Next month is Georgia Archives Month, and every October, archives and repositories across the country celebrate Archives Month in order to showcase their collections and raise awareness of their work. The theme for this year’s Georgia Archives Month is Georgia History…Worth Saving! At Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives is highlighting images and artifacts from their holdings that reflect the role of sports in our lives.
Much of the exhibit will showcase the images from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives photograph collections, Tracy O’Neal, Lane Brothers and the newly acquired Atlanta Journal-Constitution Collection.
A Brown Bag Lecture slideshow will be held on October 10, 2011 at noon in Library South’s Colloquium Room. Guest speaker Paul Crater, Vice President, Research Services at the Atlanta History Center, will be giving a presentation based on his book, Baseball in Atlanta, which chronicles the rich legacy of baseball in the city and the huge economic and cultural impact it has had for generations of Atlantans.