News and Announcements 


Video presentations of ArchiTreats and many other of our programs
are available on Youtube.

Book Talk on March 2 at 12:00, Shot in Alabama: A History of Photography 1839-1941, presented by Frances Robb


On Thursday, February 16 at 12:00 pm. Dr. Sharony Green will present Family Ties: Hidden Black – White Relationships in Antebellum Alabama.


A Conversation with Jim Peppler: Reflections on the Southern Courier Photograph Collection, Thursday, February 2 at 12:00


Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts Exhibition On Display at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Jan. 28 – April 16, 2017

Book Talk on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 12:00. ‘Echoes’ of Robert E. Lee High School presented by Jim Vickre


Food for Thought on Thursday, January 19 at 12:00 pm. Leah Rawls Atkins will present Ralph “Shug” Jordan and World War II: From North Africa to Okinawa.


2017 Food For Thought Schedule


2017 Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Essay Contest


The Archives will be closed January 16 for the state holiday.




Share Your Story. Archives Oral History Project


Food for Thought --November 17 at 12:00 pm. Valerie Burnes will present The Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama.


Archives Offering Vietnam War-Themed Programs During Week of Veterans Day


Thursday, October 20 at 12:00 pm. Justin Giles will present "The History and Culture of the Muscogee People"


My Father and Atticus Finch, a book talk presented by Joe Beck on October 21 at 12:00.

Archives Seeking Volunteer Museum Guides


October is American Archives Month! Get a Copy of the 2016 Alabama Archives Month Poster Here.


Film Screening of The Bankheads on September 1 at 12:00


Food for Thought, Thursday, September 15 at 12:00 pm., Steven P. Brown will present Alabama’s U.S. Supreme Court Justices.


August Food for Thought: Josephine B. McCall will present "The Penalty for Success: My Father was Lynched in Lowndes County, Alabama".


“A Paper for the People”: The Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection Now On Exhibit at the Archives


Alabama in the Age of Aquarius Symposium Schedule


July 21st Food for Thought – William J. Plott presents "The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920 - 1951"


Food for Thought: June 16 at noon. Ruth Truss will present The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827 – 1835.


Register for Summer Saturday Genealogy Workshops


Author Maria Gitin to Present “This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight in Wilcox County, Alabama” on Tuesday, June 7 at 12:00


Food for Thought: May 19th Karen R. Utz will present "The Music of the Birmingham District’s Mines, Railroads, and Mills."


April 21, 2016, Food for Thought: Watt Key will present "Adventures in Alabama’s Mobile – Tensaw Delta."


Food for Thought Thursday, March 17 at noon. Chris McIlwain will present "Civil War Alabama."


Food for Thought: Thursday, February 18 at noon. Billy Singleton will present "Visions of Flying Machines: Early Aerial Experimenters in Alabama."


Register for SHRAB’s Historic Records Preservation Grant Workshop on February 23 at the Archives


Friends of the Archives Offering 2016 Student Research Fellowships


Register for the Montgomery session of Common Threads II: Alabama Quilting Traditions at the Alabama Archives March 4-5, 2016


The Archives will be closed Monday, January 18, 2016, for the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Food for Thought on Thursday, January 21 at noon. G. Ward Hubbs will present "Searching for Freedom: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman."


Register for the first Alabama Decorative Arts Symposium “Alabama Made” Jan 21-22. Sponsored by Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery


Archives Announces Food for Thought (formerly ArchiTreats) 2016 Schedule


Architreats, December 17 at noon. Edward H. Davis will present "Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table."


The Archives will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, for Thanksgiving. We will be open Saturday, November 28th.


Downton Abbey Coming to the Archives on December 10


Archives to Host Screening of More Than A Bus Ride on December 3 at Noon


State Historical Records Advisory Board Awards 19 Grants For Records Preservation


Architecture of the Alabama Archives Tour Saturday, November 7 at 11:00


Spend Veterans Day at the Archives. Special Tours and Programs from 10 to 3 on November 11


ArchiTreats, November 19, 2015--David Robb will present Alabama’s “Invisible Map” of 1818 and the Origins of the Great Seal of Alabama.


Architreats October 15, 2015, Donna Cox Baker will present Iterations of Afterlife: Changing Views of the “Future State” in the Antebellum South


September Architreats: Sharon G. Pierson will present A “Laboratory of Learning”: Alabama State College Lab High School, a Model Education.


