Did you know that October is American Archives Month? American Archives Month was launched in 2006 by the Society of American Archivists (North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association) as a way to promote the value of archives and archivists. The Barbara Jordan Archives is celebrating the month by making as many people aware of the richness and value of archives in general—and not just our own! Click here for some general information on archives. Did you also know that Houston has its own professional organization for archivists? It’s called the Archivists of the Houston Area, or AHA for short. Part of AHA’s mission is to to promote archival repositories and activities in the greater Houston, Texas area. For instance, did you know that in the Houston area alone there are over 40 archival repositories of all sizes, collecting areas and subject matter, including science, medicine, local history, African American history, performing arts, the Holocaust, art and film, church histories, and even cookbooks? Visit the AHA webpage at http://houstonarchivists.org/ for more information.