October is American Archives Month! Each year, archives across the nation celebrate Archives Month by advocating for archives, planning events related to archives, and generally singing the praises of archives near and far.

SNCA Archives Month poster 2017

The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) assigns a theme for North Carolina’s Archives Month. This year’s North Carolina Archives Month theme, “North Carolina In the Great War” encourages, but does not limit,  archival repositories to focus their programming on World War I holdings. Each year, SNCA’s Archives Month Committee designs a poster and bookmark to distribute to institutions across the state to publicize the celebratory month.

October events in SCA:

Exhibit – Testaments of War: World War 1 in Literature, Art, and Memoir

Location: ZSR Library – Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ declaration of war on Germany, which sent thousands of Americans to the front lines in France. The American soldiers, nurses, doctors, volunteers, and others who experienced the Great War came home profoundly changed, and this exhibit traces the effects of the war experience on the art and literature of the 1920s and 30s.

The exhibit is on view in the Special Collections & Archives reading room (ZSR 625) and is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mondays – Fridays throughout the fall semester.

Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. Class visits and guided tours are also available. Please contact archives@wfu.edu or call 336-758-6175 for more information.

Spooky Stories in the SCA Reading Room

Location: ZSR Library – Special Collections & Archives Research Room (625)

Special Collections & Archives will host a special Ghost Reading on October 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. featuring spooky poetry and scary stories. Hear guest readers, partake of refreshments, make gothic-themed buttons, and feel free to join in and read some selections yourself!

SNCA Archives Month bookmark 2017