Save the Georgia Archives!

Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that the Georgia Archives would be CLOSED to all public access beginning November 1, 2012. He cited as reason the requirement for a 3 % budget reduction for all state agencies. Secretary Kemp chose to take the required cut of $750,000 entirely and only from the State Archives. In addition to the elimination of public access, staff reductions concerning the ten remaining staff were planned.

The documents below outline the action steps the Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives undertook in an attempt to prevent this action.

For more advocacy tips and a report on the outcome of this advocacy effort see this special edition of Provenance the Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists.

Don't Close Archives Action Plan113.52 KB
Call to Action, December 3, 201144.84 KB
Action Alert #186.09 KB
Georgia Archives Presentation, January 20133.92 MB
Budget Press Release, January 2013117.66 KB
Budget Press Release, April 2013113.02 KB