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  • Amos J Wright
    ________________________________ From: Sherrie Hamil [mailto:sherrie.hamil@archives.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of Sherrie Hamil Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 4:37 PM
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      From: Sherrie Hamil [mailto:sherrie.hamil@...] On Behalf Of Sherrie Hamil
      Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 4:37 PM
      To: Amos J Wright
      Subject: News from Alabama Department of Archives and History

       

       

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      The Alabama Department of Archives and History will be closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5

       

       

      Second Saturday Workshops Learn about MAPS

      Saturday, July 12 

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      How do you find obscure small towns and communities in Alabama that no longer exist?  How large was Montgomery County originally?  What does "Township 3 North, Range 3 East" mean on a land deed, and where is it?  These questions and more can be answered using map resources at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

       

      Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, to learn about these unique  resources.  Archivist Cynthia Luckie will describe the extent of the map collection, highlight treasures in the collection, and explain how these can aid genealogical research.

       

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      World War I Symposium

       

      July 25: Teacher Workshops at ADAH

      Learn about World War I in Alabama , incorporate primary sources in the classroom, tour WWI sites in Montgomery .

      Reception at Fitzgerald Museum .

       

      July 26: Public Symposium at Troy University Montgomery

      Lectures on  Alabama 's role in World War I, film screening, and tours of WWI sites.

       

       

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      Welcome to ADAH News, the new e-newsletter of the Alabama Department of Archives & History! We hope you enjoy this new format for receiving notices about the events at the Archives.

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      'Bonus' ArchiTreats: Food For Thought

       

      Thursday, July 10th  

       

      Rheta Grimsley Johnson will discuss her new book, Poor Man's Provence

       

      Poor Man's ProvenceOne of America 's favorite newspaper columnists, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, will return to her Montgomery roots for the next ArchiTreats: Food for Thought program. This 'bonus' ArchiTreats will be held at the Alabama Department of Archives and History on Thursday, July 10th, at 12 noon.

       

      Ms. Johnson will share highlights from her recently published book, Poor Man's Provence : Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana . Her presentation will provide a personal perspective of Louisiana  by a transplanted Alabamian. Copies will be available for purchase from NewSouth Books.

       

       

      ArchiTreats: Food for Thought 

       

      Thursday, July 17

       

      "Lee's Alabama Boys at the Battle of Chancellorsville " by Ben Severance

       

      Lee's BoyCivil War historians generally agree that the Battle of Chancellorsville was General Robert E. Lee's military masterpiece.  Between May 1 and 4, 1863, Lee outmaneuvered and soundly defeated Union forces.  Contributing greatly to this outcome was the performance of a dozen regiments of Alabama infantrymen. From spearheading Stonewall Jackson's famous flank attack on May 2, to repelling a powerful Union counterattack on May 3, Alabamians played a major role in the battle's most critical phases.  For Lee's "Alabama Boys," Chancellorsville was one of their finest moments.

       

      At the conclusion of the program, ADAH Chief Curator Bob Bradley will show and discuss the flag of the 5th Alabama Infantry. The flag was captured during the Battle of Chancellorsville by the 111th Pennsylvania Volunteers. The flag was returned to the State of Alabama on March 25, 1905.

       

      Old Fashioned Game Day 

      Saturday, July 12

      Croquet 

      Are you tired of today's fast paced world and constant bombardment of e-mails and cell phone ringtones?  Does your family need a break from television, video games, computers, and text messages?  Slow down on Saturday, July 12, and visit the Alabama Department of Archives and History from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for old-fashioned games and old-timey fun.

       

      A variety of games are planned including croquet, sack races, jacks, marbles, tug of war, horseshoes and more.  Learn about the history of these games and others including the great American pastime of baseball.  Meet the Montgomery Biscuits baseball mascot, Big Mo , from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Alabama-made Blue Bell ice cream will also be served.  Bring your lunch and cool drinks to picnic on the front lawn of the Archives.

       

       

      Alabama Department of Archives and History

      624 Washington Avenue

      Montgomery, AL 36310-0100

      (334) 242-4364

       

       

       

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    • Amos J Wright
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        Unlocking the Past: Your Key to successful Research at the Alabama Archives 

         

        Saturday, August 16

        9:00-4:00

         

        Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, you will discover many records and resources that will help you in your journey through the past!

         

         Seating is limited.  Pre-registration is $20.00 per person for members of the Friends of the Archives and $25.00 for non-members, which includes materials and a box lunch.

         

        To register, click here or call Sheila Green 334.242.4363. 

         

         

         

         

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        Second Saturday Workshop


        An Introduction to Alabama 's Local Government Records at the Department of Archives and History   

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        Saturday, August 9

         10:00-11:00      FREE

         

        Alabama's local government records offer a fascinating resource for researching our state's local history and genealogy.   Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, to learn about these unique  resources.  Archivist Tom Turley will discuss the ADAH local records program and explain how county records offer a treasure trove of information for historical and genealogical researchers in Alabama and around the world.

         

         

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        ArchiTreats: Food For Thought

         

        Thursday, August 21 - Noon   

         

        Alabama Sports Greats

        and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

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        Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Mia Hamm, Joe Namath, and Bo Jackson are just a few of the many athletes counted among Alabama's greatest -- Join us at noon on Thursday, August 21, as Jennifer Chandler presents, Alabama Sports Greats and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  This ArchiTreats: Food for Thought presentation is scheduled in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Tourism's 2008 Year of Alabama Sports. 

         

        For more information click here or call 334.353.4712.

         

         

         

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      • Amos J Wright
        Alabama Department of Archives and History NEWS Release For Immediate
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 14, 2009
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          Alabama Department of Archives and History

          NEWS Release

          For Immediate Release

          Contact: Steve Murray

          334.353.4692

           

            

           STATE ARCHIVES ENDS SATURDAY HOURS, REDUCES SERVICES

           

          Due to mid-year budget reductions, the Alabama Department of Archives and History is reducing a variety of services, including being open on Saturdays.

           

          By March, the agency will have eleven fewer employees than it had a year ago, a 20 percent reduction in its staff. Five positions are being eliminated through attrition, and another six employees will be laid off effective January 31.  

           

          Because four of the eliminated positions regularly worked on weekends, the Archives will discontinue Saturday hours effective February 1. 

           

          "For Alabamians who work during the week, Saturdays are often the best time to visit the museum galleries with their families or to do family history research," director Ed Bridges said.  "We regret the elimination of our Saturday hours and hope to restore them when the state's budget is in better condition."

           

          Before resorting to the reduction in force, the Archives eliminated spending on new books and microfilmed newpapers.  It also suspended a multi-year project to catalog the agency's rare-book collection and discontinued the use of student workers from area colleges.  The development of a management plan for the building's sophisticated environmental systems was indefinitely postponed.

           

          Some previously scheduled events for 2009 will be rescheduled or cancelled.  Visit the Department's web site at www.archives.alabama.gov or call 334-242-4435 for information on upcoming events.

           

          The public forum on "Current Research in Alabama Archaeology," sponsored by the Alabama Historical Commission, will take place in the Archives building at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, as scheduled.  The research room and museum galleries will not open, however.

           

          New hours for the Department's museum galleries will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The research room will be open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

           

          Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History is the oldest state-sponsored archival agency in the nation.  Its mission is to tell the story of the people of Alabama by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Alabama history.

           

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