FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Applauds Missouri Digital Heritage on its Sixth Anniversary
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander, the Missouri State Archives and the Missouri State Library are today celebrating the sixth anniversary of www.MissouriDigitalHeritage.com, 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, Missouri Digital Heritage pages have been viewed more than 485 million times. During this period, the total number of collections has grown from 34 to 425, now connecting users to more than 100 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 State Archives serves as the official repository for state documents of permanent historic value, while the State Library provides hundreds of grants to local institutions each year through federal Library Services and Technology Act funds. Many collections included on Missouri Digital Heritage 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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