In the June 12th Federal Register, the National Archives (USA) proposed tochange the open hours of the Kansas City , Missouri and New York CityRegional Archives.The New York City, the proposed hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (40 hours per week, plus 7.5 extended hours per month). This is a reduction of 2.5 hours per week and 30 minutes per month (for the Saturday). The current hours are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.until 4:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. until4:30 p.m. (42.5 hours per week, plus 8 extended hours per month). The proposal is based on a study which is included in the proposed rule of hours that visitors arrive at the Archives.
For Kansas City, Missouri the Regional Archive recently relocated and the proposed rule includes the new address and the new research room hours, 8a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. The new hours correspond with public hours for other institutions in the Union Station/ Crossroads cultural district.
Comments need to be submitted by August 11, 2009. Please include ''Attn: 3095-AB61'' and your name and mailing address in your comments. Comments may be submitted by e-mail, fax, mail or courier. For instructions on where and how to send your comments please see the proposed rule.http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-14009.pdf
Jan Meisels Allen Director, IAJGS
andChairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee