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Kristina Torres- Deal sets aside $4.3 million for Georgia ArchivesAtlanta Journal-Constitution, 22 January 2013.

Jackie Dooley- Those Amazing Georgia Activists Keep FightingOff the Record, 16 January 2013.

Curt Yeomans-  Archives supporters launch funding fight- Historians, genealogists demand ‘fair’ money allocation,  Clayton News Daily,15 January 2013.

Selma Blackmon- Georgia Archives Matters,,  4 January 2013.

Selma Blackmon-How to help the Georgia States Archive and the National Archives,, 2 January 2013.

A look back at 2012 in Clayton County, Clayton News Daily, 2 January 2013

Curt Yeomens- CSU’s Hynes will lead archives transition groupClayton News Daily, 2 January 2013

Dave Williams- Planning under way to switch control of Georgia archivesAtlanta Business Chronicle, 3 January 2012.

Pierre Noth- Plan to Keep Archives Open Puts Pressure on UniversitiesRome News-Tribune, 30 October 2012.

Lee Shearer- Details Still Unclear on Planned State Archives TransferOnline Athens, 28 October 2012.

Waldo Lydecker, Governor Deal’s DealWaldo Lydecker’s Journal, 21 October 2012.

Curt Yeomans, Georgia Archives Funding Fight Still LoomsClayton News Daily, 20 October 2012.

Kristina Torres, Five Georgia Archives Employees Will Still Lose JobsAtlanta Journal-Constitution, 19 October 2012.

Georgia: Archives Get Some AidNew York Times, 18 October 2012.

Kristina Torres, State to Keep Georgia Archives OpenAtlanta Journal-Constitution, 18 October 2012.

Norman Gomlak, After Uproar, Ga. Officials Back Off Archives PlanHuffington Post, 18 October 2012. 

Jim Galloway, Cash Found to Keep Georgia Archives Open ‘Til June 30Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 18 October 2012. 

Sanhita SinhaRoy, Georgia Archives to Stay OpenAmerican Libraries, 18 October 2012.

Meredith Schwartz, Update: Georgia Archives No Longer to CloseLibrary Journal, 18 October 2012.

Dave Williams, Gov. Deal Releases Plan to Keep Georgia Archives OpenAtlanta Business Chronicle, 18 October 2012.

Georgia Archives Salvaged for Now  Clayton News Daily, 18 October 2012.

Charlie Harper, Kemp Wins; Archives to Stay OpenPeach Pundit, 18 October 2012.

Sandra Parrish, Georgia Archives to Remain, 18 October 2012.

Georgia Archives to Remain OpenLISNews: Librarian News, 18 October 2012.

Georgia Archives Gets a Temporary ReprieveGeorgia Library Association News, 18 October 2012.

Thomas Wheatley, Deal: Georgia State Archives to Remain OpenCreative Loafing Atlanta, 18 October 2012.

Curt Yeomans, Georgia Archives Will Be Open Half-a-MonthClayton News Daily, 17 October 2012.

Georgia Archives Visitors to be Restricted to 2-Hour BlocksThe Augusta Chronicle, 15 October 2012.

Nick Coltrain, Kemp Doubles Down on Archives’ Lockdown Being Best Cut to MakeOnline Athens, 8 October 2012.

Kim Severson, Georgia Law Requiring Proof of Legal Residency Creates Licensing BacklogNew York Times, 8 October 2012.

Donna Williams Lewis, “Advocates Fight to Keep Archives Open to Public.”, 5 October 2012

SLA Opposes Budget Cuts that would Close Georgia Archives.” SLA Blog, 5 October 2012.

Veronica Martzahl, October is American Archives Month and the Fate of the Georgia State Archives.” Digital Collections and Archives (Tufts University), 4 October 2012. 

Bonnie Weddle, “Georgia Secretary of State seeks a State Records Manager.” L’Archivista, 4 October 2012.

Jim Galloway, “Brian Kemp Links Georgia Archives Closing to Illegal Immigration Bills.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4 October 2012.

Curt Yeomans, “Supports Rally to Save Georgia Archives.” Clayton News Daily, 3 October 2012. 

Kristina Torres, “Georgia Archives Supporters Rally Against Cuts.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3 October 2012.

Leland and Patty Meitzler, Supporters Rally to Save Georgia ArchivesGenealogy Blog, 3 October 2012.

Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. Archives Closing Will Limit Access to HistoryJournal-Constitution, 30 September 2012.

Sharon Tate Moody, “Georgia Archives in Danger of Closing to the Public.” Tampa Bay Online, 30 September 2012.

Matt Chambers, State Archives Limits Felt Locally.” Gainesville Times, 29 September 2012.

