Category Archives: History

New! Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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The Library is pleased to announce the recent addition of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. This research database provides access to articles on architecture, urban planning, interior design, historic preservation, and more! The Avery Index covers  periodicals in these subject areas … Continue reading

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Department of History Lecture: Claudio Saunt, “West of the Revolution, An Uncommon History of 1776″

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The GSU Department of History is sponsoring a lecture by Prof. Claudio Saunt, titled “West of the Revolution, An Uncommon History of 1776,” on Friday,  January 30. Prof. Saunt is Richard B. Russell Professor in American History at the University … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

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Prof. Nick Wilding of the Department of History has recently published his new book, Galileo’s Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge (2014). Galileo’s Idol offers a vivid depiction of Galileo’s friend, student, and patron, Gianfrancesco Sagredo (1571–1620). Sagredo’s … Continue reading

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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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Lecture: Prof. Lela Urquhart, “The Politics of Religious Expression in Ancient Magna Graecia

The Georgia State University Center for Hellenic Studies announces a lecture titled “The Politics of Religious Expression in Ancient Magna Graecia” by Prof. Lela Urquhart of the Department of History, on Monday, November 10 at 4:30 pm. In antiquity, long … Continue reading

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Lecture: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”

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On Wednesday, October 22, historian and activist Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will give a lecture on “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.” Co-sponsored by SPEAK, BlackOUT, Faces of Feminism, GSU’s Special Collections and Archives, the Institute for Women’s, Gender, … Continue reading

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CENCIA, School of Music Host “Viktor Ullmann’s Legacy from Theresienstadt” Concert

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On Thursday, October 16, Georgia State’s School of Music, in collaboration with Elysium Between Two Continents and CENCIA will present a concert featuring the works of composer Viktor Ullmann. Ullmann was an accomplished musician and composer who lived in various parts … 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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Glass Plate Negatives of Downtown Atlanta, circa 1927

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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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