(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 29, 2015 – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Elizabethton), Representative John Holsclaw (R-Johnson City) and Representative Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) today announced the award of two Library and Archives Grants in Carter County. The lawmakers made the announcement after being notified about the grants from Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
The Elizabethton-Carter Public Library will receive a $3,500 local archives development grant to assist them in the preservation, arrangement and description of county records. The Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area will receive an $1,800 local archives development grant for archival supplies and storage materials to preserve local historical records.
“I am very pleased that these funds are available for this purpose,” said Senator Crowe. “Many area citizens utilize the archives to research their heritage and to look at the historical identity of our communities. I congratulate our local officials for their work on helping secure these funds.”
“The preservation of the proud history and heritage of Carter County is a worthy cause. I’m grateful these funds have been made available to provide this outstanding resource for our community.”
“Local archives are important to every community in Tennessee and this grant will help preserve the history of Carter County,” said Representative Holsclaw.
“This money will help our local archivists keep our records in good condition for generations to come,” said Representative Hill. “I am thankful these funds have been awarded to the Elizabethton-Carter Public Library.”