Sunday, July 26, 2015

580. What New State Archives?

   I was just puzzling over the fact that we have not heard a word about the new site for the Indiana State Archives. We know where it isn't going to be--along the canal on a postage stamp lot, thanks to Senator Luke Kenley--but where will it be?
   Supposedly they had three sites in contention, and only one discarded, leaving two sites left. How hard would that be to decide? Site Two, yes-no; site Three, yes-no. $25 million to play with. Seems like a no brainer.
   The Bicentennial is breathing down our necks--can anyone say 2016? Will construction be underway within six months? Are the Public Records managers sitting in their offices, pouting that their favorite site is off the books?
   I'm hoping to see the Archives on the War Memorial Mall in the old State Legion building, because I think that site would be the most accessible to historians and genealogists. but, hey, that's just me.
How about you?

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