Smithsonian Collections Blog

Highlighting the hidden treasures from over 2 million collections

Collections Search Center

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Let's Celebrate: October is American Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month—a time to celebrate the importance of archives across the country. In honor of Archives Month, we’re participating in a pan-Smithsonian blogathon throughout the month. Throughout October we, and other blogs from across the Smithsonian, will be blogging about our archival collections, issues, and behind-the-scenes projects. We encourage you to subscribe to an RSS feed of all blogathon posts from across the Smithsonian and to check out all of the participating blogs.

In addition to the blogathon, the Smithsonian will be celebrating Archives Month with various activities, including an Archives Fair and a Facebook Q&A with Smithsonian archivists and conservationists. The Archives Fair will be held on Friday, October 14th from 9 am to 5 pm at the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall, and will include lectures, informational tables, as well as an “Ask the Smithsonian” event in which visitors can bring in archival items for review by Smithsonian experts (see details and a link to reserve free tickets to the “Ask the Smithsonian” portion of the event here []).

If you can’t attend the Archives Fair, we will be live streaming the lectures on the Archives Month website [], and we also invite you to bring your archival questions to Facebook on Wednesday, October 12th from 10 am to 5 pm, when Smithsonian experts will be on hand to answer your questions live on the Smithsonian Institution Facebook page [].

During this month, we hope to convey the value of archives and inspire you to learn more about the amazing and diverse collections in the Smithsonian!

Jennifer Morris
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

No comments:

Post a Comment