Hall of Records Commission
for a Meeting
at the Maryland State Archives
April 28, 2004
Call to Order by the Chairman
Chairman Bell called the meeting to order at 12:19 p.m. He welcomed
everyone to the newly-named Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building
and said that this was a well deserved honor for Dr. Papenfuse. He
also said that Del. Ted Sophocleus was instrumental in having the building
named in Dr. Papenfuse's honor.
Attendees and Introduction
of Special Guests
The following Commission members, alternates and staff of the Archives
The Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Court
of Appeals and Chairman of the Hall of Records Commission
Mr. Howard Freedlander, representing The Honorable
Nancy K. Kopp, Treasurer
Mr. R. Dean Kenderdine, representing The Honorable
William Donald Schaefer, Comptroller of the Treasury
The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, President
of the Senate
The Honorable Mary A. Conroy, House of Delegates
Ms. Pat Bruce, Aide to Delegate Mary A. Conroy
Mr. Boyd Rutherford, Secretary, Department of
Dr. Glenn Phillips, representing Dr. Earl S. Richardson,
Morgan State University
Dr. Whitman H. Ridgway, representing Dr. William
E. Kirwan,Chancellor, University of Maryland
Winston Tabb, representing Dr. William R. Brody,
President, The Johns Hopkins University
Mr. Timothy D. Baker, Deputy State Archivist
Ms. Elaine Rice Bachmann, Archivist IV, Maryland
Ms. Kathy Beard, Executive Associate and Recording
Secretary, Maryland State Archives
Ms. Mimi Calver, Archivist V, Maryland State
Mr. Jim Hefelfinger, Photographer III, Maryland
Mr. Van Lewis, Director, Fiscal Administration,
Maryland State Archives
Ms. Lynne MacAdam, Computer Network Specialist
Manager, Maryland State Archives
Ms. Pat Melville, Archivist V, Maryland State
Mr. Michael McCormick, Archivist V, Maryland
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse, State Archivist and
Secretary, Hall of Records Commission
Ms. Emily Oland Squires, Archivist V, Maryland
Reports and Minutes of Previous Meetings
October 17, 2003
Dr. Phillips offered a motion of approval of the minutes (as
amended, if amended), seconded by Mr. Freedlander and unanimously approved,
the Chairman concurring.
Special Meetings and Celebratory Events
Mr. Kenderdine offered a motion of recognition of the special meetings
the Commission as defined by standing resolution, seconded by Mr. Freedlander
and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.
November 21: Staff attended reception for the Foundation for the
Preservation of Government House at Government House.
December 2: Holiday
History Happening at the Archives. Dr. Papenfuse reported that
the Holiday History Happening at the Archives was very successful.
The occasion celebrated the publication of a number of local books, including
the map book, as well as making available for public sale maps and prints
from the Archives' collection. It was so successful that the Annapolis
History Consortium, which helped organize it, asked that the Archives do
it again next year.
January 28: Address to the House of Delegates re: Putting
Maryland on the Map. Dr. Papenfuse was honored to be asked by
the House and Senate to present his map book and, thanks to Speaker Busch
and President Miller, copies were distributed to every member of the General
February 5: Address to the Maryland Senate re: Putting
Maryland on the Map.
February 16: George Washington's Birthday Celebration in Old Senate
Chamber. Speech by Senator John A. Giannetti, Jr.and brochure
by Mimi Calver. Dr. Papenfusenoted showed the brochure Mimi Calver
provided for the annual ceremony in the State House for George Washington's
birthday celebration. This is an example of the kinds of things staff
does that the public generally doesn't realize.
March 4: Presentation of the Speaker's Society Awards.
March 11: Presentation of First Citizen Awards: Speech
by Dr. Papenfuse. Dr. Papenfuse reported that the First Citizen
Awards were presented to three people who have contributed a great deal
to our State: Benjamin Bradlee, who did a remarkable job on the Historic
St. Mary's City Commission; William Henry Cardinal Keeler and Pete Rawlings,
March 25: Maryland Day, Maryland
Colonial Society Annual Essay Contest Awards. Speech by Dr. Papenfuse.
March 30: Unveiling of portrait of former Speaker Casper R. Taylor,
Jr. in the House chamber. Remarks
by Dr. Papenfuse. Dr. Papenfuse said that this was the best speech
he had ever not given. He had been asked to prepare remarks, but,
when his turn to speak came, many other had already spoken and it was clear
that the time had come to unveil the portrait.
