Research focus of Kentucky Archives Institute in July
"The Past in Public Records” will be the theme of the 21st annual Kentucky Archives Institute, scheduled for July 8, 2005, at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort. The Institute, sponsored by the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., provides information for scholars, general researchers and genealogists interested in archival research.
“Public records are a rich source of history and enlightenment. Having the opportunity to hear these knowledgeable individuals speak from their unique perspectives will be of great value to researchers at all levels. This is going to be another important event for our state,” said James A. Nelson, state librarian and commissioner of the KDLA.
Featured speakers at this year's event include Ron Bryant, historian, Department of Parks; Kandie Adkinson, Kentucky’s Secretary of State Land Office; Brandon Slone, Military Records and Research Library, Department of Military Affairs; and Jerry Carlton, Jim Prichard, and Lisa Thompson, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
A registration fee of $45 includes attendance at the Institute from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., lunch and all materials. Deadline for registration is July 1, and seating is limited to 50.
Send registrations to: Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., ATTN: Kentucky Archives Institute, P.O. Box 4224, Frankfort, KY 40604. For more information, please visit the KDLA Web site at http://www.kdla.ky.gov/events/friendsinstitute05.htm or contact Connie Renfroe at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives at 502-564-8300, ext. 252.