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News about the Archives

Kristina Torres, "Archives to expand staff, hours." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 29 July 2013.
Dave Williams, "Planning under way to switch control of Georgia archives". Atlanta Business Chronicle, 3 January 2012.

Pierre Noth, Plan to Keep Archives Open Puts Pressure on Universities. Rome News-Tribune, 30 October 2012.

Lee Shearer, Details Still Unclear on Planned State Archives Transfer. Online Athens, 28 October 2012.

Waldo Lydecker, Governor Deal's Deal. Waldo Lydecker's Journal, 21 October 2012.

Curt Yeomans, Georgia Archives Funding Fight Still Looms. Clayton News Daily, 20 October 2012.

Vivian Price Saffold, Thanks . . . A Deep Breath . . . On to the Next Step. Georgia Archives Matter, 19 October 2010.

Kristina Torres, Five Georgia Archives Employees Will Still Lose Jobs. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 19 October 2012.

Georgia: Archives Get Some Aid. New York Times, 18 October 2012.
Kristina Torres, State to Keep Georgia Archives Open. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 18 October 2012.

After Uproar, Ga. Official Back Off Archives Plan. National Public Radio, 18 October 2012.

Valerie Craft, The Georgia Archives to Stay Open. Begin with 'Craft', 18 October 2012.

Norman Gomlak, After Uproad, Ga. Officials Back Off Archives Plan. Huffington Post, 18 October 2012. More than sixty versions of this article appeared in various publications via AP Wire.

Norman Gomlak, Ga. Officials Pledge to Keep State Archives Open. WSBTV.com, 18 October 2012.

Jim Galloway, Cah Found to Keep Georgia Archives Open 'Til June 30. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 18 October 2012.

Sanhita SinhaRoy, Georgia Archives to Stay Open. American Libraries, 18 October 2012.

Meredith Schwartz, Update: Georgia Archives No Longer to Close. Library Journal, 18 October 2012.

Dave Williams, Gov. Deal Releases Plan to Keep Georgia Archives Open. Atlanta Business Chronicle, 18 October 2012.

Georgia Archives Salvaged&emdash; For Now. Clayton News Daily, 18 October 2012.

[Charlie Harper], Kemp Wins; Archives to Stay Open. Peach Pundit, 18 October 2012.

Sandra Parrish, Georgia Archives to Remain Open. WSBRadio.com, 18 October 2012.

Georgia Archives to Remain Open. LISNews: Librarian News, 18 October 2012.

Georgia Archives Gets a Temporary Reprieve. Georgia Library Association News, 18 October 2012.

Thomas Wheatley, Deal: Georgia State Archives to Remain Open. Creative Loafing Atlanta, 18 October 2012.

Curt Yeomans, Georgia Archives Will Be Open Half-a-Month. Clayton News Daily, 17 October 2012.

Georgia Archives Visitors to be Restricted to 2-Hour Blocks. The Augusta Chronicle, 15 October 2012.

Kemp: Cuts to State Archives Was Best Option. WTVM.com, 9 October 2012.

Nick Coltrain, Kemp Dooubles Down on Archives' Lockdown Being Best Cut to Make. Online Athens, 8 October 2012.

Kim Severson, Georgia Law Requiring Proof of Legal Residency Creates Licensing Backlog. New York Times, 8 October 2012.

Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr, "Resources at Georgia Archives Invaluable for African-Americans." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7 October 2012. Used with permission of the author.

Donna Williams Lewis, "Advocates Fight to Keep Archives Open to Public." CrossRoadsNews.com, 5 October.

SLA Opposes Budget Cuts that would Close Georgia Archives." SLA Blog, 5 October 2012. SLA is the Special Libraries Association.

Susan Mittleman, "Rallying to Keep Georgia Archives Open."WABE News, 4 October 2012.

Veronica Martzahl, October is American Archives Month and the Fate of the Georgia State Archives." Digital Collections and Archives (Tufts University), 4 October 2012.

Bonnie Weddle, "Georgia Secretary of State seeks a State Records Manager." L'Archivista, 4 October 2012.

Jim Galloway, "Brian Kemp Links Georgia Archives Closing to Illegal Immigration Bills." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4 October 2012.

John Bachman and Diana Davis, "Protesters Fight to Keep Archives Open." Channel 2 Action News, WSB-TV, 3 October 2012.

CNN Radio News Days, 3 October 2012. Coverage begins at 12:30, ends approximately 15:30.

Curt Yeomans, "Supports Rally to Save Georgia Archives." Clayton News Daily, 3 October 2012.

Valerie Craft, "Rally for the Archives." Begin with 'Craft', 3 October 2012.

Kristina Torres, "Georgia Archives Supporters Rally Against Cutes." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3 October 2012.

