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David Owings
University Archivist
Assistant Professor
Office: Archives 320
Phone: 706-507-8674



David Owings serves as university archivist for Columbus State University in the Simon Schwob Library. He also serves as library development coordinator, records management coordinator, and as editor for the library newsletter Simon Says. In addition to his duties at CSU, David is actively engaged in the public history profession. He currently serves on the executive board of the Georgia Association of Historians as well as the editorial board for Muscogiana: Journal of the Muscogee Genealogical Society. He is a member of several roundtables of the Society of American Archivists including, Archives Management, College & University Archives, Museum Archives, and Records Management. He is also currently serving on the Scholarship Committee for the Society of Georgia Archivists.


David holds a BA in History from Columbus State University as well as an MA in History with specialization in archival and museum studies from Auburn University. Prior to coming to CSU he served as archivist at the Alabama Labor Archives in Montgomery, Alabama. His research interests include the World War II era, the experiences of prisoners of war, and memory studies specifically the role archives, museums, and similar institutions play in the construction of memory. His most recent publication, Columbus, is a pictorial history of Columbus, Georgia that chronicles the city's past through vintage images.