Category Archives: History

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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New Database: Sex and Sexuality

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We’re pleased to announce that the GSU Library now provides access to the Adam Matthew Digital primary resource database Sex and Sexuality.  Sex and Sexuality has two modules. Module I contains the digitized research collections from the Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections, including … Continue reading

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It’s time to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and their contributions to history. Black History Month grew out of “Negro History Week”, created by historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African American figures in 1926. This event inspired schools and communities nationwide to … 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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Upcoming: “Teaching with Primary Sources” Workshops

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In April the Library will be offering three “Teaching with Primary Sources” workshops. “Teaching with Primary Sources” is an ongoing series of workshops designed to introduce faculty and graduate student instructors to creative strategies for using primary sources– archival, digital, … Continue reading

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An Antiracism Reading List

Ibram X. Kendi, Professor & Director, Antiracist Research & Policy Center Department of History

On February 12, Ibram X. Kendi, professor and Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, published “A Reading List for Ralph Northam” in the Atlantic Monthly. Kendi wrote specifically in response to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s … 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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