucile G. Morris and Mr. Curtis Thomas.
"Douglass High School” Online Exhibit
Online at Jack Hadley Black History Museum website. During the month of October. The Museum website: www.jackhadleyblackhistorymuseum.com will also present to the public more than 100 photograph images of the Douglass High School era, from 1920 to 1970. Douglass was a Black High School that was segregated from 1902 to 1970 in Thomasville, Ga. Also, an additional photograph images have been added to the Museum site web page of ―Facts about Lt. Henry O. Flipper‖. Lt. Flipper, born a slave in Thomasville in 1856, was the First Black to graduate from United States Military Academy-West Point in 1877.
Book Signing by President Carter for his new book “White House Diary”
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum. Wednesday, October 13, 5:00pm. Carter will be signing his new book "White House Diary." For anyone interested in history and the presidency, this fascinating book is must-have. Each day during his presidency, Jimmy Carter made several entries in a private diary, recording his thoughts, impressions, delights, and frustrations. He offered unvarnished assessments of cabinet members, congressmen, and foreign leaders; he narrated the progress of secret negotiations such as those that led to the Camp David Accords. When his four-year term came to an end in early 1981, the diary amounted to more than five thousand pages. But this extraordinary document has never been made public—until now. By carefully selecting the most illuminating and relevant entries, Carter has provided us with an astonishingly intimate view of his presidency. The book signing is free and open to the public. You can purchase "White House Diary" or any other book by President Carter at the museum gift shop or bring your own copy. President Carter will only sign BOOKS he has written (no photos or memorabilia). In order to get to as many people as possible, President Carter will not be able to pose for pictures or personalize books.
From Manassas to Appomattox: James Longstreet, Civil War General
The Holiday Inn Lanier Centre Hotel, Gainesville. Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10. The seminar includes expert presentations & lectures, a tour of Longstreet sites in Gainesville, Maintenance project at Longstreet’s Piedmont Hotel & grave site, a silent auction, an evening social and four meals. Featuring: Dr. William Garrett Piston author of Lee’s Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet & His Place in Southern History. Dr. Rich DiNardo author of James Longstreet: The Man, The Soldier, The Controversy. Colonel Blackjack Travis founder of Alexander's Battalion of Artillery—attached to Longstreet’s Corps (re-enactors). Richard Pilcher, President of The Longstreet Society. Registration fee: $155 members; $135 Life members; $185 new members (Includes 1 yr. membership).
"Say It Loud: Images from the 1960s"
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. October 1-31. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Display of photographs and memorabilia that primarily feature performer James Brown, but will also include other imagery representative of the historical essence of the era. These images are ones that we have in our archives and shall be placed on display to the public for the first time. Fees: Adults $5 Seniors $3 Children $2.
Wolf Kahn Pastels
Morris Museum of Art. September 11–November 7. One of America’s premier landscape painters and a master of the difficult medium of pastel, Wolf Kahn is undeniably the greatest colorist of our time. Color is his signature, and he has this to say of his work: ―This is my primary interest. I am always trying to get to the danger point, where color either becomes too sweet or too harsh; too noisy or too quiet.‖ Kahn is represented in the permanent collections of most major American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Academy Museum in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Morris Museum of Art, among many others. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s eighty-third birthday.
Helen M. Turner: The Woman’s Point of View
Morris Museum of Art. October 9, 2010-January 16, 2011. One of America’s premier Impressionist painters, Helen Turner began painting around 1880, when the new Orleans Art Union was formed. She moved to New York City in 1895 where she studied at the Art Students League and with William Meritt Chase. Beginning in 1902, she began to exhibit widely and enjoyed great success, particularly as a painter of women in beautiful garden settings. This exhibition, organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, features three Turner paintings from the Morris Museum’s permanent collection.
Films on Friday: Inherit the Wind
Morris Museum of Art. Friday, October 1, 12:00noon. After viewing the film, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Please bring a lunch. FREE.
Exhibition Opening: Helen M. Turner: The Woman’s Point of View
Morris Museum of Art. Friday, October 8, 6:00pm. Jane Faquin, the exhibition curator, presents the lecture "Helen M. Turner: Overcoming Obstacles, Realizing a Dream." Afterwards, enjoy a sneak peek of the exhibition. FREE.
Southern Circuit Film Series: Pelada
Morris Museum of Art. Wednesday, October 13, 6:00pm. After viewing the movie, enjoy a question-and-answer session with two of the film’s directors, Rebekah Fergusson and Ryan White. Members, free; nonmembers, $3.00.
Southern Soul & Song: The SteelDrivers
Morris Museum of Art. Friday, October 15, 7:30pm. The SteelDrivers will perform their blend of bluegrass, country, and Southern rock at the Imperial Theatre.
Art at Lunch: The Artwork of Wolf Kahn
Morris Museum of Art. Friday, October 22, 12:00noon. Jerald Melberg, owner of the Jerald Melberg Gallery, discusses the life and artwork of artist Wolf Kahn. Members, $10; nonmembers, $14. Lunch by New York Butcher Shoppe. Paid reservations due October 20.
Tea-Time with Turner
Morris Museum of Art. Saturday, October 23, 2:00pm. Tea, treats, and tour of Helen M. Turner: The Woman’s Point of View. Price includes one lady and one child. Members, $20 and nonmembers, $30. Grandmothers bring your grand-daughters, mothers bring your daughters, and aunts bring your nieces to a pretty hat, white glove, and frilly dress afternoon tea. Join us as we sip tea and nibble cookies with our favorite girls and then stroll through the stunning exhibition Helen M. Turner: The Woman’s Point of View. Price includes one lady and one child. Members, $20; nonmembers, $30.
