Author Archives: Kevin S Fleming

New Resource: Popular Culture Literature Collection

Did you know that the Special Collections and Archives maintain a collection of popular culture literature published over the last 100 years? The Popular Culture Literature Collection contains comic books, pulp fiction magazines, dime novels, and Big Little Books.  The … Continue reading

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New Resource: Don Kennedy papers

A new collection related to Atlanta broadcaster, Don Kennedy, is now available in the Special Collections and Archives. The Don Kennedy papers document Kennedy’s wide-ranging radio and television career across more than 60 years. The collection provides a glimpse into … Continue reading

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Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Johnny Mercer

Please join us at the Rialto Center for the Arts on Friday, February 26th at 8:00 pm in celebrating one of America’s most prolific songwriters, Johnny Mercer. Vocalist/trumpeter Joe Gransden, jazz vocalist Kathleen Bertrand, and the Georgia State University Jazz … Continue reading

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45th Anniversary of WRAS

WRAS 1971

Monday January 18th marks the 45th anniversary of WRAS Album 88. The Special Collections and Archives houses the WRAS Radio Collection that includes administrative documents, interviews, promos, and over 800 sound recordings of local and independent musicians that appeared on … Continue reading

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The Capitol News Magazines

Capitol News 1950

Issues from a monthly publication produced by Capitol Records have been digitized, and are now available online in the Library’s Digital Collections. The Capitol was published from 1943 to 1959, and it was renamed Capitol News in 1946, Music News … Continue reading

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“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” in National Recording Registry

Johnny Mercer at Capitol Records

It was announced today that Johnny Mercer’s “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” was selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.  Each year 25 sound recordings are added to the registry that have been recognized for their cultural, artistic … Continue reading

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New Virtual Exhibits

Students protesting the election of Herman Talmadge from the “Passing the Torch of Activism” exhibit.

Virtual exhibits created by the Special Collection and Archives are now available online. The current exhibit topics include the history of radio broadcasting in Georgia, history of Atlanta women’s organizations, and grass roots activism.  Additional exhibits will be added periodically … Continue reading

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Glass Plate Negatives of Downtown Atlanta, circa 1927

Dixie Sales Company, circa 1927

A collection of glass plate negatives from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library have been digitized, and are now available in the Georgia State University Digital Collections.  The collection of nearly 100 images consists of downtown Atlanta storefronts and streets before the … Continue reading

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WSB Radio Log Books

Log books from the WSB Radio records have been digitized and are now available online through the Digital Library of Georgia and the Digital Public Library of America .  These program and booking logs cover the time period from WSB’s … Continue reading

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Georgia Hidden Treasures

Johnny Mercer

Atlanta’s WSB-TV Georgia Hidden Treasures program will air a feature on The Johnny Mercer Collection housed in the Georgia State University Library on June 18th at 8:00pm on Channel 2. The feature includes information about the collection, and interviews with … Continue reading

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