Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday: It's American Archives Month

Did you know that October is National Archives Awareness Month? Well it is, and YOUR Alexandria campus library wants you to celebrate the crucial role that archives play in preserving institutional, social, and personal memories.

You can get a small taste of what archives can do from delving into the NOVA History Collection. Inside you will discover documents, photographs, and other records that track the college’s growth over the last four decades.

Residents of Northern Virginia are also blessed to be near so many notable state and federal archives. Besides the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution locals can visit a variety of places that specialize in preserving the history of civilizations, cultures, and families. Why not celebrate archives by visiting or interacting with some of the historical items held nearby collections?

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