Monthly Archives: April 2020

Stories from the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic from the Library of Congress Ethnographic Collections

Continuing our celebration of Preservation Week 2020, today we are exploring how the Federal Writer’s Project of the Works Progress Administration documented stories during the Great Depression of everyday people who lived through the 1818 Spanish Flu pandemic. We have … Continue reading

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Celebrate Preservation Week with the Augusta Public Library

Now in its tenth year, Preservation Week April 26 – May 20, 2020 promotes the role of libraries, and other institutions in preserving personal and public collections, and treasures. This year’s theme is preserving oral histories. An oral history is … Continue reading

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National Library Week Digital Scavenger Hunt Part 2

We hope you enjoyed the first part of the Digital Scavenger Hunt. As promised, here is part 2. This time we will be focusing on the digital archives of the Augusta Chronicle. If you’d like to share your results or … Continue reading

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The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System COVID-19 Community Documentation Project

We are living through a historic moment, and the Georgia Heritage Room of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) wants to preserve this momentous event for our community‚Äôs historical record. To do so, we are asking the community to … Continue reading

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National Library Week: “Find the Library at Your Place”

In honor of National Library Week, the Georgia Heritage Room has put together a little scavenger hunt for you! This week we will provide three different scavenger hunts highlighting a specific digital database your library card gives you access to. … Continue reading

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Augusta’s First Library Started with Ten Volumes

In 1958 the American Library Association designated April as the month to honor libraries all across the United States, and since then, a week is set aside each April to celebrate all things library and the myriad contributions librarians have … Continue reading

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The 1918 Spanish Flu in Augusta, Georgia

How to Avoid Spanish Influenza Avoid crowds. Practice scrupulous cleanliness. Always wash hands before eating. Get plenty of fresh air. Get plenty of nourishing food, and do not worry. Printed in the Augusta Chronicle a little over 100 years ago, … Continue reading

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