Category Archives: Special Collections & Archives

Biltmore Radio & University Library Reach Agreement to Stream the Archive of Don Kennedy’s ‘Big Band Jump’ Program

Station president Don Kennedy reading a morning broadcast for the Georgia Network

Streaming radio station Biltmore Radio has reached an agreement with the Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives which will allow the station to broadcast the archive of Atlanta broadcast icon Don Kennedy’s Big Band music program, ‘Big Band … Continue reading

Posted in General News, Resources, Special Collections & Archives | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Curating Women in Sports Exhibit

Samantha Harvel has been working in Special Collections for five years – first as an Honors College student and then as a Graduate Research Assistant. Throughout those years, Sam has done amazing work, arranging and describing collections, and creating our … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Collections, For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Students, Kinesiology & Health Education, Primary Resources, Special Collections & Archives, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Special Collections’ GRA Working on Podcast History of AIDS in Atlanta

Deniseya Hall has become an indispensable part of the Special Collections & Archives team over the last year. She has worked diligently on a variety of outreach projects, but has focused most of her time on pulling together research and … Continue reading

Posted in For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Students, Oral Histories, Primary Resources, Special Collections & Archives | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Georgia Women’s Movement Spring Event: Leveling the Playing Field

The Georgia Women’s Movement Spring Event is held annually to celebrate and highlight materials in the Women’s Collections at Georgia State University. The 2021 event, which will be held virtually, focuses on the history of women’s sports in Georgia and … Continue reading

Posted in For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Students, General News, Special Collections & Archives, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Too Many Walton Buildings: Early GSU History Revisited

Georgia State University traces its origins to day and evening commerce classes that began on the Georgia Tech campus in 1913.  In 1914 some of the evening classes moved to downtown Atlanta, so older students who worked full-time in the … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Collections, Education, For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Students, History, Primary Resources, Special Collections & Archives | Tagged , , , , , | 35 Comments

Special Collections 50th Anniversary Kicks Off with Digital Exhibit and Community Panel!

It’s exciting to begin our 50th anniversary celebrations by launching our latest exhibit “Bridging Communities: 50 Years of Collecting at GSU.” This exhibit features just a few stories from our collections that highlight key themes across our nine collecting areas. … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Collections, For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Students, Primary Resources, Resources, Special Collections & Archives | Tagged , , , , | 75 Comments

Celebrating 50 Years of Special Collections and Archives!

In 1971, library Director William R. Pullen recruited Dr. David B. Gracy II to establish the Southern Labor and University Archives. In a recent oral history, Dr. Gracy recalls arriving at Georgia State to find one box of materials and no place … Continue reading

Posted in For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Students, General News, Special Collections & Archives | 26 Comments