The photograph collection in the Historical Collections and Archives of the Greenblatt Library includes class photographs of the Medical College of Georgia. Some of the earliest class photos included an essential character to the history of MCG, Grandison Harris, the school’s resurrection man. Just as he played a part in the background in the school’s history, Mr. Harris stood in the back row in the class photos.
The Smithsonian online magazine features an article about Harris and includes three class photographs. The photographs are believed to be the only ones of Harris to exist. While the original photographs are kept in the Historical Collections and Archives, digitized versions are available online via several webpages from the Greenblatt Library website:
- Scholarly Commons, the GRU institutional repository (Medical College of Georgia photos)
- Scroll through the online “History of the Medical College of Georgia” exhibit
- Historical Images
Be sure to read the informative Smithsonian online article here.
For more information regarding Grandison Harris, the photograph collection, or Historical Collections and Archives, please contact Renée Sharrock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-721-3444.