Workshops: Workshop Handouts:

BAS 301: Providing Access to Your Records Workshop

Providing access to records to the public is a frequent occurrence at local governments and state agencies. This workshop will discuss access responsibilities such as making information available while protecting the records at the same time. Information will also be provided on the use of FOIL (Freedom of Information Law), the Patriot Act and FERPA (Family Rights and Privacy Act). This workshop is typically offered in the fall.


Workshop workbook (PDF) - request by email

Related publications

#31 Local Government Records Useful in Family History Research PDF

#36 Intrinsic Value of Local Government Archival Records PDF

#42 Guidelines for Off-Site Storage of Inactive Local Government Records PDF

#50 Appraisal of Local Government Records for Historical Value PDF

TWR1 Researching the History of Your School

TWR3 Teaching With Historical Records

Related webpages

State Archives records

Other resources


First Amendment

FOIL and the Committee on Open Government



Related workshops


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