State Licensing Board Rosters Now Live in the Electronic Records Collection

To protect the public's health and safety and uphold professional standards, the State of Alabama licenses over one hundred and forty different occupations, ranging from your family doctor to the person who pilots ships through Mobile Bay. To acquire a license to practice one of these occupations in Alabama, individuals must meet specific requirements, including … Continue reading State Licensing Board Rosters Now Live in the Electronic Records Collection

Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

To celebrate National Photography Month this May, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is answering 8 of our most frequently asked questions about photographs in the ADAH collections. Young woman weighing a cake at a curb market in Montgomery, Alabama. 1920-1939 1. Are all the photos in the ADAH collections digitized?Many photos have … Continue reading Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

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

What is an Archives?

In movies and television, Hollywood often portrays archives as mysterious buildings filled with dusty shelves and stern archivists who keep people from accessing the records. In reality, archives like the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) are not dusty. Quite the opposite, our records storage rooms are clean and environmentally stable in order to … Continue reading What is an Archives?

New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Bicentennial Commission Collection

Alabama Bicentennial Christmas Ornament On Saturday, December 14, 2019, the Capitol's grounds hosted a bicentennial festival. A parade down Dexter Avenue kicked off the festivities. Throughout the entire day, the downtown Montgomery bustled with vendors, reenactments, dance performances, and other entertainments. That afternoon, Governor Ivey held a dedication ceremony of Bicentennial Park, leading into the … Continue reading New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Bicentennial Commission Collection