The New England Archivists' president, Peter Carini, sent out a call for help this week regarding House bill HR 2256. This stimulus bill would provide critical funding -- $2,621,563 -- to New England's archives and millions to other states/regions.
All this money will maintain projects in dire need of support and save a number of my colleagues' jobs -- and believe me, several are already out and looking for work. The PAHR site explains what needs to be done; I wrote up my own version of their template letter after getting Peter's note. Our deadline on this is September 8, so please do write today. Let's safeguard our history and the archive community.
-Your very own archivist- Jessica.