From: [log in to unmask] (D. Gregory Sanford)
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: 96-04-24 10:40:53 EDT
Rather than fax you something or try to send an attachment (I have
never been able to do that successfully), I thought I would simply
pound this out as a e-mail.
April 24, 1996
--For Immediate Release--
Governor Howard Dean has proclaimed April 27th as Vermont Archives
Day. The proclamation celebrates "the debt owed by the present
to our common past" and the "stewardship of the state's
historic records" provided by Vermont's archivists, muncipal clerks
and local historical societies. The proclamation recognizes a grant
recently received by the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board
to provide training and collection care opportunities for Vermont
Historical records play an increasingly important role in providing
context for issues confronting Vermonters. Whether the debate be
over a statewide property tax, managing development with communities,
or society's obligations to the disadvantaged, historical records
document the solutions pursued by previous generations of Vermonters.
Those earlier solutions shape how we debate the issues today.
At the same time, dwindling resources and increasing complex forms
of records associated with new technologies, complicate the tasks of
those Vermonters providing stewardship for our important records.
The grant will facilitate our ability to preserve and keep accessible
The Board is developing application forms and criteria for those
interested in receiving grants for archival consultants, educational
workshops, arrangement and description projects, use of historical
records in curriculum, and for better understanding why we create
and how we use records. For further information on the grant,
contact Micahel Sherman......
Records Advisory Board recently received