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Spotlight on Archives Grant

Spotlight on Archives Grant

2018 Application Guidelines

The Georgia Archives Month Spotlight on Archives Grant is intended to help archives,
museums, and heritage institutions in Georgia promote public awareness of their archives and
manuscript collections. In 2018 the Georgia Archives Month Committee will award one $500 grant; award monies are intended to be used by the selected institution to fund an event to be held during Georgia Archives Month in October 2018.

Applications are due June 5, 2018. For more information, please email

GAM 2018 Spotlight on Archives Grant Application (PDF)

Congratulations to our 2018 Spotlight Grant winner, Georgia State University Special Collections! The grant will help fund an event at GSU in October, "Mags, Bars, and (Drag) Stars: A History of Atlanta's Gay Bars and Community Magazines," that will highlight their Gender & Sexuality Collections. Spotlight Grant funds helped to make their program, held on Tuesday October 2, a great success!

Past Winners of the Spotlight on Archives Grant

In 2017, the Spotlight grant winners were the Charles D. Switzer Library’s Georgia Room in Marietta and the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta.

The Georgia Room of the Switzer Library used the funds to host an open house held on October 4th, 2017, where they displayed a collection of personal letters and correspondence dating from the Civil War era to World War I that had recently been digitized. There was also a hands-on workshop where staff presented on digitization, preservation, and the care and handling of archival materials. The library used the $250 grant to cover the cost of advertising and promotional materials, including personalized pencils and bookmarks.

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The Breman Museum also was awarded a 2017 Spotlight Grant. The museum used the $250 grant to support marketing for the Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour series, which provides the public with guided tours of sites around Atlanta that have significant relevance to southern Jewish history. The October 2017 tour, held in connection with Georgia Archives Month, focused on Historic Oakland Cemetery and drew on archival materials from the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History at the Breman Museum. The Breman archives director had an informational booth at the event, where he shared information about the museum and its archives and oversaw a Breman-designed scavenger hunt in the cemetery.

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2016 Spotlight Winners
Philip Weltner Library, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta
Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library at Augusta University, Augusta

2015 Spotlight Winners
Oconee County Library, Watkinsville
Flat Rock Archives, Lithonia

2014 Spotlight Winner
National History Day Mentoring Program at LaGrange College, LaGrange

2013 Spotlight Winner
Macon County Historical Society, Montezuma

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