May 12, 2021

Georgia Governor Sets Aside $4.3 Million For State Archives

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Gov. Nathan Deal has taken the first step toward his pledge to keep the Georgia Archives open, setting aside $4.3 million for it in next year’s proposed budget. The proposal would also fund 10 positions to the Morrow institution, which lost five employees last fall to layoffs. Many more steps, however, […]

Newspaper Editorial: Albany, GA: “Libraries Still Have Relevancy”

From an Editorial in The Albany Herald: Citing cuts to the Dougherty library system’s budget for the Fiscal year 2013, which starts July 1, the trustees have decided to close the Southside branch on Habersham Road off Oakridge Drive and the Westtown branch on Waddell Avenue. The two branches will be shuttered on June 30 […]

Atlanta History Center Awarded National Archives Grant to Digitize Civil War Documents

From the Atlanta Business Journal: The Atlanta History Center will receive a $74,831 National Archives grant to digitize more than 80,000 documents related to the Civil War, according to the organizations. The History Center and its partners, including the Digital Library of Georgia, Hargrett Library at the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Historical Society, […]