Friday, October 7, 2011

American Archives Month 2011

Did you know that October is American Archives Month?  Established by the Society of American Archivists in 2006, American Archives Month is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of archives in scholarly research, national history and our personal journeys.  Archives from the Smithsonian to the smallest local repositories are planning all sorts of activities to highlight collections and items of interest.  The Special Collections department at TSU’s Robert J. Terry Library (of which the Barbara Jordan Archives is a part) is commemorating American Archives Month with a moving exhibit called “Find It In The Archives!” that focuses on items and papers held in the Heartman Rare Books Collection, the University Archives, and of course the Barbara Jordan Archives.  Some of the items include photographs, reproductions of correspondence, magazines, programs, flyers, and other items that spotlight the history of Texas Southern University, the greater Houston area, famous African Americans in every discipline and industry, and notable Texans.  The exhibit will travel from floor to floor in the library and items on display will change on a regular basis to document the wide range of material in Special Collections.  We invite you to come to the Robert J. Terry Library to “Find It In The Archives!”  For more information on American Archives Month, click here.  

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