The Inaugural Archives Fair at the Smithsonian is free and open to the public on Friday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the S. Dillon Ripley Center’s concourse. Learn about the Smithsonian’s vast collections of archival and historical records found in photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, rare printed materials, business records, maps, drawings, films, and video and audio recordings in the areas of art, culture, history and science. The day’s program will include lectures on collections-based projects and research, archival displays, and an “Ask the Smithsonian” program with hands-on consultations and preservation tips on caring for objects. Visit www.aaa.si.edu/news/archives_month.cfm for more details.
The S. Dillon Ripley Center is located at 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW near the Metrorail’s Smithsonian station (Mall exit).