Peter Schinkel, “Mailbox: Save the Georgia Archives.”, 28 September 2012.

Mark Cheathem, “State of Georgia Closing State Archives.” Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics, updated 27 September 2012.

Kim Severson, “Budget Cuts to Archives Put History Out of Reach.” New York Times, 26 September 2012.

Curt Yeomans, “Officials: Georgia Archives Brings People to Clayton.” Clayton News Daily, 21 September 2012.

“Budget Cuts vs. Georgia Archives.” Atlanta Journal Constitution, 20 September 2012. I

Meg Craft, “AIC Responds to the Closing of Georgia State Archives to the Public.” Conservators Converse: The Blog of the American Institute for Conservation, 20 September 2012.

Kate Theimer, “Some Good News for Georgia State Archives, but Bad News (That’s Not Really News) in a Larger Sense.” Archives Next, 20 September 2012.

Maureen Sullivan, “ALA President Expresses Deep Concern and Dismay about Closure of Georgia Archives.” ALA News, 20 September 2012.

Catherine Long, “SGA Letter Concerning Closing of Georgia Archives.” Society for Georgia Archaeology, 20 September 2012.

Tom Crawford, “Georgia Closes History.” Flagpole, 19 September 2012. 

“Georgia is closing the door to its history.” Columbia County News-Times, 19 September 2012.

Selma Blackmon, “Georgia Archives Obstructs Researcher’s Right to Use Records.”, 19 September 2012.

“Clarification Being Sought After Georgia Governor Says Archives ‘Will Say Open’.” Society of American Archivists, 18 September 2012.

Curt Yeomans, “Area Officials Mourn Georgia Archives’ Closing.” Clayton News Daily, 18 September 2012.

Carla Caldwell, “Georgia to Pay $2.7M Lease on Closed Archives Building. Atlanta Business Chronicle, 18 September 2012.

“Secretary Kemp Speaks to Athens Rotarians About the Archives Closing.” Athens Patch, 18 September 2012.

“Academics, Genealogists Protest Decision to Limit Georgia Archives Access.” The Augusta Chronicle, 17 September 2012.

“Action Alert: Help Save the Georgia State Archives! The National Coalition for History, 17 September 2012. 

Maureen Downey, “Is Georgia Padlocking Its Past by Closing Its Archives?” Atlanta Journal Constitution, 17 September 2012.

Kristina Torres, “Supporters Rally Against Georgia Archives Closure. Atlanta Journal-Constitutions, 17 September 2012.

James Grossman, “AHA Respnds to Georgia State Archives.” AHA Today, 17 September 2012. 

Eden Godbee, “Cuts to Georgia Archives Access Draw Protest.” 11 Alive News, 17 September 2012.

Bob Bohanan, “Georgia Will Close Its State Archives.” Like the Dew: A Journal of Southern Culture, 15 September 2012.

Joseph M. Adelman, “Georgia: Closing for Study.” Common-Place: Public Occurences 2.0, 14 September 2012.

Diane Haddad, “Budget Cuts to Close Georgia State Archives as of Nov. 1.” Genealogy Insider, 14 September 2012.

Rickey Bevington, “History By Appointment Only.” News Muse, GPB Blogs, 14 September 2012.

Clay Bolton, “State Archives Set to Close.” GPB News, 13 September 2012.

Dave Williams, “Georgia Archives Closing Due to Budget Cuts.” Atlanta Business Chronicle, 13 September 2012.


After Uproar, Ga. Official Back Off Archives PlanNational Public Radio, 18 October 2012.

Norman Gomlak, Ga. Officials Pledge to Keep State Archives, 18 October 2012.

Kemp: Cuts to State Archives Was Best, 9 October 2012.

Sue Mittleman , “Rallying to Keep Georgia Archives Open.”WABE News– 4 October 2012

John Bachman and Diana Davis, “Protesters Fight to Keep Archives Open.”,  Channel 2 Action News, WSB-TV, 3 October 2012.

CNN Radio News Days, 3 October 2012. Coverage begins at 12:30.

Denis O’Hayer, “Governor Deal Pledges to Keep State Archives Open: Details to Come Later.” WABE, 19 September 2012.

Georgia to Cut Off Public Access to State Archives”, WABE Atlanta.  

Georgia Closes State Archives – Only State In The Nation To Cut Historic Service, WSAV 2- Savannah, Georgia.

“Budget Cuts Forcing Close of State Archives to Public, Local Reaction”,WSAV2- Savannah, Georgia.

“Cuts to Georgia Archives Access Draw Protest”, WALB-Albany, Georgia

Georgia Public Broadcasting: “ State Archives Set To Close 

WSB Radio-Atlanta: “Ga. First in Nation to Close State Archives to Public


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