MANAGING PRESERVATION AND ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS WITH THE MA SHRAB
With Irene Gates, Dan McCormack, Kaari Tari, Sarah-Jane Poindexter, and Dr. John Warner
This instructional session offered by the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board will provide an overview of managing and using public records — what they are, where you can find them, and how you can access them. This class is applicable to both records holders who manage public records and anyone interested in researching or using public records. Topics covered will include: an overview of SHRAB programming and what resources are available to you to help you preserve your records; a general introduction to the municipal records landscape – from privacy and confidentiality to understanding the Massachusetts Public Records Law; insights from two local municipal archives and how they provide access to town records; and an open Q&A session with a representative from our state’s Public Records Division on making public records requests.
Admittance to this event is included in the 2021 Mass History Conference registration fee. If you do not register for the Mass History Conference, you will have the opportunity to register for this Class on the Commons for $5.
Town Clerks are eligible for free access to this event, courtesy of SHRAB. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.