From the Special Collections & Institutional Archives:

This month, we are highlighting another record group. Record groups are a way to hierarchically organize archival collections—for example, in our last post highlighting record groups, Renee and I both focused on specific record groups for Augusta University records.

In addition to the record groups we use for the Institutional Archives on the Summerville campus, I use quasi-record groups to differentiate between archival collections owned by the University, versus those owned by the Augusta Richmond County Historical Society (ARCHS). At Reese Library’s Special Collections and Institutional Archives, we have had a long-running depository agreement with ARCHS, dating back to the 1970s. This depository agreement means that we agree to house and take care of the collections owned by ARCHS, and in return, they assist us by providing some funding to address preservation needs of the collections.

One of the collections in this record group is the Augusta Richmond County Historical Society scrapbooks. This collection of scrapbooks documents the work of the Historical Society throughout the mid to late 20th century.

To check out this, or any other of our record groups, go here for on-campus access, or here for off-campus access!

-Kara Flynn, Special Collections Librarian

From Historical Collections and Archives (HCA):


The Augusta University Health Sciences Campus Archives are arranged by record groups based on the collection’s function, office of origin, or format. However, one record group – RG01: General History and Information – is an assortment of intrinsic items pertaining to the history of the Health Sciences Campus. The provenance is unknown for the majority of these documents that were given to the Greenblatt Library for safekeeping and preservation over the course of many years. The online finding aid for this record group may be viewed here.

Within this record group is:

  • Introductory Address Opening Session of the Medical College of Georgia – given by Joseph A. Eve, 1838 November
  • Rules and Regulations Governing the Faculty of the Medical College of Georgia being the Medical Department of the University of Georgia – 1897
  • Booklet titled, “Reply of the Medical College of Georgia to the Application of Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons to be made a Medical Department of the University of Georgia,” circa 1906-1910.
  • Certified (handwritten) copy of contract between City Council of Augusta, GA and Trustees of Medical College of Georgia, 1869 April

Three items in this record group have been digitized and are available to view and/or download from Scholarly Commons, the Augusta University’s institutional repository:

-Renée A. Sharrock, Curator


About the Heritage Unit: The University Libraries has a department devoted to the preservation and archival keeping of the campus’ unique histories. The Historical Collections & Archives (HCA) is located on the 2nd floor of the Greenblatt Library on the Health Sciences campus. Special Collections & Institutional Archives is located on the 3rd floor of the Reese Library on the Summerville campus.