Archives Month Philly (AMP) 2015 was the biggest, and in our humble opinion, the best ever! The program drew nearly 800 attendees to events at about 30 archives, libraries, and cultural institutions throughout the greater Philadelphia region. In case you missed any of the action, the Archives Month Philly Planning Team has prepared a report summarizing the year’s events and successes. You can read the AMP 2015 report [PDF] here.
Planning for Archives Month Philly is active year-round and we’re always looking for additional help brainstorming new ideas, coordinating with event hosts, and spreading the word about Archives Month Philly. We’d love to hear from you! Email us, check out archivesmonthphilly.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
Seen and heard around Archives Month Philly 2015:
(click on an image to read a testimonial about the event)
“The presentations by the various historical and archival societies has me thinking about the different ways people recorded their activities during the early part of the 20th century.”
“I couldn’t get enough of the tape archive! Can you read all these names??!! #freshairarchives @ArchMonthPhilly.”
“Thank you for a great event tonight! I’m still awed that we got to handle these treasures with (much reverence and) our bare hands. So awesome!!!”
“Archives Month Philly is so important to the profession…for the fact that it exposes the general public to what archives and special collections are. It gives the public a chance to peek behind closed doors, see amazing materials, and learn about what archives and special collections do and why they’re so important and how they can be an integral part of a community.”
“I may as well just sleep @Free Library. Awesome rare book event for @ArchMonthPhilly.”