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Jerry,

Only Chester A. Arthur requested that all of his presidential papers
be destroyed at the end of his term. The rest have been archived.

David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
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Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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"I think musicians should be able to write any kind of music - opera,
oratorio, chamber, songs, or even ragtime." - Sir Arthur Bliss


-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jerry Young
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 5:50 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] NHPRC Is In Trouble

First-time poster, short-time lurker...

Is it of any signficance that shortly into W's first
term he issued the executive order that broke with the
usual procedure of archivng private presidential
papers part of the puiblic record after 12 years to
protect his father's records? Is NHPRC the
organization that handles this?

He would surely  give the same reasons for wanting us
not to see his own.

Jerry

--- steven austin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Curious that the cuts parallel the feelings of a lot
> of Americans, in
> that many of us would like to completely erase the
> last five years in
> American political history.
>
> Steven Austin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Watsky, Lance
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 9:08 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] NHPRC Is In Trouble
>
> On Monday, the President of the US released his
> FY2006 budget
> recommendations which slash or eliminate more than
> 150 federal programs.
> In that budget, the National Historical Publications
> and Records
> Commission (NHPRC) has been targeted to receive NO
> funding. This
> includes no funds for the grants program and no
> funds for staffing to
> support the NHPRC programs. In addition, the overall
> budget for the
> National Archives and Records Administration has
> significant decreases
> in other areas of importance. The relevant section
> for NHPRC
> specifically and sparsely states: "National
> Historical Publications and
> Records Commission Grants.-This program provides
> funding for grants that
> the Commission makes, nationwide, to preserve and
> publish records that
> document American history. The Budget proposes no
> new grants funding for
> the National Historical Publications and Records
> Commission in 2006."
>