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MASSLegacy: Coalition of Advocates to Preserve our Past
(MASSLegacy:CAPP) is a new non-profit organization being formed to
promote and advocate for the preservation of the documentary history
of the people of Massachusetts.  Membership will be open to any and
all individuals and organizations having an interest in the
historical record of Massachusetts.  The new organization will serve
as an umbrella group so that all persons and organizations --
historical societies, genealogical societies, municipal bodies,
libraries, etc., as well as individuals -- can speak with a unified
voice.  Our goals are to increase public awareness of the value of
the historical record, to share information and databases, and to
advocate for funding for preservation, access, and processing.  Our
membership drive will begin at the Historical Records Forum, to be
held in Worcester May 11.
        For further information on the Forum, visit the MHRAB website at
http://www.state.ma.us/sec/arc/arcaac/aacintro.htm
        At this time we are asking for people from all parts of
Massachusetts to assist the representatives in developing the
organization during its formative period.  If you would like to help,
please notify the regional representative nearest you, or one of the
officers:
        Boston region:  Jennifer Tolpa, [log in to unmask] (Clerk) --
        Metrowest region: Sheri Kelley, [log in to unmask]
                (Treasurer)--
        Northeast region:SusanEdwards,[log in to unmask] --
         Southeast region: Judy Farrar, [log in to unmask]
         Cape and Islands: Margot B. Garritt, [log in to unmask]
         Central region: Nancy Odell, Westboro Public Library, 55
                Main St.,               Westboro, Mass.--
        Western region: Bill Carroll, [log in to unmask]  (President)