Leland and Patty Meitzler, Supporters Rally to Save Georgia Archies. Genealogy Blog, 3 October 2012.

Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. Archives Closing Will Limit Access to History. Journal-Constitution, 30 September 2012. Used with permission of the author.

Sharon Tate Moody, "Georgia Archives in Danger of Closing to the Public." Tampa Bay Online, 30 September 2012.

Matt Chambers, State Archives Limits Felt Locally." Gainesville Times, 29 September 2012.

Peter Schinkel, "Mailbox: Save the Georgia Archives." RedAndBlack.com, 28 September 2012.

Mark Cheathem, "State of Georgia Closing State Archives." Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics, updated 27 September 2012.

Kim Severson, "Budget Cuts to Archives Put History Out of Reach." New York Times, 26 September 2012.

Curt Yeomans, "Officials: Georgia Archives Brings People to Clayton." Clayton News Daily, 21 September 2012.

"Budget Cuts vs. Georgia Archives." Atlanta Journal Constitution, 20 September 2012. Includes Timothy J. Crimmins, "Archives Faces Death by a Thousand Cuts" and Brian Kemp, "Priority is for Cuts to Affect Fewest Possible."

Meg Craft, "AIC Responds to the Closing of Georgia State Archives to the Public." Conservators Converse: The Blog of the American Institute for Conservation, 20 September 2012.

Kate Theimer, "Some Good News for Georgia State Archives, but Bad News (That's Not Really News) in a Larger Sense." Archives Next, 20 September 2012.

Maureen Sullivan, "ALA President Expresses Deep Concern and Dismay about Closure of Georgia Archives." ALA News, 20 September 2012.

Catherine Long, "SGA Letter Concerning Closing of Georgia Archives." Society for Georgia Archaeology, 20 September 2012.

Denis O'Hayer, "Governor Deal Pledges to Keep State Archives Open: Details to Come Later." WABE, 19 September 2012. Includes comments by Ken Thomas.

Tom Crawford, "Georgia Closes History." Flagpole, 19 September 2012.

"Georgia is closing the door to its history." Columbia County News-Times, 19 September 2012.

Selma Blackmon, "Georgia Archives Obstructs Researcher's Right to Use Records." Examiner.com, 19 September 2012.

"Clarification Being Sought After Georgia Governor Says Archives 'Will Say Open'." Society of American Archivists, 18 September 2012.

Curt Yeomans, "Area Officials Mourn Georgia Archives' Closing." Clayton News Daily, 18 September 2012.

Carla Caldwell, "Georgia to Pay $2.7M Lease on Closed Archives Building. Atlanta Business Chronicle, 18 September 2012.

"Secretary Kemp Speaks to Athens Rotarians About the Archives Closing." Athens Patch, 18 September 2012.

"Academics, Genealogists Protest Decision to Limit Georgia Archives Access." The Augusta Chronicle, 17 September 2012.

Jackie Dooley, Letter to Governor Deal. Society of American Archivists, 17 September 2012. Dooley is President of the Society.

Jim Corridan, Letter to Governor Deal. Council of State Archivists, 17 September 2012. Corridan is the President of the Council.

"Action Alert: Help Save the Georgia State Archives! The National Coalition for History, 17 September 2012. Includes points to make in when contacting politicians.

Maureen Downey, "Is Georgia Padlocking Its Past by Closing Its Archives?" Atlanta Journal Constitution, 17 September 2012.

Kristina Torres, "Supporters Rally Against Georgia Archives Closure. Atlanta Journal-Constitutions, 17 September 2012.

James Grossman, "AHA Respnds to Georgia State Archives." AHA Today, 17 September 2012. A letter from the President of the American Historical Association to Governor Deal.

Eden Godbee, "Cuts to Georgia Archives Access Draw Protest." 11 Alive News, 17 September 2012. Features Sarah Quigley of Emory University.

Loryl MacDonald, Letter to Governor Deal. Association of Canadian Archivists, 16 September 2012. MacDonald is President of the Association.

Bob Bohanan, "Georgia Will Close Its State Archives." Like the Dew: A Journal of Southern Culture, 15 September 2012.

Joseph M. Adelman, "Georgia: Closing for Study." Common-Place: Public Occurences 2.0, 14 September 2012.

Diane Haddad, "Budget Cuts to Close Georgia State Archives as of Nov. 1." Genealogy Insider, 14 September 2012.

Rickey Bevington, "History By Appointment Only." News Muse, GPB Blogs, 14 September 2012.

Clay Bolton, "State Archives Set to Close." GPB News, 13 September 2012.

Dave Williams, "Georgia Archives Closing Due to Budget Cuts." Atlanta Business Chronicle, 13 September 2012.

Will Nunley, "Georgia Closes State Archives." WSAV News 3, 13 September 2012.

Many thanks to Peter Schinkel for his many contributions to this list.

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