Archives Month 2019


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 2, 2019
Archivists all over the country will be responding to questions on Twitter under the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. For additional details go to:

Washington State Archives Month

Follow along on their Facebook page for events and more details:

Also WA State Archives is encouraging submissions via this form for relevant activities, such as exhibits, open houses, & tours.

Special Collections Friends and Family Open House

When: Wednesday October 23rd, 5:30-7:30

Where: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Reading Room (Allen Library South Basement)

What: Join us for a unique opportunity to visit Special Collections at the University of Washington Libraries at an Open House in honor of October’s National Archives Month! Learn about some of the major collecting areas in Special Collections, see a selection of unique and rare materials up close, meet librarians and archival staff, take a tour of the current exhibit, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how archives work. Light snacks will be provided and kids are welcome to attend!  

Washington State Archives Month and the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage means that it’s time to kick back, relax, and Engage the Past Through Sound and Images!

Join archivists from the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives and the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections in a celebration of our region’s rich audiovisual heritage. John Vallier and Hannah Palin will share favorite films, videotapes, and audio recordings from their collections in an ongoing screening 11am-1pm in the Allen Auditorium on the UW Campus in Seattle on Friday, October 25th.  


Seattle Municipal Archives will be hosting an Archives Fair! Any Seattle-area archives looking for an opportunity to share their collections and services with the public are welcome to join us! Please email for more information.

The City of Seattle is celebrating 150 years!


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