Georgia Archives Month Spotlight Grant

This year’s recipient of the Georgia Archives Month Spotlight on Archives grant is Georgia State University’s Special Collections and Archives. Located on the Atlanta Campus of Georgia State University (GSU), the Special Collections and Archives “collects and preserves unique and rare historical materials in selected subject areas. The department promotes the use of these materials by the Georgia State University community, scholars and the public. Its goal is to advance scholarship and to further the educational, research and service missions of the university.”[1]Collecting areas include the Southern Labor Archives, Popular Music and Culture Collections, Women’s / Gender & Sexuality Collections, Social Change Collections, University Archives, Rare Books, and Photographic Collections.

The Gallus, photographer unknown; pre 1986.
Photo is from the LGBT Institute’s Gregg Daugherty Papers (Q162).
The event for which GSU Special Collection and Archives received the Spotlight on Archives grant is called “Mags, Bars and (Drag) Stars: A History of Atlanta’s Gay Bars and Community Magazines.” It will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Special Collections Department at GSU.
Special Collections and Archives
University Library South, 8th Floor
100 Decatur St. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
This event is free and open to the public. Speakers Gregg Daugherty and Ashley Coleman Taylor will talk about the impact of gay publications and bars in building Atlanta’s LGBTQ communities. To learn more about the speakers, please see the following link:

Pearl LaKisha Long, Fajita Marinara, unknown; Photographer – Mitch Grooms;
 Photograph taken for Armory Calendar; 1984.
Photo is from the LGBT Institute’s Gregg Daugherty Papers (Q162).
The Georgia Archives Month Spotlight on Archives Grant is intended to help archives,
museums, and heritage institutions in Georgia promote public awareness of their archives and
manuscript collections. The Georgia Archives Month Committee annually awards funds to a selected institution to help fund an event to be held during Georgia Archives Month, which is recognized in the month of October.

[1] “Special Collections & Archives,” Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, September 11, 2018)

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