A Visual Guide to Filling out Your Local Government Records Destruction Notice

Did you know that you must receive authorization from the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) before you destroy local government records? If you did not know this, please visit our other blogs Managing Local Records in Alabama Resource Guide and Local Government Records Destruction 101 and then come back to this post. If you … Continue reading A Visual Guide to Filling out Your Local Government Records Destruction Notice

Meet the Staff Feature: Keri Hallford

Name:  Keri HallfordTitle:  Collections ArchivistSpecialties: Preservation of paper, books, and leather; oversize paper media (maps, posters, architectural records, etc.); specialty housing and display construction for archival collections How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? Eight years ago, I was finishing work on an Alabama State Historic Records Advisory Board … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Keri Hallford

From the ADAH Collections: Alabama Historical Commission

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) periodically adds historically valuable records to its government collections from the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC). In Fiscal Year 2021, the AHC transmitted 94 cubic feet of materials to the ADAH, enriching an already robust collection. These records chronicle the Historical Commission’ work, including contractor files, drawings, photographs, … Continue reading From the ADAH Collections: Alabama Historical Commission

Meet the Staff Feature: Rachel Smith

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve. Name:  Rachel SmithTitle:  Collections ArchivistSpecialties: Government and Electronic Records How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? While I was an undergraduate in history, I pursued opportunities to explore … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Rachel Smith

Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 4, 2021

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 delegates determining the permanency of local government records in Alabama to the Local Government Records Commission (LGRC). The Commission held its second meeting of 2021 in October via a publicly accessible online teleconference. Governor Kay Ivey's August 13, 2021 proclamation permitted commissions to meet and establish a quorum electronically … Continue reading Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 4, 2021