Reese Library Special Collections celebrates Georgia Archives Month

Every October, Reese Library Special Collections celebrates Georgia Archives Month.

Georgia 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. This also is the ideal time to call attention to your organization or local government and its work in preserving Georgia’s documentary heritage.

This year, Reese Library Special Collections will observe the designated month with two lectures highlighting Augusta State University’s rich past.

Mapping Memories: From Arsenal to ASU
Join Dr. Christopher Murphy, professor emeritus of anthropology, as he virtually demolishes the campus and rebuilds it from 1875 to the present day.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m., 160 University Hall

Standing on History
Take a trip back in time with Bill Wells, local historian, and get ready to “see” the men, munitions, animals, and living quarters of the working Augusta Arsenal.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m., Arsenal Quad

A reproduction of the earliest known Augusta Arsenal Map (1830-1874) also will be displayed alongside other Arsenal and campus maps from Oct. 18-Nov. 1.

For more information, about these events or other Georgia Archives Month-related events, contact Carol Waggoner-Angleton, Special Collections Librarian, at 706-667-4904 or

Thank you to Lillian Wan for bringing these important events to our attention!

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