Tuesday, October 22, 2013

American Archives Month

The Society of American Archivists has proclaimed October American Archives Month.

From their website:

American Archives Month
 is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. 

Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control of, and provide access to information that has lasting value, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records.

To celebrate, we encourage you to visit our world class archives here at Samford Library.  Found on the lower level of the library, the Samford Special Collection is full of primary source documents, unique objects, and invaluable records of the history of the university, local Birmingham area and family history, and the Alabama Baptist Historical Collection.

103 year old Entre Nous.

Here are just a few of the amazing items housed in the Special Collection.  You can find out more about them by visiting the Special Collection's Treasure Chest.

Image from 1862 diary.
1862 diary entry.

17th Century Book Clasps.

Booker T. Washington letter, 1907. 

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