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From: "Douglas Francis Killian" <>
Subject: Re: [GA-Roots] Fwd: FW: [FLORIDA] Florida State Library Closure??
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 00:05:56 -0600
Cut! Cut! Cut! I can not afford the taxes, So Cut! Cut! Cut! No free rides
Cut! Cut! Cut! You want something, Go to work and pay for it Cut! Cut! Cut!
You figure out why we can not pay for the things we need with out Big
Brother's helping hand. Get a life. Oh yes and be sure to vote for the
status quo. Cut! Cut! Cut!
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From: "Gerald Gieger" <>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 10:39 PM
Subject: [GA-Roots] Fwd: FW: [FLORIDA] Florida State Library Closure??
> How many of you Cousins who have Florida Roots aware of this????
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alvie L. Davidson CGRS [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 7:35 AM
> Subject: [FLORIDA] Florida State Library Closure??
> TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush warned voters for months that a
> amendment to reduce class sizes would be exorbitantly expensive. On
> he named his price.
> The Republican's proposed state budget for 2003-04 would require hundreds
> millions of dollars in spending cuts for universities, juvenile crime
> prevention and health care for the poor. University tuition would rise
> up to 12.5 percent. The governor proposes closing the state library,
> would save $3-million and eliminate 41 jobs. One proposal is to transfer
> library and its extensive collection of state historical materials to
> Florida State University, which wants the prestigious archive.
> Bush's spending proposal for next year faces exhaustive review by
> including Senate hearings aimed at generating public opposition to his
> The full article can be found at:
> Gloria Colvin, Florida Library Association Communications Coordinator,
> provided us with additional information. She says: I have verified the
> following with the Secretary of State's Press Office.
> While details are still emerging, it is clear that under the Governor's
> budget plan the Division of Library and Information Services would be
> eliminated. Parts of the Division would be retained and moved from the
> Department of State to other state agencies. The Library Development arm,
> which administers the federal LSTA program and State Aid to Libraries, is
> slated to be incorporated into a newly formed "Department of State and
> Community Partnerships." The state archives will be moved to the
> of Environmental Protection, and the records management function will move
> to the Department of Management Services. The library itself, which
> provides library services to state agencies, libraries throughout the
> and the general public and manages the State Documents Program, would be
> eliminated all together with its collections dispersed.
> What does this mean to Florida genealogists? As George Miller, Florida
> Genealogical Society board member, has said:
> We need to obtain as many facts as possible so as to evaluate the full
> impact of this announcement to genealogists, particularly as pertains to
> state historical records and the Florida Pioneer Descendant Certificate
> Program records we have placed with the State Archives. That will help us
> determine the 'next steps.'
> On obtaining a full understanding of the issues, we may communicate with
> FGS/NGS Records Preservation and Access Committee (RP&AC) and request
> assistance and guidance. We could use some guidance on how to make sure
> materials are preserved in the 'right' environment(s) and remain
> to all citizens.
> If the collections are to be dispersed, the Librarians Serving
> (LSG) organization should call a meeting of the library decision makers --
> perhaps the heads of the major genealogical library collections -- and
> determine if there is any way to obtain the archival records that are of
> genealogical significance and find a home for them. A good case could
> probably be constructed in favor of placing these types of records in a
> place where they can be accessed and used.
> Alvie L. Davidson CGRS
> Lakeland, Florida
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