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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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Extinguished Luminaries of GSU: Robert R. Johnson

In the pantheon of distinguished GSU luminaries, the names of George Sparks (first president and recipient of the “Shining Light” award) and Wayne Kell (founder and first director) glow brightly. But there are other leaders and benefactors, now unfortunately forgotten, … 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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Little-Known and Unappreciated Facts about GSU History

It is well known that Georgia State University traces its origins to the Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce.  Nighttime classes appealed to workers in Atlanta’s central business district who wanted to further their careers and skills. But … 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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Moving Around Town in Downtown: GSU’s Earliest Locations (1914-1955)

Ever wonder where Georgia State University was headquartered during its early years? The first class met at Georgia Tech, but in 1914 the school relocated to downtown Atlanta, where it then moved from one building to another. Early records are … Continue reading

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“Four Negroes Acting Unwise?”

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of two students who integrated the University System of Georgia in 1961, will speak at Georgia State University (GSU) at 11 a.m. today (January 27) in the Student Center Speakers Auditorium.  Integration was attempted at GSU much earlier–in … Continue reading

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Educating the Urban New South…with a Wry Twist

Like the red-headed stepchild whose history it tells, Dr. Merl E. Reed’s Educating the Urban New South:  Atlanta and the Rise of Georgia State University, 1913-1969 came into being only through the remarkable ingenuity and persistence of its author.  After … Continue reading

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