Georgia Archives Institute

16 Dec 2015 9:38 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

49th Annual Georgia Archives Institute
June 13-24, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

Designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians, the Institute provides general instruction in basic concepts and practices of archival administration and the management of traditional and modern documentary materials. The two-week program is held at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia and includes five days of classroom instruction in basic concepts and one day of preservation instruction. Topics will include acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, and reference, as well as legal and administrative issues. To link archival theory with real world application, students will also participate in individualized, three-day internships at local archival repositories.

Kathleen D. Roe, Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the New York State Archives, will be the principal instructor. She is a Society of American Archivists (SAA) Fellow and has served as President of SAA and the Council of State Archivists. She has published and taught extensively in the areas of archival descriptive practices, advocating for archival programs, and documenting disasters and tragedies.

Tuition is $500 and enrollment is limited. Deadline is April 1, 2016 for receipt of application and $75 application fee (refunded if not admitted to Institute). Tuition scholarships are available from The Society of Georgia Archivists ( and The Friends of Georgia Archives and History (

For an application to the Institute or additional information, please visit

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