Historical Committee Dives into 25 Years of History
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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During this week of NATCA’s 25th anniversary, the Historical Committee has been hard at work sorting through boxes of documents and various items that have been collected at the National Office for a quarter of a century.
“Documenting history is about getting the story correct,” said Historical Committee Chair Steve Weidner. “Our purpose is to document, preserve and publish NATCA's history. As we walk through the annals of NATCA's history, we will, undoubtedly, highlight many of NATCA's founding members and events. A great many people played a role in the founding and development of NATCA throughout the years. Those stories are important to document and make available for future generations of members.”
Weidner said the committee is in the process of categorizing all the documents and items to determine those that are most important and reflect the long, and important, history of NATCA.
In the coming months, the committee will go through several storage units that are also filled with NATCA’s history. Once all important items have been organized, the committee's charge is to make 25 years' worth of paper-documented history available to all members online.
“We will use historical, primary source documents, interviews, and any other verifiable sources of information to chronicle NATCA's history,” said Weidner. “If we document NATCA's history correctly — without prejudice — then we will tell the correct story, and a historically accurate depiction of individuals and events will unfold.”
If you'd like more information, please visit the committee page HERE.
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