The term "circuit rider" hearkens back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when judges rode from county seat to county seat and preachers took to the pulpit of a different church each Sunday. In 2005, a new kind of circuit rider appeared on the scene—the circuit rider archivist.
Gooden, Randall S.,
"Georgia's Circuit Rider Archiveist Program: A Trip through Learning and Service,"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
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