Two Lunch and Learn September Events at the Georgia Archives and Symposium at NARA, Atlanta

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

This month, the Georgia Archives will host two Lunch and Learn Programs, one on September 8 on recent building upgrades at the Georgia Archives and a special Lunch and Learn Program on the following Friday, September 15, on the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission. Lunch and Learn Programs are free and open to the public. No registration required.

On Friday, September 8, 2017, noon-1:00pm, Kim Norman and Adam Parnell, Georgia Archives staff members, will present the Lunch and Learn Lecture, Georgia Archives: Recent Building Upgrades. They will discuss recently upgraded building functions, improved environmental monitoring, heightened security, operational efficiencies, and overall collection care. There will be a tour following the program.

On Friday, September 15, 2017, noon-1:00pm, we will have a special Lunch and Learn program on the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission, presented by Dr. Lamar Veatch. Georgia Archives staff will also speak about World War I records held by the Archives. Dr. Veatch will highlight some of the key contributions Georgians made to the war effort and the Commission’s work to document those contributions. This includes the creation of a searchable database of Georgians who died while in service, as well as documenting World War I monuments and memorials around the state. The Georgia World War I Centennial Commission is part of the National World War I Centennial Commission, which seeks to honor and commemorate the centennial, as well as educate the public about World War I.    

Dr. Lamar Veatch served as the State Librarian for the State of Georgia. He holds both a masters and a doctorate in Library Science from Emory University and Florida State University respectively. He currently serves as a Heritage Associate for the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission.

Also, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:00am-4:30pm the National Archives at Atlanta, next door to the Georgia Archives, will hold a special symposium program, The Great War Over Here: Stories from the Home Front.