Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Kentucky Archives Month to be observed October 2011
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has designated October 2011 as Kentucky Archives Month in conjunction with American Archives Month. The theme for this year is Military in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the upcoming 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and Kentucky’s military heritage.
Nearly 300 archival and manuscript repositories in Kentucky hold archival records that document the history of Kentucky. Their holdings include personal papers, photographs, Bibles, diaries, letters and government records, such as marriage certificates and wills.
Many of these institutions are hosting special programs, open houses, exhibits and speakers to highlight historical materials available for research in Kentucky archival and manuscript repositories, all listed on the Kentucky Archives Month website at http://archivesmonth.ky.gov.
Kentucky Archives Month is sponsored by the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Kentucky Council on Archives, and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. For further information, call 502.564.8300 x 246.