The Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Georgia Archives & History established the Sarah O. Dunaway Scholarship in memory of one of its greatest friends. Over the years, Sarah consistently supported the Georgia Archives and its work. She felt strongly that the records of our heritage should be preserved and FOGAH honors her by supporting training for those who work with historical records. The Dunaway scholarship provides tuition for a student to attend the annual Georgia Archives Institute and one year’s membership in the Friends of the Georgia Archives. After completion of the Institute, the recipient will write a brief article for the fall issue of the FOGAH newsletter, The Voice.
The Georgia Archives Institute is held the second and third week of June each year at the Georgia Archives in Morrow. Established in 1966 and designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians, it offers general instruction in basic concepts and practices of archival administration and management of traditional and modern documentary materials.
Gregory S. Hunter, Director of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Archives and Records Management, Long Island University, will be the principal instructor. He is a Society of American Archivists Fellow and founding President of the Academy of Certified Archivists. Topics will include acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, and reference, as well as legal and administrative issues. To link archival theory with real world application, students complete individualized, three-day internships at local archival repositories.
For application and information for the Institute, visit www.georgiaarchivesinstitute.org or contact: Georgia Archives Institute, P.O. Box 279, Morrow, GA 30260, [email protected] Please note, enrollment is limited and the Georgia Archives Institute application deadline is April 1.Scholarship Eligibility — Individuals who work or volunteer at any level in an archival institution in Georgia and graduate students preparing for a career in archives at a college or university in Georgia. Georgia citizens preparing for a career in archives at a college or university outside of Georgia will also be considered. Preference will be given to applicants without access to institutional support for attendance. You must apply to the Georgia Archives Institute and be accepted in order to receive the Dunaway Scholarship.