Archives accepting applications for student internships


Register for "Find Your Story: A Genealogy Workshop for All Levels"


Museum of Alabama Monthly Themed Tour Schedule


"The Whole World Saw Your Pictures": Spider Martin & the 1965 Voting Rights Campaign Opening at the Archives through September 25, 2015


Alabama Brides on exhibit through October 2, 2015


August 26, 2015 booktalk by S. M. “Mac” Otts, Better Than Them: The Unmaking of An Alabama Racist


ArchiTreats August 20, 2015,Julie Williams will present Wings of Opportunity: the Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama.


ArchiTreats July 16, 2015, Jason J. Battles will present The Freedmen’s Bureau in Alabama, 1865 - 1867.


June 22, 2015. Remembering the Great War: A Symposium on World War I


ArchiTreats, June 18, 2015, Steve Flowers will present Goats and Governors: Alabama Political Stories.


ArchiTreats, May 21, David Warren Steel presents "Makers of the Sacred Harp."


ArchiTreats: Robert Bradley presents "Mobile 1865: The Siege and Reduction of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely."


April 22, book talk by Matthew McDaniel: Emigration to Liberia from the Chattahoochee Valley of Georgia and Alabama, 1853-1903


Archives to Host Book Signing with Alabama Music Legend Rick Hall on April 1 from 1 to 2 pm


ArchiTreats: Food for Thought March 19th: Sheyann Webb-Christburg presents "Dr. Martin Luther King’s Smallest Freedom Fighter."


Alabama Archives Releases Newly Discovered, Unseen Color Film Footage and Aerial Photographs of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March


Archives to host open quilting session on Feb. 21 for the March Quilts project


Book Talk on February 25 at Noon. Jeff Benton will present "Through Others’ Eyes: Published Accounts of Antebellum Montgomery, Alabama"


ArchiTreats: February 19th, Monique Laney presents "When Histories and Memories Collide: How Huntsville Made Sense of its German Rocket Team’s Nazi Past."


"The Whole World Saw Your Pictures": Spider Martin & the 1965 Voting Rights Campaign Opening at the Archives on February 2, 2015


African American Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond workshop, Monday, February 23, 2015


Museum of Alabama Open from 1:00pm - 4:30pm on Inauguration Day


Who ARE these people? Help us identify photos from our collections.


January ArchiTreats: Marianne Weber presents "Jonathan Daniels: Episcopal Martyr of Lowndes County," on January 15th at noon


Book talk January 21 by Randall C. Jimerson, Shattered Glass in Birmingham: My Family’s Fight for Civil Rights, 1961-1964.


Archives Announces 2015 ArchiTreats Lunchtime Lecture Series Schedule


December ArchiTreats: Gene Allen Smith presents "The Slaves’ Gamble for Freedom: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812"


Archives Hosting Exclusive Season 5 Preview of Downton Abbey on December 11th


Friends of the Alabama Archives Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Student Fellowships


ArchiTreats, November 20th, Bob Pasquill presents The Alabama National Forest: 1914 – 1936


Alabamians in the Great War opening November 9 at the Museum of Alabama


Alabama Voices Week at ADAH, October 20-25, 2014


ADAH to Host Screening of Season Premiere of Alabama Public Television's Journey Proud Series on October 23


Archives Month 2014 Special Exhibits and Events


“Untangling the Web: Finding Your Alabama Ancestors in Cyberspace.”


Montgomery Area Archives to Host Archives Crawl during October


Archives Month Passport 


Archives to Celebrate Electronic Records Day October 10, 2014


ArchiTreats, October 16th, See Alabama First: The Story of Alabama Tourism


ArchiTreats, September 18th, J. Barry Vaughn presents Bishops, Bourbons, and Big Mules: A History of the Episcopal Church in Montgomery


ArchiTreats, August 21st, Dr. Kathryn Braund presents The Treaty of Fort Jackson.


ArchiTreats, July 17th, Dr. Lonnie Burnett presents "Civil War Mobile."


Find Your Story at My History Day, Saturday, July 12


Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Alabama Daily at 1pm.


June 19, 2014 ArchiTreat: Steve Goodson presents "'A Blessed Work in a Somber World': Selections from the Hank Williams Reader."


