History Coalition Calls on Georgia Governor to Keep State Archives Open

Last week, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced he was closing the State Archives to the public on November 1 due to across-the-board budget cuts mandated by Governor Nathan Deal. On September 21, the National Coalition for History (NCH) sent a letter to the Governor opposing the budget cuts, denial of public access to more >

Library of Congress Unveils New Public Legislative Information System

This week, the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Government Printing Office (GPO), unveiled Congress.gov, a new public beta site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information. Congress.gov, at beta.congress.gov, eventually will replace the public THOMAS system and the congressional Legislative Information System (LIS).


Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced that the Georgia Archives will be CLOSED to general public access beginning November 1, 2012. In addition to the elimination of public access, staff reductions affecting the ten remaining employees are planned and will be announced soon. Even if you do not live in Georgia, this issue more >

Georgia to Close State Archives Due to Budget Cuts

On September 13, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that due to budget cuts the Georgia State Archives would be closing on November 1. After that date, the public will only be allowed to access the building by appointment; however, the number of appointments could be limited based on the schedule of the remaining more >

National Park Service Seeks Input on Civil War Battlefield Preservation

As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Park Service (NPS) is asking for public feedback about the future of the war’s touchstone battlefields. The NPS’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) has released a draft report about the conditions of the nation’s Civil War battlefields.