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Judith Wellman <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 6 Nov 2001 09:15:13 -0800
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We absolutely need dialogue about preservation and use of documentary
sources! Please continue to post these! Best, Judy Wellman

> From: NYHISTLED <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: "A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State
> history." <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 10:34:46 -0500
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Closure to thread--Private Sale of Public Records
> I have received three additional messages on the subject of "Private Sale of
> Public Records."  These messages contain responses to earlier postings, and I
> will be posting them because I think they bring closure to the issue.
> Personal experiences, opinions, and positions have been strongly and
> effectively stated by both collectors and custodians of materials documenting
> New York state history.
> Two list members have privately questioned whether these postings are
> appropriate for a list dealing with New York State history.  Since its
> inception in 1995, NYHIST-L has had occasional postings regarding the
> accessibility and preservation of documentary sources relating to New York
> history.  Several of those postings have included comments on the policies and
> practices of libraries and archives in regard to preservation and duplication
> of documentary materials.  I think that libraries and archives in New York
> deserve and need public scrutiny by historically-aware citizens.  Therefore, I
> will continue to post messages concerning the administration of source
> materials relating to New York history. However, list members should refrain
> from personal exchanges, and should keep their focus on New York-related
> questions, topics, and issues.
> Thank you!
> Jim Folts
> Moderator, NYHIST-L