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History professor earns archival award for World War I project

Clayton State NewsOctober 23, 2018

Dr. R. B. Rosenburg, professor of History and associate dean in College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with the Award for Advocacy by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) for documenting the deaths of Georgians while in military service during World War I. He received the award during the 16thannual GHRAC Archives Awards ceremony at the Georgia Archives.

For the past decade, Dr. Rosenburg has methodically utilized the unique resources of the Georgia Archives to document and record information about those Georgia residents who served and died during World War I. Specifically, he made use of the Adjutant General’s Death Cards from the World War I Service Summary Cards and Knight’s World War I casualties scrapbooks to document in spreadsheet format the available information for each listed casualty. 

Dr. Rosenburg generously shared his research to supplement the information being compiled by the Georgia WWI Centennial Commission’s Georgia Memorial Database, which is a searchable database of Georgians who died during World War I.