Labor Day, Archives Week, and Chilling in the Search Room

Please forgive the catch-all post, but I have a series of short announcements to make:

First, please remember that the Search Room will be closed September 3-5 for the Labor Day holiday. We will be back to our regular hours on Tuesday, September 6th.

Second, due to air conditioning maintenance, the temperature in the North Carolina State Archives Search Room is lower than normal. If you plan on visiting us, we suggest that you bring a light jacket in order to be more comfortable during your visit. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Third, North Carolina Archives Week is going to be held October 24-30 this year. Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. North Carolina Archives Week is also the time that we in the State Archives tend to offer tours and lectures or kick off new projects. For example, along with the events we hosted last year, we launched our Civil War blog during Archives Week 2010. We’ve already started making plans for this year and when I know more I’ll certainly share that information here. Until then, you can keep up to date on Archives Week by following the North Carolina Archives Week blog.