6 Questions About…Renee Sharrock

NAME: Renee Sharrock
POSITION: Archives Assistant
How long have you lived in Augusta and how did you come to live there? I grew up in the CSRA – Central Savannah River Area – so I’ve lived here for 30+ years!
What is the focus of the archives/library/museum where you work? The Historical Collections and Archives of the Greenblatt Library focuses on the history the Medical College of Georgia and the health sciences.
What is your favorite thing in your holdings? 

On display in the Historical Collections and Archives Room is the “Bronchoscopic History and Exhibit” of Dr. Clyde Edison Purcell 

(1872-1948) which features the 146 “foreign bodies” removed by Dr.

Purcell between 1905-1947 in Paducah, Kentucky. Most of the foreign bodies were safety pins, jacks, and coins. Dr. Purcell kept a catalog of the items, dates, patients’ ages, instruments used, etc. which is also on display. The exhibit was given to the MCG Library by Dr. Purcell’s grandson, Dr. Ewell C. Noel, Jr., a graduate of MCG. Visitors to Historical Collections and Archives are often intrigued with the exhibit.

What aspect of archival work are you most interested in, especially for the future of the profession? Digital collections and their preservation.
What is your favorite bar or restaurant in Augusta and why? Oh my – there’s more than one: French Market Grille, T-Bonz Steakhouse, The Partridge Inn Bar & Grill, Boll Weevil Cafe, and across the Savannah River in North Augusta, South Carolina, Manuel’s Bread Cafe.
What is the one thing that you think all SGA/SCAAers should do or see in Augusta? After the last session on Friday, eat lunch at the Boll Weevil and from there visit the Morris Museum of Art. If you have time, or would prefer, take a stroll through the Riverwalk Park to the Augusta Museum of History. If you have only the briefest of time for sight-seeing and want to do something memorable – have a photo taken of you with James Brown at his statue on Broad Street. There’s the James Brown Cam if you don’t have a friend to take the photo.

We’ve All Got to Eat!

Need a place to eat in during the SGA/SCCAA Annual Meeting in Augusta? Check out this master list of restaurants of all tastes, geographically divided for your convenience!

Augusta Dining Options:

Check out  http://www.metrospirit.com/ it is the arts/entertainment/restaurant guide for the Augusta metro area.

The Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites also has a visitor’s guide available on their website:

Walking distance from the hotel, downtown Augusta area:

209 On the River, at 8th street fountain, Southern food, meat and three, lunch and dinner, live music

Beamies at the River, 865 Reynolds Street, lunch and dinner, seafood, patio, live music
Boll Weevil #10 9th Street, lunch and dinner, know for desserts, Metro’s Best for 2009
Bees Knees Tapas Restaurant and Lounge, 211 10th Street, opens 5pm, Metro’s Best for 2009
Cotton Patch, 816 Cotton Ln., Southern fare, lunch and dinner

Nacho Mamas 976 Broad Street, lunch dinner Mexican food, burritos, Metro’s Best for 2009
The New Moon Café– 1002 Broad Street, coffee bar and café, breakfast and lunch

Metro Coffee House, 1054 Broad Street, all day service, Metro’s Best for 2009

Blue Sky Kitchen, 990 Broad Street, lunch, world cuisine

Pizza Joint 1245 Broad Street, lunch and dinner, Metro’s Best for 2009

Dining options further out:

Surrey Center (http://www.surreycenter.com/). Old Augusta shopping center that has been expanded in recent years. The #1 thing there is the French Market Grille (Louisiana style cuisine, lunch and dinner).(http://www.frenchmarketaugusta.com/)

Also located in this shopping center is Bistro 491 (dinner only) for southern French rustic cuisine http://www.bistro491.com/

Augusta Exchange shopping area, just off I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway) at Wheeler Road there is a group of chain restaurants: Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Chili’s, Logan’s Road House, Sticky Fingers Rib House, O’Charley’s.

Even further out:

Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar a real hole in the wall with good seafood (not just oysters). Open lunch and dinner. Metro’s Best for 2009 (http://www.rhineharts.com/)

Georgia Archives Month Event at Georgia Archives

The Georgia Archives is pleased to announce that Documentary Director Ben Loeterman will join them for a Special Edition of Lunch & Learn at the Georgia Archives on Thursday, October 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Please join them to learn about how Mr. Loeterman transforms archival records into “living” documents through film.
His most recent work, The People v. Leo Frank is a 90-minute feature documentary about one of the most complex and compelling criminal cases in American history: the 1913 murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in an Atlanta pencil factory, and the trial and lynching of her accused killer, Leo Frank.  Scholar interviews and major dramatic recreations for The People v. Leo Frank were shot on location in Atlanta. 
Lunch & Learn is a free lecture series sponsored by the Friends of Georgia Archives and History.  Bring your lunch to enjoy during the lecture.  For more information, please call 678-364-3730.
Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260