April 21: Board
of Public Works names Archives building in honor of Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse.
Dr. Papenfuse said he is enormously grateful to everyone who participated
in naming the Archives building in his honor and that it was a complete
surprise. He didn't know about it until Mike Dresser, a Sun
reporter called to ask Dr. Papenfuse about the Board of Public Works agenda
item. Dr. Papenfuse told the Commission that he pointed out to the
Board of Public Works at their meeting of April 20 that it is the 355th
anniversary of the adoption of the Act of Toleration, and he appreciated
everyone being as tolerant as they were. Copies of the Board
of Public Works transcript, newspaper articles (Sun,
and an editorial
on the naming of the building in Dr. Papenfuse's honor have been appended
hereto and made part of these minutes.
Records Retention and Disposal
Dr. Papenfuse said that it is important to get a sense of what the
Archives does every year in terms of the actual transfer of paper material.
He is very grateful for the support of DGS for helping the Archives look
for more warehouse space and for helping in acquiring more shelving for
the space the Archives already has. The Archives needs to find more
warehouse space for the storage of paper record material. Dr. Papenfuse
paid tribute to Doris Byrne and her staff for the remarkable job they do
in managing the warehouses. He suggested that some time in the future
the Commission visit one of the warehouses in conjunction with the scanning
facility located there, as well as to see the operation.
Dr. Phillips offered a motion of approval of Records Retention and
Disposal Schedules as presented, seconded by Dr. Ridgway and unanimously
approved, the Chairman concurring.
Archivist's Report and Staff Activities
Dr. Papenfuse highlighted staff activities beyond the normal business of
preserving records and making them accessible to the public. Archives
staff also participates in professional organizations such as MARAC (Mid-Atlantic
Regional Archives Conference).
(see the Maryland State Archives
for additional details)
October 21: Governor's Consulting Committee Meeting on Historic Sites;
October 23: Paul W. Comfort, Esq. Governor's
Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government visited
October 26: Book Bash at Border's Bookstore in Towson where copies
of the map book were sold to benefit the Archives;
October 31: Private tour of the State House for The Friends of Franklin;
November 6: Address to 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 13: Open house at the Maryland Historical Society;
November 18: Meeting with Governor's staff re: Records Retention
November 20: David Taft Terry participated in a conference re: Maryland
and the Road to Brown at the University of Maryland School of Law;
November 22 and 23: Map book signing and sale at the Evergreen House;
December 15: Book signing at The Johns Hopkins University Press;
December 17: Visit of four Russian librarians, an interpreter and
a facilitator and members of the League of Women Voters for an orientation
program and tour of the Archives;
January 12: Two new exhibitions of state-owned artwork and special
collections, organized by the staff of the Commission on Artistic Property,
opened in the Miller Senate Building:
January 13: Address to the Berwyn Heights
Historical Committee including a tour of the Archives;
February 5: Dr. Papenfuse and Tim Baker attended entrance meeting
with the legislative auditor;
February 13: Johns Hopkins University Medical Archives meeting;
February 26: Visit of students from Maryland Institute College of
Art for an orientation program;
March 1: Senate confirmation of Dr. Papenfuse's appointment to the
Historic St. Mary's City Commission. Dr. Papenfuse reported that he has
been appointed by the Governor to the Historic St. Mary's City Commission.
He serves on the Commission as an official member, which is a great pleasure
for Dr. Papenfuse and very enlightening to be part of one of the most interesting
and effective museum enterprises that the State has ever undertaken.
It is now a joint enterprise between the St. Mary's City Commission and
the College, which means the educational component is enhanced.
March 2: ELROI briefing in Judge Bell's Baltimore chambers;
March 16: OAH Electronic Records Policy focus group at the National
March 22: Dr. Papenfuse and Mimi Calver met with Secretary Rutherford
and Dennis Castleman re: Old Treasury Building and Visitor's Center;
March 26: Dr. Papenfuse attended the 2004 OAH Annual Meeting, Boston,
Massachusetts, as a member of the OAH Committee on Access;
March 27 and 28: Dr. Papenfuse attended
the St. Mary's City Commission Board meeting as a confirmed member of the
April 1: MLA Advisory Board meeting;
April 24: Tim Baker and Kim Moreno presented at the MARAC Spring
Conference, Arlington, VA re: Vital Signs: Implementing an Archives
Vital Records Plan;
April 26: Michael McCormick hosted a tour of the Archives for the
DC Library Association. The Archives' new head of Reference, Mike
McCormick, hosted a group of librarians from Washington, DC. Dr.
