Archives Month

October is finally here and that means it’s American Archives Month! Every year since 2006, cultural institutions around the United States participate in events to get the word out about what archives really are, and the role archivists play in preserving and presenting history.

George Mason University’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is a part of the Virginia Archives Month Committee, which began the planning stages many months ago. The Virginia caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) came up with the theme “Spirits in the Archives,” which includes ghostly spirits, school spirit, or alcoholic spirits. One way to celebrate VA Archives Month is by participating in the REMIX contest.

Aside from this contest, some institutions are hosting other events, such as happy hours. Check out local institutions to see what is happening in your area. SCRC will be holding an information session tomorrow, October 3 from 1-4. October 4 is AskAnArchivist day, and we will be on our social media accounts to help answer any questions you may have about archives, archivists, and anything else archives-related. And finally to end the month, we will have an Archives Month Open House on October 31 from 1-4 to display some of our collections and to feature some of the REMIX submissions.
We are having our own contest this month as well. Contact us for more information.