The Local Records Preservation Project is a unique partnership with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office to provide workspace for an area archivist to process pre-1900s court documents and prepare them for duplication and storage via microfilm. The project has been running at Truman since September 2011.
This preservation project serves as a special opportunity for Truman students to get involved. An internship program is available each semester, including the summer term, where students receive training in archival work, hear lectures by state archivists and have opportunities to tour state facilities in Jefferson City. In their archival work, participants will do hands-on work cleaning, preparing, processing and indexing court records. Students can receive academic credit for their participation.
The showcase is April 18th at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building Alumni Room, with tours to follow in the General Services Building Room 208.