Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Kentucky Archives Month


Archives Month is an annual cele​​bration of the importance of archives and historical records and of the work of institutions which preserve these unique resources. These facilities and their collections are quite varied, but together, they hold a rich documentary legacy which shapes our understanding of the state’s past and our assessment of its future.

Archives, archivists, and others who care for these collections are encouraged to participate in this celebration. This is an ideal opportunity to direct public attention to all archival ​​programs in the state at once, during a designated time each year. Kentucky’s Archives Month is fast approaching, and it gives all participants a wonderful opportunity to meet new users, build institutional support, showcase holdings, and explain what we do and why it's important.

​Get involv​ed!


Planning Guide

Sample Proclamation

Themes, Posters, and Proclamations




We would like to thank the State Historical Records Advisory Board and the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., for their sponsorship of Kentucky Archives Month.​

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