In 1972, Georgia Archive, now Provenance, became the first professional archival journal published by a state or regional organization. The Society of American Archivists gave the publication an award of merit in 1975. Today, Provenance is published annually and is circulated nationally and internationally to over 300 members including libraries, universities, and historical societies. The journal's primary focus concerns the archival profession in the theory and practice of archival management.
Recent issues included such topics as archival education; electronic records; automation; imaging; appraisal of university records; moving archives; management of audiovisual, photograph, oral history, and map materials; military archives; documentary editing; research use of archives; case studies in appraising congressional papers; ethics; and descriptive standards.
As of 2014, all back issues of Georgia Archive and Provenance were digitized and made available online in order to aid in archival education and research. Issues will continue to be added as new volumes are published on an annual basis. The issues are hosted by the Digital Commons @ Kennesaw State University.
Provenance seeks articles, case studies, and review essays for its upcoming issues. First-time authors are especially encouraged to submit articles for consideration. For more information on submissions, please view the information for contributors.