Each year California produces an Archives Month poster. A statewide committee chooses a theme and asks archives and libraries from around the state to submit images related to that theme. The committee is comprised of representatives from the California Historical Records Advisory Board, the California State Archives, the Friends of California Archives, the National Archives, and the Society of California Archivists. The poster is then designed using the image or images that best represent the theme and also work well in a poster format.
Planning for the 2017 California Archives Month poster is currently underway.
The California Archives Month 2016 poster can be seen below. The theme was, “Water and History,” acknowledging the effect that water issues had on the state’s history. Other California water images that could not be used on the poster were added to the gallery that is viewable on this website. You can also view previous years posters.