#AskAnArchivist Day on Twitter, Thursday, October 30, 2014

AskAnArchivistDo you have a question about archives? Perhaps you have a research project you’d like to embark on and aren’t sure how to get started finding archival sources for it? Are you hanging on to family records at home and worrying that you should be taking better care of them? Maybe you’re thinking about a career in the archives and special collections professions and you have a question for someone already working in the field?

Join archivists from around the United States in celebrating #AskAnArchivist Day on Twitter this coming Thursday, October 30th, 2014. Ask any questions, large (well, 140-characters large) or small using the hashtag #AskAnArchivist and engage with archives professionals who will be waiting to respond to you.

Archives are your national, institutional, family, and personal heritage, not some mysterious inner sanctum that only the privileged few get to enter! U.S. archivists, based on their Code of Ethics, recognize “that use is the fundamental reason for keeping archives.” We welcome your questions and your research visits to archival facilities, websites, and online access systems.

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