|Title:||Georgia. University. Photographs|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of various pictures of university scenes such as buildings, sports, students, etc.|
The University of Georgia (UGA) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia, and is moving to the forefront among public universities in the region and nation. Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1785, UGA was the first university in America to be created by a state government, and the principles undergirding its charter helped lay the foundation for the American system of public higher education. UGA strives for excellence in three fundamental missions: providing students with outstanding instruction in classrooms and laboratories, providing Georgia citizens with information and assistance to improve quality of life in the state, and discovering new knowledge and information through advanced research. Schools of pharmacy, forestry, education, business, journalism, and home economics and a graduate school were started in the early twentieth century, and in 1918 women were admitted as regular students. The creation of the University System of Georgia in 1932 brought the university and the state's twenty-five other public colleges together under the centralized administrative control of the Board of Regents and spun off several university branch campuses as separate institutions. The State College of Agriculture and the State Teachers College were merged with the university. New Georgia Encyclopedia http://georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved March 23, 2009)
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Georgia. University. Photographs, circa 1920s. MS 1669. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.