Texas Archives Month
Each October, Texas joins archival repositories across the nation to celebrate Archives Month and promote the preservation of our country's documentary heritage. Archives Month in Texas aims to celebrate the value of Texas' historical records, to publicize the many ways these records enrich our lives, to recognize those who maintain our communities' historical records, and to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving historical treasures and making them available for use by present and future generations.
Submit your 2023 Texas Archives Month event for the calendar: If you are hosting an event or presenting Archives Month activities this year, let us know! We will provide a link. Please provide the sponsoring institution, date and time, place, details of what will happen at your event, and if available, any associated website addresses by filling out this form. You may also send the information to email@example.com.
Texas Archives Month Poster
Click the poster image above to go to the Archives Month Poster page
Ideas for Celebrating Texas Archives Month
Plan your Texas Archives Month activities now! The Society of American Archivists offers resources for celebrating American Archives Month, including an Event Planning Guide and public relations kits.
SAA's public awareness campaign #AskAnArchivist on October 11 encourages users of archives to talk with archivists - via X - about what archivists do, why archives are important, and, of course, the interesting records in their collections. Archivists around the country will take to X to respond to questions with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist.
The Council of State Archivists' Archives Month Resources features blog posts containing news of Archives Month events happening throughout the U.S. and a gallery of past Archives Month posters from around the nation.
Official Texas Archives Month Proclamations
Proclamations made by state and local government officials will be listed here as they are made. Let us know if your county or municipality has issued a Texas Archives Month proclamation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Dallas (2023)
If you are hosting an event or presenting Archives Month activities this year, let us know! We will provide a link. Please provide the sponsoring institution, date and time, place, details of what will happen at your event, and if available, any associated website addresses by completing this form. You may also send information to email@example.com.
September 23, 2023
10:00AM - 4:00PM
New Mexico Farm and Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd. Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011
October 1 - 31, 2023
Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives - Closed for Processing
Read more and watch a video about the way this archive is recognizing Archives Month:
October 4, 2023 - April 1, 2024
Special Exhibit Comes to Corsicana in Honor of its 175th Anniversary
Opening reception: 2:00PM
3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110
October 6-8, 2023
Texas Film Round-Up Free Digitization Program
Friday October 6, 8 PM at Port Isabel Lighthouse Historic Site (421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel, TX) screening of Misterio en Las Bermudas, a film shot on South Padre Island, presented with ENTRE Film Center, the Texas Historical Commission and the city of Port Isabel.
Saturday, October 7, 2-6 PM at ENTRE Film Center (415 W Jackson Avenue, Harlingen, TX) as a part of their Home Movie Day Event. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking. Participants can bring their home movies to screen as part of the program.
Sunday October 8, 1-5 PM at The Museum of South Texas History (200 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX)
Films and videotapes will be collected for the Round-Up at ALL events. More info here.
October 7, 2023
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Brick in the Blue Star Arts Complex
108 BLUE STAR, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78204
October 14, 2023
Home Movie Day / Texas Film Round-Up
6:00PM - 9:00PM
802 San Marcos St. Austin, TX 78702
More information here.
October 24, 2023
Travis County History Day presents: Clerks of the Courts
Exhibit opening and reception:
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Hall of Goverment
700 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701
Exhibit runs Oct. 24, 2023 - Jan. 8, 2024
October 26-27, 2023
Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Heritage
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Fair Park Visitors Center
3535 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210
Click here to register. (Free)
Deadline: Monday, October 16,2023
(For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Lynn Rushton Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Archives and Special Collections throughout Texas provide the public with an opportunity to view original documents, photographs, and artifacts through exhibits. Check with the institutions below for details about their complete list of exhibits, exhibit hours, and price of admission.
Austin History Center
Coates Library - Trinity University
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives - Texas A&M University
DeGolyer Library - Southern Methodist University
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History - University of Texas
Dallas Historical Society
Dallas Municipal Archives
Woodson Research Center Special Collections - Rice University
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Harry Ransom Center - University of Texas
Houston Metropolitan Research Center - Houston Public Library
LBJ Presidential Library
Lamar University - Special Collections
Southwest Collections - Texas Tech University
Southwestern University - Special Collections
Texas Christian University - Special Collections
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
University of Houston - Special Collections
University of North Texas - Special Collections
University of Texas at Arlington - Special Collections
Texas Disability History Collection
University of Texas at El Paso - Special Collections
The Wittliff Collections - Texas State University
You can celebrate Archives Month all year long by learning how to care for your own books, papers, photographs, and other personal archives with these Preservation Tips from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Also, see what's happening in the TSLAC Conservation Lab, from interesting items chosen for treatment and how the professional conservator decides on the best course of action to thoughts about how these records of the past reflect the lives of Texans and their world. You can see all this and more by following the TSLAC Conservation blog.