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Michael Nagy
SGA Fellow
Class of 2016

Michael Nagy was born in northeast Ohio and spent his childhood in Savannah, Georgia.  He is currently the Director and Archivist for The Salvation Army Southern Historical Center at Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta.  He has been an archivist for The Salvation Army for over 20 years and has been the director of the department since 2005.


Michael has been a Certified Archivist (CA) since 2002 and attended his first SGA meeting in 1997.  He initially became interested in the archives profession as a graduate student assistant working in the Georgia State University Library Special Collections and doing archival research on properties for historic preservation projects.  He has served on the SGA Board as Treasurer (two terms), Archivist, and also on the Scholarship Committee and an SGA mentor.  He is on the board of the Georgia Archives Institute, Inc. and currently serves as its Treasurer.


Michael has an MLIS from Valdosta State, a Master of Heritage Preservation (MHP) from Georgia State, and a BA from the University of Oklahoma. As a (mostly) lone arranger of a repository that is an archives, museum, library, and historical society he holds memberships in many state, regional, and national allied professional groups, including SAA.  His professional interests include the history of communication and recordkeeping systems and issues of specialization and convergence in cultural institutions.
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