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Records disaster symposium

From: Richard Boyden <richard.boyden>
Date: Monday, April 1, 1996
BAPNet - Bay Area Preservation Network presents a symposium on
Lessons of a Records Disaster: The 1995 Contra Costa Courthouse

Ed Roybal Auditorium, Oakland, Calif., Federal Building
Friday June 7, 1996
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration:  $25.00,  $15.00 BAPNet members
$25.00 registration fee includes one year's BAPNet membership dues;
Box Lunch $6.00 (optional)

In August and September of last year, three courthouses in Contra
Costa County, California, were devastated by arson fires.  Partly
due to the lack of sprinkler systems, the disaster cost the County
and its insurers millions of dollars in document recovery costs.
Many permanently valuable files were lost forever.

This conference assembles experts in fire protection, disaster
planning, materials conservation, records management, and archives
to conduct a postmortem on this tragic experience.

We invite librarians, archivists, records managers, conservators,
firefighters, related professionals and policy makers, and the
public to attend this forum.


    Ronny J. Coleman
    California State Fire Marshal

    Judith Fortson
    Hoover Institution Library Director

    Nancy Zimmelman
    California State Archives

    Charles Sabah
    C.A. Sabah & Co.

    Bob Westby
    former Contra Costa County records manager

    Susan Ping Wong
    County of Santa Clara

    Sheryl Davis
    Inland Empire Libraries Disaster Response Network

    David Gaynon
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Current information on this event is available in electronic form on the
BAPNet Homepage at

For more information call Richard Boyden at 415-876-9084 messages:
415-876-9006; email:richard.boyden [at] sanbruno__nara__gov

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:68
                  Distributed: Tuesday, April 2, 1996
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Received on Monday, 1 April, 1996

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