Like many archivists, I was saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. David B. Gracy, II. I met Dr. Gracy many times and always enjoyed our conversations.
Indirectly, it is because of Dr. Gracy that I became interested in publishing. He founded the journal Georgia Archive, now Provenance, which is where I first started as a peer-reviewer and then editor. When I started as Editor, I learned that for several years many advocated to put all the back issues online. Working with many people, this was finally accomplished. Though I heard from many people how appreciative they were for the resource, Dr. Gracy’s note to me is always my most treasured: “I could not be more pleased, and fulfilled for the role of the journal in contributing to advancement of the archival enterprise.” Of course, the credit goes more to Dr. Gracy for starting the journal.
Thank you Dr. Gracy for your unending dedication to archives and for being an inspiration to us all.