“The Place of Archives in Theory and Practice”
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). Wednesday, October 20, 6:30pm reception, 7:00pm talk. This is the first of three programs that are part of artist collective John Q’s exhibition, Discursive Documents: Performing the Catalogue. Wesley Chenault, archivist and collective member, presents an informal talk that explores the considerable gaps and occasional overlaps in literature about archives generated by varied communities of archivists, artists, and academic scholars. While archivists have been slow to engage in critical cultural theory and artistic practices of the past few decades, artists and scholars infrequently consider the century’s long canon of archival literature. Sometimes written about in concrete terms, other times in the abstract, archives hold the imagination of these communities for reasons having to do with authority, power, history, and memory. This talk is in honor of Georgia Archives Month and the national American Archives Month, held annually in October.
Forget Thee! No Never: Photographic Memories of the King and Allied Families Exhibition
Rotunda of Roswell City Hall. October 1-31, hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The Roswell Historical Society will celebrate Archives Month with a photographic exhibition displayed in the rotunda of Roswell City Hall during the month of October. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the lives of the King and allied families from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century through a variety of photographic forms. It is free and open to the public.
Caring for Your Family’s Photographic Memories Workshop
Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Friday, October 22, 10:00am. The cost of the workshop is $5.00. Reservations are required.
A Look at Roswell and Its Residents through the Camera Lens
Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell Research Library and Archives. Thursday, October 7, 7:00pm. The Roswell Historical Society’s October General Membership Meeting. Elaine DeNiro, Archivist, will present "A Look at Roswell and its Residents through the Camera Lens." It is free and open to the public. Guests will also be offered a tour of the Reading Room and Archives.
View a copy
of the 2008 Idaho Archives Month poster
copy of the 2010 Illinois Archives Month poster and proclamations.
The purpose of Illinois Archives Month is to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of Illinois by:
increasing public awareness of archival materials and repositories,
focusing on materials in archival repositories that have broad appeal, and
strengthening ties with regular archives users, as well as introducing new and potential users to archival repositories and the documentary heritage there.
The theme for 2010 is "Made in Illinois...Saved in Illinois." Events include:
Conference on Illinois History
The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for September 30 and October 1 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. This is the twelfth year of the conference, which is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The conference will feature topics that include politics, architecture, community studies, Abraham Lincoln, African American history, and the Civil War. Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics. All teacher workshop sessions are approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs).
Featured speakers include:
Timothy R. Pauketat is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Author of eight books with most of them focused on Cahokia, he will talk about his latest, Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi (2009).
Michael Kammen is Professor of American History and Culture, Emeritus, at Cornell University. He began his career studying the colonial period and won the Pulitzer Prize for People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization (1973). Kammen has expanded his focus in the last two decades examining legal, social and cultural issues from the 19th through the 21st Centuries. His most recent books, Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture (2006) and Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials (2010) reflect the breadth of Kammen’s interests.
Cynthia Grant Bowman is the Dorothea S. Clarke Professor of Feminist Jurisprudence at Cornell Law School. She has published extensively on women’s legal issues and most recently authored Dawn Clark Netsch: A Political Life (2010). Bowman will talk about the remarkable life of Netsch who remains an active reformer in Illinois.
View copies of two 2010 Archives Month posters from Indiana
Funded by the Indiana State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), the Indiana Archives Month Committee is charged with the planning and production of statewide events focused on the education and promotion of Indiana's archival community during the month of October. Indiana Archives Month seeks to promote the use of archives and the preservation of historic records within our communities. Archival repositories throughout our state, such as the Indiana State Archives, the Indiana State Library, the Indiana Historical Society, and countless local institutions serve to preserve Indiana’s heritage through the written record. Through these archives, Hoosiers can study the past, trace their ancestors, learn about their community, and maintain the laws of our state.
The theme for 2010 is "No Matter How You Get There...Visit Your Local Archives Today" and events include:
Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair
Indiana State Library. Saturday, October 23, 2010; 9:00am-3:30pm. The Indiana State Library will host the Second Annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in Downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free and open to the general public. Visit the tables in the "Midway" to collect information from genealogical and local history organizations and Indiana public libraries, and shop the commercial vendors. For program information, please visit: http://www.in.gov/library/3843.htm
5th Annual Archives and Special Collections Month
Throughout October, the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries will celebrate their fifth annual “Archives and Special Collections Month,” as a means of highlighting the many ways that archives and special collections enrich our lives. This year’s theme focuses on IU’s College of Arts and Sciences Themester celebration, “Sustainability: Thriving on a Small Planet.” The celebration offers informational sessions, a variety of exhibitions and a tour. For more detailed descriptions of the events, please visit: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1002072
October is American Archives Month, and the Indiana University South Bend Archives is celebrating with an Open House on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Schurz Library (in the common area). The Archives will have items on display from its labor-related collections in conjunction with the Campus Theme, “The Meaning of Work”. There will be light refreshments served. Additionally, Archivist Alison Stankrauff will be giving two tours of the Archives during the Open House. Please join us to view various items related to local labor history and learn more about the IU South Bend Archives!
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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 began in 2009 based on the theme Historical Records Are Everywhere. In 2009, the Board began collecting 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.
A blog was created at archiveskansas.wordpress.com to collect information. The information was used during Archives Month 2009 and throughout the year to development materials for Archives Month 2010 activities.
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of the 2010 Kentucky Archives Month poster.
Archives Month 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.
Archives, archivists, and others who care for these collections are encouraged to participate in this celebration. This is an ideal opportunity to direct public attention to all archival programs in the state at once, during a designated time each year. Kentucky’s Archives Month is fast approaching, and it gives all participants a wonderful opportunity to meet new users, build institutional support, showcase holdings, and explain what we do and why it's important.
