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Collection Abstract

The Coastal Georgia Center was proposed in the 1978 desegregation plan for the Univ. System of Georgia as a place where Savannah State University and Armstrong State College would work together to build good relations with Savannah’s diverse community. In 1982 the City of Savannah donated four acres of land on the current site and the Board of Regents approved $3 million for construction for the Center. The Coastal Georgia Center building was dedicated November 13, 1985. The Center’s first director was Gary Norsworthy who reported to the Presidents of both Universities. As documented in this collection the Center staff sought to provide a variety of continuing education opportunities and promote the Center as a conference venue.

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From scrapbooks kept by Coastal Georgia Center staff to document continuing education classes at the Center. Document types include: programs including dedication of the building in 1985, brochures for the classes (1989-1996), news clippings about the center and classes (1986-1996) and photographs of activities (1989-1998). Bulk is photographs.

860 Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education