South Dakota Archives Month 2016

Governor's Proclamation declaring
October Archives Month in South Dakota

Archives Month 2016 Events 

"Coming to Dakota" Archives Scavenger Hunt
October 1 / Saturday
Archives staff supervise a scavenger hunt in the State Archives research room. Participants will use archival collections to answer questions related to immigration to South Dakota. Refreshments will be provided.


First Saturday
October 1 / Saturday
The State Archives will be open to researchers the first Saturday in October.


Ask An Archivist Day
October 5 / Wednesday
On October 5, archivists around the country will take to Twitter using #AskAnArchivist to answer your questions about any and all things archives. This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, will give you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists in your community—and around the country—to ask questions, get information, or just satisfy your curiosity. To participate, tweet your questions to @SDArchives and include the hashtag #AskAnArchivist in your tweet.


"Electronic Records Day 10/10 "
October 10 / Monday

October 10 is designated as "Electronic Records Day" by the Council of State Archivists. Electronic files are much more fragile than paper records, and their long-term survival requires special attention and planning. Traditional information sources such as books, photos and letters can easily survive for years, decades or even centuries but digital items require special care to keep them usable. Rapid technological changes also affect digital preservation. As new technologies appear, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content. "Electronic Records Day" reminds people of the extra steps needed to preserve digital collections.


Cedar Hill Cemetery--Virtual Tour
October 24 / Monday

Ken Stewart with the South Dakota State Archives will be giving a presentations on Cedar Hill Cemetery in the Education Room of the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. His talk will include a PowerPoint presentation of images of the headstones while discussing some of the area’s early residents that are buried there.

Cultural Heritage Center
900 Governors Dr.
7:00 p.m.