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Subject: Endangered Archives
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 11:17:43 EDT
I think this is important to all of us!
The following email was distributed by the NHPRC Joint Advocacy Task Force.
I wanted to share this information, as it is of concern to many of us who
use archives. I just finished signing the petition.
The President's budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2006 slash or
eliminate more than 150 federal programs. In that budget, the National
Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has been targeted to
receive NO funding. This includes no funds for the grants
no funds for staffing to support the NHPRC programs. It effectively
The Council of State Historical Records Coordinators, the Society of
American Archivists, and the National Association for Government Archivists
and Records Administrators are working collaboratively to address this
threat to NHPRC and NARA. Archivists across the U.S. are rallying to save
NHPRC while also ensuring that NARA has sufficient funding to sustain its
current programs and continue to advance in areas that benefit all archival
repositories and every citizen of the United States
As part of our efforts to continue to express to Congress interest in
restoration of funding for NHPRC, we have created an online petition.
Please consider signing this petition, and please forward it to any
listservs, e-mail groups, or organizations and people you feel would be
interested in helping with this effort. It is a quick and easy way for many
people to assist. The petition will be forwarded to the House Appropriations
Committee and Subcommittee on Treasury, Transportation, HUD and the
Judiciary in late May. The petition can be access at:
Click on the "petition" button.
If you have not received a previous action alert on this issue, we
encourage you to also write a letter to your members of Congress. For
information on writing letters of support, see any of the following
Thanks for your efforts to save this important program for archives!
Members of the NHPRC Joint Advocacy Task Force
Council of State Historical Records Coordinators:
David Carmicheal, Sandra Clark, Kathleen Roe
Society of American Archivists:
Nancy Beaumont, Peter Gottlieb, Rand Jimerson, Joan Krizack, Richard
National Association of Government Archivists and Records