Brockington Historians Advocate for the Georgia Archives

Mike Reynolds and Cameron Sexton visited the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday the 24th to speak with legislators about the need to restore funding to the Georgia Archives. The archives are currently open two days per week- the fewest hours of any state archive in the United States.

Since 2010, pubic access to the archives has declined from 42.5 hours per week to 17 hours per week, a 60% decrease in accessibility.

Aside from making it more difficult for professional historians to conduct their research, the archives hold “deeds, mortgages, court records, legislative records, marriage and birth records, and many other documents that Georgians depend on to protect their health, their property, and their civil rights.” (Georgia Archives Fact Sheet)

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