Category Archives: Special Collections & Archives

“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” in National Recording Registry

Johnny Mercer at Capitol Records

It was announced today that Johnny Mercer’s “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” was selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.  Each year 25 sound recordings are added to the registry that have been recognized for their cultural, artistic … Continue reading

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Speaker: Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina

Attendees to CIO Leadership Training, 1954, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. [ L1984-70_265]

Join us in Georgia State University’s Department of History for Julia Gunn’s upcoming talk based on research for her in-progress dissertation, “‘A Good Place to Make Money’: Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina.” … Continue reading

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New Virtual Exhibits

Students protesting the election of Herman Talmadge from the “Passing the Torch of Activism” exhibit.

Virtual exhibits created by the Special Collection and Archives are now available online. The current exhibit topics include the history of radio broadcasting in Georgia, history of Atlanta women’s organizations, and grass roots activism.  Additional exhibits will be added periodically … Continue reading

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Spring Semester Library Workshops

University Library and CURVE will be offering workshops in technology and research skills to support research and curriculum activity on campus.   Refer to the Spring 2015 Workshops guide to browse the offerings and to register for a workshop.

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GSU Women’s Collections Commemorate the Life of Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey

Donor and longtime friend to the University Library Women’s Collections, Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey passed away in late November, shortly after her 97th birthday. Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey was born in New London, Connecticut in 1917. She attended Southern Seminary (Buena Vista, VA), … Continue reading

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Atlanta Constitution: More Full-Text Added!

The Georgia State University community can now access and search the full-text of the Atlanta Constitution online from 1868-1984! Previously, online full-text content for the Atlanta Constitution was only available from 1868-1946. The University Library provides access to the historic … Continue reading

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Library Workshop: Teaching with Archival Sources

Morna Gerrard, GSU’s Women and Gender Collections Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s Studies Librarian, will be offering a workshop for faculty and graduate students on “Teaching with Archival Sources” from 11 am – 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 9 … Continue reading

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Sheroes of the Year Event, 2014

Celebrate the Power of Purpose and Persistence! Our dear friends Joyce Dunaway Parker and Alicia Philipp are being honored as the 2014 Sheroes of the Year by the Georgia State University Library’s Women and Gender Collections. The 2014 Sheroes of … Continue reading

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Glass Plate Negatives of Downtown Atlanta, circa 1927

Dixie Sales Company, circa 1927

A collection of glass plate negatives from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library have been digitized, and are now available in the Georgia State University Digital Collections.  The collection of nearly 100 images consists of downtown Atlanta storefronts and streets before the … Continue reading

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WSB Radio Log Books

Log books from the WSB Radio records have been digitized and are now available online through the Digital Library of Georgia and the Digital Public Library of America .  These program and booking logs cover the time period from WSB’s … Continue reading

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