Sample Press Release

2015 Sample Press Release [Word] 


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Kentucky Archives Month Observed, October 2015

[CITY OR TOWN (in capital letters)], Ky.  ([date], 2015) -- The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has designated October 2015 as Kentucky Archives Month in conjunction with American Archives Month.  The theme is Voting and Civil RIghts, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Votoing Rights Act of 1965.

Nearly 300 archival and manuscript repositories in Kentucky hold archival records that document Kentucky history and life, such as papers, photographs, 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 502.564.1719