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
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
10 Steps to Wrangling Your Records Storage Room
Have you been put in charge of your office or agency’s records and, by extension, the records storage room? This can be an overwhelming experience. You may inherit a space with unmarked boxes, loose materials, ephemera, and decades of records crammed into a tiny space and packed to the ceiling. You’ll need to gain control … Continue reading 10 Steps to Wrangling Your Records Storage Room
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?
State Agency Meeting Files Now Live on Preservica
Imagine you are reclining in your favorite barbershop chair, readying for a nice relaxing shave. To your surprise, your favorite barber has called out sick, and a new person is preparing your lather. As he strops the blade, you wonder why you should trust this perfect stranger with a straight razor. The answer? The Alabama … Continue reading State Agency Meeting Files Now Live on Preservica