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
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?
Turkeys play a surprisingly interesting part in Alabama's history and traditions. The Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection and Governor Bob Riley Collection highlight a treasure trove of fowl-related history in Alabama. Read on to see some great photos from the collections and learn more about how both wild and domestic turkeys have played a role in Alabamian traditions. Bill … Continue reading A Fowl History in Alabama
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
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!)