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.
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.