October is American Archives Month

And today, October 1, is Ask an Archivist Day.

American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control of, and provide access to information that has lasting value, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records.

Listings for many Wyoming archival collections may be found in our Libraries Directory under the special libraries category. These include wonderful collections such as the Wyoming State Archives and the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center.

The Twitter conversation has already started. The Chairman of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States will be taking questions on Twitter at 3pm ET @USNatArchives.  Use the hashtag ‪#‎AskAnArchivist‬ to follow along on Twitter and ask away!

Learn more about American Archives Month.

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