Beginning in 2006, archives across the country celebrate Archives Month during October. Throughout the month, special events and exhibits highlight the many ways that archives provide education and give the profession the opportunity to talk about the work we do in preserving, protecting, and providing access to important historical materials. The Virginia poster offers some tantalizing glimpses into the kinds of treasures you can discover by exploring archives around the state. Did you spot our whale?
Here at the University of Richmond, we have special exhibits up for the month which highlight October-themed items from our collections, including spooky tales and scary beasts that live in our collections. We hope you’ll visit us throughout the month and explore the many ways our archive contribute to the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff.
Be sure to check out other great Archives Month activities across the state of Virginia! You will find opportunities to go behind the scenes and explore rare materials wherever you might travel this fall. A full list of Virginia Archives Month activities can be found on the Library of Virginia’s Archives Month website.