The FY 2021 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section

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

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

Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 4, 2021

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 delegates determining the permanency of local government records in Alabama to the Local Government Records Commission (LGRC). The Commission held its second meeting of 2021 in October via a publicly accessible online teleconference. Governor Kay Ivey's August 13, 2021 proclamation permitted commissions to meet and establish a quorum electronically … Continue reading Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 4, 2021

Updates from the State Records Commission: October 27, 2021

February 01, 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's second meeting of 2021 was held in … Continue reading Updates from the State Records Commission: October 27, 2021

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