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<P><BR><BR>Celebrate Archives Week!</P></DIV>
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<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;October 20-27 is New England Archives Week.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Culminating with the New England Archivists organization’s fall meeting in New Haven, Conn., New England Archives Week is a celebration of the importance of original historical documents.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>All kinds of historical documents have value, whether it is the original draft of the Constitution of your state or a photograph of your great-great-grandfather in his Civil War uniform, or even the minutes of a local Parent-Teacher Organization meeting from the 1990s.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;Archives Week bookmarks being created by NEA will be distributed to many public libraries, historical societies, and archives, and will be available free to the public—keep your eyes peeled for them!</P>
<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;If you are in the Greater Boston area, stop by our “Archives on the Road” event, October 22 from 6:00-7:30 at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library, 690 Washington St., Dorchester.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Bring your old photograph, letter, or other documents and have a professional archivist examine it with you.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Learn about how to preserve it, discover something about its historical value, and pick up handouts on archival supplies, consultants, and other resources.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;In addition, NEA encourages individuals and repositories responsible for acquiring, preserving, or making historical documents available to host an event, distribute a flyer, or prepare an exhibit—Archives Week is about you!</P>
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