Archives Month, 2016

American Archives MonthOnce again, it’s everyone’s favorite time of year: October is American Archives Month! At the LU Archives, we like to recognize this month with some special activities. Here’s what we have lined up for this year:

Wednesday, October 5th: We’ll be participating in #AskAnArchivist Day. Tweet us questions – about Lawrence or Milwaukee-Downer history, about our collections, about what an archivist does all day – at @archives_lu using #AskAnArchivist. Archivists all around the country will be monitoring this hashtag, so if you’ve got questions about archives in general, this is your chance to get some answers. (And if you’re not on Twitter, never fear – keep your eyes peeled for old-school opportunities to ask questions in the library.)

Wednesday, October 26th, 8-9pm: Join us in the Milwaukee-Downer Room (a.k.a. the “Harry Potter Room”) of the Mudd Library for tales of Haunted Lawrence. Attendees will hear true stories of ghostly happenings on campus (past and present), have the opportunity to share their own stories, and view some spooky materials from the Archives. There might even be treats!