HISTORY of WSAM

Beginning in 1979, American Archives Week/Month saw steady growth at the grassroots level, supported by members of regional, state, and local archives associations; state historical records advisory boards; and repositories working individually and collectively. By 2005, Archives Week/Month was being celebrated in no fewer than thirty-five states across the U.S. In 2007, Washington State’s recognition of Archives Week was changed to become Archives Month and has since been celebrated annually throughout the month of October.

For more information about the history of American Archives month, see this page from the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

2010 - Seattle Municipal Archives Archives Month Program Flyer - October 26, 2010