Washingtonians will celebrate their rich documentary heritage at a range of events throughout the state during Archives Month October 2007 with the theme, "Waters of Washington." This first statewide celebration of Archives Month is coordinated by a committee of representatives from archival and manuscript repositories throughout the state. The purpose of Archives Month is to celebrate the value of Washington's historical records, to publicize the many ways these records enrich our lives, to recognize those who maintain our communities' historical records and to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving historical records in archives, historical societies, museums, libraries, and other repositories across the state. If you would like a tour of the local branches, please view Archives Repositories by clicking Archives Repositories. For more information on Archives Month, click here.