Call for Applicants for Georgia Archives Month “Spotlight on Archives” Grant 2017

The Georgia Archives Month (GAM) “Spotlight on Archives” Grant is meant to help archives, museums, or heritage institutions in Georgia promote public awareness of their archives and manuscript collections. This grant will help selected organizations fund their events during Georgia Archives Month in October.

The GAM Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s “Spotlight on Archives” grant will be two awards of $250 each. Award monies are intended to be used by the selected institution to offset publicity costs to promote archives and manuscript holdings during Georgia Archives Month. Approved publicity costs can include posters, flyers, handouts, print advertising, media advertising, social media advertising, mailings, etc.

Application instructions for the grant are available at  Please send any questions and completed applications to The deadline for applications is May 31st. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-June.


City of Savannah, Georgia, Research Library and Municipal Archives recipient of a Recordings at Risk grant

We would like to congratulate the City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives (RLMA), who, partnering with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), has just received a grant for $13, 111 to reformat at-risk, rare audio recordings (34 open -reel tapes; estimated 43 hours; dating 1955-1978, undated) from the W. W. Law Collection.

From the announcement at

Westley Wallace “W. W.” Law (1923-2002) was a prominent civil rights leader, local historian, historic preservationist and community leader in Savannah, Georgia.  As president of the Savannah Branch NAACP from 1950-1976, his collection includes a variety of material related to the civil rights movement, not only in Savannah but throughout the United States.  The audio included in this project include speeches by NAACP leaders, civil rights events, recordings of regional musicians, and local history programs.  They will be valuable to researchers from a broad array of disciplines, including local and national scholars of American, social or music history, local community members, biographers, and students, among others.

The Recordings at Risk grant program is a national regranting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value. Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will award a total of $2.3 million between January 2017 and September 2018.