Author Archives: Kathryn Michaelis

Uprising of ’34 Oral History Digitization Project Completed

In May 2015, GSU Library was awarded a grant of $121,418 by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize, transcribe, and make available online all of the oral history interviews that were created during the production of … Continue reading

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Umbra Search, University of Minnesota’s online African-American history portal, announces public launch

Georgia State University Library has partnered with Umbra Search African American History at the University of Minnesota — a program that makes African American culture and history more broadly available through a freely available search tool (umbrasearch.org), strategic digitization, and … Continue reading

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New Digital Collection: GSU Yearbooks

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Georgia State University’s yearbooks are now available online. The digital collection includes annual yearbooks dating from 1934–when the college became the independent Evening School of the University System of Georgia, having previously been a unit of the Georgia School of … Continue reading

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New Digital Collection: Pro-Life Newsletter Collection

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GSU Library has a new digital collection available online, the Pro-Life Newsletter Collection. The collection, part of the Archives for Research on Women and Gender, contains newsletters reflecting the anti-abortion and (to a lesser extent) anti-euthanasia beliefs of various American … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for transcription project

The Digital Library Services department in GSU Library is seeking volunteers to transcribe video oral history interviews for a digitization and transcription project. The interviews relate to labor strikes that occurred across the American South in 1934. Most interviews are … Continue reading

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Fair Use: The Four Factors

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Fair Use Week 2016 kicked off yesterday. All week, libraries everywhere are highlighting the ways that fair use supports scholarly and creative work. So what exactly is fair use? Fair use is an exception to copyright law that allows copyrighted works … Continue reading

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Uprising of ’34 Interviews Now Available Online

As announced on this blog in June, GSU Library received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to digitize, transcribe, and make available the audiovisual interviews that were produced during the making of the 1995 documentary The Uprising of ’34. … Continue reading

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Access to Digital Objects Through Finding Aids

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GSU Library’s Special Collections and Archives finding aids were recently updated to provide better access to digital collections items. Users can now click a button above the finding aid document and retrieve all of the digital items from that particular collection. For example, if a … Continue reading

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New Digital Collection: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

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Digital Library Services is pleased to announce the publication of a new digital collection: the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Collection. GSU Library has partnered with the transit agency to digitize these rare items, which include transit station area development plans, publications … Continue reading

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Georgia State University receives NHPRC grant to digitize Uprising of ’34 footage

Image from the 1934 strike, courtesy of Atlanta History Center

The documentary The Uprising of ’34, released in 1995, tells the story of the General Textile Strike of 1934. The strike, one of the largest in American history, was a defining moment in the South’s relationship to organized labor. The … Continue reading

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