This year's Archives Month activities include:
Floyds Fork: Places and Faces - Bob Hill
Filson Historical Society. Monday, October 4, 6:00pm. There is no cost for this event, though reservations are suggested. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts - Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie Brown
Filson Historical Society. Monday, October 11, 6:00pm. There is no cost for this event, though reservations are suggested. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
Waterworks: 150 Years of Louisville Water Company - Kelley Dearing Smith
Filson Historical Society. Tuesday, October 19, 12:00noon. There is no cost for this event, though reservations are suggested. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
The Filson Institute Academic Conference: Secessions: From the American Revolution to the Civil War
Filson Historical Society. Thursday, October 21 - Saturday, October 23. The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South will conduct a three-day academic conference to examine calls for secession or disunion in the United States from the Revolutionary era to the Civil War. The conference marks the 150th anniversary of South Carolina's secession. The conference begins on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at The Filson Historical Society and lasts through Saturday afternoon. There is no cost for this conference, though reservations are suggested. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
Lies My Teacher Told Me About Secession - James W. Loewen, Opening Address, The Filson Institute Academic Conference
Filson Historical Society. Thursday, October 21, 6:30pm. James Loewen is a sociologist, professor, and author who spent two years at the Smithsonian Institution, where he examined and analyzed twelve American history textbooks then widely used throughout the United States. He published his findings in Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong. This book won the American Book Award and the Oliver C. Cox Award of The American Sociological Association for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Loewen will give the Opening Address on Thursday, October 21 for The Filson Institute Academic Conference. The conference, which will convene at The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, marks the 150th anniversary of South Carolina's secession. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
Book Discussion on Harry Caudill's The Mountain, the Myth, and the Lord - Dr. A. Glenn Crothers
Filson Historical Society. Wednesday, October 27, 2:30pm. There is no cost for this event, though reservations are suggested. You may reserve your seat by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
The Filson Bourbon Academy - Mike Veach
Filson Historical Society. Mondays, October 25 - November 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm.Come enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson Bourbon Academy. This series of educational seminars is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Academy offers licensed bartenders and servers working in the hospitality industry, as well as interested connoisseurs, a firm background in Kentucky's native spirit. This eight hour course will take place over four consecutive Monday nights. All classes will be led by The Filson's bourbon historian, Mike Veach. The Academy is limited to 25 students, with a cost of $100 for the four sessions. Please call The Filson to make your reservation at (502) 635-5083.
The Filson Civil War Field Institute
Hill-Franklin-Nashville, Tennessee. Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16. The Filson Historical Society will host another Civil War Field Institute, with the mission to explore the complex history of the Civil War era in Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region and the Upper South through a series of field trips and lectures that allow participants to follow the footsteps of the armies and stand on the grounds where they fought. There is a cost for these events, and space is limited. For more information, please call The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
Bourbon & Water at the Gatehouse
Louisville Water Company - The Crescent Hill Gatehouse. Sunday, October 24, 5:30pm-8:00pm. The Filson Historical Society presents a unique opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Louisville Water Company while enjoying Heaven Hill bourbon and learning more about this distinctive beverage. Albert Schmid will sign his newly released The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook, and Louisville Water Company's Kelley Dearing Smith and The Filson's Mike Veach will be on hand to answer questions about both the history of the water company and of bourbon. Attendees will enjoy passed hor d'oeuvres by Sullivan University's Culinary School and bourbon tastings courtesy of Heaven Hill. This private event is sponsored by Heaven Hill and has limited availability. Tickets are $50. You may reserve tickets by visiting www.filsonhistorical.org or by calling The Filson at (502) 635-5083.
Kentucky Council on Archives Fall Meeting
Friday, October 15.
2010 Public Archives Symposium West Dwelling Lot, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Thursday, October 21.
View a copy of the 2009 Massachusettes Archives Month poster.
View a copy of the 2010 Mississippi Archives Month poster.
Through the month of October 2010, archives and repositories across Mississippi will host various events and activities in promotion of Archives Month. Archives Month is a way to raise public awareness by calling attention to the role various organizations play in preserving historical and cultural records. Archives Month in Mississippi is promoted by the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) and sponsored by the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board.
This year’s theme, “Reflecting Mississippi” 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 planned for Archives Month this year.
African American Military History Museum (Hattiesburg). Presents an exhibit titled The Archaeology of the WWII African American Barracks on display October 1-31. The exhibit, co-sponsored by the Mississippi National Guard, will include dozens of never before seen artifacts excavated from the WWII African American Barracks at Camp Shelby along with supporting historic photographs and area maps. The opening reception will be held October 1 from 6-8pm.
Biloxi Public Library, Local History and Genealogy Department (Biloxi). The 4th Annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour to be held October 26 at 5:30 p.m. Step back into the past with a tour of headstones dating back to the 1800's, some very famous people rest here, graveside reenactments, and refreshments! The event is sponsored by the City of Biloxi.
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (Columbus). An exhibit titled Sam Hairston: His Baseball Legacy in Birmingham and the Major Leagues featuring memorabilia from both Negro League and Major League baseball. The materials are from the collection of enthusiast Clarence Watkins. The exhibit is in conjunction with a county-wide celebration of Sam Hairston (1920-1997), Negro League and Major League baseball player who was born in Crawford, MS.
Delta State University Archives and Museum (Cleveland). Hosting the exhibit BBQ Joints: Stories and Secret Recipes from the Barbeque Belt from September 16-November 26. Opening reception on September 16 at 5:30 will include a lecture by author David Gelin. In conjunction with this exhibit other events include: Lunch and Learn with artist Amy Evans Streeter, October 5, 12 noon; Showing of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, October 6, 7pm; The History and Politics of BBQ: Lecture presentation by Charles Westmoreland, October 13, 12 noon.
