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October is Archives Month, “The Gift of Activism: Which Side Are You On?” Exhibit Now Open on Library South, 8th Floor

The Gift of Activism: Which Side Are You On?  an online preview of the exhibit, to see more, come to Special Collections and Archives, Located on LS8.

 Every October, archives and repositories across the country celebrate Archives Month in order to showcase their collections and raise awareness of their work. In Georgia, the theme for this year’s Archives Month is, Archives: The Gift from One Generation to the Next. Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department uses the theme to create an exhibit of photographs and artifacts entitled, the Gift of Activism: Which Side Are You On?  Pete Seeger, folk singer and and an iconic figure in the mid-20th-century American folk music revival, describes “Which Side Are You On?” on his record “Can’t You See This System’s Rotten Through and Through?” as “Maybe the most famous song it was ever my privilege to know was the one written by Mrs. Florence Reece.” The song became the anthem for the movement, Occupy Wall Street.

Come and Eat Your Lunch!! In the colloquium room on the 8th floor of Library South, October 16th at noon: Diana Eidson gives a brown bag lecture, Which Side Are You On? Climate Changes in Labor Rhetoric. Diana is the Assistant Director of Lower Division Studies and a Ph.D. Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition., “Using Affective Discourse in Social Movements: Case Studies from Operation Dixie and Occupy Wall Street.”

This Is Worth Fighting For./ De Lange, Eddie; Stept, Sam H., 1897-1964; De Lange, Eddie; Stept, Sam H., 1897-1964. Harms, Inc., 1942; Format: Piano-Vocal. Popular Music and Culture, Sheet Music Collection, S-1026-2 This Is Worth Fighting For

Fowke, Edith, Joe Glazer, and Kenneth I. (Kenneth Ira) Bray. Songs of Work and Freedom. Chicago: Roosevelt University, 1960. Musical Score.