Papenfuse read an excerpt from a thank you letter he received from the
DC Library Association as follows:
On behalf of the D.C. Library Association, I would like to thank
you for spending such valuable time with us during our tour of the Maryland
State Archives yesterday. We were all very impressed by the progress
MSA has made in the digital arena over the past 10 years. It is certainly
a model of what can be done on a shoestring budget, which was particularly
heartening for those of us who have great concerns about the plight of
the DC Archives.
Dr. Papenfuse said that the letter goes on to explain how the DC Library
Association is trying to do something similar, and they are most grateful
for the help the Archives has given them. It is the kind of thing
that the Archives tries to do as part of its outreach to other professionals
who are dealing with some of the same kinds of issues.
Recent Gifts and Acquisitions
Dr. Papenfuse reported that the Archives has been extremely active
since the last meeting in terms of the kinds of things it is receiving.
Dr. Phillips asked to view the Frederick Douglass papers, and Dr. Papenfuse
responded that the Archives acquired the North Star microfilm because it
is being used for the Underground Railroad project.
Dr. Papenfuse advised that the Archives has received a great deal of
government record material, calling the Commission's attention to the Department
of Health and Mental Hygiene. One of the Archives' accomplishments
over the last legislative session was to encourage the legislature to be
considerate with regard to the sale of any land at Crownsville that might
encompass the graves of people who died at Crownsville Hospital.
It is sacred ground and it is also an important reminder of the history
of the hospital. It was served as a community hospital for the African
American community in Anne Arundel County and at least two very distinguished
individuals, John B. Anderson and William H. Howard, died there in the
early 19th century. They were both principals in the voting rights
cases that came before the Supreme Court and were decided in favor of the
African American community in 1915. Dr. Papenfuse has discovered
records turned over to the Archives by DHMH that are, in fact, the health
records relating to the people who are buried there. That means there
is a good chance of being able to identify a lot of the graves and the
people who are buried there. Dr. Papenfuse is pleased to be able
to preserve these records and make them accessible.
Archives Endowment Fund
Dr. Papenfuse stated that Archives tries to add to its Endowment Fund
each year based upon the work it does with services to the government and
the public. Obviously, it does not have much in the way of interest
based on the current interest rate.
Dr. Papenfuse advised the Commission that Delegate Conroy brought to
today's meeting two gifts from her husband's papers that will be placed
in a special collection in memory of Senator Conroy. The first item
was muster rolls with signatures relating to Pennsylvania's 187th regiment.
Dr. Papenfuse said these Civil War era muster rolls are remarkable and
not only is the Archives pleased to have them, but it will notify its colleagues
in Pennsylvania that they are here so they can also make use of them.
The other item came out of the Maryland State Library: the original Senate
of Maryland bills as they were kept for 1886. The Chairman thanked
Delegate Conroy for these gifts.
Mr. Rutherford offered a Resolution of Appreciation for the recent
gifts, including other special collections received but not described,
seconded by Mr. Freedlander and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.
Archives of Maryland On Line
Dr. Papenfuse told the Commission that any of the publication
and outreach work the Archives does, including any of the archival services
it performs, are all related to the Archives of Maryland Fund and the law
that created this fund. When Dr. Papenfuse talks about the Archives
of Maryland On-Line, he is talking about a number of things that are being
done as a result of the Archives' ability to keep and use that money for
Richard E. Israel, Esq., on the origins of the balanced budget amendment
Dr. Papenfuse reported on a gift from the Archives' former attorney,
Dick Israel. Mr. Israel did a remarkable research job researching
the origins of the balanced budget amendment. Dr. Papenfuse demonstrated
for the Commission how it can be accessed on-line through the Archives
of Maryland web site. Chairman Bell agreed that it is a remarkable
piece of work.
