2016 Press Releases

Celebrate American Archives Month with Free Archives Fair October 5
Press Release · Monday, September 19, 2016

Washington, DC

National Museum of American History to Host

In celebration of American Archives Month, the National Archives Assembly, a professional organization of current and former employees of the National Archives, joins with its partners to present a free Archives Fair at the National Museum of American History on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Archivists and experts from a wide array of institutions across the region will be on hand to share their collections, answer questions, and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face every day—from the DC Africana Archives Project, to the many archives of the Smithsonian Institution, to the National Archives and many more.

2016 Archives Fair: Transitions
Location: National Museum of American History
West Wing First Floor: Coulter Performance Plaza and SC Johnson Conference Center
14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC

View the full schedule online.

The 2016 Archives Fair will give visitors an inside look at what it takes to protect, preserve and share the records at the foundations of history in these history-making times.

Panel discussions will focus on the following topics:

  • Archiving Social Transitions
  • Approaches to Format Transitions
  • Rethinking "Access for All": Serving and Researching Indigenous Archival Collections in Federal Repositories

The Archives Fair is sponsored by the following professional organizations: the Smithsonian Institution Archives and Special Collections Council (SIASC), the DC and Maryland Caucuses of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Council (MARAC), and the National Archives Assembly (NAA).

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