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Liberia Presidential Archives

At the spring 2003 ALC/Title VI librarians meeting, Frank-Wilson reported on an extensive collection of Liberian materials which were received as a gift by Indiana University.  The processing of these materials will include microfilming, digitizing, etc., and outside funding will be necessary.  Both CAMP and the Title VI group were
interested in potentially cooperating on this project and suggested to invite the project coordinator, Dr. Verlon Stone,  for a presentation at the fall 2003 meeting. Subsequently, he submitted a proposal for funding for himself and Dr. Elwood Dunn for an exploratory trip to
Liberia in the summer of 2004 to assess the status of presidential archives (presidential archives, Liberian National Archives, Personal Papers of President William V. S. Tubman, Personal Papers of Bishop George Daniel Browne, et al.) in Liberia, and their potential needs for preservation filming.  The Title VI group contributed $2500 to this trip.  There will be a report about the trip at the fall 2004 meeting in New Orleans.