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HON 1000: ‘Going Steady?’: Documenting the History of Dating in American Culture, 1940-1990 (Anderson/Fall 2016)

Doonesbury: 1987

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Getting to the Colloquium Room

Class will be meeting today (October 20) in the Library's Colloquium Room.

We will be working with Morna Gerrard, GSU's Women and Gender Collections Archivist. 

The Colloquium Room is on Library South 8.

Take the Library South elevator up to the 8th floor. 

(Library North only has five floors. If you are in Library North, walk across the Link to Library South and take the Library South elevators to the 8th Floor.)


On Library South 8, go through the double doors, and turn to your right. 

You will not need a laptop for this session.

Please bring the registration form, FILLED OUT, which you received via email. (This form is also linked below.)

Click here for a floor map of Library South 8. 

(Be sure to check out the "Relaxing View Outside"!)

Because we will be using materials from our Special Collections (special!), 
be aware of these things:

  • Do NOT bring food or drink to the Colloquium Room for our class sessions.
  • You will be asked to put your bags, phones, and any other electronic devices in an area of the Colloquium Room.
  • You will need to use a pencil (no pens allowed!) for the in-class worksheet. We will have pencils available for you to use.

In-Class Worksheet Questions

Each group will answer these questions about the finding aid/folder/materials they are assigned.

  1. What is the name of the collection you are looking at? (Look at the finding-aid handout for this information)
  2. What is the name of the folder you are looking at?
  3. Do you have a sense of what dates are included?
  4. What kinds of materials are in this folder? (Do a quick browse)
  5. What is the name of the organization (or individual) which produced these materials?
  6. Who do you think was meant to read these materials at the time they were published?
  7. Are there phrases or other language that especially jumps out at you or seems significant?
  8. What do you think this organization’s stance is on teen sexuality and/or sex education?

GSU Special Collections Forms

Questions about Doing Archival Research?

Questions about doing archival research? Start with our Archival Research guide!

Subject Databases

These databases may include articles on sex education and sexual health. Use Advanced Search to limit the publication dates to our time period (1940 - 1990) and see what turns up!