KSU students to document history of Summer Hill
Students in Kennesaw State University's public history program are partnering with former and…
Georgia (Feb 3, 2003) — KSU students to document history of Summer Hill
Students in Kennesaw State University's public history program are partnering with
former and current residents of the Summer Hill community and the Etowah Area Consolidated
Housing Authority to document the history of Summer Hill. Summer Hill is a historically
African−American neighborhood developed outside downtown Cartersville in the late
As a part of this two to three year project‚ students will document artifacts‚ collect images‚ record oral histories and develop "memory maps" of the neighborhood. Upon completion of the project‚ materials developed and collected will be archived at the Summer Hill Community Center and at Kennesaw State University's Center for Regional History and Culture.
Students are asking the community for help in locating people that resided or owned businesses in Summer Hill prior to 1990. For more information about this project or to become involved‚ contact Dr. LeeAnn Lands‚ KSU assistant professor of history‚ at 770−499−3437.
Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.