It’s Time to Submit Your FY 2021 Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report. (It’s Required!)

Each year all state agencies, district attorneys, public colleges and public universities in Alabama are required to submit an Annual Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Implementation Report to the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) for the previous fiscal year. The implementation report for FY 2021 must be submitted by January 14, 2022 and will … Continue reading It’s Time to Submit Your FY 2021 Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report. (It’s Required!)

Meet the Staff Feature: Hannah Bawden

Name: Hannah Bawden Title: Records Management Archivist Specialties: Local and state government management & preservation and For the Record Blog How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? As a history student writing term papers, I relied on archives to access primary sources, but I didn't find my passion … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Hannah Bawden

Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records

 If you have ever stepped into your records room and caught the unmistakable scent of mildew or opened a drawer to find a fuzzy film growing there, you know the stress this can cause. You might feel that all hope is lost, but thankfully, you can often salvage moldy documents. A quick, informed response will … Continue reading Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records

Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: April 28, 2021

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 delegates the task of determining the permanency of local government records in Alabama to the Local Government Records Commission (LGRC). The Commission's first meeting of 2021 was held in April via a publicly accessible online teleconference.  Governor Kay Ivey's March 18, 2020 proclamation permitted commissions to meet and establish a … Continue reading Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: April 28, 2021

Updates from the State Records Commission: April 28, 2021

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 entrusts the State Records Commission (SRC) with the duty of determining "which government records shall be permanently preserved…and which may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of." The SRC carries out its essential work during biannual meetings. The first meeting of 2021 was conducted via teleconference. Virtual meetings were … Continue reading Updates from the State Records Commission: April 28, 2021