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GSU Library’s Digital Collections Now Include Video

Audience member speaking during youth violence community forum

The first of Georgia State University Library’s digital collections to feature video content is the Research Atlanta, Inc. Reports. This collection includes eight video recordings, which were received on VHS tapes and digitized at the library. Access to the video … Continue reading

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Moment in GSU History: “Building Jarred,” 1949

In 1949, the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia—precursor to Georgia State University—fit all of its students, staff, classrooms and offices into two floors of one building. On the afternoon of March 24th of that year, the whole building, … Continue reading

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Photo of Overlooked GSU Landmark Rediscovered

Director George Sparks’ earliest memory of what is now Georgia State University was when it was located at Pryor St. (now Peachtree Center Ave.) and Auburn Ave.  See Sanborn map of location here and hear Sparks describe the college.  When … Continue reading

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Bazaar Education: Night School in the Peachtree Arcade

In 1917, at the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War I, the Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce (now Georgia State University) moved into two rooms at the newly constructed Peachtree Arcade near Atlanta’s Five Points.  The … Continue reading

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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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