Archives Month Resources
We celebrate American Archives Month during the month of October, with Electronic Records Day specifically on October 10.
Electronic Records Day 2018
Visit the Electronic Records Day page for more information and resources to promote electronic records on October 10, or to register for our Electronic Records Day webinar.
A Sampling of Archives Month 2018 Programming
"Night at the Archives" at the Nebraska State Archives: Rare and unique items on display, behind the scenes tours of the archival stacks and reference room, demos of the digital imaging lab and audiovisual lab, meet the curators and archivists, refreshments.
Open House at the Oregon State Archives: Behind the scenes tours of the records storage area, new gallery exhibit, light refreshments.
Oregon Archives Crawl: various organizations in Portland, OR.
Traveling Treasures "Pop-Up" Exhibit: Celebrate Archives Month with a visit from the Rhode Island state archives.
Transcription party of the records of the Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Assocation: volunteers will get a firsthand view of genuine manuscripts from the RI Equal Suffrage Association. Then, using digitally enhanced scans, they will examine and transcribe each document to laptop computers.
Raising Spirits: Spooky Stories from Vermont Public Records: open house event where archivists will guide you on an historical ghost tour through the vaults where you may meet with spectres from Vermont history whose stories have been captured in public records.
Murder, Mystery & Indigenous Mobility: In this presentation, Historian Jill Mudgett tells another story about indigeneity in Vermont by focusing on a man from sourthern New England who arrived in Vermont during the late 19h century and was murdered in the Vermont woods.
Lunch and Learn - Technology and Genealogy, A Perfect Match at the Maryland State Archives.
Focus on Florida: Photography in the Sunshine State. Behind-the-scenes tours, Daguerreotype to Digital: A History of Photographic Processes presentations, Thinking Outside the Census presentation.
Feast on Archives Month in Western New York. Join us in celebrating the food history of Western New York, captured and preserved in the documentary collections of libraries, museums, and archives across the region.
Haunted History at the New Mexico State Archives: Bring your courage and imagination and join us in listening to the most eerie stories surrounding Santa Fe's Haunted History.
The Maine State Archives will celebrate American Archives Month with a focus on Maine industries, featuring presentations from Cathy Billings and Rachel Desgrosseilliers, as well as two public tours.
The American Samoa Territorial Archives have planned TV Chats, Archives Month Poster Contest, Street Wave, and a Halloween Night.
A Sampling of Archives Month 2018 Press Releases and Governors' Proclamations
A Sampling of Archives Month 2018 State Archives Websites
For access to more Archives Month materials, ideas, and practical tips about what you can do to celebrate, visit SAA's American Archives Month: The Power of Collaboration webpage.