(50 ILCS 130/2)
(from Ch. 85, par. 5702)
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.)