Could you use $500 for archival supplies?

Georgia Archives Month graciously received a gift certificate from Hollinger Metal Edge! The certificate is for $250 and the Georgia Archives Month committee has matched it, for a total grant of $500. We hope to award the grant to institutions that may not necessarily have a trained archivist or an official archival program.
Best of all, it is easy to enter! Simply navigate to our Google forms sheet, making sure to fill in all the fields. This form requires logging in with a Google account. The deadline to apply is Sunday May 5 at 5pm. The drawing will take place on Monday May 6.  Co-Chair Amber and committee member Laurel will draw the lucky winner and we plan to film the drawing and post it on our Facebook page!
Your only requirement, should you win the grant, is to write to us at, to let us know how the money was used, share a picture and allow us to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Feel free to share this opportunity with those who could use it!

The (im)Perfect Storm: a Catastrophic Flood that Didn’t End in Catastrophe

Registration is open for the Annual HERA Atlanta Education Program

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
2-4 PM
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

The Carlos Museum suffered a catastrophic flood in one of its artwork storage areas in June
2018, forcing a major evacuation of the collection and a subsequent mold remediation and
renovation project that was completed while the museum maintained its operations and busy
exhibitions and programming schedule. A panel of curators, conservators, registrars, and
preparators at the Carlos will share their experiences and lessons learned in an informal “Ask Me
Anything” style discussion.
This program is free. Please RSVP by Wednesday May 1 to Todd Lamkin at Please use the subject line “HERA 2019”.
The program will be held in Ackerman Hall on the third floor of the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
Directions and parking:

Reward Excellent Work in Archives: Call for GHRAC Award Nominations

Do you know someone who has done outstanding work using, preserving, or making historical records more accessible? Think about the historical or genealogical society, library, museum, county or municipal government, researcher, local historian, educator or student. The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) wants to encourage, and reward their efforts. 
The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) established the Outstanding Archives Awards Program in 2003 to recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records work in Georgia. By publicly recognizing excellent achievements, the Board strives to inspire others. Hundreds of organizations and individuals play a significant role in the preservation of our state’s documentary heritage. 
GHRAC has twelve different award categories for individuals and organizations. Award recipients will be honored at the Georgia Archives by the GHRAC Board at a ceremony during Archives Month in October. Nominations may be submitted February 1 through June 1. Nominations must be postmarked on or before June 1, 2019.  
All of the following are eligible for an award. (You may nominate your own organization.)  

  • local governments, courts, school systems, state agencies, and institutions
  • historical records repositories, historical societies, libraries, and museums
  • educators, students, and researchers
  • legislators and government officials
  • individuals and organizations who support archives and records management
  • specialized subject societies in related fields such as oral history, genealogy, folklore, archaeology, business history, etc.

Information about the GHRAC Awards Program is located on the website of the Georgia Archives. Here you will find the links for the Nomination Form and instructions, the Award Categories and Selection Criteria for all 12 awards categories, and a list of all prior award recipients.
A nomination package consists of the one-page nomination form (please provide all requested contact information), a 500-word summary or project description, a copy of the work itself, and any supporting documentation necessary to appropriately portray the complete work (in the case of a project which includes an exhibit, a website, or an audiovisual, instructional, service, or performance component).
If submitted electronically, one copy of the nomination package should be emailed If submitted as hard copy, seven (7) complete nomination packages should be sent to: GHRAC, Georgia Archives 5800 Jonesboro Rd. Morrow, GA 30260 (Copies will not be returned.) Nominators should pay particular attention to the following requirements:

1. Georgia students who research and write in an area other than Georgia history or a Georgia subject must use the resources of Georgia records repositories to qualify for these awards.

2. Student nominations which are self-nominated, or nominated by a family member, must be accompanied by a letter of support from a professor, teacher, adviser, or other appropriate representative of an organization or institution.

Award recipients are typically notified in August or September, and the annual GHRAC Awards Reception and Ceremony are typically held at the Georgia Archives in October.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get involved and shine the spotlight on the organizations and individuals all across Georgia who are dedicated to preserving and sharing our history. 
For additional information, please contact GHRAC by phone at 678-364-3806, or email

Prayer Bead Exhibit: Diocese of Savannah

The Diocese of Savannah Archives & Records Management Office is excited to announce our upcoming exhibit Beaded Blessings: Prayer Beads Throughout History.

A preview of the exhibit will be held on Friday April 5th with a presentation by Georgia Southern University Public History Student and exhibit curator Savanna Puterbaugh. The talk will begin at 2 pm at the Bull Street Library (2002 Bull Street, Savannah), Live Oak Public Libraries.

Beaded Blessings: Prayer Beads Throughout History will open to the public on Friday April 12th at the Archives & Records Management Office of the Catholic Diocese of Savannah (2170 East Victory Drive). Please let the front desk know you are here for the exhibit and someone will show you up to the 3rd floor.

The exhibit will be open on Mondays and Friday during our public hours of 9 am to 12 noon between Friday April 12th and Friday August 30th.  Exhibit closure will coincide with building closures of Monday May 27th and Thursday July 4th.

We look forward to seeing you there! Continue to follow us on our website (, Facebook (DioSav Archives & Records Office) and on Twitter (@DioSavArchives) for announcements, news, events, #KnowDioSavHistory and #RoaminCatholicArchivist.