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52nd Georgia Archives Institute June 10-21, 2019

  • 1.  52nd Georgia Archives Institute June 10-21, 2019

    Posted 02-04-2019 17:42

    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


    Laura ten Pas
    Communications Director
    SLA Georgia