The many forms of records from individuals, agencies and communities will be celebrated Oct. 17-23 during Archives Week in North Carolina. N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle will present the Archives Week Proclamation signed by Gov. Bev Perdue in observation of Archives Week to State Archivist Dick Lankford on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the Archives and History/State Library Building in Raleigh. Officers of the Society of North Carolina Archivists also will attend.
Home movies, colonial maps, letters home from the battlefield and digital photo albums all tell the story of a time and a people, and all are part of the week’s free activities. The theme Celebrating the North Carolina Record will feature a page from the 1663 North Carolina charter, maps from the 16th to 21st century, and demonstrations of how to find historic documents from the State Archives online (http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/default.htm).
In her presentation, Secretary Carlisle also will highlight a newly available aid to state employees. The Government Records Branch of the State Archives has posted the Program Records and Retention and Disposition Schedules for State Agencies online. It can help ensure compliance with Executive Order 18 issued by Gov. Perdue, requiring retention and disclosure of public records. The State Archives captures the old and incorporates new technology, too.
Secretary Carlisle will present the proclamation at the end of the Tuesday session on maps.
A schedule of Archives Week programs is below:
Saturday, Oct. 17: Home Movie Day, 1-4 p.m., State Archives Building Auditorium
Monday, Oct. 19: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Documents and Treasures of the State Archives
Tuesday, Oct. 20: North Carolina Maps: From the 16th to 21st Century, 10-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21: The New Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS): Online Access to State Archives Records, 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22: Managing and Accessing Your Digital Images 10-11 a.m.
For additional information call (919) 807-7389. The State Archives is administered by the Office of Archives and History in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency dedicated to the promotion and protection of North Carolina’s arts, history and culture. It is now podcasting 24/7 with information about the Department of Cultural Resources, all available at www.ncculture.com.
Andrea Gabriel, North Carolina State Archives
N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
Phone: (919) 807-7326
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