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The Georgia Archives identifies and preserves Georgia's most valuable historical documents.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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  • 1. THE GEORGIA ARCHIVES
  • 2. NINETY YEARSFrom the Capitol (1918) to Rhodes Hall (1930) to the White Ice Cube (1965) 2
  • 3. to today.Safeguarding Georgias mosthistorical records and puttingthem to practical use. 3
  • 4. WHAT WE DO
  • 5. APPRAISE AND SELECTwhich government records are worth keeping forever? (about 5%.) 5
  • 6. COLLECTHISTORICALRECORDS 6
  • 7. ARRANGE AND DESCRIBE 7
  • 8. STOREtemperature- and humidity-controlled environment. 8
  • 9. PRESERVE 9
  • 10. SCAN 10
  • 11. MAKE ACCESSIBLEin person and online. 11
  • 12. ASSIST LOCAL GOVERNMENTSrecords management, disaster preparedness. 12
  • 13. STATERECORDSCENTER 13
  • 14. GEORGIA CAPITOL MUSEUMin person and online. 14
  • 15. 20,000 books 14,000 visitors 260,000,000documents 1,300,000+ people served annually 15
  • 16. RECORD EXAMPLES
  • 17. ROYAL CHARTER, 1733the document that made Georgia a colony. 17
  • 18. LORD EGMONT JOURNALS, 1738-44proceedings of the Colonial Trustees. 18
  • 19. ACTS OF THEGENERALASSEMBLY, 1755- 19
  • 20. DECLARATION OFINDEPENDENCE, RECORDED COPY, 1777 20
  • 21. RATIFICATION OF U.S. CONSTITUTIONthe document that made Georgia a state. 21
  • 22. TENNESSEE-GEORGIA BORDERmap of the boundary, 1818. 22
  • 23. LAND LOTTERY RECORDStickets from 1832 land lottery. 23
  • 24. LAND LOTTERY RECORDS: MAPS10,000 state and county maps. 1,500,000 plat maps. 24
  • 25. CIVIL WAR RECORDSOrdinance of Secession, 1861. 25
  • 26. CIVIL WAR RECORDSphotograph (ambrotype), 1862. 26
  • 27. CIVIL WAR RECORDSShermans order to evacuate Atlanta, 1864. 27
  • 28. MODERN HISTORYCapitol Building plans, 1883; Georgias first flag, 1879. 28
  • 29. MODERN HISTORYWomens suffrage act, 1921. 29
  • 30. MODERN HISTORYWorld War II. 30
  • 31. MODERN HISTORYRoosevelts casket leaving Warm Springs, 1945. 31
  • 32. AND BEYONDDigital Archives of Georgia. 32
  • 33. PUTTINGTHE PAST TO PRACTICAL USE THE END www.GeorgiaArchives.org