This year marks the 50th anniversary of Special Collections and Archives. Come celebrate with us!
We’re hosting online and in-person events that feature stories and objects from our collections throughout the year. Each event is a behind-the-scenes look at the archives. You’ll learn about the history of our collections, the values that shape them, and the people behind them.
We will be hosting 50th-anniversary events throughout 2021. For up to date information on future events, please follow us on social media.
This one-day symposium (September 25, 2021, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) is open to anyone interested in learning more about oral history projects.
In the morning, Althea Sumpter will kick off the meeting with her talk centered on trauma in oral histories. Throughout the day, attendees can choose sessions that best suit their needs and interests for those just beginning or thinking about starting an oral history project to those that are part of established programs. We will wrap up with a meet and greet where attendees to network with other attendees and organizations who support and manage oral history projects.
- General Admission: $30
- GSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $20
- Students: $10
For more information and to register, go to: lib.gsu.edu/UHN
Visit the 8th floor of Library South October 7, 2021 between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM to learn about Special Collections & Archives, view our latest exhibit, and see some of the many treasures held here as part of our 50th-anniversary celebration.
Light refreshments will be served.
Join us for a conversation with Sarah Burns about her work using archival materials in her documentaries, what inspires her work, and why archives are important in making documentary films.
The event will be on October 7, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Student Center East, Speakers Auditorium.
Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit lib.gsu.edu/sarahburns
Georgia Women’s Movement Spring Event: Leveling the Playing Field
The Georgia Women’s Movement Spring Event is held annually to celebrate and highlight materials in the Women’s Collections at Georgia State University. The 2021 event focused on the history of women’s sports in Georgia and at Georgia State University. Speakers include Anne Harper, Jaray Mazique and Kelsey Roegiers.
The Importance of Archives in Communities
We could not have a public opening, but we’re delighted to share this recent conversation with six of our donors and community partners.
We asked our panelists about the importance of the archives, and the conversation touches on several interesting questions. Why are immigrant stories important? What happens to the accounts of those whose lives were cut short by AIDS? And how do we document rural-Georgia women activists that the national and urban media ignored?
What our panelists had to say moved us, and we are grateful for their time and thoughtfulness. We hope you, too, will appreciate the vital work that our partners do in and around Atlanta.
50 Years of Archives at Georgia State University
In this 50th-anniversary video, we discuss the history of our collections and the objects we collect. We also share some of our upcoming events planned to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Support Our Work: The Dr. David B. Gracy II Endowment
To honor the legacy of Dr. David B. Gracy II and the founding of Special Collections and Archives, we recently established the Dr. David B. Gracy II Graduate Research Assistantship for Special Collections and Archives.
With your support, this endowment will fund one graduate student to create innovative new ways of promoting the importance of archives throughout the Atlanta community.
For questions or additional information about donating to the endowment please contact email@example.com.