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October is Connecticut Archives Month Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy has issued a proclamation recognizing October 2012 as Connecticut Archives Month.  This annual event is an opportunity to raise awareness about the value of Connecticut’s historical records and archives as well as the archivists who oversee them.  The Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board has led the initiative on Connecticut Archives Month since 2005.

The Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board, with its co-sponsors Conservation ConneCTion and COSTEP-CT, has produced its second poster promoting Archives Month.  In addition to being Archives Month, October is also Fire Prevention Month.  The theme for the 2012 poster is Protect our cultural heritage. Don’t let our history go up in smoke!  The poster is funded by a grant awarded to the Connecticut State Library from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) on behalf of the Advisory Board.

Connecticut Archives Month poster

The State Library is distributing the poster free of charge to public and academic libraries, town clerks, historical societies, museums, and firehouses across the state.  If individuals or other groups who would like a copy may contact Mark Jones at the e-mail address below.

The Advisory Board and its co-sponsors are urging local historical societies, museums, public libraries and archives repositories across the state to draw up disaster preparedness/recovery plans.  These plans should include a pre-fire planning tour by the local fire department.

For the third consecutive year, the State Library will post announcements of activities by historical societies, museums, libraries and archives on its website. If your organization is planning to host an Archives Month event, workshop, conference, or exhibit, please contact State Archivist Mark H. Jones at mark.h.jones@ct.gov.

For more information and resources about American Archives Month visit the SAA American Archives Month 2012 website and the Council of State Archivists American Archives Month website.

 

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