Gems of the CollectionPWheatley

Rare Book Collection:
Wheatley, Phyllis.
Poems on various subjects, religious and moral, 1773.

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September 28  - October 22, 2017

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of History, invites you to explore the daily life, culture and environment of the Windward Maroons of Jamaica in their homeland of the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park. The exhibit features the photography of award winning Atlanta based photographer Mettina van der Veen; and a display of arts, crafts and artifacts from the collection of Dr. Harcourt Fuller, Associate Professor of History in the Department of History at Georgia State University. This Exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

 

 

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Documenting African American Education:  The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Digital Library of Georgia NHPRC Digitization Project

  

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In 2010 the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL), a special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS), and the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) received funds from the National Historical Papers and Records Commission (NHPRC) to digitize and make Web-accessible late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century manuscript collections that document the historical development of education for African Americans, primarily in the South, from the early 1860s to the early 1950s. The eleven collections digitized for this grant are accessible via our AARL Finding Aids webpage. The collections include: Atlanta University Collection, Adam Knight Spence and John Wesley Work Collection, Samuel Archer Collection, Sanford Lee Papers, Auburn Branch Library Records, Annie L. McPheeters Papers, Helen Adele Johnson Whiting Papers, Peyton Austin Allen Papers, James Frank Harrison Family Collection, Selena Sloan Butler Family Papers and the William B. Matthews Papers.

 

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