Monday, September 26, 2016

Arkansas Archives Month, 2016

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a proclamation declaring October to be Arkansas Archives Month, in conjunction with the designation of October as American Archives Month. For the past several decades, American Archives Month has celebrated the importance of archives and the enduring value of American records and archives.

This is the second year in a row that Gov. Hutchinson has designated October to be Arkansas Archives Month. In the proclamation, Gov. Hutchinson declares that "Arkansas Archives Month celebrates the significance of Arkansas's historical records, illuminates the many ways these records enrich our lives, and recognizes those who maintain them. He also encourages his “fellow citizens to discover the abundance of documentary treasures contained in our State’s archival repositories.”

You can read the proclamation in full below: