Sign up now to take part in the advocacy workshop sponsored by Friends of the Georgia Archives (FOGAH) at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting. Training will be conducted by Joe Tanner of Tanner and Associates and will cover how to contact your representative so that your voice will be heard! The training is… Continue Reading Friends of the GA Archives Advocacy Workshop (11/08/2012)
As we were very happy to learn, things are looking up for the Georgia Archives, but there is still a long way to go in terms of restoring funding lost over the last few years, increasing public access hours, etc. Maybe you saying to yourself, “Well, that’s great, but how can I help?” Ponder no… Continue Reading Looking For Ways to Help the Georgia Archives?
Not enough details in this article to let loose with any sort of victory cry, but it’s definitely good news! Looks like some funding will be restored to the Georgia Archives. Enough to keep it open at its current public access hours through the rest of FY 2012. At the beginning of the new fiscal… Continue Reading Georgia Archives Gets a Temporary Reprieve
No doubt, everyone is busily preparing for GaCOMO, but let’s not forget to keep the heat on our elected officials regarding the closure of the Georgia Archives which is still slated for November 1! The New York Times has just published an excellent overview of the plight of state archives in these, let’s say “interesting… Continue Reading Plight of the Georgia Archives Made the NY Times!
The fabulous, and tireless, GLA President, Liz Bagley, would like to share the joint letters from GAIT, GLA, and GLMA that she hand delivered to the State Capitol this morning. The letters are addressed to Governor Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp, and they set out the associations’ opposition to the closure… Continue Reading Joint Letters from GAIT, GLA and GLMA to Oppose Closing Georgia Archives
Today, Governor Nathan Deal, addressing an audience of eighty supporters of the Georgia Archives, pledged to “make sure the archives stay open.” It appears that no further details were offered at the time, and the Governor’s staff had not expected anything near this level of attendance at the signing of a proclamation to celebrate October… Continue Reading A Pledge and A Call to Continue Advocacy
Last week the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office announced that as of November 1, 2012, the Georgia Archives will be closed to the public. The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia’s most valuable historical documents and records. How will these records be accessible if the doors to this magnificent treasure trove are closed to the… Continue Reading CALL TO ACTION: Help Us Keep the Georgia Archives Open to the Public
Citing budget cuts, Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, announced on September 13 that the Georgia Archives will be effectively closed to the public beginning on November 1. Access to the archives will then be available by limited appointments only. The Georgia Archives was established in 1918 and houses a rich collection of primary and… Continue Reading ALERT: Georgia Archives Set to Close on November 1