National Archives staff member Dolores Merritt in the stacks in Washington, DC, 1974. (National Archives Identifier 35810423)
Each year in October we celebrate American Archives Month to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists. This year we’re celebrating “Archives Across America” by taking a closer look at all the National Archives nationwide.
Throughout the month, our Pieces of History blog will be featuring a series of guest blogs from our staff around the country.
October 4 on Twitter is #AskAnArchivist Day, when staff from across the nation, including our Presidential Libraries, answer questions and talk about what it’s like to be an archivist at the National Archives.
Then join us on Twitter from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT every following Tuesday throughout the month for mini #AskAnArchivist sessions, when staff from across the nation will be answering questions about their collections. Visit the events section of our American Archives Month website for a full schedule.
And 10/10 is Electronic Records Day! Use #ERecsDay to hear about the latest news and developments in electronic records archives. We’ll hold a special #AskAnArchivist session on electronic records that Tuesday starting at 1:01 p.m.
Follow us on Twitter @usnatarchives for more information.
And don’t miss our annual Genealogy Fair. On October 25 the National Archives is hosting a live virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube. Our free program offers advice on family history research in federal records. For the complete schedule and participation instructions, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair web page.
We’ll be celebrating American Archives Month throughout October. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram to find out more and share your favorite archives story with us.