It is always wonderful to learn about long-standing programs that help preserve records. Did you know that since 1992, the Library of Virginia and Circuit Court Clerks, have had a partnership to preserve circuit court records.
Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
The Circuit Court Records Preservation Program (CCRP) is a part of the Library of Virginia's Local Records Services Branch. Funded through a $1.50 of the clerk’s recordation fee, the CCRP provides resources to help preserve and make accessible permanent circuit court records. The program awards grants to the commonwealth’s circuit court clerks to help them address the needs of the records housed in their localities.
The CCRP also provides resources needed to process and house the circuit court records that are transferred to the State Archives for safekeeping and increased access; as well as track, duplicate and maintain circuit court microfilm stored in the Library’s media vault.
Read more about this program and what is has accomplished here.
Do watch the video (lower right on the previously mentioned page -- it runs about 13 minutes) to learn more about this collaboration.
What records preservation programs are you familiar with?
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