From Historical Collections & Archives (HCA):

The Health Sciences Campus Archives housed in the HCA are arranged by record groups based on the collection’s function, office of origin, or format, such as the Office of the President or Student Affairs or Publications. The current five colleges on the Health Sciences Campus have separate record groups.

Of all the record groups housed in the HCA, one of the largest is the Medical College of Georgia record group (RG07). Currently this record group consists of 19 boxes; approximately 7.9 linear feet of archival material and includes the following: annual reports of the college, accreditation papers, some teaching materials used in the past, MCG Dean’s newsletters, and various programs and pamphlets for the college or departments within the Medical College of Georgia.

Dean’s Office Newsletter (1976)

Below is a sampling of the archives in the MCG record group:

  • Summaries of the first Faculty Curriculum Conference -Jan. 1962
  • Multicatagorical Evaluation of Performance in Clinical Problem-Solving Tests -Jan.1968
  • Final Report -Effectiveness of a Programmed Text in Teaching Gynecologic Oncology to Junior Medical Students -January 1966
  • Student Orientation Guide, 1982-1983 and 1983-1984
  • Publications of the Class of 1953
  • “Dean’s Office Newsletter” -Vol. 1-2, 1976-1977
  • White Coat Ceremony, 2017 October 27
  • Hooding Ceremony, 2019 May 9
Medical College of Georgia Hooding Ceremony pamphlet (2019)

As vast as the MCG record group is, it is not considered complete or comprehensive. Accurals or additions to the record group are expected. The additional material can be programs for MCG events, such as the White Coat Ceremony, or documents regarding the accreditation process, or past teaching material.

The finding aid for the MCG record group gives more details of the archival material. For more information about the institutional record groups on the Augusta University Health Sciences Campus, please click see the Health Sciences Campus Archives page on the HCA research guide.

 – Renée Sharrock, Curator

From Special Collections & Institutional Archives:

Augusta University records are housed here at Reese Library on the Summerville campus. Institutional records (IA) are classified according to department or subject, such as Academic Affairs or University Libraries. And, in some cases, records do not belong to any of the assigned groups.

Sample time capsule card given out at the inauguration of President Keel in 2016

These miscellaneous records belong to IA/17 Ephemera. The “Ephemera” classification contains groups of miscellaneous records, such as a sample card which commemorates Augusta University’s 2016 time capsule initiative (IA/17/016). Many of the institutional records here are related to presidents of the college, or significant ceremonies, such as inaugurations, convocations, and graduations.

Handwritten explanation on the back of the sample time capsule card

-Maranda Christy, Special Collections Library Assistant

About the Heritage Unit: The University Libraries has a department devoted to the preservation and archival keeping of the campuses’ 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.