6 Questions About…Carol Waggoner-Angleton

NAME: Carol Waggoner-Angleton
POSITION: Special Collections Assistant
INSTITUTION: Reese Library Augusta State University
How long have you lived in Augusta and how did you come to live there?  I’ve lived in Augusta for seven years.  This turned out to be my husband’s last Air Force assignment and we like it so much we decided to stay put a while.
What is the focus of the archives/library/museum where you work?  Reese Library Special Collections focuses on the history of the University, the history of Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and the history of Georgia.  We no longer collect actively in Genealogy but maintain the sources we do have.
What is your favorite thing in your holdings?  That is like asking me who my favorite child is.  For a taste of the materials we hold, see our presentations for past Archives Months at http://www.aug.edu/~liblsc/digital-projects.html
What aspect of archival work are you most interested in, especially for the future of the profession?  My primary interest is in access and description.  If materials are not used for research, they remain lost treasures and research needs are not served without adequate access and description.  That said, I’m also a believer in the “good enough” record.
What is your favorite bar or restaurant in Augusta and why?  My favorite restaurant in Augusta is the Pizza Joint.  They have a fabulous veggie calzone and they are well within anyone’s budget.

What is the one thing that you think all SGA/SCAAers should do or see in Augusta?  My Special Collections department of course!  No seriously, the Woodrow Wilson House.  And everybody should touch the Haunted Pillar.

Georgia Archives Month Proclamation

On September 9, 2010, Governor Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation designating October as the 11th Georgia Archives Month.  Several institutions across the state are hosting events encouraging people to “Travel Back in Time,” the theme for this year’s celebration.

A complete listing of events is listed on the SGA web site at http://soga.org/activities
It is not too late to plan something special for your institution and call attention to the work that you do.  If you need advice or have any questions, contact Bridget Lerette, blerette@archatl.com, (404-978-2772) or Elaine DeNiro, edeniro@roswellgov.com, (770-594-6405). 

*Photo by Alana Joyner. Additional photographs are available.

Georgia Archives Month event at Clayton State

In celebration of Georgia Archives Month, the Masters of Archival Science program at Clayton State University will be hosting speaker Jason R. Baron, Esq., on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 6:30.

Mr. Baron will speak on the topic “What Do I Do With a Billion Emails?: The Future of Information Retrieval in E-Discovery.”

For more information on the event, contact Richard Pearce-Moses at rpearcemoses@clayton.edu

For more information on Mr. Baron, visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrbaron

To learn more about Georgia Archives Month, visit http://soga.org/archivesmonth

SGA/SCAA Joint Annual Meeting!

Are you ready for the SGA/SCAA Annual Meeting in Augusta?

This year’s meeting will be held October 28-29, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia, in collaboration with the South Carolina Archival Association, with two workshops held on October 27.

Over the next few weeks, your SGA Outreach Committee will be sharing interviews with Augusta archivists, profiles of Augusta institutions and history, as well as details on great restaurants, bars and must sees for the meeting. Keep an eye on the SGA blog and Facebook page for more details.

Register for the meeting today!

Care and Identification of Photographs Week in Savannah

Our own Savannah, Ga. is included in this year’s “Care and Identification of Photographs Week”. This four day workshop is a hands on introduction to the preservation of photographs. Details below.

New York: September 27-30, 2010 (Hosted by METRO: Metropolitan New York
Library Council)
San Francisco: October 18-21, 2010 (Hosted by SF Camerawork)
Savannah: November 4-7, 2010 (Hosted by the Coastal Heritage Society)
http://bit.ly/9KBucm (link to New York/METRO registration)
Registration Includes:
* 4-day workshop
* 280-page color notebook (printed on HP Indigo Digital Press)
* 60x LED handheld microscope

Georgia Archives Month Proclamation Signing

The Governor will be signing the Georgia Archives Month proclamation on September 9, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the State Capitol in the Governor’s Office. It would be nice to have a large turnout of SGA members at the signing. Hope to see you there! Please contact Christine Wiseman with any questions.

You can find directions to the capitol and parking information on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website. The signing will take place in suite 203 of the capitol. We advise that you arrive 10 minutes early to your photo and allow for a maximum of one hour time.

The Governor’s photographer will be taking photos. They are free of charge and you will be able to download them from the Governor’s website. If you have any further questions regarding the actual photos, you may contact the Governor’s photographer, Alana Joyner. Her email address is ajoyner@gov.state.ga.us.

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