October Is American Archives Month
Every October, the State Archives of Florida joins repositories from across the nation in celebrating American Archives Month.
The 2019 theme, Tales From the Archives, brought to light the Archives’ darker side with presentations on genealogical research and preservation horrors, historic tours of the Old City Cemetery and a showing of the Creature From the Black Lagoon.
If you would like to partake in some of the offerings of Tales From the Archives, you can request copies of the Archives Month postcards or share one of your favorite Florida urban legends and ghost stories.
Please check back next October to see what fun awaits.
The State Archives of Florida, in collaboration with the Florida Folklife Program, invites all Floridians to record and share retellings of your favorite Florida urban legends and ghost stories!
You can learn more about best practices for recording and preserving your own stories on the Florida Memory Blog.
From September 6 to October 31, share your stories on Facebook and YouTube under the hashtag #TalesFromFlorida or submit recordings to [email protected]. Donate your recordings to the State Archives as part of a new collection of urban legend oral histories to be featured on the Archives’ Facebook page.
Follow the State Archives of Florida and the Florida Memory Program on social media.
Questions? Contact the State Archives by phone at 850.245.6719 or by email at [email protected].