National Archives to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Southeast Regional Archives Facility
Media Alert · Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Washington, DC

WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for the National Archives and Records Administration Southeast Regional Archives facility in Morrow, Georgia. The new facility is scheduled to open in spring 2004. The Southeast Regional Archives' holdings include more than 80,000 cubic feet of records, which date from 1716 through the 1980s. All of these records were either created or received by Federal courts or agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The holdings include archival materials of great historical significance, such as the records of the Kennedy and Marshall Space Flight Centers, Centers for Disease Control, the Oak Ridge and Savannah River facilities of the Department of Energy, Selective Service System, and U.S. Courts.

WHO: Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin, Senator Max Cleland, Congressman Mac Collins, Clayton College and State University President Thomas Harden, Georgia State Senator Terrell Starr, and Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox will participate in the ceremony.

WHEN: Monday, August 26, 2002, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Southeast Regional Archives Site
Highway 54/Jonesboro Road between Clayton State Boulevard and Harper Drive

DIRECTIONS TO CEREMONY: From 1-75 SOUTH, take the GA-54 exit (exit 233) towards MORROW/JONESBORO. Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp. Turn LEFT onto GA-54/JONESBORO RD. Turn RIGHT onto HARPER DRIVE and follow signs to event parking.

For PRESS information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.


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