Archives Month is an annual, month-long observance of the repositories 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 Month, 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 institution or repository responsible for archives and historical records in North Carolina is invited to participate in Archives Month in North Carolina. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) sponsors the month and the Archives Month Committee sets the annual theme, designs, prints, and provides posters and bookmarks for repositories, and serves as an information clearinghouse for events.

For a timeline of the Archives Month Committee's work, please see below:

After SNCA Spring Meeting:
Call for Volunteers and Finalize Committee Appointments

By June 10: Determine Theme

July 1: Select Poster Designer (possible volunteer from Committee)

July 5: Update Web Site including theme, form for events Google calendar, form for submission of images for poster

July 10: Share Theme with SNCA Listserv and Social Media

Distribute Call for Events for Calendar and Images for Poster (both forms on web site)

July 20: Submit request for official proclamation from the Governor’s Office Sarah Koontz, State Archivist

August 1: Submission and selection of Images for poster

August 10: Send out call for those who wish to request printed posters and bookmarks—including their name and mailing address; deadline: August 30

By Sept. 1: Complete poster design and send to printer with count

By Sept. 15: Mail out posters and bookmarks

November 10: Collect information regarding Archives Month Events

January: Review Guidelines

Review links to repositories

March: Submit final committee report for the year


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