Category Archives: Oral Histories

Labor Day – the Real History

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What is the Labor Day holiday really about?  Here are various resources that will fill you in on Labor Day’s history as well as labor unions/movements in the U.S. History Channel’s “History of Labor Day” video clip U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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“The ABCs of LGBTQ Health Disparities” Talk this Friday

Dr. Tonia Poteat

Dr. Tonia Poteat will speak at GSU on “The ABCs of LGBTQ Health Disparities,” on Friday, March 29, 10 am – 12 pm, in Conference Room 12 at 25 Park Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Lower level SunTrust Building). This … Continue reading

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GSU Oral History Roundtable meeting February 22

The next meeting of the Georgia State University Oral History Roundtable will meet February 22, 2013, at noon in the Colloquium Room on Library South 8. Staff from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives will present on the department’s oral … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2012

Labor Day differs in every essential from other holidays of the year in any country. All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflict and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for … Continue reading

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The Olympics: Rich in Ideas

  What did you think about that opening ceremony; was it a masterpiece or a mess?  Either way the Olympics are happening now and quite spectacular. And with an eye toward the upcoming Fall semester the Olympics are also rich … Continue reading

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Special Collections Hours Updated

Student researching in the Special Collections reading room.

Researching unique materials from our library can be exciting, like excavating history from a vault of twentieth century secrets. Our mission is to make resources as accessible as possible for our users. The Special Collections and Archives of Georgia State … Continue reading

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Digital Collections provides online access to Library Resources

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Georgia State University Library’s Digital Collections is comprised of rare or unique resources which have been digitized or are born digital. These resources come from of the University Library’s Special Collections and Archives and, in some cases, its general collection, … Continue reading

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“Two Worlds of Underground Atlanta”

Signs at Atlanta Underground

Check out the latest post on Social Shutter about the Atlanta Underground, by GSU Sociology major and McNair Scholar, Tori Thomas. And check out some of these GSU University Library resources about the Atlanta Underground: Hacker, J. F. (1989). Recapturing … Continue reading

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MLK and the Memphis Sanitation Workers

The Walter P. Reuther Library, official repository for the records of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, has produced an online exhibit about Dr. King’s fateful visit to Memphis in support of AFSCME Local 1733′s sanitation workers. … Continue reading

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