Delta State University Archives and Museum (Cleveland). Showcasing the exhibit History at Play: Delta State’s Sports & Recreation Programs on display from September 1-December 17. This exhibit highlights a selection of courses, programs and special events that Delta State University students have had the opportunity in which to participate through the Health, Physical Education and Recreation division.
Katrina Research Center at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf
Coast Library (Long Beach). Hosting an exhibit titled Life in a Snapshot showing September 23-October 29. It includes forty photographs selected from 250 submissions by USM students, faculty, and alumni highlighting the various perceptions of the human experience. The exhibit is sponsored by the USM Anthropology Department.
Millsaps College, Millsaps-Wilson Library (Jackson). Two exhibits running from October through December that commemorate the October 7th inauguration of Dr. Rob Pearigen as eleventh president of Millsaps College: “A Tradition of Excellence in Presidential Leadership” and “Documenting the Past: Images and Artifacts from Millsaps’ Inaugurations.”
Mississippi Department of Archives and History or MDAH (Jackson). History Is Lunch. Wednesday, October 6, 12-1pm. Hunter Cole talks about his suspenseful new book, The Legs Murder Scandal. Cole conducted research in the MDAH collections about this sensational crime from the 1930s and provides the reader with clarity in this outlandish, harrowing, and intriguing story.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History or MDAH (Jackson). Workshops. The Society of Mississippi Archivists and the Archival Training Collaborative have joined the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB) in sponsoring several workshops this fall: Documenting Communities and Organizations (Jackson) October 8; Preservation of Books and Archival Materials (Vicksburg) October 19; and Archival Digitization: Practical Solutions on a Budget (Jackson) November 9.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History or MDAH (Jackson). Personal Treasures. Held at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus. Thursday, October 7, 12-4pm. The public is invited to bring books, papers, photographs, and maps to MDAH professionals for expert advice on the age and origin of the item and its conservation and care. Personal Treasures is free and open to the public. Monetary appraisals are not available at this event. This year artifacts will not be included.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History or MDAH (Jackson). Picturing America. Tells the story of America through its art. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) developed this exhibit as a tool to help teach American history. The Picturing America initiative and the related images and teacher resource book and activities may be reviewed by visiting www.PicturingAmerica.neh.gov.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History or MDAH (Jackson). Reflecting Mississippi. Provides companion images to selected images in the Picturing America initiative that explore themes related to Mississippi history. The images are from the collections of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and may be appreciated for both their historic and artistic merit. Sixteen Mississippi images, accompanied by suggested teaching activities, are available at www.mdah.state.ms.us/reflecting-ms.zip.
Mississippi State University Libraries (Starkville). Present an exhibit Archives without Borders: Exploring the World through Archival Collections to be housed at Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections and Congressional and Political Research Center/Ulysses S. Grant Collection.
University of Mississippi Department of Archives & Special Collections
(Oxford). Kicks off the year-long exhibit ‘This Fiery Trial': An Exhibit on Mississippiand the Civil War that utilizes materials from the departments Civil War collections to give an overview of the Civil War. In particular there are cases devoted to secession, 1861-1865, Reconstruction, the University of Mississippi and the Civil War, the Lost Cause movement and memory of the war, death, and music.
View a copy of the 2007 Missouri Archives Month poster.
View a copy of the 2010 Montana Archives Month poster.
View a copy of the 2010 Nebraska Archives Week poster.
The Nebraska State Historical Society is celebrating Archives Week 2010 with a presentation titled Picture Perfect: How to Care for and Identify Your Family Photographs. The presentation takes place on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Nebraska History Museum. The program is free but seating is limited so you must pre-register by phone (402-471-4785) or email (email@example.com).
View a copy of the 2009 Nevada Archives Month poster.
View copies of the 2009 New Hampshire Archives Month bookmark and proclamation.
a copy of the 2010 New Mexico Archives Week poster.
New Mexico Govenor, Bill Richardson, has issued a proclamation naming October 2010 New Mexico Archives Month.
Archives Month is observed nationally during the month of October. Its purpose is to celebrate and promote the documentary richness of our nation. Through exhibits, receptions, lectures, and many other events the public is invited into repositories to view "glimpses" of the past via archival materials. The Commission of Public Records and the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives are planning to observe Archives Month with annual events that will revolve around various themes. Although the theme will change the goals will remain the same: raise awareness of the relevance of archival materials to contemporary life, promote the repository and its collections as resources that are available to all citizens of New Mexico, and to emphasize the need to understand the past in order to comprehend the present and envision the future.
a copy of the 2010 New York Archives Week poster.
The New York State Archives is celebrating Archives Month 2010 with the theme "Safeguarding Your History." A selection of events include:
Ladies Clothing from Yesteryear
Located at the North Castle Historical Society. Sundays, September 26-October 31, 2:00pm-5:00pm; and Wednesdays, September 29-October 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm. An exhibit of some clothing from the collection of the North Castle Historical Society: includes 14 dresses from the mid 1800s through the early 1900s, 2 pairs ladies shoes, 4 bonnets and 2 lace fans.
Irvington's Public Service Departments: Polic, Fire, Water, Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Public Works Recreation & Parks Located at the Irvington Historical Society. Every Thursday and Saturday, September 4-December 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Saturday, October 9, 11:00am-4:00pm. The Town of Croghan Historian's Office is planning an open house at the Town of Croghan Municipal Offices, 9882 State Route 126, Beaver Falls. The Historian's Office will be open and there will be a display in the meeting room on their changing hamlets in the township: Beaver Falls, Belfort, Indian River and Naumburg.
