December 18, 2023

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Archives and History

Haley Aaron to Present Food For Thought Lunchtime Lecture on December 21 at 12:00 pm CT

Press Release - For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Hayley Richards

(334) 353-1881 or hayley.richards@archives.alabama.gov


FOOD FOR THOUGHT LUNCHTIME LECTURE AT THE ARCHIVES ON
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 12:00 PM
SPACES OF SELF: DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS OF YOUNG ALABAMIANS
PRESENTED BY HALEY AARON

Montgomery, AL (12/18/2023) – The Alabama Department of Archives & History (ADAH) will conclude its 2023 Food for Thought lunchtime lecture series on Thursday, December 21, at 12 p.m. CT. ADAH Registrar Haley Aaron will present Spaces of Self: Diaries and Scrapbooks of Young Alabamians. The program will be held in the ADAH’s Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium in Montgomery. It will also be livestreamed on the ADAH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Admission is FREE.

Scrapbooks and diaries kept by young Alabamians provide meaningful opportunities to explore their experiences throughout our state’s history. Using examples from the ADAH’s rich archival collections, Aaron will discuss how themes of learning, belonging, and becoming are reflected in these unique primary sources.

Haley Aaron is the Registrar at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, where she manages donations of historical materials to the department’s archival and museum collections. She holds a BA in journalism and history from Samford University, a MA in history from Georgia State University, and an MLIS from the University of Alabama. She is a certified archivist and a member of the American Association for State and Local History’s 2023 History Leadership Institute cohort. Her research has been featured on C-SPAN, Alabama Heritage magazine, and in the essay collection A Girl Can Do: Recognizing and Representing Girlhood.

For additional information, contact Scotty Kirkland at scotty.kirkland@archives.alabama.gov or (334) 353-9270. A complete schedule of our 2024 lunchtime lecture series is available at archives.alabama.gov. Food for Thought 2024 is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Alliance and the Friends of the Alabama Archives. 

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the state’s government-records repository, a special-collections library and research facility, and home to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. It is located in downtown Montgomery, directly across Washington Avenue from the State Capitol. The Museum of Alabama is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. The EBSCO Research Room is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. To learn more, visit www.archives.alabama.gov or call (334) 242-4364.

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