Archives Month is observed nationally during the month of October. Its purpose is to celebrate and promote the documentary richness of our nation. Through exhibits, receptions, lectures, and many other events the public is invited into repositories to view "glimpses" of the past via archival materials. The Commission of Public Records and the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives are planning to observe Archives Month with annual events that will revolve around various themes. Although the theme will change the goals will remain the same: raise awareness of the relevance of archival materials to contemporary life, promote the repository and its collections as resources that are available to all citizens of New Mexico, and to emphasize the need to understand the past in order to comprehend the present and envision the future.