October is Archives Month


Each October the nation celebrates our country’s rich historical collections. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH), the Mississippi Historical Records Advisory Board (MHRAB), and the Society of Mississippi Archivists (SMA) are co-sponsoring a poster entitled “Mississippi: Going Places” to promote Mississippi Archives Month 2012. The poster features a 1924 automobile road map of the state and iconic advertising of the era, and encourages all Mississippians to learn more about the people and places of our state by visiting local archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies.

Several Mississippi institutions will present events commemorating Archives Month. For example, the research library at MDAH in Jackson will be open for extended hours on two Tuesday nights, October 2 and 23, as a treat to regular patrons and as an invitation to new users. For information about events during Archives Month throughout Mississippi, please visit For information about celebrations nationwide, visit Archives Month activities in Mississippi are supported by funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.