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Alabama Department of Archives and History

The central block of the archives building in 2009
Formation 1901
Type Government organization
Purpose/focus Archive
Headquarters 624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama
Coordinates 32°22′32″N 86°18′1″W / 32.37556°N 86.30028°W / 32.37556; -86.30028Coordinates: 32°22′32″N 86°18′1″W / 32.37556°N 86.30028°W / 32.37556; -86.30028
Region served Alabama
Director Edwin Bridges
Website www.archives.alabama.gov

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is the official repository of archival records for the U.S. state of Alabama. It was created by an act of the Alabama Legislature on February 27, 1901 with a primary mission of collecting and preserving artifacts relating to the history of the state.[1] It was the first publicly funded, independent state archives agency in the United States.[2] It subsequently became a model for the establishment of archives in other states.[3] Today the agency identifies, preserves, and makes accessible records and artifacts significant to the history of the state and serves as the official repository for records created by Alabama's state agencies.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Defined Scope of Collections". Alabama Department of Archives and History. http://www.archives.alabama.gov/scope_of_collections2.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-03.  
  2. ^ a b "Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH)". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation, Auburn University. 2009-01-28. http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-2014. Retrieved 2009-12-03.  
  3. ^ "History of the Alabama Department of Archives and History". Alabama Department of Archives and History. http://www.archives.alabama.gov/intro/adah.html. Retrieved 2009-12-03.  
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