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Release Date: October 8, 2003

Preservation Workshop Set Nov. 10 at ASU for Archivists

Angelo State University's West Texas Collection will host a preservation workshop offered by the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Nov. 10 for individuals who have direct responsibility for managing, preserving and providing access to historical records.

"Preserving Your Historical Records: An Archival Holdings Maintenance Workshop" will be offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, in the Seminar Room of the Tucker Center on the second floor of ASU's Houston Harte University Center.

Preservation field services officer Marlan Green of the Imaging and Preservation Services Department for Amigos Library Services Inc. in Dallas will conduct the training workshop and provide information on the basics of proper care and storage of archives and manuscript collections.

Registration is free but will be limited to the first 35 registrants with archival responsibilities, including archivists, museum curators, custodians of local history collections and county, district and city clerks.

Written applications are available through ASU's West Texas Collection and must be returned to the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board by Oct. 20 for applicants to be accepted for the workshop. The West Texas Collection can be contacted at (325) 942-2164 for additional information.

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board was established in 1976 to promote more efficient and comprehensive preservation of the state's unique documentary heritage, including state records, local government records, and historical manuscripts. Funding for the San Angelo workshop has been provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.