Georgia Archives Month Spotlight Grant

This year’s recipient of the Georgia Archives Month Spotlight on Archives grant is Georgia State University’s Special Collections and Archives. Located on the Atlanta Campus of Georgia State University (GSU), the Special Collections and Archives “collects and preserves unique and rare historical materials in selected subject areas. The department promotes the use of these materials by the Georgia State University community, scholars and the public. Its goal is to advance scholarship and to further the educational, research and service missions of the university.”[1]Collecting areas include the Southern Labor Archives, Popular Music and Culture Collections, Women’s / Gender & Sexuality Collections, Social Change Collections, University Archives, Rare Books, and Photographic Collections.

The Gallus, photographer unknown; pre 1986.
Photo is from the LGBT Institute’s Gregg Daugherty Papers (Q162).
The event for which GSU Special Collection and Archives received the Spotlight on Archives grant is called “Mags, Bars and (Drag) Stars: A History of Atlanta’s Gay Bars and Community Magazines.” It will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Special Collections Department at GSU.
Special Collections and Archives
University Library South, 8th Floor
100 Decatur St. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
This event is free and open to the public. Speakers Gregg Daugherty and Ashley Coleman Taylor will talk about the impact of gay publications and bars in building Atlanta’s LGBTQ communities. To learn more about the speakers, please see the following link:

Pearl LaKisha Long, Fajita Marinara, unknown; Photographer – Mitch Grooms;
 Photograph taken for Armory Calendar; 1984.
Photo is from the LGBT Institute’s Gregg Daugherty Papers (Q162).
The Georgia Archives Month Spotlight on Archives Grant is intended to help archives,
museums, and heritage institutions in Georgia promote public awareness of their archives and
manuscript collections. The Georgia Archives Month Committee annually awards funds to a selected institution to help fund an event to be held during Georgia Archives Month, which is recognized in the month of October.

[1] “Special Collections & Archives,” Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, September 11, 2018)

So You Want to Be an Archives Leader?

Hello SGA members,

What do you want to know about becoming a leader in the archives world? Have questions about what it’s like behind the scenes at other Georgia archives?
The nominating committee is asking any and all members to submit questions (can be done anonymously) for the panel at this year’s conference in Athens, titled “So You Want to Be an Archives Leader: SGA Fellows on Leadership.” We are asking for questions on leadership within the profession, within SGA and general questions on the profession that experienced fellows and other past and present SGA leaders will answer during this panel.
We will be accepting questions during the panel but want to solicit some questions before hand to prepare panelists and to help guide the session. 
Please submit that question you have always had in the back of your mind and come to our session at this years SGA Conference!

Submit your question through this link,

2018 Nominating Committee,
Wendy Hagenmaier
Kevin S. Fleming
Megan Kerkhoff