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Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 9:38 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Archives Month
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On Sep 22, 2010, Nora Wilson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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go, before I became Town Clerk and before we put the bi gaddition on our buildin g, Harold Makepeace found a box in the damp crawl space under the buildin gwith some very old papers folded up inside. They turned out to be the ori ginal charters for the town: the first, from Kin gGeor ge II, dated 1751, which was forfeited because Indian fi ghtin gprevented settlers from meetin gits provisions and the second, from Geor ge III, dated 1761; and the ori ginal ri ght map with a grid layout of roads that mi ght have worked in Kansas but did not take into account the steep rid ges that run throu gh town. Harold had these documents preserved by Brown's River. I now keep the ori ginals in mylar sleeves in the plat cabinet. I had copies made and plan to have the copies framed for han gin gin the office.
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From: [log in to unmask]">Greg Sanford
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:32 PM
Subject: Archives Month
October is Archives Month in which archival and historical records are celebrated for the many roles they play in our lives from documentin
gri ghts and property to tracin gfamily histories to providin gcontext to for our public dialo gues. I want to put up short (a para graph) archival stories on our website durin gthe month.
guess is that municipal clerks—you—would be a wonderful source of such stories. Can you think of a time when one of your permanent records helped your town document an important ri ght or issue (of course, ancient roads come to mind)? Or a time when a resident was aided by a record? Or even when someone doin gresearch in your office had a “eureka moment” where a record provided an important insi ght? Or perhaps an unusual find in your holdin gs?
If so and you are willin
gto write a few lines describin gthe event I would love to receive them by the last week in September. Please send them directly to me at [log in to unmask]. Dependin gon how many I receive I mi ght not be able to use them all but I think it would be a great way to explain throu gh stories the important work you do. Thank you.
Gre gory Sanford
Archives and Records Administration Vermont State