As Archivist for Women and Gender Collections at GSU, Morna Gerrard collects, preserves, and makes available the records of women and the LGBTQ community in Atlanta, Georgia, and the South. Morna serves as vice president of the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project, and in that role, she provides professional expertise and guidance, and supports the president’s outreach efforts by attending Archives Project’s presentations.
A native of Scotland, Morna was educated at Edinburgh University, Western Washington University, and Clark Atlanta University, and she has worked as an archivist at the National Archives of Scotland and Georgia State University. She has written two articles that were published in the professional journal, Archival Issues: “Putting the Georgia Women’s Movement Oral History Project on the Web: A Case Study in Collaboration and Innovation,” and “Engaging Communities: Public Programming in State Universities’ Special Collections and Archives,” (co-written with Kevin Fleming). She has also written an essay, “No Fame Required: Collaboration, Community, and the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project, which will be included in a forthcoming “Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections” book about acquisitions and appraisal. She is a past president of the Society of Georgia Archivists, and a Georgia Archives Institute board member. She lives in Decatur with her husband and two cats.