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Thursday, August 4 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Open Forums: Advocacy: The Georgia Archives Experience

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Four years ago, news of the impending closure of the Georgia Archives galvanized the profession and local, state, and national organizations mobilized their resources to mitigate this worst-case scenario. Join us for an interactive discussion with activists in the “counter-closure movement” who will share their perspectives on how the profession was able to roll back this decision. We’ll explore what worked well, what tactics were less successful, and how SAA and CoSA – as member-driven organizations – can best respond to future public policy challenges.


Kaye Lanning Minchew

Kaye served as Executive Director of the Troup County Archives in LaGrange, GA from 1985 until 2015. She received the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007. She was named a Fellow by the Society of American Archivists and the Society of Georgia... Read More →
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Sarah Quigley

Interim Head of Manuscript Processing, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
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Kathleen Roe

Director of Operations (Retired), New York State Archives (Retired)
SAA past-president, 2014-2015. Director of Archives and Records Management Operations at the NY State Archives (retired). Holds advanced degrees in History from Michigan State University and in library/archival administration from Wayne State University. Fellow and immediate past-president... Read More →

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Dennis Riley

Archivist, NY State Archives
SAA Finance Committee

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
Room 202 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303