Category Archives: Oral Histories

Special Collections Celebrates International Women’s Day

In the heart Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8. In recognition of this special day, we would like to highlight a collection with a strong international focus. Part of the Archives for … 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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Georgia State University Documents the Women’s Marches

On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March on Washington took place in the nation’s capital, and sister marches were held across the nation and worldwide. A concerted effort is underway to document the marches in every state, and Georgia State … Continue reading

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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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W. J. “Bill” Usery, Jr., 1923-2016

W. J. “Bill” Usery, Jr., is best remembered as one of the sharpest and most effective labor mediators in Washington, DC, and beyond, known for averting or mediating strikes in both the public and private sectors. With little formal education … Continue reading

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Eastern Air Lines Digital Collection debuts for Labor Day

A Constellation named Ponce de Leon is christened with a bottle of Coca-Cola at Hartsfield, 1951.

The Southern Labor Archives announces the Eastern Air Lines Digital Collection, unlike any other in the Southern Labor Archives. It represents the work of blue- and white-collar workers, in traditional union and non-union jobs. It provides a look into the history of … 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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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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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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GSU Women’s Collections Commemorate the Life of Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey

Donor and longtime friend to the University Library Women’s Collections, Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey passed away in late November, shortly after her 97th birthday. Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey was born in New London, Connecticut in 1917. She attended Southern Seminary (Buena Vista, VA), … Continue reading

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