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October is Archives Month in New York


For happenings in the New York City metropolitan region, visit the website of the Archivists Roundtable of New York.

Want to know what's happening around the country? The Directory of Archives Month activities provides links to activities around the nation.

Curious about Archives Month posters? You can view current and past posters, organized by state, at the Council of State Archivists website in their Archives Month poster gallery.

Did you know the celebration began in New York State? Read how Archives Week got started and evolved into a national celebration of Archives Month.

  • Read background information and articles on the history of Archives Month.
  • "Archives Week in the United States?" by former New York State Archivist Larry J. Hackman. SAA Newsletter (March 1991): 14-15, 20. discusses the first Archives Weeks in New York (Reprinted on the COSA website with permission from the Society of American Archivists).


A number of states and organizations, including New York, have created tools to help you. These tools can be used at any time to promote your organization.

If you're thinking about celebrating Archives Month at your repository, check out: