Caroll Hart Scholarship deadline!

Send in your application for the Caroll Hart scholarship in before March 1, The Society of Georgia Archivists each year awards a scholarship for attendance at the Georgia Archives Institute held each summer in Atlanta. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance archival education and membership. The scholarship is named for Carroll Hart, former director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History, founding member of the Society of Georgia Archivists, and founder of the Georgia Archives Institute. The scholarship will cover an amount equal to the noncredit tuition for the Institute but not to exceed $500, and a year’s membership in the Society of Georgia Archivists. Please note that individuals must also apply separately to the Georgia Archives Institute [Deadline to apply for Institute is April 15, 2007; Institute will be held June 11-22, 2007]. After the Georgia Archives Institute, the recipient will submit a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.

Circuit Rider Archivist Program

Are you overwhelmed with old files? Are you unsure what records you can keep and which you can toss? Do you have precious, historical documents but are unsure how to preserve them? The Circuit Rider Archivist can help. The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board in conjunction with the Georgia Archives and Clayton State University, launched the Circuit Rider Archivist program in 2005 to assist local governments and historical societies, museums, and libraries in Georgia with managing archives and records. Through the program, an experienced archivist counseled over 60 organizations on issues ranging from the proper environment for the preservation of letters from the Civil War to efficient use of storage space.

Now, the Circuit Rider Archivist is preparing for a second round of visits that will be conducted July – December 2007. You can apply for a visit by completing the brief application form at; click on “Who Are We,” then “Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board,” then “Grant Programs,” and then “Circuit Rider Archivist Program.” APPLICATION DEADLINE is MARCH 1st.