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Anne Fannie Gorham Diary SMC 27

The Anne Fannie Gorham Diary Collection consists of the diary of Anne Fannie Gorham, which describes her daily life in Hamilton, Georgia during the early years of the Civil War. The Anne Fannie Gorham diary begins in December 30, 1861 and ends with July 13, 1862. It measures 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. There is an entry for every day, and the subject material includes visits to her sisters' houses, books she was reading, sewing, and the Civil War. The transcript is 34 pages and covers the entire diary. The diary itself is not yet digitized, although the typescript is available as digital content.

Bibb City: Collected Lives from a Mill Town

Columbus State University Historical Collection

This online digital collection comprises of photographs, oral histories and archival materials pertaining to Columbus College and Columbus State University. Materials date from the opening of Columbus College in 1958 to present day.

Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians MC 118

In 2003, Columbus State University began a project to digitize The Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians from its first issue in 1980 until 2000. Currently, the index of all issues through 2000 is available, and the full text of articles is available from 1980-1997.

Louise Gunby Jones Dubose (Nancy Telfair) MC 2

Digital content for this collection includes the typescript of Dubose's 1975 speech “Women in Columbus, 1828-1928,” and four letters from the noted author Augusta Evans to the Benning family of Columbus, GA in 1860 and 1861.

Mill Worker Oral History Collection MC 109

The Mill Workers Oral Histories Collection consists of 41 audio tapes, 29 of which are transcribed, of interviews with employees of textile mills in the Columbus area. Most interviews have typed transcripts, though some are handwritten. The interviews were conducted as part of a class at Columbus State University in 1988. The subjects were employees of the Bibb Manufacturing Company, Swift Textiles, Inc. (Swift Manufacturing Company), Muscogee Manufacturing, Eagle and Phenix Mill, Meritas Mill, and many others. Most were employed at the mills between ca. 1935 and the interview date in 1988.

The oral histories include memories about a variety of subjects: the Depression; moving from farm and rural life to the city; segregation; WWII; women in the mills; technical information about the machines and products being manufactured; relations between supervisors, bosses, and others; life in a mill town; disability and retirement compensation; relations between mill workers and other residents of Columbus; race relations; and viewpoints of children of the mill workers.

Digital typescripts of eleven of the interviews are accessible online.

Thomas Bethune/Thomas Wiggins/Blind Tom Collection MC 169

The Thomas Wiggins Sheet Music Collection contains three pieces of original sheet music, and one original article on the life of Wiggins. All are available in digital content.