Working Like a Dog: Exhibit Now on Display at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville

Pebble Hill Plantation’s Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery is currently hosting a loaned exhibition from Genesee Country Village & Museum of Mumford, New York. “Working Like a Dog” features selected works by over 20 major artists from the 17th through the 20th centuries.
The exhibit is on display through April 25, 2019. For more information, visit or call (229) 226-2344.
Maud Earl, Old Benchers

Sarah Dunaway Scholarship to the Georgia Archives Institute

We are pleased to announce that applications are open for the Sarah Dunaway Scholarship to the Georgia Archives Institute. The Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Georgia Archives & History established the Sarah O. Dunaway Scholarship in memory of one of its greatest friends. Over the years, Sarah consistently supported the Georgia Archives and its work. She felt strongly that the records of our heritage should be preserved and FOGAH honors her by supporting training for those who work with historical records. The Dunaway scholarship provides tuition for a student to attend the annual Georgia Archives Institute and one year’s membership in the Friends of the Georgia Archives.
The application materials are available at Completed applications and additional application materials should be sent to Applications are due by email on March 8 at 5 pm.

We Want YOU! (To be a National History Day Georgia Judge!)

The 2019 National History Day in Georgia State Contest will take place Saturday, April 13, 2019, at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. Middle and high school students from across the state will compete their regional award winning NHD projects, and we need people like you to serve as their judges! If you are interested in being a NHD GA Judge please follow the below link and register to be added to the judges database.
For questions regarding NHD GA Judging please contact NHD GA Co-Coordinator Jess Burke at

Borders Real and Imagined: Georgia Immigration Politics in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries (New Exhibit at UWG)

The University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library will display an exhibit on the history of immigration in Georgia in the Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room from January 24-May 10, 2019. Titled Borders Real and Imagined: Georgia Immigration Politics in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, the exhibit will examine anti-Catholicism in the 1910s, refugees from Eastern Europe resettled in the state in the 1940s and 1950s, the Mariel Cubans cases of the 1980s, immigration reform bills presented in the US Congress in the 1990s, and the activities of the Multicultural Community Alliance in Carrollton in the early 2000s. The exhibit will reveal and illuminate the complex history of immigrants and refugees in Georgia, as well as the efforts of Georgia politicians to mold and shape national immigration policy.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Ingram Library’s Special Collections will host a panel discussion at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, February 26. It will feature Priyanka Bhatt, staff attorney for Project South, Steve Goodson, Professor of History at the University of West Georgia, and J. Salvador Peralta, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of West Georgia. It will be moderated by exhibit curator W. Michael Camp, and will be followed by a reception and exhibit tour.
For more information: 

52nd Georgia Archives Institute
June 10-21, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia

Designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians or those whose positions have expanded to include the management and care of their organization’s archives or manuscript/history collection, the Georgia Archives Institute provides general instruction in core concepts and practices of archival administration and the management of traditional and modern documentary materials.  Recipient of the 2016 Society of American Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award, the Institute is a two-week program held at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia, near metro Atlanta, which includes six days of classroom instruction and a three-day internship.

Instructional topics include appraisal, accessioning, arrangement and description, reference and outreach, security, copyright, born-digital records; as well as a whole day on the preservation and care of archival materials.  To link archival theory with real-world application, students will also participate in individualized, three-day internships at local archival repositories. The internship provides an opportunity for students to observe the operations of an archival facility combined with hands-on experience processing archival collections.

Pam Hackbart-Dean, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, has been Director of the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale since 2006. Prior to that appointment, she was head of Special Collections & Archives at Georgia State University and was Assistant Head/Processing Archivist for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Study at the University of Georgia. She has conducted a number of workshops on arrangement and description, as well as published articles and books on the subject. The Preservation of Archival Materials day-long session will be taught by Tina Seetoo, Preservation Manager at Delta Flight Museum.  The Born-Digital session will be taught by Dorothy Waugh, Digital Archivist, at the Rose Library, Emory University.

Tuition is $500 and enrollment is limited to 20 students.  Deadline is midnight on April 1, 2019 for receipt of application and $75 application fee (which is refunded if not admitted to the Institute).  Tuition scholarships are available from the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) ( and the Friends of Georgia Archives and History (  Successful applicants, who are not members of the Society of Georgia Archivists, will receive a free membership for one year.

For an application to the Institute, detailed schedule and additional information, please visit our website at or contact us at