Friday, February 02, 2007

Circuit Rider Archivist Program

Are you overwhelmed with old files? Are you unsure what records you can keep and which you can toss? Do you have precious, historical documents but are unsure how to preserve them? The Circuit Rider Archivist can help. The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board in conjunction with the Georgia Archives and Clayton State University, launched the Circuit Rider Archivist program in 2005 to assist local governments and historical societies, museums, and libraries in Georgia with managing archives and records. Through the program, an experienced archivist counseled over 60 organizations on issues ranging from the proper environment for the preservation of letters from the Civil War to efficient use of storage space.

Now, the Circuit Rider Archivist is preparing for a second round of visits that will be conducted July - December 2007. You can apply for a visit by completing the brief application form at www.GeorgiaArchives.org; click on "Who Are We," then "Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board," then "Grant Programs," and then "Circuit Rider Archivist Program." APPLICATION DEADLINE is MARCH 1st.

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