David Carmicheal

David W. Carmicheal has been Director of the Georgia Division of Archives and History since November 2000. Previously, Mr. Carmicheal directed the archives and records program in Westchester County, New York for 16 years.

Since coming to Georgia, Mr. Carmicheal oversaw the design and construction of a new, award-winning State Archives building; created the online Virtual Vault which now provides online access to one million historical records; and developed the state’s Digital Archive to preserve historically-valuable electronic records. In 2007 he assumed responsibility for the Georgia Capitol Museum. In 2009 he was named a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. 

Mr. Carmicheal received his Bachelor’s degree in History and English from Asbury College and his Master’s degree in History and Archives from Western Michigan University. He has taught in the archives programs of New York University and Long Island University and has served as a consultant to state and local governments and to many corporations, including the Banker’s Trust Company, Cartier Jewelers, the Children’s Television Workshop, and Jim Henson Productions. He is the author of Organizing Archival Records: A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives (AltaMira/AASLH) and, more recently, Rescuing Family Records: A Disaster Planning Guide and its companion volume, Rescuing Business Records: A Disaster Planning Guide for Small Business, both published by the Council of State Archivists.  

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