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Hall of Records Commission
Minutes of Meeting
at Morgan State University
12:00pm, April 28, 2010


Call to Order by the Chairman

   
The Spring 2010 meeting of the Hall of Records Commission began at 12:30pm, April 28, 2010, at Morgan State University, with Chief Judge Robert M. Bell presiding.


Attendees (http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se14/000031/html/attendees_28apr10.html)


Special Announcements and Opening Remarks
Friday, Jan 8 2010 - Source:  The Baltimore Sun (http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-01-08/news/bal-op.convention08jan08_1_constitutional-conventions-constitutional amendments-20th-century)

This November, Marylanders will have a once-in-a-generation chance to shake up the political process.  Yet few know about it, and even fewer are talking about it.  Maryland's Constitution stipulates that, every 20 years, the General Assembly must place on the general election ballot a binding referendum asking voters whether they want to convene a constitutional convention.  If it passes, it could be the most politically momentous event in Maryland during 2010.

See:  Guide to the Records of the Constitutional Convention of 1968 (http://aomol.net/000001/000085/html/am85--45.html) and the records of the Convention (http://guide.mdsa.net/history.cfm?ID=SH100)

Reports and Minutes of Previous Meetings
Dr. Phillips offered a motion of approval of the minutes (as amended, if amended), and recognition of the special meetings of the Commission as defined by standing resolution, seconded by Mr. Klasmeier and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.

Records Retention and Disposal
Mr. Klasmeier offered a motion of approval of Records Retention and Disposal Schedules as presented, seconded by Mr. Freedlander and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.


Archivist's Report
(see the maryland State Archivist's Blog (http://marylandarchivist.blogspot.com/) and the Staff Activities (http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se14/000031/html/staff_activities_28apr10.html) since last Hall of Records Commission meeting for details of staff activities and the calendar of Education and Outreach activities below)
Mr. Kummerow offered a motion of appreciation and acceptance of the gifts, and of support for the fundraising efforts  of the Friends of the Maryland State Archives, seconded by Mr. Ridgway and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.
Mr. Ridgway offered a motion of full support for archival initiatives as they relate to policy and publications, including the concept of the proposed expansion of the existing Archives building, seconded by Mr. Kummerow and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.


Recent Gifts, Deposits and Acquisitions
Mr. Freedlander offered a Resolution of Appreciation for the recent gifts, seconded by Mr. Klasmeier and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.


Maryland State Archives On Line

Education and Outreach


Forthcoming Special Meetings of the Commission and Events of Interest


Administrative and Fiscal Matters

Mr. Klasmeier offered a motion of approval of the reports, seconded by Mr. Freedlander and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.


New Business



Next Meeting

        The next Hall of Records Commission meeting is at the call of the Chair for an agreed time in November or December.


Adjournment

        There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 2:25pm.

Approved by the Hall of Records Commission, December 9, 2010.



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                                            The Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chairman
 
 
 

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                                            Edward C. Papenfuse, Secretary
 


Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse
State Archivist
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
(410) 260-6401

Email: edp@mdarchives.state.md.us

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