Georgia Archives Scrapbook - What they do and why it matters.

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The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents. Whether you love history, or simply want to know how we serve the citizens of Georgia, we invite you to learn more.

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Georgia Archives Scrapbook - What they do and why it matters.

  1. 1. THE GEORGIA ARCHIVES
  2. 2. NINETY YEARSFrom the Capitol (1918) to Rhodes Hall (1930) to the White Ice Cube (1965)… 2
  3. 3. …to today.Safeguarding Georgia’s mosthistorical records and puttingthem to practical use. 3
  4. 4. WHAT WE DO
  5. 5. APPRAISE AND SELECT…which government records are worth keeping forever? (about 5%.) 5
  6. 6. COLLECTHISTORICALRECORDS 6
  7. 7. ARRANGE AND DESCRIBE 7
  8. 8. STORE…temperature- and humidity-controlled environment. 8
  9. 9. PRESERVE 9
  10. 10. SCAN 10
  11. 11. MAKE ACCESSIBLE…in person and online. 11
  12. 12. ASSIST LOCAL GOVERNMENTS…records management, disaster preparedness. 12
  13. 13. STATERECORDSCENTER 13
  14. 14. GEORGIA CAPITOL MUSEUM…in person and online. 14
  15. 15. 20,000 books 14,000 visitors 260,000,000documents 1,300,000+ people served annually 15
  16. 16. RECORD EXAMPLES
  17. 17. ROYAL CHARTER, 1733…the document that made Georgia a colony. 17
  18. 18. LORD EGMONT JOURNALS, 1738-44…proceedings of the Colonial Trustees. 18
  19. 19. ACTS OF THEGENERALASSEMBLY, 1755- 19
  20. 20. DECLARATION OFINDEPENDENCE, RECORDED COPY, 1777 20
  21. 21. RATIFICATION OF U.S. CONSTITUTION…the document that made Georgia a state. 21
  22. 22. TENNESSEE-GEORGIA BORDER…map of the boundary, 1818. 22
  23. 23. LAND LOTTERY RECORDS…tickets from 1832 land lottery. 23
  24. 24. LAND LOTTERY RECORDS: MAPS…10,000 state and county maps. 1,500,000 plat maps. 24
  25. 25. CIVIL WAR RECORDS…Ordinance of Secession, 1861. 25
  26. 26. CIVIL WAR RECORDS…photograph (ambrotype), 1862. 26
  27. 27. CIVIL WAR RECORDS…Sherman’s order to evacuate Atlanta, 1864. 27
  28. 28. MODERN HISTORY…Capitol Building plans, 1883; Georgia’s first flag, 1879. 28
  29. 29. MODERN HISTORY…Women’s suffrage act, 1921. 29
  30. 30. MODERN HISTORY…World War II. 30
  31. 31. MODERN HISTORY…Roosevelt’s casket leaving Warm Springs, 1945. 31
  32. 32. AND BEYOND…Digital Archives of Georgia. 32
  33. 33. PUTTINGTHE PAST TO PRACTICAL USE THE END www.GeorgiaArchives.org

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