CSU to become official archivist of Historic Westville

CSU to become official archivist of Historic Westville

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University and Historic Westville have announced that they've joined in a partnership where the university's archives will be the repository of its historic documents.

"We are excited about the opportunity for Westville to partner with CSU Archives and offer this rare opportunity for researchers and scholars," said Leo Goodsell, executive director of Historic Westville in a press release Tuesday.

The Westville archives host a number of documents important Georgia's history, particularly antebellum Georgia. The collection includes written histories of 19th century rural Georgia.

The collection, the press release says will "contribute to the study of historic preservation, architecture, archaeology, historical interpretation, and even the economics of heritage tourism."

Historic Westville opened as a Living History Museum in 1970 in Lumpkin.

Find out more on the partnership on CSU's website by clicking here.

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