Preserving & Protecting our Past: How to Care for Historical Records & Documents
Located at the New Rochelle Public Library. Thursday, October 14, 9:30am-1:00pm. Workshop for civic organizations, historical societies, libraries, houses of worship, educational institutions and other local governments needing to know how to care for historical records and documents.
New York State Archives 2010 Month Event - Long Island Region
Located at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center. Monday, October 18, 9:30am.
History Cab Comes to Irvington
Friday, October 22, 7:00pm. Quiz Show based on State, National and Local history (take-off on TV show Cash Cab). Free and open to all - no cost but Ticket required. Sponsored by the Irvington Historical Society.
Follow the History Trail to Grahamsville
Located at the Neversink Town Hall. Saturday, October 23, 10:00am-3:00pm. Exhibits, self-guided tours, research to explore the barns and cemeteries of the Neversink Area.
------------------------------------------ The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc., along with hundreds of organizations in the archives community across New York State, will celebrate New York Archives Week, October 10-16, 2010, with special commemorative activities across all five New York City boroughs. New York Archives Week is an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of archival materials available in the Metropolitan New York City region.
Among the many activities free and open to the public will be open houses, exhibitions, lectures, workshops and behind-the-scenes tours of archives throughout the city. These special events are designed to celebrate the importance of historical records and to familiarize interested organizations and the public with a wealth of fascinating archival materials illuminating three centuries of New York City history and culture.
For a complete listing of events and more information on The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. Archives Week, please visit: http://www.nycarchivists.org/?p=342
a copy of the 2010 North Carolina Archives Week poster.
2010 North Carolina Archives Week is October 4-10.
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. The sixth annual Archives Week in North Carolina will take place October 4-10th and the theme is Archives Week 2010: Connecting You to the Past, with a focus on genealogy.
a copy of the 2006 North Dakota Archives Week poster.
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of the 2010 Ohio Archives Month poster.
The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) started "Archives Week in Ohio" in 1993, following the example of New York and answering a challenge issued by Larry Hackman (SAA Newsletter March 1991: 14+). The first Archives Week, which had a general theme of "Tales from the Archives," was held during National Library Week, a few days after the 25th anniversary celebration of SOA.
The 2010 Archives Month theme is “Let the Music Move You... Music in Ohio Archives." The theme was chosen by the SOA membership to celebrate Ohio's rich musical heritage. Archives, museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations with archival and history collections are invited to participate in Archives Month this year by scheduling a special event or exhibit to highlight the collections in your institution. This year's events include:
Home Movie Day: Get Out Your Old Home Movies
Ohio Historical Center. Saturday, October 16, 2010. Because the equipment used to show home movies is no longer easily available, many vintage home movies are in storage. Have old home movies that you'd like to see on the big screen? Our second annual Home Movie Day is Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Ohio Historical Center at I-71 and 17th Ave. in Columbus. See films from the Ohio Historical Society archives or bring your own 8-mm or 16-mm films to be inspected by archivists, then played on working projectors. Films will be shown from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Participation is free with Ohio Historical Center museum admission. To accommodate as many films as possible, we'll be checking-in films prior to Home Movie Day so they can be ready to go on Saturday, Oct. 16. You can drop off films at the Ohio Historical Center on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4-7 p.m. or Friday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Films will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the order received. Not in the Columbus area? You may also bring your film with you on Saturday, Oct. 16.
a copy of the 2010 Oklahoma Archives Week poster.
Archives Week is a statewide recognition and celebration of the value of Oklahoma’s archives. The theme for Archives Week is “Images of Oklahoma.” Through Archives Week activities, exhibits, and public programs, we hope to promote public interest in and understanding of archives. Every Oklahoma organization and institution working with historical and archival records can publicize the many ways that archives highlight important evidence of the past and give us perspective, shaping who we are today as people, communities, and as a state.
copies of the 2010 Oregon Archives Month posters.
2010 Oregon Archives Crawl. Saturday, October 2nd, 11:00am-4:00pm.
Everyone is invited to join us for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl this October in celebration of Oregon Archives Month.
Travel at your leisure between the Portland Archives and Records Center, the Portland State University Library, Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society. At each place you can tour the facilities and participate in activities that bring history to life. The Oregon Historical Society and the Multnomah County Central Library will also be hosting displays by other area archives including the Oregon Jewish Museum, Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, the Oregon State University, the Mazamas and the Washington County Museum. Each location and participating organization will have family friendly activities throughout the day.
The After Party hosted by the Oregon Historical Society. Saturday, October 2nd, 4:00pm-6:00pm. Enjoy fun, music, and raffle prizes.
a copy of the 2010 Pennsylvania Archives Month poster.
copy of the 2010 South Carolina Archives Month poster.
2010 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. This year's theme is "Documents Can Change a Nation" and events include:
Leadership Beaufort 2011
Beaufort County Library. Friday, October 1, 2:45pm-3:45pm. "Leadership Beaufort 2011" comes to the Beaufort District Collection as part of "History and Culture" day. The group is introduced to the "Wonders of the BDC," the concept of archives, and why preservation of historic documents is important. For more information, please visit: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/normal.htm
Browntown Museum Open House
Browntown Museum, Lake City, SC. Saturday, October 2, 9:00am-4:00pm. Civil War re-enactors, blacksmith, homemade crafts, food, local produce, storytelling, and things pertaining to late 1800's era. For more information, please visit: http://www.threerivershistoricalsociety.org
Beaufort District Collection: Open House
Beaufort County Library. Wednesday, October 6, 11:00am-12:00pm; Tuesday, October 12, 5:30pm-6:30pm; Saturday, October 23, 2:00pm-3:00pm. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the new quarters for the Beaufort District Collection. See unique historical documents. Marvel at the "Wonders of the BDC." Tours limited to 10 people. Reservations required. For more information, please visit: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/normal.htm
Lunch and Learn Series- General Sherman and the Destruction of SC Records
South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History. Wednesday, October 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy some FREE lunch hour learning, courtesy of the SC Archives. Today, Archivist Patrick McCawley will be discussing Sherman's march through South Carolina and the impact made on historical records.
