October is Archives Month

Archives Month is an annual, month-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities, and people. Archives serve as the memory of our nation, and by celebrating, we recognize and give legitimacy to the enduring value of American records and America’s archives.

SAA Archives Month

We encourage you to check out our Instagram account where we'll be highlighting treasures from the Medical Center Archives collection all month long.

This year the Society of North Carolina Archivists theme is for Archives Month is “Scandals, Nuisance, Calamity, and Anguish in the Archives!”

Additionally, on October 5, 2023, archivists around the country took to X (formerly Twitter) to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist for Ask An Archivist Day.

Throughout October, we invite you to join us in celebrating the importance of archives as we highlight the history of Duke Health!

To learn more about DUMC history, visit the Duke University Medical Center Archives Website or email dumc.archives@mc.duke.edu

This blog post was contributed by Medical Center Archives Assistant Director Lucy Waldrop.