The Archives will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, for Thanksgiving. We will be open Saturday, November 28th.
Downton Abbey Coming to the Archives on December 10
Archives to Host Screening of More Than A Bus Ride on December 3 at Noon
State Historical Records Advisory Board Awards 19 Grants For Records Preservation
Architecture of the Alabama Archives Tour Saturday, November 7 at 11:00
Spend Veterans Day at the Archives. Special Tours and Programs from
10 to 3 on November 11
ArchiTreats, November 19, 2015--David Robb will present Alabama’s “Invisible Map” of 1818 and the Origins of the Great Seal of Alabama.
Architreats October 15, 2015, Donna Cox Baker will present Iterations of Afterlife: Changing Views of the “Future State” in the Antebellum South
September Architreats: Sharon G. Pierson will present A “Laboratory of Learning”: Alabama State College Lab High School, a Model Education.
Archives accepting applications for student internships
Register for "Find Your Story: A Genealogy Workshop for All Levels"
Museum of Alabama Monthly Themed Tour Schedule
"The Whole World Saw Your Pictures": Spider Martin & the 1965 Voting Rights Campaign Opening at the Archives through September 25, 2015
Alabama Brides on exhibit through October 2, 2015
August 26, 2015 booktalk by S. M. “Mac” Otts, Better Than Them: The Unmaking of An Alabama Racist
ArchiTreats August 20, 2015,Julie Williams will present Wings of Opportunity: the Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama.
ArchiTreats July 16, 2015, Jason J. Battles will present The Freedmen’s Bureau in Alabama, 1865 - 1867.
June 22, 2015. Remembering the Great War: A Symposium on World War I
ArchiTreats, June 18, 2015, Steve Flowers will present Goats and Governors: Alabama Political Stories.
ArchiTreats, May 21,
David Warren Steel presents "Makers of the Sacred Harp."
ArchiTreats: Robert Bradley presents "Mobile 1865: The Siege and Reduction of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely."
April 22, book talk by Matthew McDaniel: Emigration to Liberia from the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903
Archives to Host Book Signing with Alabama Music Legend Rick Hall on April 1 from 1 to 2 pm
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought March 19th: Sheyann Webb-Christburg presents "Dr. Martin Luther King’s Smallest Freedom Fighter."
Alabama Archives Releases Newly Discovered, Unseen Color Film Footage and Aerial Photographs of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March
Archives to host open quilting session on Feb. 21 for the March Quilts project
Book Talk on February 25 at Noon. Jeff Benton will present "Through Others’ Eyes: Published Accounts of Antebellum Montgomery, Alabama"
ArchiTreats: February 19th, Monique Laney presents "When Histories and Memories Collide: How Huntsville Made Sense of its German Rocket Team’s Nazi Past."
"The Whole World Saw Your Pictures": Spider Martin & the 1965 Voting Rights Campaign Opening at the Archives on February 2, 2015
African American Genealogy:
The Basics and Beyond workshop, Monday, February 23, 2015
Museum of Alabama Open from 1:00pm - 4:30pm on Inauguration Day
Who ARE these people? Help us identify photos from our collections.
January ArchiTreats: Marianne Weber presents "Jonathan Daniels: Episcopal Martyr of Lowndes County," on January 15th at noon
Book talk January 21 by Randall C. Jimerson, Shattered Glass in Birmingham: My Family’s Fight for Civil Rights, 1961-1964.
Archives Announces 2015 ArchiTreats Lunchtime Lecture Series Schedule
December ArchiTreats: Gene Allen Smith presents "The Slaves’ Gamble for Freedom: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812"
Archives Hosting Exclusive Season 5 Preview of Downton Abbey on December 11th
Friends of the Alabama Archives Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Student Fellowships
ArchiTreats, November 20th, Bob Pasquill presents The Alabama National Forest: 1914 – 1936
Alabamians in the Great War opening November 9 at the Museum of Alabama
Alabama Voices Week at ADAH, October 20-25, 2014
ADAH to Host Screening of Season Premiere of Alabama Public Television's Journey Proud Series on October 23
Archives Month 2014 Special Exhibits and Events
“Untangling the Web: Finding Your Alabama Ancestors in
Montgomery Area Archives to Host Archives Crawl during October
Archives Month Passport
Archives to Celebrate Electronic Records Day October 10, 2014
ArchiTreats, October 16th, See Alabama First: The Story of Alabama Tourism
ArchiTreats, September 18th, J. Barry Vaughn presents Bishops, Bourbons, and Big
Mules: A History of the Episcopal Church in Montgomery
ArchiTreats, August 21st, Dr. Kathryn Braund presents The Treaty of Fort Jackson.
