Georgia Archives Month is an annual event aiming to draw attention towards the state’s archival repositories. It is a perfect time to reflect on what you might have that could be donated to a local or regional archive facility for preservation, or to explore existing archives in your area. Lucky for us, our own library acts as an archive repository, housing many collections and items unique to our area, the school’s history, and our city and state’s heritage. Two law library websites in particular are excellent starting points for delving into our law school’s archive collections: Digital Commons, the law school’s institutional repository, and LibGuides, the law library’s home for research guides.
Some notable collections within Digital Commons include
- Oral Histories: http://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/oral_histories/
- Photographs: http://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/photos/
- Portrait Collection: http://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/portrait/
For the final collection, the School of Law possesses a marvelous array of portraits. Many are on display on the walls of its three buildings including famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni. For more information about specific archive collections or items contact Sharon Bradley, the Special Collections Librarian.