Category Archives: History

Chasing Clues: Identifying the First Homecoming

Determining when Homecoming began as a named “tradition” at Georgia State is not an easy task. Sources disagree, are unclear, and sometimes are mistaken. The Technite student newspaper (a name reflecting our origin as Georgia Tech’s Evening School of Commerce) … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop: Teaching with Primary Sources: Comic Books and Context

cover, Sorcery comic book, 1974

Kevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, are offering a “Teaching with Primary Sources: Comic Books and Context” workshop for faculty and graduate students. This workshop will be held on … Continue reading

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Posted in African American Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Education, English, Film & Media, For Faculty, History, Instruction, Journalism, Middle & Secondary Education, Primary Resources, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Special Collections & Archives, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Labor Archives receives grant to digitize labor organizer’s papers

  In advance of Labor Day, Georgia State University Library’s Southern Labor Archives announces  an Access to Historical Records grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission in the amount of $48,865  to digitize the M. H. Ross papers. The … Continue reading

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Hamilton to discuss Eastern Air Lines’ last days, final flight

We are pleased to invite you to a discussion with Martha Hamilton about the days leading up to Eastern Air Lines’ closure in 1991. A journalist for the Washington Post at the time, Hamilton closely covered the airline’s uncertain trajectory until … Continue reading

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Unpacking Manuel’s Tavern Launch

The Unpacking Manuel’s Tavern project launched this week! Unpacking Manuel’s Tavern is an interactive archive of materials that adorn the walls of Manuel’s Tavern, a long-time meeting place for democratically-minded Atlantans. Prior to the 2015 renovation of the tavern, the … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry at CURVE

image of whisky jug

During the spring semester, I acquired a clay whisky jug from the Phoenix Lab, which contains artifacts recovered from the excavation of MARTA lines in the 1970s. Dr. Robin Wharton has worked with students in her multimodel composition course to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop: Teaching with Primary Sources: Popular Culture and Pulp

cover, Just Married (1972)

Intrigued by our new Popular Culture Literature Collection? Kevin Fleming, GSU’s Popular Music and Culture Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, will be offering a “Teaching with Primary Sources: Popular Culture and Pulp” workshop for … Continue reading

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Upcoming 2017 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, Department of History

photo, Deborah E. Harkness, from University of Southern California history department page

The History department’s annual Dale Somers Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Deborah Harkness, professor of History at the University of Southern California, at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in 25 Park Place, Room 830. Prof. Harkness is a … Continue reading

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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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Making History, Writing History: Thoughts for Black History Month

cover, Charleston Syllabus

We often hear the phrases “living through history,” “witnessing history,” “history in the making.” We are literally always creating what historians call “primary sources,” which can be any kind of resource that is made, written, drawn, filmed, built. Almost anything … Continue reading

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