Due to a 25 percent withholding in its fiscal year 2010 state
appropriation, the State Historical Society of Missouri has decreased
its hours open to the public to Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to
The society will no longer be open for research on Fridays or Saturdays. The withholding ($364,010), caused by the continued downturn in Missouri state revenues, was made public Wednesday, Oct. 28.
To continue operations and implement the withholding, the society’s 22 staff members have voluntarily taken a 20 percent pay reduction, and three staff positions have been eliminated. These positions included one unfilled position left temporarily vacant, one retirement and one layoff.
The society will seek private funds to continue its newspaper microfilming program and to print the Missouri Historical Review.
You can read more at http://www.buffaloreflex.com/articles/2009/12/30/news/doc4b3a896c5ea73975790599.txt.