October Is American Archives Month!
Everyday activity creates an archival record. Today the majority is created digitally…..computer, iPad, iPhone and camera are examples of digital record creation. In years past, written documentation was the primary record…..birth, marriage and death certificates; last wills and testaments; deeds and maps.
An archival record, per the Society of American Archivist “are the non-current records of individuals, groups, institutions, and
governments that contain information of enduring value.” Archives are the repository where the records are maintained and preserved.
What do you have that is of “enduring value” that you would like to preserve for the research and enjoyment of future generations? Contact your local library, museum or historical society to find out how to best maintain your records for generations to come.