HCC began as a grassroots organization more than twenty-five years ago when local historians decided to join forces and address common concerns in caring for local history collections. We are librarians, archivists, curators, educators, volunteers, and representatives from local historical repositories. We feel strongly about the need for this type of organization in Orange County as it continues to provide members with a forum for networking with other professionals and fosters discussions about current methods of preservation and access.
The Heritage Coordinating Council is a volunteer panel that relates to the systematic preservation of the heritage of Orange County, California. Its cooperative efforts are overseen by representatives of the member organizations concerned with historical collections. Its goals are twofold: those of the council itself, and those relating to the community.
Goals of the Heritage Coordinating Council:
- Exchange of pertinent information and resources.
- Comparison of procedures and methods for the systematic preservation of materials.
- Determination of the appropriate repository for historical materials.
- Share and exchange of duplicate items.
Goals of the Heritage Coordinating Council Relating to the Community:
- Coordination and unification of the objectives of the historical collections of Council members.
- Encouragement of training and education in the preservation of historical materials.
- Foster an awareness within the community of the value of its heritage.