Shine a Light on GRU Ghosts: A Georgia Archives Month Tour and Celebration on October 1

Kennedyrl00607Cemeteries_4To celebrate Georgia Archives Month, Special Collections and Institutional Archives at Georgia Regents University invites you to “Shine a Light on GRU Ghosts” on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The celebration includes a walking tour of the Summerville Campus’s spooky past and discussion of the Libraries’ archival collections.

Historians know that archives can be full of facts and figures that shine new light on past events. Did you ever think that archives can be used to shine a light on “things that go bump in the night?” Local historian, Bill Wells, will lead a tour of the Summerville Campus, tracing the ghostly stories that have emerged from the rare archival resources maintained by Georgia Regents University Libraries. The tour will begin at Bellevue Hall, where one of the University’s most famous ghosts, Emily Galt, resides.

Every October, libraries and archives across the state celebrate Georgia Archives Month to highlight the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event or any of the materials housed in Special Collections and Institutional Archives, call 706-667-4904 or email Other events related to Georgia Archives Month can be found at