Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 19-1958    Version: 1
Agenda section: Presentations Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2019 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 10/1/2019 Final action: 10/1/2019
Agenda item title: Proclamation - Archives Month - October 2019
Attachments: 1. Proclamation Archives Month 2019, 2. *CA2 - Archives Month October 2019 Proclamation SIGNED

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  10/1/2019

Item Status:   New

From: Felisha Anderson, Archives Director

Submitted by:  Felisha Anderson, Archives Director





Proclamation - Archives Month - October 2019





Adopt a Proclamation which proclaims October 2019 as “Archives Month” in Baldwin County, Alabama, and encourages the public to visit the archives facility in Bay Minette and other archives and museums throughout the area to discover their collections.





Previous Commission action/date:  October 2018


Background:  Each October the Society of American Archives, the Council of State Archivist, and individual archives around the country celebrate Archives Month.  This is a celebration of archives and the work of archivists who collect, preserve, care for and make accessible records and information of importance.  Although, the profession is sometimes overlooked, archives play an important role in preserving the American story.  Like archivist everywhere, staff of the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History work daily to maintain Baldwin County’s history and make it available to the public.


In honor of this celebration, staff invites the community to visit the facility to learn more about the profession and meet those who help preserve Baldwin County’s story.  Staff would also like to use this month to remind individuals who possess historical materials to properly care for them so that they may be of use to future generations.  Finally, staff encourages the public to visit other archives and museums throughout the area to discover their collections, as well.


Ms. Felisha Anderson, Archives Director will be in attendance to accept the proclamation.




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Individual(s) responsible for follow up:  Administration - Have Proclamation signed by Chairman/Commissioners prior to meeting


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