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.
For the Record’s “Meet the Staff” feature is an opportunity for our archivists to connect directly with the community which we serve. Name: Jaimie KicklighterTitle: Collections ArchivistSpecialties: Arranging and describing archival collections and working to preserve the archival material in our holdings. How did you end up working at the Alabama Department of Archives and History? I … Continue reading Meet the Staff Feature: Jaimie Kicklighter
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
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
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