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Brockington Supports the Georgia Archives

Sep 20, 2012

Brockington and Associates has a long-standing commitment to advocacy when it comes to preserving the past for the sake of the future. On Wednesday, September 19, historians Jennifer Corcoran and Cameron Sexton visited Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's office to show support for keeping the Georgia Archives open to the public. New budget cuts threaten to make it even more difficult for people to access government records and historical documents. Previous cuts have resulted in the archives being open only two days per week, but the latest round will close the archives to the public on November 1. Researchers will have to make an appointment with one of the three remaining staff members to visit the archives. If these changes take place, Georgia will be the only state in the country that will not provide open public access to its state archives.

As of September 20, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Governor Deal's office was surprised by the large groundswell of support for the archives. Governor Deal has now committed to keeping the Georgia Archives open to the public. Read today's article here:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/deal-pledges-to-keep-georgia-archives-open/nSFhZ/


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