FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2013) –  The 25th annual Public Archives Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives in Frankfort.


Deirdre Scaggs will be the featured speaker at this year’s symposium. She is the associate dean of the University of Kentucky Special Collections, and, with Andrew McGraw, is the co-author of “The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook,” published last month by the University Press of Kentucky. The volume contains recipes, commentary and photographs describing more than 100 dishes as prepared by 19th and 20th century cooks. Scaggs will offer insights into the sources used in writing the book, which include out-of-print cookbooks, diaries and scrapbooks.


A reception, featuring light refreshments made from recipes in the book, will follow the presentation.


The symposium, a yearly event sponsored by the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives Inc., in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), increases the public’s awareness of the wide range of historical records available for research in Kentucky’s repositories.


The Friends of Kentucky Public Archives Inc. is a not-for-profit membership organization of private citizens concerned with helping KDLA’s Public Records Division fulfill its role as a vital information link between people and government.


The symposium is free and open to the public and no registration is required. For further information, contact Renita Van at renita.van@ky.gov or call 502-564-8300 ext. 252 or http://kdla.ky.gov/researchers/Pages/2013PublicArchivesSymposium.aspx.


KDLA provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained and made accessible. For more information on KDLA resources, programs and services visit www.kdla.ky.gov or call 502-564-8300 ext. 315.





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