On August 21, 2012, TSLAC was delighted to receive a delegation of archivists from the Shandong (China) Provincial Archives. The archivists met with TSLAC Director and Librarian Peggy Rudd, Assistant State Librarian Edward Seidenberg, and State Archivist Jelain Chubb. Our Chinese guests were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the agency's three public service areas -- the Texas State Archives, Texas Family Heritage Research Center, and the Reference and Information Center – at the Lorenzo de Zavala Building in Austin.
Pictured: Upon the delegation's arrival in the commission meeting room at the Lorenzo de Zavala Building, TSLAC Director and Librarian Peggy Rudd (right) greets and exchanges business cards with her Chinese counterpart, Tang Chuanxi, Director-General of the Shandong Provincial Archives. Note: a Chinese province is the equivalent of an American state.