May ArchiTreats: Joseph Bagley presents “Now a Single Shot Can Do It”: Lee v. Macon and School Desegregation in Alabama.


April ArchiTreats: Dan Puckett presents The Resettlement of Jewish Refugees in Alabama, 1938 – 1941.


ADAH Presents, Find Your Story: A Genealogy Course for Beginners. Open Registration Begins March 3rd


ArchiTreats March 20, 2014: Ove Jensen presents "Horseshoe Bend"


Alabama Voices Grand Opening, February 15, 2014


Cultural Crossroads Symposium, February 8, 2014


ArchiTreats, Feb. 20, 2014: Barbara S. Shores presents "The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family’s Fight for Civil Rights"


ArchiTreats, January 16, 2014: Kenneth Noe presents "Alabama's Civil War Revisited"


2014 ArchiTreats schedule


Celebrate Alabama Day, Dec. 14, 2013


ArchiTreats, Dec. 19, 2013: James C. Giesen presents "Alabama’s Got the Boll Weevil Blues" 


ArchiTreats, Nov. 21, 2013: James S. Day presents Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field


ArchiTreats, Oct. 17, 2013: "Alabama and the War of 1812," by Jeannie and David Heidler


ArchiTreats, Sept. 19, 2013: "While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Remembers," by Carolyn McKinstry


August 15, 2013 ArchiTreat: Dr. Gregory Waselkov presents "White Paths, Red Paths: Fort Mims and the Alabama Frontier."


ArchiTreats, July 18, 2013: "Cars Fell on Alabama: The Automotive Industry Comes to Alabama," by Bill Taylor and Archie Craft


ADAH Announces Construction of Alabama Voices Exhibition


ArchiTreats, June 20, 2013: "The Emancipation Proclamation in Wartime Alabama," by John Kvach


ArchiTreats, May 16, 2013: "Longleaf Pine: The Tree That Made Alabama," by Bill Finch


Book Talk: Alan and Karen Jabbour discuss Decoration Day and the Shaping of Rural Southern Cemeteries, April 30, 2013


Book Talk: Deborah Martinson's Virginia Durr and Lillian Hellman: Two Uncompromising Women and Their Alabama Families, April 19, 2013


ArchiTreats, April 18, 2013: "Streight's Raid and the Making of a Confederate Heroine," by Keith S. Hebert


ArchiTreats, March 21, 2013: "The Rise and Fall of Alabama's Textile Industry," by David Seagraves


February 28, 2013 ArchiTreats: Fred D. Gray presents "The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1963"


January 17, 2013 ArchiTreats: Dan Carter presents “'Segregation Forever': The Speech that Launched George Wallace’s National Career"


2013 ArchiTreats schedule


January 12, 2013: Cultural Crossroads returns to ADAH


Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Repayable Scholarship


December 20, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War," by Ben Severance


November 15, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: "Lord Remember Me: Archiving Alabama's Folklife," by Kevin Nutt


October 18, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: "The Space Race in Alabama in the 1950s and 1960s," by Andrew J. Dunar


September 20, 2012 -- ArchiTreats: Jun Ebersole presents "Sloths, Mammoths, and Sabre-toothed Cats: The Ice Age Mammals of Alabama"


August 22, 2012 -- Archives announces new Director


August 16, 2012 ArchiTreats: The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera, by Hardy Jackson


July 19, 2012 ArchiTreats: Alabama and the War of 1812: After the Horseshoe, by Jim Parker


June 14, 2012 Book Talk and Signing: Storming the State House, by Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard


June 21, 2012 ArchiTreats: History of License Plates in Alabama, by Ross Sloan


May 17, 2012 ArchiTreats: William Bartram in Alabama, by John Hall


April 19, 2012 ArchiTreats: Incidents of War: The Civil War of Mary Jane Chadick, by Nancy M. Rohr


April 20, 2012 Book signing and talk: The National Anthem of Secession: Dixie, Alabama, and the Confederacy, by Christian McWhirter


March 15, 2012 AchiTreats: Hank Hung the Moon...And Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts, by Rheta Grimsley Johnson


February 23, 2012 Book signing and talk: George Wallace, The Man You Never Knew By The Man Who Knew Him Best, by George Wallace Jr.


