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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release December 18, 2008

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

Historical records advisory board meets Friday

Teleconference participation available

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board (IHRAB), a central advisory body for historical records planning in Iowa, will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at the Centennial Building, 402 Iowa Avenue in Iowa City.

The board will review information about archival needs gathered through a series of statewide meetings this fall and to discuss planning issues. The meeting is open to the public and teleconference participation is available by calling 866-685-1580; the access code is 5152816320.

The meeting agenda is below:

Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board
Meeting – Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
11 a.m.
First Floor Conference Room
State Historical Society of Iowa
Centennial Building
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa

AGENDA
Introduction
Announcements

  • Special round HRDP grant review and awards schedule
  • Connecting to Collections grant award schedule

Discussion

  • Archival needs information gathered through Fall 2008 congresses and online survey
  • Next steps in using gathered information for planning
  • Utilization of NHPRC grant budget for IHRAB activities

Set next meeting
Public comment and questions
Adjournment

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The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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