Finding Aids, Reference Services, and Publications:
Dr. Papenfuse advised that by last fall the Archives' Reference Services
were inundated with requests for copies of death, birth and marriage certificates,
which were inherited from DHMH. The records were not well-organized
which made it very time-consuming to fill these requests. An in-house
committee was formed to resolve this problem, and a plan was developed
to put all of the indices on the web. This will give people a way
to order vital records directly. Dr. Papenfuse called on Emily Squires,
head of the in-house committee, to demonstrate how the mdvitalrec.net web
site works. Dr. Papenfuse reported that the Archives is earning approximately
$1,700 a week from this service, and it is only about 10% through the death
on-line comprehensive guide to records
Dr. Papenfuse asked that the on-line comprehensive guide to records
be deferred to the next Hall of Records Commission meeting.
MOU and archival service-related projects:
Presentation on mdlandrec.net - Howard
Dr. Papenfuse stated that the largest single component of income for
Special Funds comes out of the Archives' efforts to make land records in
Maryland more accessible by putting indices on-line. Since the last
Hall of Records Commission meeting, the Archives was asked by the courts
to conduct a full experiment in Howard County to provide all Howard County
land records on-line through mdlandrec.net. Howard County was selected
because they do not have room in the courthouse for their land records
division which is being moved off-site. The clerk asked the court
if mdlandrec could be made into a total reference system and that ELROI
be a recordation system that feeds into mdlandrec.net. Despite the
stress and strain this has put on Archives staff, and without asking for
additional funds, the system is scheduled for installation in June 2004.
Dr. Papenfuse is pleased with mdlandrec.net, thinks it has great promise
and hopes this proves to be the kind of answer that both the Judiciary
and the Archives need to report to the General Assembly at the end of September.
plats.net - certificates of survey
Education and Outreach
Courses taught and lectures given by State Archivist (see prior resolution
Fall 2003: Legal History Seminar: Building
Baltimore, University of Maryland School of Law;
Spring 2004: Race and the Law:
The Maryland Experience, University of Maryland School of Law;
Spring 2004: Teaching Putting
Maryland on the Map: The Cartographic and Geological History of Maryland,
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.
Dr. Papenfuse announced the courses he teaches so that the Commission
is aware of his teaching program outside of the Archives. To access the
links, a user name may be required and password that Dr. Papenfuse will
be happy to provide to anyone who is interested. Mr. Freedlander
asked if other staff of the Archives teach and Dr. Papenfuse said that
Nancy Bramucci teaches at UMBC and David Taft Terry teaches at Morgan State
University. Staff participating in teaching programs outside of the
Archives will be included on future agendas.
March 8: Dr. Papenfuse presented a Johns Hopkins University Odyssey
course on the Great Baltimore Fire.
Commission to Coordinate the Study, Commemoration, and Impact of Slavery's
History and Legacy in Maryland.
October 22, 2003: Meeting canceled. Resignation of Dr. Stephan
Goodwin, Chair. Work proceeds on U.S. Department
of Education grant.
Dr. Papenfuse advised that at this time there is no Chair of the Commission,
and a number of the members' terms have expired. He is not sure what
the governor's approach is going to be to the Slavery Commission.
In the meantime, the Archives is proceeding on the grant and anyone interested
in following along with the activities in terms of what information is
being added on slaves, slavery and the flight to freedom can do so by going
to the mdslavery.net web site.
Summer Internship Program,
for summer 2004
Mr. Tabb offered a Resolution of Appreciation for providing
funds for the 2004 Internship Program to Morgan State University, Senator
Julian Lapides, Maryland Commission for Women, U.S. Department of Education,
Judge Holland, Baltimore County Genealogical Society, S. J. Martenet, Kathy
Murphy Blue and the Moss Family Foundation, seconded by Dr. Phillips
and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.
Dr. Papenfuse expressed his appreciation to the Secretary of the Department
of Budget and Management for approving the Archives' plan for hiring interns
this summer as an exception to the hiring freeze. He also noted the
Archives' efforts in finding matching funds, for example, Morgan State
University and private support from the Moss Family Foundation. Dr.
Papenfuse introduced Emily Oland Squires to report on this summer's internship
program. Ms. Squires is looking ahead to anther very exciting summer
with the biggest group of applicants ever (105 applicants) from all over
the country (the student must be a Maryland resident or attend a Maryland
school), with a nice mix of high school, graduate and undergraduate students.
There will be 30 students working on various projects from artwork and
conservation of records to on-line activities such as mapping counties.
