What’s New in Special Collections?

We are coming to the end of a very full Georgia Archives Month and, though things will slow down a little over the holidays, there is still a lot to see and experience in Augusta history. The November Augusta’s Viewpoints: Understanding the Civil War book talk will take place on Nov. 12th at 7pm in the Washington Hall Tower. The book – The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia 1860-1890 by Lee Ann Whites – is still available in the bookstore. This is a very accessible text of interest to students of history, gender studies, or just the student of human nature. Even if you don’t get a chance to finish the book, considering joining us for what is sure to be a lively discussion. Participation is free; community, students, staff, and faculty welcome.

From the comfort of your home, you can also transport yourself into Augusta’s past through the “Saving the Voices from Augusta’s Past” oral history project. This digital archive includes interviews and transcripts from the Fulcher Collection, the Augusta Oral History Project Collection, and the Paine College Interviews collection. You can find the archive here. Click on the links below the photo to access the oral history archives.

As always, Special Collections is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30pm and on weekends and evenings by appointment. You can reach us at spcoll@aug.edu or 706-667-4904.