For Immediate Release — Oct. 10, 2019 —
Washington, D.C. — October is American Archives Month and the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) joins the 17 Secretaries of State responsible for their state archives in celebrating. In addition, today, October 10, 2019, is Electronic Records Day. Created by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) as part of their State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI), it is designed to ensure the long-term management and accessibility of our nation’s electronic records.
“American Archives Month and Electronic Records Day provides an excellent opportunity to appreciate the work of Secretaries and their staff to preserve and promote state history, records and artifacts,” said NASS President Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State. “Secretaries have also worked with the National Archives Foundation to promote the ‘Rightfully Hers’ initiative to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. States have fascinating and unique stories to tell about their road to women’s suffrage, and archives are amazing tools to help citizens learn about these inspirational stories.”
The NASS State Heritage Committee, co-chaired by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, provides a regular forum for members to share practices and programs with one another. Subjects range from state archives, museums, libraries and historical sites to state records.
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