The Underground Railroad program is going to have the largest number of
interns, because of the Federal grant. A partnership has been established
with the Maryland Commission for Women to work on the Women's Hall
of Fame and the on-line Women's Hall of Fame exhibit. Many interns
will also be conducting more traditional archival work such as records
processing, handling, creating on-line finding aids and catalogues.
Some interns will also be working with plats and special collections.
Dr. Papenfuse noted that the Baltimore City courthouse art inventory
is designed to help out Judge Holland who is responsible, as Administrative
Judge, for maintaining all of the artwork in the courthouse. Judge
Holland will raise the money, and the Archives will provide the supervision
and perform a visual inventory and brief conservation report.
Dr. Papenfuse informed the Commission that the Archives has very good
programming staff thanks to our Special Funds. Kyle McClean and Sean
Neubert came to the Archives as high school interns and put together the
Archives' General Guide to its holdings on-line, which Dr. Papenfuse will
demonstrate at the fall Hall of Records Commission meeting.
Mr. Freedlander asked if the Archives internship program has an evaluation
process on the interns' performance and asked if the interns get feedback
at the end of the program. Ms. Squires answered in the affirmative
and explained that she is the overall internship coordinator. Each
project also has an immediate supervisor so all along the way, the interns
are in touch with both. At the end of the program, the interns have
a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Papenfuse where supervisors need not be present.
They also fill out a written, anonymous feedback survey, and their written
comments are reviewed after the students have gone. Dr. Papenfuse
added that the interns also write an article for the Bulldog about
Archives/APC exhibits in the Miller Senate Office Building
At each meeting, Dr. Papenfuse would like to feature one aspect of
the work the Archives is doing so that the Commission has a better understanding
of the totality of its activities. At this time, he introduced Mimi
Calver to talk about the Archives' role in terms of doing exhibits in the
Miller Senate Building and the kinds of work we do that most people aren't
aware and what the response has been. Ms. Calver said that the Archives
is responsible for the art exhibits in both the James and Miller buildings.
She encouraged the Commission to visit as the exhibits change every year.
On the third floor of the Miller Building is an exhibit of county maps
called Putting Maryland on the Map drawn from the Atlas of Historical
Maps of Maryland 1608-1908 and features county maps from the period
1855-1865. Most of them were done by S. J. Martenet in Baltimore.
Ms. Calver drew the Commission's attention to an Anne Arundel County map
and said what is great about most of these maps is that it shows all of
the land owners names and where they lived, houses, businesses, crossings,
landings, bridges and stores. Another interesting feature of some
of these maps is the drawings around the edges that are wonderful architectural
history in that they show buildings that have often not survived.
Ms. Calver also called the Commission's attention to the full-size maps
displayed around the room and reported that the Archives is selling them
on its web site. Between the maps and the works on papers the Archives
is selling, it has made about $15,000.
Dr. Papenfuse introduced Elaine Rice Bachmann, Curator of the Artistic
Property Commission, who advised that the first floor gallery in the Miller
Senate Building is devoted to the Peabody Collection. When the State
acquired the Peabody Collection in 1996, part of the collection that was
virtually unknown was the almost 1,100 works on paper, including water
colors, pen/ink drawings, pencil sketches that had been collected
primarily during the 19th century by Charles James Madison Eden and Robert
Gilmore, Baltimoreans living abroad collected the paintings and sculptures,
but also went to flee markets and street vendors to buy small works
on paper that, at the time, were regarded almost as postcards by European
artists, some of them very well known and some completely unknown.
These all came into the Peabody collection and had been stored since they
had been collected. At the encouragement of Dr. Papenfuse, this extraordinary
collection of works on paper was scanned and is now available to be reproduced.
Once reproductions were completed, an exhibition of works on paper was
created and is now on display in the Miller Building. Ms. Bachmann
called the Commission's attention to the brochure in today's packet which
was paid for by the Senate, as well as the images printed and displayed
around the room. Because these works on paper are now available in
electronic format, they are becoming known to scholars around the world
who are studying these in the context of the artists who made them.
Next year, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walter's Museum are mounting
an entire exhibition of French drawings from Baltimore collections, and
the Archives has been able to work with them to make the Peabody collection
Forthcoming special meetings of the Commission and events of interest
May 1: Law Day at the Judicial Training Center re: the six
significant appellate cases;
Dr. Papenfuse learned right before today's meeting that the Law Day
event has been canceled.