Richland County History: New Discoveries
Richland County Public Library. Wednesday, October 6, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Dr. Walter Edgar, bestselling author, hhistory professor and radio show host, will discuss his research into the history of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Fore more information, please visit: http://www.myrcpl.com for more information
Lunch and Learn Series- The Ordinance of Secession
South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History. Tuesday, October 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy some FREE lunch hour learning! Today, join SC State Archives Director, W. Eric Emerson, PhD for a discussion about the significance of the Ordinance of Secession and how documents can change a nation.
Richland County: New Discoveries
Richland County Public Library. Wednesday, October 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Intriguing discoveries about land owners in Lower Richland were recently made public in the study: "Prized Pieces of Land." USC researchers from the Public History program will tell us how they pieced information together using reconstruction records and maps. For more information, please visit: http://www.myrcpl.com for more information
Archaeologist Mary Socci Lecture
Bluffton Branch Library. Tuesday, October 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Presented by the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library, Beaufort County Planning, and Beaufort County Geographic Information Services, Mary Socci, Palmetto Bluff's resident archaeologist, will speak on "18th Century Science and Architecture at a Lowcountry Plantation." Learn how she used documents to help identify the site of the oldest known octagonal structure in North America. You can bring your own lunch to the presentation. For more information, please visit: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/normal.htm
Working with Section 106 in South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Thursday, October 21, 9:00am-3:30pm. If you have a federal grant or need a federal permit for construction in South Carolina, come to this workshop where you will learn about consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office on your project. The SHPO works closely with federal agencies and their applicants to ensure that historic properties are protected during federal actions.
History Educators Forum
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Saturday, October 23, 9:00am-4:00pm. A full day event for teachers, with content sessions in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. Many sessions will focus on original materials in the collections of the SC State Archives. Forum aligns with the National History Day theme for 2010-2011: "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences." Registration is open to social studies teachers of all grade levels, particularly those teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, and high school history. For more information, please visit: http://www.teachingushistory.org/heforum.html
Quilting Your Family History
Richland County Public Library. Monday, October 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Local fiber artist, Wendell Brown will speak about his work using quilts as a narrative tool for family historians. Brown, who quilt, "Crossroads: Now is the Time," is part of the touring exhibit, "Quilts for Obama: An Exhibit Celebrating the Inauguration of our 44th President," is an Assistant Professor of Art at Benedict College. For more information, please visit: http://www.myrcpl.com
Lunch and Learn- Military Occupation of Fairfield County 1865
South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History. Tuesday, October 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy some FREE lunch hour learning! Today, Archivist Bryan McKown will be sharing how a recently discovered photograph has led to some great research on the occupation troops in Fairfield County.
Archaeologist Carl Steen Lecture
Beaufort County Council Chambers. Tuesday, October 26, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Presented by the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library, Beaufort County Planning, and Beaufort County Geographic Information Services, Carl Steen, the archaeologist responsible for the recent dig at the new St. Helena Branch Library site, will speak on his work at Penn Center as well as other historic sites relating to "Gullah Archaeology." Co-presenting with him is Dr. Jodi Barnes, of the State Historic Preservation Office. Fore more information, please visit: http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/normal.htm
View a copy
of the 2010 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 in October 2009. For the previous 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." As in the past, STA encourages archivists to develop a celebration that is suitable to them and their repository.
View a copy of the 2010 Texas and AHA! Archives Month posters.
To help celebrate American Archives Month 2010, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) Library will be holding two Open Houses in conjunction with special programs at the Alamo. Fall at the Alamo living history event: Saturday, October 9, 2010; 10:00am-4:30pm; and San Antonio Founders Day: Saturday, October 23, 2010; 10:00am-4:30pm.
During both Open Houses, numerous rare and unique treasures from the library’s archival and photograph collections will be on display, including:
an original copy of the printed Texas Declaration of Independence, one of about thirteen known to still exist;
a map of Texas drawn by Stephen F. Austin in the 1820s;
a letter written by Alamo defender Daniel William Cloud while en route to San Antonio;
items that belonged to Alamo survivors Susanna Dickinson and her daughter, Angelina;
and much more!
For more information on Archives Month activities at the DRT Library, please visit: http://bit.ly/deqisn
Archivists of the Houston Area (AHA!) has several events planned for Archives Month 2010:
Thursday, October 7, 2010; 6:00pm. Café Express at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Join fellow archivists for dinner and conversation in an artful setting. The MFAH is open late (till 9pm) and admission is free on Thursdays, so stay afterward (or come early) to view the collections and these special exhibitions: German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann–Corinth–Slevogt, Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria, and For the Love of Books: Celebrating the New Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center at Bayou Bend. And go home with copies of this year’s Archives Month poster and the much-anticipated, updated repository brochure! No RSVP required.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010; 6:00pm. Rice University. Lorraine Stuart, archives director at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will talk to us about issues unique to museum archives and tell us about the progress she is making on her NHPRC-awarded electronic records archive grant project. No RSVP required.
Information Session: Archivist’s Toolkit vs. Archon
Tuesday, October 19, 2010; 9:30am-11:30am. Rice University. Join staff members from the Woodson Research Center at Rice University (Archivist’s Toolkit users) and from the Special Collections Library at the University of Houston (Archon users) for an overview of these two archival management systems. They’ll discuss the features of each, the pros and the cons, and their experiences with implementing them in their own archives. Registration fee is $5, just to cover the cost of handouts and light refreshments.
