Georgia’s Celebrating Archives and So Can You!

Want to find out if you’re “Gravely Mistaken,” promote history for budding researchers, or take a walk with GRU’s ghosts? If you’re interested in any of these things, you’ll want to join the GRU University Libraries as they celebrate Georgia Archives Month.

So, what is Georgia Archives Month? Archives Month is a way to celebrate 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. Since 2005, the Libraries have joined our colleagues across the state of Georgia to bring attention to the history and documents of the state. From the first event, “J. Louis Sayre: Augusta’s Hidden Treasure” to this year’s slate of programs, the Libraries’ goal has been to bring events to the University and the community that illustrate the importance of archives in historical research and the richness of our local history. The celebration of Archives Month also allows the University Libraries to stand with our national colleagues in supporting the Society of American Archivists and the Council of State Archivists as they work together to promote a nationwide celebration of Archives Month.

Celebrate Georgia Archives Month with GRU University Libraries at the following events:

“Gravely Mistaken”: History and Fiction Intersect
Tuesday, Oct. 7
2:30 p.m.
University Hall
Room 157

Come hear Janis Ann Parks, author of the historical novel Gravely Mistaken and Augusta resident, as she discusses her use of archives and special collections in the writing process.

Research Round Up for National History Day
Saturday, Oct. 11
10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Reese Library

Bring a middle school or high school student to Research Round Up for National History Day. Students planning to participate in National History Day competitions will meet with Erin Prentiss, User Engagement Librarian and Jennifer Putnam, Reference Assistant, for an orientation on the available resources of Reese Library. This will be followed by an Introduction to Archives by Carol Waggoner-Angleton, Special Collections Librarian and Renee Sharrock, Historical Collections and Archives Curator.

Shine a Light on GRU Ghosts
Thursday, Oct. 30
7 pm
The tour will begin in front of Bellevue Hall on the Summerville Campus.

Back by popular demand! Join us for a walking tour to the sites of Georgia Regents University’s famous ghosts. Hear their stories and learn about their ties to people of the past.

For more information, please contact Carol Waggoner-Angleton, Special Collections Librarian at Reese Library, at or 706-667-4904.