May 6: Address to The Woman's Club of Roland Park;
May 13: Tour of the State House and Annapolis to Boys' Latin students;
May 17: Ellis Kitchen, new State CIO, to visit for an overview of
the Archives' systems and to discuss our most pressing issues;
May 18: Governor's Consulting Committee meeting on Historic Sites;
May 22: Address to the Society of Colonial Wars General Delegates,
Miller Senate Building;
May 25: Address to the Ft. Garrison Chapter of the Colonial Dames
of the 17th Century;
July 14-17: COSHRC annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Papenfuse hopes
to attend the COSHRC annual meeting in Phoenix in July with fellow state
archivists and others interested in the care and preservation of records.
Any expenses incurred will be paid for by COSHRC, not the State.
August 23-28: International Congress on Archives in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Papenfuse will be in England in August and may attend this Congress
if it is possible for him to do so.
Administrative and Fiscal Matters
At this time, Dr. Papenfuse turned the meeting over to Tim Baker, Deputy
State Archivist. Since Mr. Baker has been with the Archives, it has
begun effectively to manage the electronic archives. Mr. Baker
has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into following State purchasing
rules and guidelines, creating master contracts for scanning images from
film and paper, and upgrading computer space and facilities.
Maintenance/New Facilities/Space Needs:
Computer Room. Mr. Baker reported on some of
the facility improvements that the Archives needed to undertake, which
were coordinated by the Department of General Services (DGS), including
a full electrical upgrade to the server room that also allowed for putting
in appropriate computer server room quality HVAC systems. The fire
alarm system has been upgraded and more sophisticated fire detection systems
installed in the building. DGS is also helping the Archives to address
some other issues, such as the front doors which were not designed for
the kind of traffic they receive, so the framing and locks are beginning
to fail. In fact, all of the locks in the building need to be rekeyed
and replaced. The Archives needs uninterruptable power supplies and
generators for its IT equipment.
Next, Mr. Baker talked a little about records transfers. In 2003,
the Archives took on 21,000 cse (clam shell equivalents), and in this fiscal
year alone to date, the Archives took on 28,772 with three months remaining
in the fiscal year. The Archives has a very accelerated amount of
material coming in and is about to be entirely out of space, and, sometime
between July and December, the Archives will not be able to take on any
more records. However, there is money in the budget to initiate,
with DGS, another lease arrangement for additional warehouse space, but
this is just a stop-gap measure. We now have three warehouse facilities
under lease and another one potentially on the short-term horizon.
It is time to begin to develop a capital budget item demonstrating that
it would be cheaper to build an operating facility than to continue to
Capital budget item. Mr. Baker advised that the Archives'
General Fund budget was reduced in FY 2002 by $115,000, in FY 2003 by $164,000
and in FY 2004 by $195,821. Overall, this represents a $475,363 General
Fund reduction over that period which amounts to 18% of the Archives General
Fund budget. The budget analyst for the General Assembly categorized
our budget as "austere". At the same time, the Archives' Special
Fund budget has grown to 80% of the Archives budget. Mr. Baker said
that, while the Archives ought to be entrepreneurial, it also should be
about a 50-50 percent Special Fund and General Fund match. The good
news is all of the Archives Special Fund projects which allow it to generate
those funds are on time and within budget. For example, for the land
records initiative, the Archives actually produced more than it said it
would when it set out the work plan in August. Dr. Papenfuse said the Archives
will be able to absorb the increased productivity within the same budgetary
allocation, which is a remarkable tribute to the staff of the Archives.
951, Study Commission to Study the Public's Access to Public Records
1167 (SB 615), Higher Education, Maryland Digital Library - Established
Dr. Papenfuse pointed out that the Commission
on Higher Education has formally recognized a Maryland Digital Library
which he feels is a good concept. The Archives asked to be considered
part of that effort and is written in to the law as being a part of the
Budget Issues, Past, Present and Future:
At the call of the Chair for sometime in late fall.
There being no further business to discuss, Dr. Phillips
offered a motion to adjourn at 1:28 p.m., seconded by Senator Miller and
unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.
Approved by the Hall of Records Commission, November 22, 2004
The Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chairman
Edward C. Papenfuse, Jr., Secretary
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse
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