LOUISIANA POLITICS: LEGISLATURE TAKES A LONG LOOK AT ARCHIVES AROUND THE STATE

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A legislatively created task force has been touring the state visiting as many locales as possible that hold historic Louisiana documents, from universities and clerks’ offices to courthouses and private foundations.
But the research has become so time-consuming, and archiving needs so profound, that Sen. Mike Walsworth said the task force may ask for an extension beyond its March 2018 expiration.
“We’d like to be ready to ask for legislation by then,” said Walsworth, chairman of the Historical Archives Task Force, “but there’s still a lot of work to do.”
The task force is currently in a “fact-finding” phase, but it’s beginning to narrow its scope of interest…

 

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