From Historical Collections & Archives (HCA):

The magazine MCG Today was first published in 1970 when Medical College of Georgia was the institution-wide name for the Health Sciences Campus. The magazine was produced by what was then called the Division of Institutional Relations, which is today known as the Division of Communications and Marketing.

MCG Today was a campus publication for alumni, faculty, and friends. There were three previous publications from 1951 to 1966 that provided the campus news for alumni and faculty – Proceedings of the Medical College of Georgia; Foundation News; Foundation and Alumni News. (See May 2019 blog for more information.) MCG Today began a new and longer lasting era in 1970.  Its lasting success was primarily due to the dedicated staff that wrote, photographed, and produced the quarterly publication. The previous publications were produced by faculty and staff that had other duties on campus.

Left: First issue of MCG Today. Right: Last issue of GHSU Today

MCG Today was also larger in size and printed in color in comparison to the previous publications. In 2010, the name was changed to GHSU Today when the institution-wide name for the Health Sciences Campus was changed to Georgia Health Sciences University. The publication ceased in 2012 when GHSU was consolidated with Augusta State University.

Click here for the MCG Today finding aid. Digitized copies of the MCG Today and GHSU Today are available for viewing and downloading from Scholarly Commons, Augusta University’s institutional repository. 

– Renée Sharrock, Curator

From Special Collections & Institutional Archives:  

Four Centuries & More is a publication of the Beech Island Historical Society. The volumes span from 1986 to present day. Although most of the publications in Special Collections & Institutional Archives are related to the history of Augusta (Richmond and Columbia counties), we also have some genealogy texts about Aiken County and Edgefield County in South Carolina. 

If anyone is interested in researching their family history, we do have a small genealogical collection that covers Georgia and South Carolina, and more broadly, the Southeast. Once restrictions are lifted due to COVID-19, community members can feel free to make an appointment to look at texts like “Four Centuries & More” to aid them in their family research. 

-Maranda Christy, Special Collections 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.

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