Georgia Archives

University System of Georgia

The Georgia Archives will be closed Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth. Additionally, the Georgia Archives will be closed the morning of Thursday, June 20th for in-service/staff development training. We will reopen on Thursday, June 20th at 1pm.

Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council

Formerly the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board (GHRAB)

About Us

The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) was created by statute during the 1993 Georgia General Assembly. The Council has twelve members, appointed by the Governor, and representing citizens, educators, local governments, historical repositories, and professional organizations.

GHRAC works to ensure that Georgians of all ages are made aware of the significant historical records located statewide, enhances the preservation and care of these treasures, and improves the access that Georgians have to their records.


The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) promotes the educational use of Georgia’s documentary heritage by all its citizens, evaluates and improves the condition of records, encourages statewide planning for preservation and access to Georgia’s historical records, and advises the Board of Regents and the Georgia Archives on issues concerning records.

Programs and Services

Directory: The Directory of Historical Organizations contains information about more than 600 archives, libraries, and museums in Georgia. Use it to search by topic or location.

Historical Records Grants Application, 2024: GHRAC offers grants of $2,500 to $5,000 to local historical repositories in Georgia to develop and/or implement projects to identify, preserve, and provide access to historical records. This may be a local government, historical society, library, museum, or similar organization.

Awards Program: This annual program recognizes outstanding efforts in archives and records work in Georgia. Find out about prior winners and how to nominate a person or organization for an award. Award Winners

Preferred Practices Manual and Self-Assessment Guide: Originally published by GHRAC in 1999 and revised in 2010.

Council Operations: Advisory Council Members, Strategic Plan