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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release March 23, 2010

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

Historical documentary collections presentation Friday on ICN

Program geared for Historical Resource Development Program grant applicants

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Historical Records Advisory Board are offering a presentation this week for Iowans interested in learning more about digitizing historical documentary collections.

“Considerations for HRDP Digitization Proposals” will be offered at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010, at six Iowa ICN locations in Cedar Falls, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Grinnell, Iowa City and Mason City.

Presenters include Nancy Kraft of the University of Iowa Libraries and Amy Groskopf of the Davenport Public Library. The presentation is recommended primarily for individuals and organizations applying, or considering application, for Historical Resource Development Programs grants in the documentary category.

Contact Jeffrey Dawson at jeffrey.dawson@iowa.gov or 515-281-7801 for more information. Below is the list of ICN locations where individuals can participate in Friday’s program:

Cedar Falls
Area Education Agency 267
3712 Cedar Heights Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Council Bluffs
Iowa School for the Deaf
Careers Building, Second Floor
3501 Harry Langdon Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Des Moines
State Library
Ola Babcock Miller Building
East 12th and Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319

Grinnell
Grinnell High School
Room 40
1333 Sunset Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

Iowa CityIowa City Public Library
Meeting Room D
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Mason City
North Iowa Area Community College
Careers Building, Room 119
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA 50401

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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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