The FY 2020 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section

2020 marked a historic, challenging year for Alabama. Like many other agencies, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) deployed flexible and creative strategies in response to the obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ADAH Records Management Section's Annual Report grants readers a detailed perspective into the section’s output, adaptability, and outreach.  The 22-page … Continue reading The FY 2020 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section

Meet the Staff Feature: Dorothy Gidiere

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve Name:  Dorothy GidiereTitle:  Archival Collections CoordinatorSpecialties: Government records, Project Management, Cataloging, Arrangement and Description How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? I actually went to grad school wanting … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Dorothy Gidiere

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

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve 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? … 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