Archives Month in Virginia Literary

Archives Month celebrates those establishments and individuals that help preserve and build accessible the important records of our actions as voters, businesses, non secular groups, government and society. The work of those establishments and individuals offers us a sense of being part of a larger image and helps us begin to determine ourselves connected to others—family, community, nation, or a cluster defined by ethnicity, faith, work or play. Previously observed as “Archives Week,” we tend to have expanded our activities to incorporate the whole month of October.

Since 2002, the Virginia Literary Festival, beside the Virginia Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) and therefore the Library of Virginia Foundation, has made an ad commemorating the commonwealth’s archival and special collections, repositories and the made, cultural record they defend. Cultural heritage repositories from across the state have contributed to the celebration by sharing pictures for inclusion on the poster, and each annual celebration net website, and by hosting events at their home establishments. The poster for Archives Month 2009 was obtained in part by a grant to the Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.