MGA’s Cochran Campus Library Receives Grants to Preserve Historic Newspapers and Artifacts


L-R are members of the MGA Library archival team, Ben Mullis, April Warren, and Ann Williams, along with a few of the items they will be working to preserve, catalog, and, in some cases, display.

Cochran, GA – Thanks to two recent grants, Middle Georgia State University librarians on the Cochran Campus are taking important steps to preserve local history.

A $1,700 grant from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council is allowing the library’s archival team to transfer nearly three decades’ worth of back issues of the Cochran Journal newspaper from hard copies to microfilm. A second grant of $1,005, also from the council, will allow the archival team to organize and preserve thousands of Cochran Campus images – old photos and slides, along with other items – collected over many years.

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