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RCHS-SHCR
RICHMOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES POLICY
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The Richmond County Historical Society Archives:

1. collect and preserve archival materials which are pertinent to the history of Richmond County and adjacent areas;

2. Codification: Service des Musées Privés, Ministre des Affaires Culturelles, Québec, 1976; currently being updated.

3. provide adequate and appropriate conditions for the storage, protection and conservation of archival material;

4. provide access for public viewing, photographs permitted without use of flash

5. provide educational programming and promotional material whenever possible to increase public awareness and appreciation of the history of Richmond County and adjacent areas

Material acquired by the RCHS Archives shall become the permanent property of the Society, with the exception of materials on short-term loan to the Society for exhibition or research purposes.

Should material be deemed no longer useful/pertinent by the Society, the Executive, on the advice of the Archivist, may deaccession said material. Relevant information pertaining to the deaccessioning and disposition of the materials will be retained in the Archives’ records. The Society retains the right to reproduce materials by mechanical, electronic, digital, or any other means for conservation or research purposes.

The Society will accept historical material of any medium deemed relevant to the mission of the Society. Records of the Society are also kept as part of the Archives.

The Society will only charge for materials used should reproduction be requested for permitted holdings. There is no charge for research services, though donations are gratefully accepted.

Reproduction of published material is subject to copyright laws.

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