Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records

 If you have ever stepped into your records room and caught the unmistakable scent of mildew or opened a drawer to find a fuzzy film growing there, you know the stress this can cause. You might feel that all hope is lost, but thankfully, you can often salvage moldy documents. A quick, informed response will … Continue reading Preparing for and Cleaning Mold on Paper Records

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

A State Agency’s Guide to Transferring Permanent Paper Records to the Archives

Many records managers think of “records disposition” as the destruction or deletion of temporary records. Destruction, however, is just one form of disposition. Disposition is the phase of the records lifecycle in which records which have fulfilled their primary function and purpose are either destroyed or archived. Image: Utah State Archives, “Scheduling the Lifecycle of … Continue reading A State Agency’s Guide to Transferring Permanent Paper Records to the Archives