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January 24, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

County workers racing clock to save precious records from being destroyed

Article appeared on NewarkAdvocate.com on Jan. 23.; written by Anna Sudar.

The Licking County Courthouse attic is a more suitable place for spiders and bats than historical documents.  But for many years, the dim, dusty attic has been used to house thousands of Licking County records, from land deeds to court documents. With the attic’s fluctuating temperatures, dusty floors and occasional water damage, some of the country’s vital public documents are at risk of being damaged or destroyed. [link to full article]

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