Celebrate Texas Archives Month!

Each year in October we recognize the value of our archives and the efforts to preserve and provide access to the historical record by celebrating Texas Archives Month. Archives across the country create state-level activities and promotions in conjunction with American Archives Month. Live and in-person events are not expected this year due to COVID-19, but online activities and virtual programming will be happening throughout October.

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) maintains the Texas Archives Month webpage with a calendar of events, links to archival exhibitions and local proclamations. Watch this space for THRAB award announcements and a series of posts from State Archives staff.

Be sure and keep up on social medial with the hashtags #TSLAC, #TXArchivesMonth and #AmericanArchivesMonth. Bring your curiosity and your questions to Twitter on October 7 when archivists respond to your queries online for #AskAnArchivist Day.

poster for Texas Archives Month 2020 with photos of Texas women forming a circle around the outline of the state. Title is 100 years of women's suffrage, a century of progress.

Texas Archives Month Poster 2020

THRAB kicks off the virtual activities with the annual Texas Archives Month poster, now available for download. The 2020 Texas Archives Month poster theme acknowledges the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and how this milestone for women’s suffrage in the United States created opportunities for progress for women in Texas. THRAB presents the poster with a “Texas Sampler” listing of online exhibitions detailing women’s suffrage in Texas with images and documents from archival collections. For those interested in exploring the guides to papers in Texas repositories, a link to an online search tool is also available. Happy Texas Archives Month!

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and its programs receive support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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