ArchiTreats, July 17th, Dr. Lonnie Burnett presents "Civil War Mobile."
Find Your Story at My History Day, Saturday, July 12
Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Alabama Daily at 1pm.
June 19, 2014 ArchiTreat: Steve Goodson presents "'A Blessed Work in a Somber World': Selections from the Hank Williams Reader."
May ArchiTreats: Joseph Bagley presents “Now a Single Shot Can Do It”: Lee v. Macon and School Desegregation in Alabama.
April ArchiTreats: Dan Puckett presents The Resettlement of Jewish Refugees in Alabama, 1938 – 1941.
ADAH Presents, Find Your Story: A Genealogy Course for Beginners. Open Registration Begins March 3rd
ArchiTreats March 20, 2014: Ove Jensen presents "Horseshoe Bend"
Alabama Voices Grand Opening, February 15, 2014
Cultural Crossroads Symposium, February 8, 2014
ArchiTreats, Feb. 20, 2014:
Barbara S. Shores presents "The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family’s Fight for Civil Rights"
ArchiTreats, January 16, 2014: Kenneth Noe presents "Alabama's Civil War Revisited"
2014 ArchiTreats schedule
Celebrate Alabama Day, Dec. 14, 2013
ArchiTreats, Dec. 19, 2013: James C. Giesen presents "Alabama’s Got the Boll Weevil Blues"
ArchiTreats, Nov. 21, 2013: James S. Day presents Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field
ArchiTreats, Oct. 17, 2013: "Alabama and the War of 1812," by Jeannie and David Heidler
ArchiTreats, Sept. 19, 2013: "While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Remembers," by Carolyn McKinstry
August 15, 2013 ArchiTreat: Dr. Gregory Waselkov presents "White Paths, Red Paths: Fort Mims and the Alabama Frontier."
ArchiTreats, July 18, 2013: "Cars Fell on Alabama: The Automotive Industry Comes to Alabama," by Bill Taylor and Archie Craft
ADAH Announces Construction of Alabama Voices Exhibition
ArchiTreats, June 20, 2013: "The Emancipation Proclamation in Wartime Alabama," by John Kvach
ArchiTreats, May 16, 2013: "Longleaf Pine: The Tree That Made Alabama," by Bill Finch
Book Talk: Alan and Karen Jabbour discuss Decoration Day and the Shaping of Rural Southern Cemeteries, April 30, 2013
Book Talk: Deborah Martinson's Virginia Durr and Lillian Hellman: Two Uncompromising Women and Their Alabama Families, April 19, 2013
ArchiTreats, April 18, 2013: "Streight's Raid and the Making of a Confederate Heroine," by Keith S. Hebert
ArchiTreats, March 21, 2013: "The Rise and Fall of Alabama's Textile Industry," by David Seagraves
February 28, 2013 ArchiTreats: Fred D. Gray
presents "The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1963"
January 17, 2013 ArchiTreats: Dan Carter presents “'Segregation Forever': The Speech that Launched George Wallace’s National Career"
2013 ArchiTreats schedule
January 12, 2013: Cultural Crossroads returns to ADAH
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund
December 20, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War," by Ben Severance
November 15, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: "Lord Remember Me: Archiving Alabama's Folklife," by Kevin Nutt
October 18, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: "The Space Race in Alabama in the 1950s and 1960s," by Andrew J. Dunar
September 20, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: Jun Ebersole presents "Sloths, Mammoths, and Sabre-toothed Cats: The Ice Age Mammals of Alabama"
August 22, 2012 -- Archives announces new Director
August 16, 2012 ArchiTreats: The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera, by Hardy Jackson
July 19, 2012 ArchiTreats: Alabama and the War of 1812: After the Horseshoe, by Jim Parker
June 14, 2012 Book Talk and Signing: Storming the State House, by Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard
June 21, 2012 ArchiTreats: History of License Plates in Alabama, by Ross Sloan
May 17, 2012 ArchiTreats: William Bartram in Alabama, by John Hall
April 19, 2012 ArchiTreats: Incidents of War: The Civil War of Mary Jane Chadick, by Nancy M. Rohr
April 20, 2012 Book signing and talk: The National Anthem of Secession: Dixie, Alabama, and the Confederacy, by Christian McWhirter
March 15, 2012 AchiTreats: Hank Hung the Moon...And Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts, by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
February 23, 2012 Book signing and talk: George Wallace, The Man You Never Knew By The Man Who Knew Him Best, by George Wallace Jr.