2012 ArchiTreats schedule


February 16, 2012 ArchiTreats


January 19, 2012 ArchiTreats


December 8, 2011 -- Book signing and talk: Carolina Planters on the Alabama Frontier: The Spencer-Robeson-McKenzie Family Papers, by Edward Pattillo


December 15, 2011 ArchiTreats: "Southern Music of the Civil War Era," by the 33rd Alabama Campfire Players


November 3, 2011 -- Film screening of "The Jefferson County Sound: Alabama’s Black Gospel Quartets" by Robert Clem


November 17, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1962," by Fred D. Gray


October 13, 2011 --Book Talk and Signing, Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, by Wayne Flynt


October 6, 2011 -- Book signing and talk: My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver, by Mark Hersey


October 20, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "The Legacy of Alabama African American Gospel Quartets," by Doug Seroff


September 15, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "Tecumseh and Tuckabatchee, Fact and Fiction," by Kathryn Braund


Museum of Alabama now open every Saturday, 8:30 -- 4:30


September 1, 2011 -- Book Talk and Signing, Eugene Allen Smith’s Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped the State, by Aileen Henderson


August 18, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "Race Relations in Alabama, 1965-1968: A Photojournalist’s Perspective," by Jim Peppler


July 28, 2011 --Book Talk and Signing, John James Audubon -- The Forgotten Manuscripts, by Daniel Patterson


July 14, 2011--Book Talk and Signing-- Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History,1939 - 1949, by Joe Caver and Daniel Haulman


July 21, 2011 ArchiTreats: "Alabama Stories: Food and Memory," by Scott Peacock


June 16, 2011 ArchiTreats: "Mobile Brass Band Traditions and Mardi Gras" by Kern Jackson


June 2, 2011 -- Book signing -- Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie, by Allen Tullos


May 19, 2011 ArchiTreats: "The Freedom Riders Come to Alabama," by Mills Thornton


May 5, 2011-- Book talk, A Government of Our Own: The Making of the Confederacy, by William C. Davis


April 21, 2011-- ArchiTreats: "To Kill a Mockingbird: Successes and Myths," by Nancy Anderson


April 19, 2011 -- Book signing: Warren Trest and Former Governor John Patterson present Wings of Denial: The Alabama Air National Guard’s Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs


April 9, 2011 -- Lecture on Tallulah Bankhead and screening of her film The Devil and the Deep, by Frances and David Robb


March 17, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: "The Civil War Pharmacy," by Michael Flannery


March 12, 2011 -- Family History Research Workshop at ADAH


February 16, 2011 -- "The Man and the Hour Have Met:" Lecture and Reception at the ADAH


February 17, 2011 -- ArchiTreats: Jett Williams, "My Father, Hank Williams"


January 31, 2011 -- Temporary Exhibit: The Formation of the Confederate Government


January 27, 2011 -- Book Talk and Signing: Dr. Ethel Hall, "My Journey: A Memoir of the First African American to Preside over the Alabama Board of Education"


January 6, 2011 -- New Museum Exhibits Planned at State Archives


January 21, 2011 ArchiTreats--Robert B. Bradley: The Road to War: January--April 1861


December 14, 2010 -- 2011 ArchiTreats schedule


December 6, 2010 -- Historical Records Advisory Board Announces Regrant Awards to Alabama Local Governments and Historical Repositories


December 16, 2010 -- ArchiTreats: "The Coming of the Creek War," by Greg Waselkov


Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Repayable Scholarship


October 25, 2010 -- Limited Saturday Service on the Second Saturday of Each Month


Records Commissions Honor Department of Transportation, Marshall County Preservation Society, and the Mobile County Probate Office for their Care and Preservation of Government Records


Bring your sack lunch to the Alabama Department of Archives and History and join us each third Thursday at 12:05 pm to hear interesting topics of historical interest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Alabama Archives, coffee and tea are provided free of charge.


"The Everyday Faces of Alabama" Black History online exhibit and writing exercises


"The Women of Alabama" online exhibit and writing exercises


History at Home Activities for kids


Bronze map on Archives lawn


More names added to Civil War Soldiers database


Flag of 1st Alabama Infantry returns to Alabama


Prattville Dragoons Camp, SCV donate to flag fund


33rd Alabama Infantry donates to flag fund


The Meteor, patient-produced newspaper of the Alabama Insane Hospital


Hurricane recovery assistance



Updated: February 22, 2017