GEORGIA ARCHIVES MONTH - October 2013
What is Archives Month?
Archives Month is a way to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records. This is the ideal time to call attention to your organization or local government, and its work in preserving Georgia’s documentary heritage. The celebration will be publicized across the state through a Governor’s proclamation, a poster sent to cultural institutions across the state, on Facebook and Twitter, newspaper articles, and events at various repositories.
How Can I Celebrate?
We encourage you to think of ways in which your organization or local government can celebrate Archives Month in your community. Create an exhibit, host a reception, give tours, write articles, or develop special programs – let your imagination be the limit! To help you, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) has created a web site with several resources including a sample press release. For additional ideas, please see previous years’ activities pages at GAM past activities and the Council of State Archivists (CoSA). If you will provide information on your planned activity, we will be happy to help publicize your event on the Georgia Archives Month Facebook and Twitter pages. To submit information about your planned event, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional assistance or information, please contact email@example.com or co-chair Laura Starratt at 404-727-7070. For information on the current GAM Committee, please visit the SGA's Committees page.