Glenwood Cemetery tour
Saturday, October 30, 2010; 10:00am. What could be better on Halloween weekend than touring a graveyard? Glenwood Cemetery, established in 1871, is the burial place for many people prominent in Houston’s history, including Captain James Baker, Will Clayton, George Hermann, Caroline Wiess Law and William Ward Watkin. A Greater Houston Preservation Alliance docent will take us through the cemetery on a walk that covers about 1.5 miles and lasts 90 minutes. Cost is $10 per person (payable at the start of the tour) with proceeds benefiting the GHPA. Spouses and other guests are welcome. No costumes, please.
View a copy
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 2010 is "Saving Utah's Heritage." Events include:
Exhibit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of UVU's Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) and of Fire Training in Utah. Including archival holdings of historic photos and brochures of the firefighter training and rescue training programs. Located at the Utah Valley University Library & Sutherland Archives during the month of October.
Salt Lake County Archives is presenting an online exhibit titled “On the Home Front: The Salt Lake County Civilian Defense Council.” This exhibit will highlight the history of Salt Lake County’s participation in the war effort during World War II. View the online exhibit at archives.slco.org.
Conference of Intermountain Archivists Fall Caucus, “Donor Agreements and Negotiations (issues and challenges).” Located at LDS Church History Library on Wednesday, September 29. For more information, please visit: cimarchivists.org.
Treasures of the Collection Open House. Enjoy a rare and unique display of historical items from the archives of the LDS Church History Library. View seldom seen historic books, photographs, manuscripts, journals, and minutes relating to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friday, October 1, 5:00pm-9:00pm. and Saturday, October 2, 12:00noon-2:00pm; 4:00pm-9:00pm.
Women’s History Lecture Series. Historian Brittany A. Chapman will be presenting “From Plain to Plane: The Travels of Ruth May Fox for the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, 1898-1956.” Located at LDS Church History Library on Monday, October 14, 7:00pm.
Lecture. Steve Lutz from UVU's Utah Fire and Rescue Academy will talk about the history UFRA and of emergency service training in Utah, and also about firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Located at Utah Valley University Library & Sutherland Archives on Wednesday, October 27, 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Vermont Govenor, James H. Douglas, has issued a proclamation naming October 2010 Vermont Archives Month.
The story of Vermont is captured in records held in municipal and state archives, universities and colleges, state and local historical societies and museums, libraries and other institutions large and small. These records can be paper, parchment, photographs, film, video, audio tape and even digital.
Historical records can document our rights and our property; they can add stories to our family genealogies; they can open avenues of inquiry or provide answers to long sought questions; and they can provide context to the issues of today. Perhaps most importantly, they tell stories that give shape and meaning to our lives and open doors to wonder.
To celebrate Archives Month VSARA has asked the keepers and users of historical records to share brief stories on "ah ha" moments when a historical record answers a long asked question; opens a new line of inquiry; fills in a genealogy; documents a right; etc.
View a copy
of the 2010 Virginia Archives Month poster.
October is Archives Month in Virginia, and we'd like to invite you to join in the 2010 celebration, "Making Connections: Archives and Imagination." Please enjoy and share the Archives Month poster, created from images submitted from fifteen archival repositories across the state. The poster highlights Virginians' rich history of service, innovation, creativity, and artistry, 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. Numerous programs and lectures are slated to take place at institutions around the Commonwealth, so keep track of new events on the Virginia Archives Month web page or on the Archives Month Facebook page.
Archives Month is a collaborative effort to celebrate the commonwealth’s archival and special collections repositories and the rich cultural record they protect. It is a project of the Library of Virginia, in conjunction with the Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board, the National Historical and Public Record Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.
2010 Archives Month activities located in Richmond include:
Library of Virgnina. Wednesday, October 6, 12:00pm. The Library of Virginia is celebrating Archives Month with a special free lecture and book signing at noon on Wednesday, October 6. Elizabeth Brown Pryor, author of Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through his Private Letters, (winner of the 2008 Lincoln Prize) and Clara Barton, Professional Angel, will speak about her research adventures, past and present, in archives and collections libraries. Pryor used Lee's newly discovered family letters as departure points to tell his life story through a combination of analysis, historiography and period detail. For more information, please visit: http://www.lva.virginia.gov.
Finding Thalhimers Book Launch and Reunion
Virginia Historical Society. Saturday, October 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm. In her new book Finding Thalhimers, Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt takes readers along on her obsessive quest to find the true story of her father's family and their department store Thalhimers. Riveting and poignant, this multigenerational narrative weaves together history, biography, and memoir into an unforgettable portrait of an ambitious American retail family. Four generations of Thalhimers grew their business from a modest one-room dry goods store into a twenty-six-store chain across the south. The book launch event is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to meet Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt and get their Finding Thalhimers book signed, see objects and artifacts from Thalhimers stores, share memories and pictures, and sample the famous Thalhimers six-layer chocolate cake. Plus it will be the biggest reunion of Thalhimers employees and customers. For more information, please visit: http://www.vahistorical.org.
Poe Museum Unhappy Hour
Poe Museum. Thursday, October 28, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Join us for a little socializing as we make a toast to archives and archivists in celebration of Virginia Archives Month at the Poe Museum Unhappy Hour in Richmond. There will be live music, activities, and a cash bar. This month’s theme is “The Fall of the House of Usher.” For more information, please visit: http://www.poemuseum.org/event/2010/10/28.
