Volume 8, Number 5, Fall 1983
For Statewide Release:
Wednesday, October 5, 1983
(Jefferson City)-Secretary of State James C. Kirkpatrick today announced his Archives Division is cooperating with the State Court Administrators office and Probate and Circuit Court Divisions in each county to ease local record storage space and cost problems and to insure the preservation of all historically-valuable records.
In response to Missouri Supreme Court Administrative Rule No. 8 issued earlier this year, Archives is working closely with local counties to identify records of enduring value and to insure their preservation of microfilming.
The Archives staff has recently completed a survey of six counties and identified records of permanent value. The survey was conducted in order to determine the approximate cost of preserving vital county records throughout the state.
Kirkpatrick stated that a specific budget appropriation based on the costs of the six counties will be requested when the Legislature convenes in January to allow the Archives Division to work with all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis.
"Efforts must be made immediately," Kirkpatrick emphasized, "to preserve Missouris colorful history for future generations. Historical records, such as the famous Dred Scott decision, could be lost if each countys records are not properly catalogued and preserved."
"The Family and Community in History"
April 13-14, 1984 at The University of Missouri Kansas City and The Harry S. Truman library Institute Independence, Missouri.
Co- Sponsors: Missouri History Conference, Missouri History Day, The Department of History at UMKC, The Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Missouri Heritage Trust, Phi Alpha Theta, Heritage League of Greater Kansas City
Special Guest Speakers: Robert J. Donovan, author, The Presidency of Harry S. Truman in honor of the centennial of the birth of Harry S. Truman Susan M. Hartmann, UMSL, co-winner, 1983 Missouri Book Award, The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s
Call for Papers: Sessions on all fields and aspects of history, including local, regional and public history. Proposals for papers, presentations, sessions, welcomed. Papers should be limited to twenty-five minute presentations. Sessions and papers should be submitted by January 15, 1984.
Send abstract to:
Department of History
203 Cockefair Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2499
Courtesy of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City.
The Missouri Historical Society has established a special research service designed to assist historians and genealogists. Fees are: MHS members - $10.00 per hour; Non-members -$15.00 per hour with a 3-hour minimum. For additional information contact: Researcher in Residence, Missouri Historical Society, Jefferson Memorial Building/Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63112-1009.
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