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October is Archives Month!

During the month of October, the Smithsonian Libraries will join other archival units around the Smithsonian in celebrating  American Archives Month. In honor of Archives Month, we’re participating in a pan-Smithsonian blogathon! Throughout October we, and other blogs from around the Institution, will be blogging about our archival collections, issues, and behind-the-scenes projects. We encourage you to subscribe to an RSS feed of all blogathon posts from across the Smithsonian and to check out all of the participating blogs .

Étienne François Dutour, Correspondence [manuscript] , 1730-1770

In addition to the blogathon, the Smithsonian will be celebrating Archives Month with various activities, including an Archives Fair and a Facebook Q&A with Smithsonian archivists and conservationists. The Archives Fair will be held on Friday, October 14th from 9 am to 5 pm at the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall, and will include lectures, informational tables, as well as an “Ask the Smithsonian” event in which visitors can bring in archival items for review by Smithsonian experts (see details and a link to reserve free tickets to the “Ask the Smithsonian” portion of the event here . Our own rare books cataloger, Diane Shaw, will be participating at the Archives Fair on behalf of the Libraries.

If you can’t attend the Archives Fair, the lectures will be streaming live on the Archives Month website. You are also encouraged to post your archival questions on Facebook on Wednesday, October 12th from 10 am to 5 pm, when Smithsonian experts will be on hand to answer your questions live on the Smithsonian Institution Facebook page.

We welcome the opportunity to share more information about our archival collections in the coming month and we hope you enjoy it!


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