Without precautionary measures, historical documents could be lost forever

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Document and Information Capture

Many individuals near the State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh area are excited at the upcoming opportunity to see historical documents that played a major part in the history of the United States, according to the Press Republican. The source said that a number of 19th century papers will make an appearance in the area, attracting researchers and Americana aficionados alike.

The news provider reported that the focal point of the exhibit will be the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation, penned by Abraham Lincoln. This document will be featured alongside other papers written by Martin Luther King Jr., the Press-Republican detailed.

However, many individuals that travel to see the exhibit may find themselves disappointed. The finalized Emancipation Proclamation will not be included, because it was destroyed in a fire, the source reported.

In the future, if an important document is drafted and signed, leaders should think about considering preserving the file by using conversion services, so there is a chance that the file might endure. Administrators can display the image of the copy online or print it out, protecting the original from harm.

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