Hall of Records Commission

for a Meeting 
at the Maryland State Archives
Electronic Classroom
12 Noon 
October 17, 2003

Call to Order by the Chairman

Attendees and Introduction of Special Guest:

Bonnie A. Kirkland, Esquire, Assistant Attorney General

Reports and Minutes of Previous Meetings

Records Retention and Disposal Schedules

Old Business

  • How other Archives are faring
  • Archivist's Report & Staff Activities

         (see the Maryland State Archives Bulldog for additional details)
  • April 25:  Dr. Papenfuse served as panel participant in The Future of Civil Rights Research - A Program to Commemorate the Reopening of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, The University of Maryland School of Law;
  • April 30:  Dr. Papenfuse attended the Administrative Law Section Annual Spring Dinner and talk by Judge Wilner on The Governor's Emergency Powers;
  • May 5:  Dr. Papenfuse address to the Maryland Circuit Court Clerk's Association in Ocean City, MD re:  Land Records ELROI/Archives project;
  • May 15:  Dr. Papenfuse address to the China Burma India (CBI) Veterans group of WWII  re:  What's in a name and why we should remember: Peleliu and the men of 1-1-1-HQ Company - Communications Platoon;

  • May 21:  Dr. Papenfuse hosted Russ and Jody Morrison and the Kent County Historical Society on tour of the Archives;
  • June 2:  Dr. Papenfuse served as keynote luncheon speaker at the TUGIS 2003 Conference at Towson University re:  From Then to Now: The Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland;
  • June 4:  Dr. Papenfuse attended Reference and Research Advisory Committee meeting;
  • June 23:  Dr. Papenfuse participated in panel on the Mark Steiner show (WYPR FM) re:  State Constitution of Maryland;
  • June 27:  Dr. Papenfuse attended Government House dinner with Governor and Mrs. Ehrlich for the kick off of the Foundation for the Preservation of Government House. Evening included a tour of the State House by Dr. Papenfuse for the dinner guests;
  • August 28:  Dr. Papenfuse address to Library of Congress overseas officials on using the Zeutschel scanner rather than microfilm and digital preservation;
  • September 4:  Dr. Papenfuse gives demonstration of mdlandrec.net to all of the clerks hosted by Steve Hales in Snow Hill;
  • September 5:  Dr. Papenfuse welcomes conservators visiting from South Korea;
  • September 10:  Dr. Papenfuse teaches Judicial Institute course on Maryland Legal History at the Judicial Training Center;
  • September 11:  Dr. Papenfuse and Mr. Baker make presentation to the Comptroller's Cabinet re: What the Archives is and what it does;
  • September 15:  Dr. Papenfuse gives tour of the State House to European Journalists and Connex officials on behalf of the Governor and Lt. Governor [$1,000 donation received];
  • September 15: Publication of new Government House brochure, written and produced by Archives' staff members Mimi Calver and Elaine Rice Bachmann;
  • September 16:  Dr. Papenfuse participates in a JHU Senior Alumni lecture on the Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland at Evergreen House;
  • September 18-20:  Alexander Lourie attends, on behalf of Judge Bell, the sixth annual meeting of the State and Federal Court Historical Society Administrators and Trustees in conjunction with the AASLH Annual Meeting in Providence, RI;
  • October 7:  Dr. Papenfuse and Jennifer Hafner attend the oral argument in Virginia v. Maryland at the Supreme Court of the United States;
  • October 10-11:  Dr. Papenfuse attends fall meeting of the Historic St. Mary's City Commission. Dr. Papenfuse was appointed by Governor Ehrlich as a member of the Historic St. Mary's City Commission for a term of four years commencing July 1, 2003;
  • October 11:  Chris Haley, Acting Director of Reference Services, address to the Maryland Genealogical Society at the Maryland Historical Society re:  What's new at the Archives.
  • Forthcoming special meetings of the Commission & events of interest

  • October 21:  Dr. Papenfuse to attend the Governor's Consulting Committee meeting in Crownsville;
  • October 26:  Dr. Papenfuse to attend Baltimore Book Bash at Borders bookstore in Towson, MD to promote the historical Atlas;
  • October 31:  Dr. Papenfuse to attend presentation to Sid Hart, Editor of the Peale Papers, by the Friends of Franklin, Inc. in the Calvert Room and conduct a private tour of the State House;
  • November 6:  Dr. Papenfuse to address the Washington Map Society at the Library of Congress re: Putting Maryland on the Map: A New Edition of the Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland after 20 years;
  • November 21:  Dr. Papenfuse, Mimi Calver and Elaine Rice Bachmann to attend reception for the Foundation for the Preservation of Government House at Government House (rescheduled from September 19);
  • December 17:  Dr. Papenfuse to host a group of four Russian librarians, an interpreter, one facilitator and interested League of Women Voters for an orientation program and tour of the Archives;
  • May 6, 2004:  Dr. Papenfuse to address The Women's Club of Roland Park;
  • May 13, 2004:  Dr. Papenfuse to give presentation and tour to Boys' Latin School students;
  • May 25, 2004:  Dr. Papenfuse to address the Ft. Garrison Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century at the home of Mary Parks located in Homeland in Baltimore.
  • Recent Gifts and Acquisitions

    Finding Aids, Reference Services, and Publications

    Research & Education

    Administrative & Fiscal Matters

    Next meeting

    Spring meeting at the call of the Chair


    Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse
    State Archivist

    Maryland State Archives

    350 Rowe Boulevard
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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