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

Managing Local Records in Alabama Resource Guide

We have a quick quiz for all local government employees! Q1: Do you know what a "Records Disposition Authority (RDA)" is?Q2. Do you know the definition of “retention”?Q3: Did you know that Alabama law requires you to practice appropriate records management? Believe it or not, local government institutions in Alabama are all beholden to the Local … Continue reading Managing Local Records in Alabama Resource Guide

A Fowl History in Alabama

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

Meet the Staff Feature: Dorothy Gidiere

For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve Name:  Dorothy GidiereTitle:  Archival Collections CoordinatorSpecialties: Government records, Project Management, Cataloging, Arrangement and Description How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? I actually went to grad school wanting … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Dorothy Gidiere

It’s Time to Submit Your FY 2021 Annual Records Disposition Authority Implementation Report. (It’s Required!)

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!)