New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Film Office, Surface Mining Commission, and More

In FY 2020, 45 state agencies transferred permanent records to the ADAH Government Records Collections. Created between 1960 and 2020, these records represent the portion of public records which the State Records Commission has identified as having ongoing historical significance and research value. Read on for highlights of a few recent additions to the ADAH … Continue reading New in the ADAH Collections: Alabama Film Office, Surface Mining Commission, and More

Can I Scan and Toss? Six Considerations for a Digitization Project

“If I scan a document, can I toss the paper copy?” This is one of the most common questions that Records Management Section staff hear from state and local government agencies. Perhaps your office wants to migrate records to a document management system or simply wants to move records to a shared drive for easy … Continue reading Can I Scan and Toss? Six Considerations for a Digitization Project

Celebrating National Photography Month: Exploring the ADAH Photograph Collections

The Alabama Department of Archives and History has millions of photographs in its collections, spanning from as early as 1840 to the modern day. Whether researching your ancestry or a specific person, place, or subject, a photograph can be an exciting discovery. To celebrate National Photography Month this May, the Alabama Department of Archives and … Continue reading Celebrating National Photography Month: Exploring the ADAH Photograph Collections