19th Century Photographic Processes

Who would have thought eggs, plates, and salt were once key to photography? And, no, we don’t mean as your photographer’s breakfast! With how simple, fast, and accessible digital photography is today, it can be hard to comprehend how involved and, frankly, peculiar photographic processes once were. Let’s talk about just a handful of those … Continue reading 19th Century Photographic Processes

Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

To celebrate National Photography Month this May, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is answering 8 of our most frequently asked questions about photographs in the ADAH collections. Young woman weighing a cake at a curb market in Montgomery, Alabama. 1920-1939 1. Are all the photos in the ADAH collections digitized?Many photos have … Continue reading Archival Photographs in the ADAH Collections: FAQs

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

A Visual Guide to Filling out Your Local Government Records Destruction Notice

Did you know that you must receive authorization from the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) before you destroy local government records? If you did not know this, please visit our other blogs Managing Local Records in Alabama Resource Guide and Local Government Records Destruction 101 and then come back to this post. If you … Continue reading A Visual Guide to Filling out Your Local Government Records Destruction Notice

Meet the Staff Feature: Keri Hallford

Name:  Keri HallfordTitle:  Collections ArchivistSpecialties: Preservation of paper, books, and leather; oversize paper media (maps, posters, architectural records, etc.); specialty housing and display construction for archival collections How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? Eight years ago, I was finishing work on an Alabama State Historic Records Advisory Board … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Keri Hallford