Major sources for Armstrong's history--the school yearbook, the Inkwell student news, Armstrong's literary magazines, and more. Each box links to a different information resource and research tips.
Business staff for The Geechee, from 1943 Geechee (yearbook)
"Geechee Business Staff" The Geechee. 1943. Armstrong Junior College. The Internet Archive. Web. 31 August 2015. https://archive.org/details/armstrongsavannah
Cited using Purdue Owl's MLA Guide (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl.) I used examples for citing a photograph found in a book and for citing electronic editions of books, etc. Because the photograph's name is unknown, I moved the photograph title to the first element of the citation, in place of photographer/author/creator's name.
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What's in the boxes? Almost nobody knows!
Armstrong's literary magazines are closely tied to the Lang. Lit and Philosophy Department. Might be nice to have a blog post about their availability online. Or browse for an interesting work of art, artist to feature.
Sample citation to The Mercury:
Baker, Allie. “Pick-Up: A Short, Short Story.” Armstrong Mercury Winter Quarter 1947: 8-9. Web. Accessed 31 August 2015. https://archive.org/details/armstrongsavannah
I used the MLA citation example for a magazine article and web as the method of access. I added the URL of the landing page for Armstrong’s archives at The Internet Archive, since this source might be difficult to find without that information. Alternatively, I could have added: Lane Library Special Collections. Armstrong State University, which would direct users to the print version.
Joseph Killorin's letter of application for a position on the faculty of Armstrong Junior College from 1947. Killorin retired from Armstrong in 1974.
Citation to this letter from the Unviersity Archives.
Killorin, Joseph. Letter to Forman Hawes. 17 August 1947. Administrative Records of Henry L. Ashmore, 1964-1982. Armstrong State University Archives. Savannah, GA. 31419-1997. Box 23a file 13.
Need a photo of a student, faculty member, building or event? You'll probably find it here. Need to know approximate year(s). Choose the yearbook year below, then browse or search the full text of that yearbook.
"Robert Strozier and Hugh Pendexter in cafeteria." No date. University Archives. Lane Library. Armstrong State University. Photograph. Flickr. Web. 31 August 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/aasuarchives
The citation begins with the title I've created for this photograph (photographer unknown) and then acknowledges that the original photograph is housed in the University Archives, using conventions for citing original materals found in archives. Next I add that it is also found on the Flickr website, using the rules for online resources. I could have cited only the archival copy or the Flickr digitized version, but this provides more information, if needed.
Geechees were not published from 1977-1980.
No yearbook was published in 1990.
A link to a guide with digitized issues of The Inkwell, from Sept 1935-1947 and 1960-1971. Again, you'll need to choose your year or volume, there is no search across all the Inkwell issues, sorry! Browsing the issues will give a good idea of the activities and concerns of Armstrong students from that year.
Cite The Inkwell as you would other newspaper articles, but might add The Internet Archive. Web. Date accessed. And the url of our landing page in the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/armstrongsavannah.) MLA does not require a URL but one can be added, I think this URL could help interested readers explore other historical Armstrong publications.
Might cite photo as:
"Mayor Gamble" The Geechee. 1946 Armstrong Junior College. The Internet Archive. Web. 31 August 2015. https://archive.org/details/armstrongsavannah