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Public concerts--"Everybody's Tuned to the Radio"

To promote our new CD entitlted "Everybody's Tuned to the Radio: Rural Music Traditions in West Georgia, 1947-1979," the Center held two live concerts on Friday, March 7th and on Sunday, March 9th, at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. The concerts brought together seven groups of performers from the golden age of live radio in West Georgia to share country, gospel, and bluegrass music. These groups included The Bluebonnet Boys and Louise, J.N. and Onie Baxter with Joe Will McGuire, the Willing Workers, Alton Stitcher, Charles Cole and His Southern Kinfolks, and the Sewell Gospel Quartet. These groups hae all been featured on CD, which is available through the Center. To read more about the concert, click here. For more information on ordering the CD, contact the Center at 770-838-3031 or Dr. Ann McCleary

University Oral History Project Reception

The first three years of the University Oral History Project have been a great success with over fifty-two alumni, faculty, and staff interviews conducted. As a way to thank these project participants, the Center held a reception on April 5, 2003. it was an afternoon of story-swapping, reminscing, and meeting other alumni. To learn more about the University Oral History Project, click here.

Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History Workshop

In early October, 2003,Dr. Ann McCleary and graduate student intern Helen Chambers participated in the 2003 Southern Foodways Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi, presenting a pre-conference workshop entitled "Bringing Oral Histories to Life: A workshop on Baking, Memory, and Public History." Emily Erwin joined us as the new director of the Capps Museum and Archives at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Click here for photos!

Student presentations at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting

Graduate research assistants Teresa Beyer and Erin Brasfield made presentations on their research at the Center at the OHA meeting in Washington, D.C. in October 2003. Teresa is conducting interviews on Banning Cotton Mill and Erin is doing oral histories focusing on the development of the University of West Georgia from its A&M years to the present.

"Voices Across Time" workshops

Dr. Rebecca Bailey is coordinating a series of five Saturday workshops for students and veterans participating in the "Voices Across Time" project, funded by the Georgia Humanities Council. These events are being held on Saturdays in October and November, 2003.

"What's Cooking for the Holidays?"

For the Carrollton Junior Women's Club Art Show on November 1, the Center developed an 'exhibit' of baked goods prepared by local cooks participating in our Southern Baking project. The Center booth included Red Velvet Cake, Punchbowl Cake, Sweet Potato Pie, Chocolate Pie, Caramel Cake, and Christmas Lizzies among its samples to be tasted by local residents. As part of our project, we prepared a "cookbook" with these recipes. For more information on this project or to obtain a copy of the cookbook please contact Dr. Ann McCleary, project director The recipes are now on-line at What's Cooking for the Holidays?