The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is the official repository for Alabama state agencies’ records. The ADAH building across from the State Capitol accepts permanent historic records into its collection to facilitate research and tell the story of Alabama for generations to come; however, the ADAH also operates a second facility dedicated to … Continue reading State Records Center
All state agencies, district attorneys, public colleges, and public universities in Alabama must report their records management activities annually through the submission of an Annual Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Implementation Report to the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). The Annual RDA Implementation Report supplies information for the previous fiscal year. The implementation report … Continue reading It’s Time to Submit Your Required Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report for FY 2022
The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 entrusts the State Records Commission (SRC) with the duty of determining "which government records shall be permanently preserved…and which may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of." The SRC carries out this essential work during biannual meetings. The Commission held its first meeting of 2022 in April at the … Continue reading Updates from the State Records Commission: April 22, 2022
Alabama faces natural threats year-round. From flooding to hurricanes to snow and ice, these events can pose a danger to your record storage room. In addition to natural disasters, records storage rooms are subject to more common hazards such as pipes bursting, sewers backing up, or faulty electrical wiring causing smoke or fire damage.
2021 proved to be another turbulent year, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to cause upheaval. The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) deployed flexible and creative strategies in response to these continuing obstacles. The ADAH Records Management Section's Annual Report grants readers a detailed perspective into the section's output, adaptability, and outreach. The 48-page … Continue reading The FY 2021 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section