Maine Archives and Museums Supports Georgia State Archives

19 Sep 2012 7:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
In response to the recent announcement regarding the closure of Georgia State Archives, the Board of Directors of Maine Archives and Museums, at the bequest of the Society of American Archivists Issues and Advocacy Steering Committee, has sent a letter of support to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal urging him “to act, and/or encourage action by others, to maintain public access to Georgia’s state archives.” The letter detailed the importance of Georgia’s state archives as the repository of public records such as Superior Court minutes, records of deeds, mortgages, marriages, and deaths, wills, military discharge records, Georgia colonial records, proceedings of the General Assembly and office of the governor, “all of which document the doing of the people’s business and the contributions of the men and women of Georgia from earliest times,” and highlighted the importance of public access to these records. Governor Deal is set to sign a proclamation declaring October to be Georgia Archives Month, and there will be a photo shoot with Georgia archivists on Wednesday to celebrate. The letter from Maine Archives and Museums will be one of many presented to the Governor at this event.
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