Category Archives: Special Collections & Archives

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dr. David B. Gracy II Graduate Research Assistantship for Special Collections & Archives

In 2021, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Collections & Archives at Georgia State University. We want to honor the founding archivist, Dr. David B. Gracy, by creating a new endowment for the department in his name. This … Continue reading

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Teaching with Primary Sources Instructor Workshop: Using Sources to Build Narratives

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On Monday, April 29, Kevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist and Jill Anderson, Humanities Instruction Librarian, are offering a “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Sources to Build Narratives” workshop for faculty and graduate student instructors. This is a hands-on workshop where attendees … Continue reading

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2019 Georgia Women’s Movement Project Spring Event: “The Milk of Woman Kindness”

The Georgia Women’s Movement Project Spring Event is held annually to highlight collections in the Georgia State University Library Women’s Collections, and to celebrate the lives of the unsung heroines of the women’s movement in Georgia. The 2019 event will … Continue reading

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1913 or 1914: When was Georgia State “Founded”?

We know that Georgia State University was “founded” in 1913. Or was it? University Archives includes many early “bulletins” (course catalogs) that clearly state on title pages: “Georgia School of Technology. Evening School of Commerce. ORGANIZED 1914.” What should we … Continue reading

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