Since the 1990s, the archives profession has used October as a rallying point for advocacy for the important work that archivists do. What was once a week honoring archives has now become a month and is now known as Archives Month (#ArchivesMonth). Whether assisting researchers, preserving documents, or relating a historical anecdote, archivists across the US take the month of October to celebrate their repositories.
As part of the celebration, the Penn Museum Archives will join in the fun by taking over the Museum’s social media accounts for the week of October 18-24. Be sure to check Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily archival updates and don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for our film collection. The highlight of the week will be the Museum’s first foray into the realm of Periscope, a live video broadcasting app. On Friday, October 23, the Archives will broadcast their weekly “Unearthed in the Archives” via Periscope, so be sure to tune in.
Join us for a week of fascinating stories, images, and glimpses behind the scenes at the Penn Museum Archives.