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Monday, April 29, 2013
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Kander Applauds Missouri Digital Heritage on its Fifth Anniversary
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library are today celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Missouri Digital Heritage (MDH) website, a collaborative effort that has dramatically expanded the amount of information available online about the state’s history.
Since going live on April 29, 2008, MDH pages have been viewed more than 400 million times. During this period, the total number of collections has grown from 34 to 399, now connecting users to nearly 70 of Missouri’s local libraries, universities and cultural institutions through a single, searchable destination.
“The Missouri Digital Heritage website offers an extraordinary level of access to the stories, photographs and documents of our state,” Kander said. “I am proud that my office provides this service so Missourians and the broader online community can piece together their own personal history.”
The Secretary of State’s office houses both the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library. The archives is the official repository for state documents of permanent historic value, while the library provides hundreds of grants per year through federal Library Services & Technology Act funds. Many collections included on the MDH website are made possible through this grant program.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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