Georgia State University. Special Collections

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The Special Collections Department of the Georgia State University Library collects and preserves unique and rare historical materials in selected subject areas, and promotes the use of these materials by the Georgia State University community, scholars, and the public. Its goal is to advance scholarship and further the educational, research, and service missions of the university. ", "The Special Collections Department of the Georgia State University Library collects and preserves unique and rare historical materials in selected subject areas, and promotes the use of these materials by the Georgia State University community, scholars, and the public. Its goal is to advance scholarship and further the educational, research, and service missions of the university.

Labor unions--United States--Southeast; Labor--United States--Southeast; Georgia State University; Photographs--Atlanta, Ga.; Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976; Popular music--United States--20th century; Equal rights amendments--Georgia; Women in activism--Georgia; Georgia--Politics and government--20th century
Special Collections and Archives Georgia State University 100 Decatur Street SE Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3202


Name Description
7 Stages Records of the Atlanta-based theatre company, 7 Stages, dating from 1986 to 2004.
Activist Women Oral History Project Oral histories about female activism related to domestic violence, women's health and reproductive justice, politics, policy making and the law, child sex trafficking, philanthropy, community activism, art and culture, equality in the workplace, civil rights, and LGBTQ.
Archives for Research on Women and Gender Documents the experiences of women and men participating in women-centered and LGBTQ activist and advocacy activities in Georgia and the Southeast throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
Atlanta Area Photographers Collection Personal and hobby photography by Atlantans from the 1920s onward.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographs Photographs dating from the 1840s to the 2009 from the photography staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Collection Programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from the 1930s onward.
Big Joy Digital Collection Filmed interviews about poet and filmmaker James Broughton and reading of his poetry used as sources for Big Joy, a documentary about the West Coast experimental filmmaker.
Broadcasting Collections Photographs and documents dating from 1910 to 1989 of Georgia radio broadcasting from the WSB Radio Records the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame Collection including issues of the Southern Music Survey from 1963 to 1966.
Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives Photographs and manuscripts from 1970 to 2008 documenting the second wave of the women's movement in Georgia, and in particular, efforts in the state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
Eastern Air Lines Collection Correspondence, memorabilia, and records highlighting labor, management, public relations, mediation, corporate culture, marketing, media coverage, and operations at Eastern Air Lines between 1905 and 2010.
Ernest G. Welch Photographs Photographs of Atlanta photographer and former student of Ansel Adams, Ernest Welch taken between 1908 and 2009.
Franklin Abbott Collection Papers of poet, psychotherapist, and activist Franklin Abbott dating from 1907 to 2018.
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Records Bylaws, annual reports, board minutes, certificates, correspondence and membership directories of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) from 1916 to 2016.
Georgia Association of Educators Collection Convention materials, meeting minutes, membership materials, newspaper clippings, audio-visual materials, photographs, periodicals, office files, and other printed materials dating from 1921 to 2015 for the Georgia Association of Educators.
Georgia Government Documentation Project Oral histories collected from 1971 to 2002 of twentieth-century Georgia political figures.
Georgia Perimeter College Collection Course catalogs, student newspapers, and yearbooks dating from 1960 to 2016 for Georgia Perimeter College.
Georgia State University Archives Photographs and publications of Georgia State University from 1880 to 2011.
Georgia State University Catalogs Undergraduate course catalogs and informational bulletins produced by Georgia State University from 1926 to 2018.
Georgia State University Urbanite A student newspaper running from 2002 to 2009 and 2014 to present, documenting the social lives and interests of the students of Georgia State University.
Georgia State University Yearbooks Yearbooks of Georgia State University from 1934 to 1996.
Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project Collection Audio clips of interviews gathered between 1990 and 2005 documenting the women's rights movement in Georgia.
Grady Hospital School of Nursing Collection Yearbooks of the Grady School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia.
Great Speckled Bird Issues of the Atlanta-based underground newspaper, The Great Speckled Bird, from 1968 to 1976.
Harvey Newman Papers Papers documenting Harvey Newman's teaching, research, and civic engagement from 1967 to 2015 including two Atlanta-focused research projects, City of Atlanta Case Studies and Making of Modern Atlanta (the Andrew Young Legacy Project), for which Newman and others conducted interviews with prominent figures in government and politics, civic affairs, and civil rights.
Historic Atlanta Guidebook Images Images dating from 1898 and 1907 that show buildings, streets, homes, and parks in the city of Atlanta.
