Do-It-Yourself Opportunities Including
Museum Exhibits, Virtual Volunteer Projects, 
& Other Resources
From the Alabama Department of Archives & History
 

DO-IT-YOURSELF EXHIBITS

Alabama history exhibits developed by the staff and based on the collections of the Alabama Department of Archives & History. Available for download and display by local museums, historical associations, schools, governments, and other interested organizations.  
AVAILABLE EXHIBITS: 
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ART OF THE GREAT WAR

World War I posters from the collections of the Alabama Archives

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UNFOLDING HISTORY:

ALABAMA IN MAPS

Historical maps from the collections of the Alabama Archives

Coming Soon!
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ALABAMA'S PATH

TO STATEHOOD

Important milestones in Alabama's journey to become the 22nd state

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THE FIVE CAPITALS OF ALABAMA

St. Stephens, Huntsville, Cahawba, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery 

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERS

Help the Alabama Archives increase online access to historical content from the comfort of your home. Anyone with an Internet connection can help create searchable indexes by transcribing our records. Together, we can make more Alabama history accessible to everyone. 
 
CURRENT PROJECTS:
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1875 Voter Registration Books

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Help transcribe 61 volumes of voter registration oaths taken from 32 counties. They include the names, races, and employers of voters. 

COMPLETED TRANSCRIPTION PROJECTS: 
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WOMEN'S HISTORY COLLECTIONS

Virtual volunteers transcribed a variety of manuscripts by Alabama women, such as letters and diaries. 

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WWI SERVICE RECORDS

Nearly 80 virtual volunteers helped to digitally transcribed more than 100,000 Alabama service records.

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HOME ADDRESS  REPORTS

More than two dozen virtual volunteers transcribed almost 79,000 home address reports. 

 

HOW - TO

COMING SOON!

Resources and information about caring for your historical collections at home

 
 

ABOUT

 

Alabama History D.I.Y. is a program of the Alabama Department of Archives and History to provide do-it-yourself museum exhibits based on the Archives' collections to local organizations. Alabama History D.I.Y. offers resources and guidance to produce and display curated, high-quality exhibits by local museums, archives, historical societies, government, and other community organizations.

 

Virtual volunteer opportunities through Alabama History D.I.Y. allow the public to help the Archives make more of its historical records accessible online. 

For additional information, contact Georgia Ann Hudson at georgiaann.hudson@archives.alabama.gov or (334) 353-3312. 

 
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QUESTIONS?

Georgia Ann Hudson, Communications Coordinator

georgiaann.hudson@archives.alabama.gov

334.353.3312