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University of West Georgia Centennial Celebration Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-0002-15

Scope and Contents note

Items related to the Centennial Celebration (2006-2007) marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of West Georgia with the primary document being the Centennial Report compiled by Centennal Celebration Community Co-Chairs Drs. Anne and Fred Richards.

Materials included as part of the report are (a) a copy of the Centennial Celebration Closing Ceremony, with a listing of the contents placed in the Time Capsule; (b) a description of the Centennial Tribute sculpture that was placed in front of the Campus Center; (c) a description of the Centennial Quilt (along with a copy of the West Georgian that featured it); (d) photos of both the Centennial Tribute sculpture and the Centennial Quilt; (e) a copy of the "highlights of history" associated with the development of the University of West Georgia; and (f) a copy of the budget summarizing funds expended by the West Georgia Foundation for Centennial Celebration events. In addition to these items, there are brochures from the Centennial Tree Planting Ceremony, and a paper copy of a plaque presented to the Richards for their work on behalf of the Centennial Celebration.

Dates

  • 2007

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

All rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

The Centennial Celebration in school year 2006-2007 marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of West Georgia. The following slate of events were held that year: Bowdon College Reunion - August 4, 2006 PBS Service Project - August 5, 2006 Real Deal Weekend - August 11-13, 2006 T-Shirts for Centennial Student Activities Council Welcome Week - August 13-17, 2006 Welcome Week - August 13-17, 2006 Centennial Tree Planting Ceremony (Birthday Celebration) - August 18, 2006 Centennial Gala - August 18, 2006 Dinner with 12 Strangers - August 20, 2006 MAP Meet and Greet (Excel Center) - August 2006 Success Seminars/Excel Center - Fall 2006 The Grapes of Wrath - October 4-8, 2006 Centennial Community Cookout - October 7, 2006 PBS Service Project - October 14, 2006 Luso-Hispanic Day - October 2006 Lincoln Perry/Ann Beattie Exhibit - October 2006 History Department Lecture, "Vicious: Wolves and Men in America" - November 2, 2006 Books/Authors Reception - November 3, 2006 Homecoming - November 4, 2006 Homecoming Reception, College of Business - November 4, 2006 Step Show (Student Activities/Black Student Alliance) - November 4, 2006 International Film Series - Fall 2006 Durang, Durang ... Durang, Durang! - November 15-19, 2006 Faculty/Staff Hoedown - November 18, 2006 Reading Day Extravaganza - December 2006 Tote Bag Sale/English Department Lunch - January 2006 International Night - January 25, 2007 Julian Stanley Lecture/Brenda Fitzgerald - February 9, 2007 West Georgia Stories/Play - February 21-25, 2007 Variety Show - March 6, 2007 MAP Awards Ceremony (Excel Center) - March 2007 Success Seminars/Excel Center - Spring 2007 Norman Rockwell Photo Recognition Event - March 14, 2007 Jim Klee Forum - March 15, 2007 International Film Series - Spring 2007 Honors Day - March 28, 2007 Reception - Honors Day (Foreign Language Department) - March 28, 2007 Psychology Department Reunion - March 30-31, April 1, 2007 Big Night - April 5, 2007 Nursing Department 30th Anniversary Celebration - April 11, 2007 Ingram Library Lecture - April 18, 2007 Crumbs from the Table of Joy - April 18-22, 2007 College of Education Convocation - April 19, 2007 Spring Fling - April 19, 2007 English Department Gala - April 20, 2017 Thomas Murphy Center Distinguished Lecture - April 20, 2017 Alumni Reunion Weekend - April 20-21, 2007 Foster's Store Reunion - April 21, 2007 Live @ UWG - Goo Goo Dolls - April 26, 2007 Reading Day Extravaganza (Excel Center) - Spring 2007 Centennial Celebration Closing Ceremony/Time Capsule Ceremony - August 17, 2007 Centennial Quilt (Presentation at Time Capsule Ceremony) - August 17, 2007

In addition, there were two gifts to the University in honor of the Centennial: Centennial Tribute, a sculpture created and designed by Helen Helwig and Machiko Ichihara. Commissioned by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce as a gift from the community, the concrete and clay mosaic sculpture was inspired by the McIntosh stone, the UWG flame, architectural elements of the Campus Center, and the upward movement associated with educational achievement.

The Centennial Quilt, designed by Bruce Bobick, emeritus professor of art and hand quilted by twenty-five women and men of the West Georgia Quilters Guild. (For additional detail, see the "Related Archival Materials Note").

Extent

0.21 Linear feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Materials related to the Centennial Celebration (2006-2007) marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of West Georgia with the primary document being the Centennial Report compiled by Centennal Celebration Community Co-Chairs Drs. Anne and Fred Richards.

Centennial Quilt

University of West Georgia Centennial Quilt (UA-0002-14)
Title
Guide to the University of West Georgia Centennial Celebration Committee Records UA-0002-15
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Catherine Hendricks
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States