October is Archives Month in which archival and historical
records are celebrated for the many roles they play in our lives from
and property to tracing family
histories to providing context to
for our public dialogues. I
want to put up short (a paragraph) archival
stories on our website during the
My guess is that municipal
clerks—you—would be a wonderful source of such stories. Can
you think of a time when one of your permanent records helped your town
document an important right or issue
(of course, ancient roads come to mind)? Or a time when a resident was
aided by a record? Or even when someone doing
research in your office had a “eureka moment” where a record provided
an important insight? Or perhaps an
unusual find in your holdings?
If so and you are willing
to write a few lines describing the
event I would love to receive them by the last week in September. Please send
them directly to me at [log in to unmask].
Depending on how many I receive I might not be able to use them all but I think it would
be a great way to explain through stories the important work you do. Thank you.
Vermont State Archives and