Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October is Archives Month!

The SD State Archives and the SD State Library are celebrating Archives Month!

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Archives Month is held each year in October to highlight the importance of our public historic records and to encourage access to our history through our state's archives, historical societies, libraries, county governments and other historical repositories. The month-long celebration coincides with the national Archives Month established by the Society of American Archivists.

The South Dakota State Archives is hosting a website that includes an online calendar of events and a copy of the 2019 poster. We encourage you to promote Archives Month by planning your own events. Please check the website for events that will be held throughout the state to celebrate South Dakota Archives Month, and contact the Archives at (605)773-3804 or archref@state.sd.us to submit your own event for inclusion.

Please visit the State Archives website at history.sd.gov/Archives/ and click on the link to "Archives Month 2019" for a list of events that will be held throughout the state.

The South Dakota State Library is working hard to digitize historical SD state government publications. Our state agency historical publications are located in a digital repository at SDSL Digital Collections. Check out the Featured Collections, which include historical SD Law as well as Governor's Inaugural and State of the State messages from as far back as 1890.

Join us in celebrating Archives Month!