The Society of American Archivists have announced the five finalists for their annual I Found It In The Archives contest. The next step is up to all of us! Five individuals have shared their exciting finds in the archives for this year’s contest. Read the entries and vote for your favorite—but don’t stop there. The I Found It! campaign is all about using social media to spread the word about the contest—and, in the process, exposing as many people as possible to the wonderful stories of discovery that our contestants are sharing. Encourage others to vote through social media, and don’t forget to use #FoundArch in your posts.
The entries this year are from:
Read the stories (of course genealogists are included!) and vote by May 15 here. The winner of the national competition will be announced in June. Anything that enhances the visibility of archives and libraries in these tough budget times is a good thing, so don’t forget to vote.