2009 Archives Month Proclamation

Governor Ted Kulongoski proclaims October, 2009 as Archives Month in Oregon.

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2009 Archives Month Proclamation Text

Whereas: We celebrate Oregon's 150th birthday, and we understand that our state's future is shaped by the shared experiences of its citizens, both past and present; and

Whereas: Much of our state's rich history is preserved in information recorded by and for its citizens and their institutions on various media from paper to photographic film and electronic information systems; and

Whereas: These documents and records are housed in archives established by state, local and tribal governments, religious and medical institutions, colleges and universities, historical societies, libraries, museums, businesses, corporations, and families in order to preserve them so that future generations of Oregonians may accurately study the past, learn from the experiences of their predecessors, trace their ancestors, and understand their relationship to both time and place; and

Whereas: Archivists across Oregon are dedicated to responsibly identifying, collecting, organizing, and preserving the records in the public trust, and making those records available for study and appreciation; and

Whereas: The work of these archivists and the importance of these records programs receive the recognition they deserve.

Now,

Therefore: I, Theodore R. Kulongoski, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim October 2009 to be

ARCHIVES MONTH

in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.

In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Oregon to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Salem in the State of Oregon on this day, September 8, 2009.

[signed] Theodore R. Kulongoski

[signed] Kate Brown, Secretary of State