Category Archives: Primary Resources

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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New Music Resource: Duke Pearson Collection

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The papers of jazz pianist and composer Duke Pearson are now part of the Popular Music and Culture Collection at Georgia State University. Atlanta-born Columbus Calvin “Duke” Pearson, Jr. studied piano at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) before touring … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16, 2017)

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day falls on Monday, January 16, this year. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday designated by Congress in 1994 as a day of service. The holiday falls on the third Monday of January; … 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 – Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

AJCP278-021a, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

Just in time for LGBT History Month, the Georgia State University Library has purchased the digital archive collection, Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. The Archives presents important aspects of LGBTQ life including an assemblage … 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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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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