Archives Month 2017


October is American Archives Month! Since 2006, the profession has used this month to make our collections and the work we do as archivists more visible. Is your institution or archives participating in Archives Month? Send us your events to promote!


#AskAnArchivist Day
October 4, 2017
Archivists all over the country will be responding to questions on Twitter under the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.

Tales of Strange Washington
10 AM-1 PM, October 7, 2017
State Archives Building, 1129 Washington St SE, Olympia WA
Hear speakers talk about some infamous individuals and incidents in our state.

Electronic Records Day
October 10, 2017
Use #ERecsDay to hear about the latest news and developments in electronic records archives. National Archives will hold a special #AskAnArchivist session on electronic records that Tuesday starting at 1:01 p.m. Find them at @usnatarchives

Activism in the Archives
6-7 PM, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle Municipal Archives and King County Archives will discuss protesters, agitators, activists, and their presence in local archives, including a presentation on resources documenting the fight against the RH Thomson freeway in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  All are welcome.

Haunted Tours
6–8 PM, October 27, 2017
State Archives Building, Olympia, WA
Archives staff will take visitors on a tour of the Archives’ underground stacks. There will be four separate tours in 30-minute increments. 

History Happy Hour
7-9 PM, November 2, 2017
3 Magnets Brewery, 600 Franklin St, Olympia, WA
Here is a chance to enjoy some fun, historical trivia! There will be prizes, food and drinks. 



Society of American Archivists (SAA) American Archives Month
Resources for planning archives month events and content.

Washington Archives Month on Facebook
Facebook page administered by the Washington State Archives for Archives Month.

Washington State Archives – Archives Month
Listings of free Archives Month events sponsored by the Washington State Archives.