(50 ILCS 130/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 5702)
    Sec. 2. Each local historian in cooperation with the State Historian shall collect and preserve material relating to the history of the political subdivision for which he was appointed and shall maintain such material in fireproof safes or vaults or other fireproof areas within the offices of the political subdivision. The local historian shall inquire into the maintenance, classification and safety from fire of public records and shall recommend to the governing body any actions necessary for their better preservation and any materials of historic value which the political subdivision should acquire.
    The local historian may cooperate with any individual or any public or private civic, patriotic or historic group or association and participate in the organized efforts of such individuals, groups and associations for the preparation and publication of local histories, records and reports, the collection and preservation of local historic artifacts, the restoration and preservation of local historic edifices, the erection of local historic monuments and markers and the recording and documentation of current events of local historic interest or significance.
    Each local historian shall annually report to the governing body upon his activities and recommendations.
    An annual report shall also be sent to the State Historian.
(Source: P.A. 84-736.)