What is Georgia Archives Month?
The purpose of Archives Month is to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records. This is the ideal time to call attention to the Archives of the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and its work in preserving Georgia’s documentary heritage. Governor Sonny Perdue signed the Georgia Archives Month proclamation on September 9, 2010. There are many events and exhibits created for Archives Month each year in Georgia, and the list of 2010 events is available in PDF.
Georgia’s celebration of archives and history is part of a larger celebration throughout the United States. Archives Month originally began in New York in 1989 as “New York Archives Week,” and then the idea quickly spread to other states. The Society of American Archivists also celebrate October as American Archives Month. For 2010-2011, SAA is focusing its public awareness efforts on a year-long campaign—I Found It In The Archives!—that reaches out to archives users nationwide to share their stories about what they found in the archives that has made a difference in their lives.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is proud to post this year’s Georgia Archives Month poster in our Service Center while we travel back in time and learn more about our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, the history of our Council, and the history of Girl Scouting. To see posters from all over the United States, please visit the website of the Council of State Archivists.