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The Heritage Center

 

Heritage Center Hours

Summer Intersession Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
 
Saturday & Sunday
CLOSED
 
**The Library will be closed September 1st for the observance of Labor Day**
 

Need Help? Ask a Librarian!

Do you have a research question? Stop by our reference desk or call (478) 289-2083 to speak to one of our helpful library staff members during Heritage Cneter business hours, or fill out the Ask a Librarian web form below with your question and a library staff member will answer your question within 48 hours.

Ebooks & GALILEO

  • Georgia History Ebooks
  • Georgia Historic Books
  • "Georgia's Blue Book"
    Georgia Official and Statistical Register, published from 1923-1990 by the Georgia Department of Archives and History, is commonly known as the Georgia Blue Book. Considered an important reference work for historical research, the Register covers Georgia's executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, providing biographical sketches of elected and other state officials.
 

The Heritage Collection

The Heritage Center, a part of the East Georgia State College Library, serves as an instrument for preserving historical data, stimulating historical interest and fostering collaboration with historical societies and area public libraries.  Specifically, the collection includes various print items, images, manuscripts, maps, artifacts, microforms, and digital and audio-visual materials focusing on local history and genealogical research, Emanuel County history, and Georgia history. As such the collection includes many items that are unique, historical, rare, and/or irreplaceable. Just as the college has expanded its geographical presence in recent years through the growth of enrollment, establishment of  additional campuses, creation of collaborative programs with area technical institutes and development of economic development activities, the Heritage Center allows it to have major impact on its service area in terms of historical and cultural understanding and awareness.  The Heritage Center initiative represents a historic opportunity for East Georgia State College and the communities it serves. 

 

John K. Derden, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of History
Coordinator, Heritage Center
Office: (478) 289-2102
Fax: (478) 289-2141

jderden@ega.edu

Useful Websites

The Ancestry Library Edition collection available through GALILEO has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as:

    U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940
    Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps
    American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes)
    Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes)
    The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630
    Social Security Death Index (updated monthly)
    WWI Draft Registration Cards
    Federal Slave Narratives
    Civil War collection

 

Copying / Printing Services

Copying and printing services are available at the EGSC Library.  Copies can be made for 10 cents per page (cash only).  Several computers are available for printing using your student Go Print account.  A cash pay Go Print printer is available as well.

 

Microfilm & Slides

The EGSC Library and Heritage Centerhouse various microfilm such as:

Letters of J. William Rheney; 1839 - 1864.

Publisher: Atlanta: Ben W. Fortson, Ju., Secretary of State, 1955 

The Forest Blade, a Swainsboro newspaper, is available on microflim from 1901,1908-2001, 2009-2010  

Georgia Historical Society (1927-1947)(1965-1967)(1969-1972)

Slave schedule of the eighth census of the United States 1860

Slides

Antietam These slides were created from pictures taken of scenes in books as well as photographs taken at the actual, present-day location of the Antietam Battlefield. Dr. John K. Derden and Dr. James Stevenson. 

Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society Trips to Westville, Georgia and Sea Island, Georgia 1978-1979

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