Category Archives: History

Sacrifice – The Rosses in the South

The M. H. Ross Papers digital collection is now publicly accessible online. Digitization of the M. H. Ross Papers is being funded by a $48,865 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and will continue through September 2018. By early 1941, Mike … Continue reading

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A Young Man of Conviction – The Early Years of M.H. Ross

The M. H. Ross Papers digital collection is now publicly accessible online. Digitization of the M. H. Ross Papers is being funded by a $48,865 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and will continue through September 2018. Myron Howard “Mike” Ross … Continue reading

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2018 Georgia Women’s Movement Spring Event: “March Into the Archives”

The Georgia Women’s Movement Project Spring Event is held annually to highlight collections in the Georgia State University Library Women and Gender Collections, and to celebrate the lives of the unsung heroines of the women’s movement in Georgia. The 2018 … Continue reading

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Kay Cain, A Woman Photographing World War Two-era Atlanta

Kay Cain portrait, December 20, 1942

During 1942-44, when the U.S. was fighting in the Second World War, photographer Kay Cain shot feature and news photography for the Atlanta Constitution. This Women’s History Month, Ms. Cain’s story and her photographs and papers in Special Collections and … Continue reading

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Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social Commentary and Representation

Given the popularity of the new Black Panther film, Kevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, are offering the workshop “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social … Continue reading

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“We are indeed subversive:” The Great Speckled Bird at Fifty

The Great Speckled Bird was Atlanta’s underground/alternative newspaper published between 1968-1976, having been birthed in “the year of protest” out of necessity – Atlanta’s existing media platforms presented a point-of-view indistinguishable not only from one another but also from others … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to a Johnny Mercer Tribute Concert

“A song is born in excitement, has a robust life climbing the popularity charts and traveling to the ends of the earth and then, like rare old wine, brings back nothing but sweet memories.” – Johnny Mercer   We will … Continue reading

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Georgia Association of Educators records open; periodicals online

The records of the Georgia Association of Educators (1921-2015), part of the Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, at Georgia State University Library, Atlanta Campus, are open for research. The collection, comprised of unique documents and photographs, provides an … Continue reading

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M.H. Ross Runs for City Council in Charlotte

The M. H. Ross Papers digital collection is now publicly accessible online. Digitization of the M. H. Ross Papers is being funded by a $48,865 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and will continue through September 2018. For an overview of … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15, 2018)

image of Martin Luther King Jr. made up of smaller photos of service activities

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, and will be observed on January 15 this year. Because King’s birthday … Continue reading

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