In Whose Hearts is a Highway: The Buford Highway Oral History Project Oral histories that aim to document first-person accounts from immigrants, refugees, and their descendants who have lived or worked along the Buford Highway Corridor from 1950 to the present.
Johnny Mercer Collections Images dating from 1780 to 1999 from the Johnny Mercer Papers, the Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers, and his unpublished autobiography.
Johnny Mercer Oral History Project Transcripts of oral history interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues of Savannah, Georgia-born lyricist and musician Johnny Mercer and his wife Ginger dating from 1970 to 2002.
Karuna Counseling Oral History Project Oral history interviews conducted from 2015 to 2016 documenting the history of the counseling practice at Karuna Counseling through peer interviews with its therapists.
Kay Cain Photographs The collection contain images by Kay Cain (1910-1996), who began work as an Atlanta Constitution staff photographer in the fall of 1942.
Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976 Photographs taken by the Lane Brothers Commercial Photogrphers that depict life in Atlanta from the 1920s to 1957.
LGBTQ Collection Correspondence, newsletters, photographs, and clippings documenting Georgia's LGBTQ community from 1890 onwards.
LGBTQ Institute’s Mike Maloney Collection of OutTV Recordings Digitized tapes of raw footage created in the process of making Out TV Atlanta, a half-hour weekly news and entertainment show focused on LGBTQ life, which ran from 1999 to 2000
LGBTQ T-shirt collection The LGBTQ T-shirts Collection consists of t-shirts and other textiles documenting the history, culture, and activism of the LGBTQ community in Georgia and the broader United States.
Manuscripts and Printed Material Printed materials and manuscripts dating from 1200 to 2011 focusing on Georgia and the South.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Collection Maps and publications dating from 1965 to 1975 documenting transit station plans and the impact of MARTA on Atlanta communities.
M. H. Ross Papers Union organizer, Progressive Party candidate, public health worker, and coal mining researcher, M.H. Ross' personal papers documenting his congressional campaigns, union activities, social and political research, and coal mining research, dating from 1888 to 1999.
Nancy N. Boothe Papers Papers of Nancy N. Boothe, Executive Director of Atlanta's Feminist Women's Health Center dated from 1980 to 2009.
Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s: City Planning Maps City planning maps from the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission from the 1930s to the 1990s.
Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s: Oral Histories Oral histories conducted in 2014 and 2015 from current and former residents of Thomasville, Buttermilk Bottoms, and Vine City, three Atlanta neighborhoods.
Planning Atlanta - A New City in the Making, 1930s-1990s Photographs Images depicting city planning efforts in Atlanta dating from the 1840s to 2015.
Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s: Population-Housing Data Population and Housing publications and datasets from the Atlanta Regional Commission dating from 1955 to 2003.
Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s: Publications City planning publications from the Atlanta Regional Commission
Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1949 Aerial Mosaic and Photographs 124 individual aerial photographs of Atlanta in 1949 and a unified mosaic composite of each aerial.
Popular Music Collections Photographs of 20th century popular music, jazz, and country music.
Pro-Life Newsletter Collection Newsletters dating from 1977 to 1993 and produced by pro-life state (Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania) and national organizations (including Americans United for Life, National Right to Life Committee, Stop Planned Parenthood, and Feminists for Life of America).
Religious Life Stories Project Oral histories conducted in 2012 and 2013 about religious life in Atlanta, Georgia
Research Atlanta, Inc. Reports Reports on Atlanta-area public policy from the 1970s to the 2000s.
Social Change Collection Transcripts and sound recordings of oral histories conducted in 2012 documenting community building, education policy, political campaigning, lobbying, strike action, student activism, civil and gender rights, anti-death penalty, homelessness, civil disobedience, social activism, and environmentalism in Georgia.
Southern Labor Archives Photographs and documents covering labor and labor unions in the South.
Terri Wilder Papers Papers of Georgia-based AIDS advocate, Terri Wilder.
The Georgia State University Signal Student newspapers for Georgia State University from the 1920s on.
Tom Coffin Photographs Photographs of the Georgia counterculture during the 1960s and 1970s.
Tracy O'Neal Photographic Collection, 1923-1975 Over 1000 photographs documenting the history and social life of Atlanta, Georgia from 1923 to 1964, including weddings, sports events, portraits, local buildings, companies, the Atlanta labor community, and the Shriners Yaarab Temple, from the collections of Georgia State University's Special Collections
Uprising of '34 Collection Oral histories about the General Textile Strike of 1934 was one of the largest labor strikes in the history of the United States.
Voices of Labor Oral History Project Oral histories documenting key figures in the Atlanta, Georgia, and regional labor movement.
W.J. Usery, Jr., Papers Photographs documenting the career of labor negiotiator W. J. Usery, Jr. from the Southern Labor Archives, Georgia State University Special Collections
Women and Gender Printed Collection Published and unpublished materials by or about women
Women's Marches 2017 Collection Photographs of the January 21, 2017 women's marches in Georgia and in Washington, D.C.
WSB Radio Records Log Books Logs of Atlanta's WSB radio station programming from 1922 to 1941.