Tag Archives: Atlanta

Blank Slate: GSU’s First Downtown Location

The Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce (now Georgia State University) was housed in the Walton Building from 1914 to 1916. This is the first building the Evening School occupied in downtown Atlanta. The relocation of the Evening … Continue reading

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Good Chemistry: GSU’s First Location

 In 1913, the Georgia School of Technology’s  School of Commerce held its first classes at Tech’s ivy-covered chemistry building (Lyman Hall).   The Evening School of Commerce moved to downtown Atlanta the next year.  Since then, Georgia State University has … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Half Century of Sisterhood and Philanthropy

Georgia State University’s Delta Xi Chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta national fraternity for women will celebrate its 50th anniversary on campus in 2013.  Shown in the photo is a ceremony from a preference party held in Dunwoody during Rush … Continue reading

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Rediscovering “Heaven Bound”

How exciting to discover a box filled with over 90 rolls of film that have been unseen since the 1930s! These previously unknown 35mm negatives offer a remarkable glimpse of life in Atlanta 75 years ago.           Since its acquisition … Continue reading

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Portals to the Past: Creative Web Uses of Historic GSU Photos

The North Avenue Marta Station Entrance.

Several Web sites are making innovative use of historic Atlanta photographs from Georgia State University Library Collections.  The Atlanta Time Machine shows historic photographs juxtaposed with contemporary ones:  The North Avenue Marta Station Entrance. The following social network sites allow the … Continue reading

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AJC Newspaper Photograph Exhibit in Library North

SOUTHERN LIGHT:  Selections from The Atlanta Journal – Constitution Newspaper Photographic Archives is on display until April 29th, 2011, on the first floor of Georgia State University’s Library North building.  The exhibit helps publicize the new database in Special Collections … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Unidentified Street Scene, Atlanta, 1946

Can you confirm the location of this unidentified Atlanta street scene which was photographed in 1946?  The building on the left is a Sherwin Williams Paint Company store and therefore it could be Gordon Street. Online photo sleuthing is one way … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Unidentified Intersection, Atlanta, 1966

Can you name this unidentified Atlanta intersection?  This photo was taken in 1966 for the Overnight Transportation Company located at 2427 Moreland Ave. Online photo sleuthing is one way archivists and other information seekers benefit from collaborative intelligence facilitated by Web 2.0 social … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Photo Manipulation of the 1914 Fulton Bag Strike

The deceptive editing of photographs has a long history prior to its current popularity using PhotoShop. This panorama of the strike camp is composed of two separate group portraits taken by photographer William F. Nelson. They were cut and pasted together to create the illusion that the camp and the number of strikers were twice their actual size. Continue reading

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October is Georgia Archives Month!

Georgia Archives Month 2010

Every October, archives and repositories across the country celebrate Archives Month in order to showcase their collections of unique primary resources for research and to increase awareness of their work. In Georgia, the theme for this year’s Archives Month is … Continue reading

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