Georgia Archives Receives Grant to Support Sustaining Georgia’s Permanent Records

The Georgia Archives is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to implement methods for achieving stable environmental storage conditions for its permanent records while reducing energy consumption and thus costs. “This project will help the Georgia Archives continue to reduce energy usage and serve as a model of sustainability for other institutions during these times of budget cutbacks” said project manager, Christine Wiseman, Preservation Services Manager at the Georgia Archives.

The award is from NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access in the category of Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections.  The grant funds support expanding upon energy saving measures at the Georgia Archives initiated over the past two years by updating and further automating the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) and by implementing lighting upgrades.  The fundamental goal of the project is to increase energy savings efforts, while continuing to maintain storage conditions necessary for the long term preservation of Georgia’s permanent and historical records.

Archives staff will track and monitor environmental conditions as well as energy usage, and gather data that will be of use of other cultural organizations.

Be sure to subscribe to the project blog, Sustaining Georgia’s History, One Environmental Upgrade at a Time, to get timely updates. See and click on link to subscribe. The project begins October 1, 2012 and runs for three years.

For more information, contact project manager, Christine Wiseman <cwiseman [at] sos__ga__gov> or visit

The Georgia Archives is a division of the Office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.  The mission of the Georgia Archives is to identify, select, preserve, and make accessible records that constitute Georgia’s recorded history; to increase the efficiency of State Government through effective records management; and to improve the quality of records and archives management throughout the state.

Christine Wiseman
Preservation Services Manager
Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260

One thought on “Georgia Archives Receives Grant to Support Sustaining Georgia’s Permanent Records”

  1. By now I hope AIC has heard the news that the Georgia State Archives will be closing due to budget cuts. As an AIC member, I truly hope AIC makes a statement regarding this decision and its implications to the continued preservation of and access to vital government records. We cannot stand as an organization to let this go unaddressed.

    For anyone who is interested, there is also an online petition and a Face Book page to keep up with the news.

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