Archivists representing five of the ELCA’s nine regions are meeting in Chicago on March 19-20 with the ELCA churchwide archivists and Office of the Secretary staff. Among the topics to be discussed are electronic record keeping, revisions of synod and congregational records retention guidelines, and the uses of new media in promoting archives. The archives represented will be the Region 2 Archives in Berkeley, Calif.; the Region 5 Archives at Dubuque, Iowa; the Region 6 Archives at Columbus, Ohio; the Region 7 Archives at Philadelphia, Pa.; and the Region 9 Archives at Columbia, S.C.
The ELCA’s system of regional archives collect records from synods and congregations within those regions, and provide advice to those entities on record keeping, preservation, and historical celebrations.
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