Archives: The Records of Our Lives
Archives Month is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections across the nation. Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories.
Not sure what an Archives actually is? You're not alone!
- Simply put, "an archives is a place where people go to find information. But rather than gathering information from books, people who visit archives often gather firsthand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other primary resource" (excerpt from What Is An Archives?).
- Today many archives make their resources available digitally so that you can visit the National Archives without even leaving your house!
- For Mountain West Digital archival resources, check out MWDL online!
- Check out SLCC's Digital Collections or Contact the SLCC Historical Archives
Your history is also our country's history! Letters from relatives, your grandmother's diary, photos and videos of you and your friends all provide vital and unique information about your life or the history of your family. They also represent our country's cultural heritage of a certain place and time - they are part of our community's collective memory!
Happy National Archives Month!
- by Jrosie