October 2018: Archives Month
On September 16, 2018, Governor David Ige and Lieutenant Governor Douglas Chin proclaimed October 2018 as “Archives Month.” Ige and Chin urged the people of Hawaiʻi to join them in “discovering the numerous treasures contained in the many archives and special collections across the islands and recognizing the important resources archives provide.”
As described by the Hawaiʻi State Archives, American Archives Month is celebrated nationwide in October “to raise awareness about the value of archives and the importance of archivists.” Specifically:
Archives Month is a time to focus on the importance of records of enduring value and to enhance public recognition for the people and programs that are responsible for maintaining our communities’ vital historical records. Archival records are essential in supporting society’s increasing demand for accountability and transparency in government and public and private institutions. They protect the rights, property, and identity of our citizens.
A copy of the proclamation is below.