Sample Press Release

2013 Sample Press Release [Word] 


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Kentucky Archives Month Observed, October 2013

[CITY OR TOWN (in capital letters)], Ky.  ([date], 2013) -- The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has designated October 2013 as Kentucky Archives Month in conjunction with American Archives Month. The theme for this year is Folklore and Superstitions in honor of Kentucky’s rich tradition through its participation in diverse festivals and folk traditions throughout the Commonwealth.


There are almost 300 archival and manuscript repositories in Kentucky that hold archival records that document Kentucky history and life, such as papers, photographs, oral histories, diaries, letters, and government records such as deeds and wills.  Many of these institutions are hosting open houses, exhibits, special programs and speakers to highlight historical materials available for research in Kentucky archival and manuscript repositories.


In honor of Kentucky Archives Month, [name of your institution or organization] will host the following events: __________; ___________; and __________.


Kentucky Archives Month is sponsored by the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Kentucky Council on Archives, the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. For a complete listing of events throughout the state, see or call 502.564.8300 x. 246.