Category Archives: Special Collections & Archives

40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Record Breaking Home Run

Forty years ago, on April 8, 1974, Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron set the then all-time career record for home runs in Major League Baseball. The record was a significant personal accomplishment by one of baseball’s all-time great players and represented … Continue reading

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2013 Reed Fink Winner to present on April 14, 2014

Lane Windham, winner of the 2013 Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History will present on her dissertation topic, “Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing and the Origins of the New Economic Divide (1968-1985)” on Monday, April 14. The presentation … Continue reading

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A Celebration of the Life and Work of Stetson Kennedy

WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00 pm WHERE: Georgia State University, Langdale 939 (formerly General Classroom Building; map) In this evening of celebration, Stetson’s close friends and several scholars who have curated his legacy provide insights into Kennedy’s life as … Continue reading

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Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert

Please join us at the Rialto Center for the Arts in celebrating Johnny Mercer with a concert featuring trumpeter Joe Gransden and jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford with the Georgia State University Jazz Band on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 … Continue reading

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Georgia State University’s Scholarly Enterprise

Scholarly Enterprise is a new exhibit celebrating Georgia State’s centennial.  The exhibit theme is academics and focuses on institutional growth, colleges, library, global initiatives, research institutes, and centers. This exhibit is located on the bridge near the Library South entrance.   … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication – Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World

Glenn T. Eskew of the Department of History has recently published Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World, a new biography on the Georgia native songwriter. “Exhaustively researched, Glenn T. Eskew’s biography improves upon earlier popular treatments of the Savannah, … Continue reading

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The History of Radio Broadcasting in Georgia

An online exhibit is now available that documents the history of radio broadcasting in the state of Georgia over a 50 year period from its inception in 1922 through the 1970s.  The exhibit utilizes materials from the radio broadcasting collections … Continue reading

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Klan infiltrator’s papers now available online

The personal papers of Stetson Kennedy, author, folklorist, and human rights advocate, are now available online through Georgia State University Library’s Digital Collections portal. The papers are housed in the Southern Labor Archives at GSU, the largest collection of labor-related … Continue reading

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NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia Records Now Available for Researchers

NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia described itself as “the political arm of the pro-choice movement.” Incorporated in 1980 as the Georgia Abortion Rights Action League (GARAL), [photo of the NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia march in Washington, D.C. in 1992, W072-105_26_001] NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia … Continue reading

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Panther Pride: Georgia State Sports & Recreation

GSU Football photos and Coach Trent Miles

Friday, September 6 • 10:00 a.m. Library South, Second Floor Panther Pride: Georgia State Sports & Recreation is an exhibit that highlights the growth of athletics at GSU, from the early Spur Club to the debut of GSU Football in … Continue reading

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