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Celebrate Georgia Archives Month October 2008

It’s October and that means its Georgia Archives Month!

Archives Month celebrates the value of Georgia’s historical records and the many ways they enrich our lives. This year’s theme is “Fall into the Archives and Discover a Wonderland of Georgia History.” Georgia State Special Collections and Archives Department explores this theme with images of fall and the beginning of the scholastic year including historic GSU photographs. Travels of a botanist through 1700s Georgia, a look at a famous jazz photograph, and the development of an Atlanta underground newspaper round out the focus on the archives. Come to the 8th floor of Library South and discover a whole new world of Georgia History.

 For more information contact the Special Collections and Archives Department at (404) 413-2880. Look for event flyers around the campus.

·   Archival Orientation week (October 6-10) is your opportunity to come by the reading room, see the resources we have available and learn how the archives can enrich your GSU experience.  GSU photos and artifacts on display.


·   Brown bag lunch lecture about 1700s Georgia as seen by Botanists William Bartram and André Michaux, GSU Professor, Jim Cothran.  (October 15 at 12:00pm)


·   Brown bag and film screening: A Great Day In Harlem, Film Screening and Brown Bag, GSU Professor Dr. Geoffrey Haydon. (October 22 at 12:00pm)


·    Exhibit on the 1960s/70s Atlanta counter-culture newspaper The Great Speckled Bird (October 20-31). Panel discussion from the founders of the paper and light refreshments. (October 28 at 5:30pm)

All events and exhibits in Special Collections, LS8.


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