2010 Archives Month activities located in Roanoke include:
On Thursday, October 28, 2010 the History Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke will offer a special Archives Month presentation featuring regional archaeologist Tom Klatka of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Audiences will learn about a regional survey of cemeteries, as well as tips for documenting and protecting cemeteries. We will also explore the value of cemetery records for tracing family histories and learn about Dead on the Web, an online research tool available to anyone. This is a free event with light refreshments. This program is part of a joint Archives/ Archaeology month event, sponsored by The History Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke Public Libraries, Wyndham Robertson Library, Roanoke College Library, and the Salem Historical Society. For more information, please visit: www.history-museum.org.
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the 2010 Washington Archives Month poster.
Washingtonians will celebrate their rich documentary heritage at a range of events throughout the state during Washington Archives Month 2010 with the theme, "Hard Times: Struggles, Setbacks and Recovery in Washington."
Washington State Archives. October 3-31. With May 2010 being the 30th anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ big eruption, the State Archives is featuring an exhibit on what the mountain and Spirit Lake looked like BEFORE St. Helens literally blew its top on that fateful Sunday morning in 1980. The free exhibit is in the front lobby of the State Archives Building on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. It will be on display through the end of autumn. The State Archives is open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
October 5th and 6th from 10:00am-3:00pm. The Central Region Branch of the State Archives is celebrating American Archives Month by offering free tours of the Archives Building in Ellensburg. The Central Region Branch provides archival and records management services to local government agencies throughout Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan and Yakima Counties.
Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Archives. October 9, 9:00am-2:00pm. This workshop will give teachers who have never participated in History Day before an introduction to the program and provide more experienced teachers with a hands-on opportunity to make a History Day project.
State Capital Museum. Saturday, October 9, 2010; 1:00pm-4:00pm. This year the Thurston County Historic Commission is honoring women of Thurston County and 100 years of women’s suffrage. Come and view historical displays, listen to gallery talks given by local historian Shanna Stevenson, and help the Thurston County Board of Commissioners and Thurston County Historic Commission honor, at an awards ceremony, women of Thurston County who have worked to preserve and protect the history of our great County.
Wednesday, October 13, 8:00am-4:00pm. Holding more than 600,000 boxes, the Isabella Bush Records Center in Tumwater provides low-cost, secure storage for records that must be retained for audit, legal, fiscal, or administrative needs, but that are no longer used frequently enough to justify expensive office storage. Records Center services are available to all state agencies, including community colleges and universities. All records sent to the Records Center remain in the legal custody of the originating agency.
Washington State Archives, Northwest Regional Archives. October 16th, 9:00am-2:00pm. This workshop will give teachers who have never participated in History Day before an introduction to the program and provide more experienced teachers with a hands-on opportunity to make a History Day project.
Washington State Archives, Northwest Regional Archives. October 30, 9:00am-12:00pm. A practical three-hour overview for students, teachers, local heritage volunteers and family researchers.
View a copy of the 2010 Wisconsin Archives Month poster.
Wisconsin Archives Month 2010 returns this October with publicity, program ideas, and resources to help you raise public awareness of the value of historical records.
This year's focus, "Postcard Wisconsin," focuses on historical postcards to highlight how people keep archival documents about themselves, their families, and their experiences to preserve memories and share stories. Whether or not your archives has a historical postcard collection, Wisconsin Archives Month brings you an opportunity to showcase your holdings, programs, and services.
2010 event include:
Online Exhibit - Postcards from Manhattan: The Portrait Photography of Carl Van Vetchten
Online exhibit available 24/7, October 1-31. From 1946 to 1956 the celebrated photographer Carl Van Vechten mailed thousands of portrait postcards to his friend, Karl Priebe, a Wisconsin artist whose personal papers reside in Marquette University's Department of Special Collections and Archives. The university gas published these postcards depicting hundreds of notable individuals from the first half of the 20th century. Photographed by Carl Van Vechten between 1932 and 1956, the portraits constitute a veritable "who's who" of prominent persons in the 20th-century arts.
Schreiner Memorial Library. Exhibit open select days/time, October 1-31. Browse an old postcard album containing picture postcards of the Blue River/Muscoda, Wisconsin area. Scattered around the book are holiday postcards, pictures of trains, farms, postcards with silly sayings and family picture cards.
Archives Month 2010: 'Postcard Wisconsin' Blog
Blog available 24/7, October 1-31. In celebration of Archives Month 2010, the Society of American Archivists-Student Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will highlight unique collections of postcards from participating historical
societies across the state for the month of October. Visit the Archives Month blog.
Greetings from Crandon: Picture Postcards from the Crandon Area
Crandon Public Library. Tuesday, October 12, 6:30pm. Enjoy a slide-show presentation of the Crandon Public Library's collection of picture postcards. Sponsored by Crandon Public Library and the Forest County Historical Society.
View a copy of the 2010 Wyoming Archives Month poster.
On October 27, 2010, the Wyoming State Archives is partnering with the Wyoming Chapter of ARMA International and Wyoming State Historic Records Advisory Board (WY SHRAB) to offer an All Day Wyoming Archives Day Workshop.
Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
The theme for Archive Awareness Campaign 2010 is "Discovery"-Archives in Science, Technology, & Medicine. AAC 2010 aims to get archive services from across the UK, in local government, universities, businesses, private holdings or the third sector, to join with us in celebrating the UK’s achievements in science, technology and medicine, as well as innovative endeavours in our communities.
We want archives to get on board by putting on a broad and exciting programme of activities and events such as exhibitions, workshops, lectures, open days and much more.
The key aim of AAC 2010 is to encourage community participation increase awareness of what archives are and how they can be used among existing, new and non-traditional users. Developing audiences amongst younger people, university students, schools, families and black and minority ethnic communities remain central to AAC.