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Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record

From: Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa <e.cunnk>
Date: Monday, August 23, 2004
School of Information receives $1m gift to endow work of the
Kilgarlin Center.

With a generous gift from former Supreme Court of Texas Justice
William Wayne Kilgarlin, the School of Information will establish
the William and Margaret Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the
Cultural Record.

Through research and graduate education, the Center's mission is to
advance knowledge and practice in the preservation of the record of
human enterprise, creativity, and discovery. Building on the School
of Information's top ranking programs in preservation management and
conservation studies, the new Center will also address pressing
concerns in digital preservation, and promote research, education,
and public outreach in the broad area of cultural records

Andrew Dillon, Dean of the School of Information, notes: "The
Kilgarlin Center is a tremendously exciting undertaking which will
bridge traditional intellectual divisions to advance research and
education on the significant preservation management problems facing
our society."  The Center's focus on preservation marks a
significant step towards advancing a broader view of cultural
records management that incorporates research in archival studies,
conservation science and advanced digital technologies.  Effective
Sept. 1st, Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa will serve as Director of the
Kilgarlin Center.

William Kilgarlin was a member of the Texas House of Representatives
from Harris County, 1959-60.  From 1962-1978, Mr. Kilgarlin
practiced law in Houston.  Subsequently, he served on the 215th
Judicial District Court of Harris County from 1978-82.  In 1983, Mr.
Kilgarlin was named to the Supreme Court of Texas, a position he
held until 1988.  From 1992-93, Mr. Kilgarlin was appointed Court
Master to formulate a plan for equality of Texas funding of public
schools. Mr. Kilgarlin is Of Counsel with Popp and Ikard LLP of
Austin, Texas. He resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa
The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record
School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station D7000
Austin TX 78712-0390
Fax: 512-471-8285

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:14
                 Distributed: Sunday, September 5, 2004
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Received on Monday, 23 August, 2004

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