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Press Release
May 21, 1998
National Archives Hosts Second Public Meeting on Space Planning

Genealogists, scholars, Government agency offices, and others who use the services and facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) are invited to a public meeting to discuss their needs and concerns.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, June 10, 1998 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the David Tandy Lecture Hall at the Central Library, 300 Taylor Street, in Fort Worth, Texas.

This is the second in a series of meetings at which NARA is seeking public input for a study of its space needs for the next 10 years. NARA representatives will explain the reasons for undertaking a space plan, its objectives, and the planning process, and will invite comments and answer questions.

NARA is the Federal government’s records keeper. It maintains more than 20 million cubic feet of records in 2 large archival facilities in the Washington area, 10 presidential libraries, and 18 regional records services facilities across the nation. Through these facilities, NARA carries out its public mission to promote ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience. NARA safeguards records on which both the accountability of our government and the accuracy of history depend.

For more information about the meeting, please contact Kent Carter, Regional Administrator of NARA’s Southwest Region at 817-334-5515 or kent.carter@ftworth.nara.gov. Reservations are not required. Those who cannot attend are invited to send written comments to NARA Space Planning Team, Room 4100 (NPLN), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740 or Contact NARA.

In addition to helping NARA with its space planning, this meeting is part of a National Performance Review initiative called Conversations With America: My Government Listens. NARA urges everyone interested to attend.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail. Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.archives.gov/.

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