GAI is now accepting applications
The online application for the 2022 Georgia Archives Institute is now live! https://www.georgiaarchivesinstitute.org/application-2022
June 6-17, 2022 is the projected date for the Georgia Archives Institute. As of this writing, they plan on having the Institute in person. They will of course monitor the changing health concerns.
The Institute will be held at the Georgia Archives, located in Morrow, GA, just outside Atlanta. Classroom instruction will take place the first week, June 6 through June 10 and also on Monday, June 13. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 14-16 will be an on-site internship at a local institution, where you can ask all the questions you want and put your classroom instruction to good use. Friday, June 17 will be a wrap-up day, held back at the Georgia Archives.
Be sure to check out the scholarship opportunities available to students. Details can be found here https://www.georgiaarchivesinstitute.org/support.
If you would like a practical course in archives, make a note on your calendar today and stay tuned to their website https://www.georgiaarchivesinstitute.org/, and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/georgiaarchivesinstitute.
History of GAI
The Georgia Archives Institute was founded in 1967 by Carroll Hart, Director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History (1964-1982). Lacking the funds to send staff to the National Archives Institute in Washington, D.C., Ms. Hart brought in prominent archivists to teach archival theory and the role of the modern archivist. She saw the need for basic instruction for beginners in the profession. At first the program was intended for the Georgia Archives staff, but it was soon expanded to include attendees from other institutions. The first official session was in August of 1967, with students traveling around the state visiting repositories, courthouses, and other institutions’ housing records.
Today, the Georgia Archives Institute is recognized throughout the archival community as one of the primary vehicles through which beginning archivists and students can learn theoretical and practical knowledge of modern archives.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IS MARCH 15, 2022 https://www.georgiaarchivesinstitute.org/application-2022