HAPPY GEORGIA ARCHIVES MONTH!
Georgia Archives Month (GAM) is an exciting and important month for archivists and archival institutions in Georgia. GAM was officially recognized in 2000 thanks to a proclamation made by Governor Roy Barnes. GAM is sponsored by the Society of Georgia Archivists. For the first six years, GAM events took place during the course of one week in October, but in 2007, these events began to extend throughout the course of the entire month.
This year’s theme for GAM is “Come on in Y’all: Accessible Archives in Georgia.” There are so many great ways that Georgia archival institutions are making their collections accessible to the public, and the SGA Outreach Team wants to highlight these awesome ideas all month. Whether it’s processing a new collection, advocating for your repository, or developing new outreach tools – we want to hear about it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your GAM announcements and experiences.
To learn more about the history of the Society of Georgia Archivists and Georgia Archives Month, visit http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/education/society-georgia-archivists.