2012 ArchiTreats schedule
February 16, 2012 ArchiTreats
January 19, 2012 ArchiTreats
December 8, 2011 -- Book signing and talk: Carolina Planters on the Alabama Frontier: The Spencer-Robeson-McKenzie Family Papers, by Edward Pattillo
December 15, 2011 ArchiTreats: "Southern Music of the Civil War Era," by the 33rd Alabama Campfire Players
November 3, 2011 -- Film screening of "The Jefferson County Sound: Alabama’s Black Gospel Quartets" by Robert Clem
November 17, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1962," by Fred D. Gray
October 13, 2011 --Book Talk and Signing, Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, by Wayne Flynt
October 6, 2011 -- Book signing and talk: My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver, by Mark Hersey
October 20, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "The Legacy of Alabama African American Gospel Quartets," by Doug Seroff
September 15, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "Tecumseh and Tuckabatchee, Fact and Fiction," by Kathryn Braund
Museum of Alabama now open every Saturday, 8:30 -- 4:30
September 1, 2011 -- Book Talk and Signing, Eugene Allen Smith’s Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped the State, by Aileen Henderson
August 18, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "Race Relations in Alabama, 1965-1968: A Photojournalist’s Perspective," by Jim Peppler
July 28, 2011 --Book Talk and Signing, John James Audubon -- The Forgotten Manuscripts, by Daniel Patterson
July 14, 2011--Book Talk and Signing-- Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History,1939 - 1949, by Joe Caver and Daniel Haulman
July 21, 2011 ArchiTreats: "Alabama Stories: Food and Memory," by Scott Peacock
June 16, 2011 ArchiTreats: "Mobile Brass Band Traditions and Mardi Gras" by Kern Jackson
June 2, 2011 -- Book signing -- Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie, by Allen Tullos
May 19, 2011 ArchiTreats: "The Freedom Riders Come to Alabama," by Mills Thornton
May 5, 2011-- Book talk, A Government of Our Own: The Making of the Confederacy, by William C. Davis
April 21, 2011-- ArchiTreats: "To Kill a Mockingbird: Successes and Myths," by Nancy Anderson
April 19, 2011 -- Book signing: Warren Trest and Former Governor John Patterson present Wings of Denial: The Alabama Air National Guard’s Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs
April 9, 2011 -- Lecture on Tallulah Bankhead and screening of her film The Devil and the Deep, by Frances and David Robb
March 17, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "The Civil War Pharmacy," by Michael Flannery
March 12, 2011 -- Family History Research Workshop at ADAH
February 16, 2011 -- "The Man and the Hour Have Met:" Lecture and Reception at the ADAH
February 17, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: Jett Williams, "My Father, Hank Williams"
January 31, 2011 -- Temporary Exhibit: The Formation of the Confederate Government
January 27, 2011 -- Book Talk and Signing: Dr. Ethel Hall, "My Journey: A Memoir of the First African American to Preside over the Alabama Board of Education"
January 6, 2011 -- New Museum Exhibits Planned at State Archives
January 21, 2011 ArchiTreats--Robert B. Bradley: The Road to War: January--April 1861
December 14, 2010 -- 2011 ArchiTreats schedule
December 6, 2010 -- Historical Records Advisory Board Announces Regrant Awards to Alabama Local Governments and Historical Repositories
December 16, 2010 -- ArchiTreats: "The Coming of the Creek War," by Greg Waselkov
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Repayable Scholarship
October 25, 2010 -- Limited Saturday Service on the Second Saturday of Each Month
Records Commissions Honor Department of Transportation, Marshall County Preservation Society, and the Mobile County Probate Office for their Care and Preservation of Government Records
Bring your sack lunch to the Alabama Department of Archives and History and join us each third Thursday at 12:05 pm to hear interesting topics of historical interest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Alabama Archives, coffee and tea are provided free of charge.
"The Everyday Faces of Alabama" Black History online exhibit and writing exercises
"The Women of Alabama" online exhibit and writing exercises
History at Home Activities for kids
Bronze map on Archives lawn
More names added to Civil War Soldiers database
Flag of 1st Alabama Infantry returns to Alabama
Prattville Dragoons Camp, SCV donate to flag fund
33rd Alabama Infantry donates to flag fund
The Meteor, patient-produced newspaper of the Alabama Insane Hospital
Civil Rights era mug shots
Hurricane recovery assistance