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Armstrong State University historical book, From the Mansion to the University, now available on Digital Commons

Since the fall 2013 launch of Digital Commons@Georgia Southern, an open-access digital repository that collects, archives and disseminates the intellectual and creative output of the university’s faculty, staff, students and community partners, more than 3 million items have been downloaded by visitors from around the world.

New to the collection is From the Mansion to the University, a historical book about Armstrong State University, authored by former professor emeritus Janet Stone, Ph.D.

The book, which was originally published in 2010 by the Armstrong Foundation as From the Mansion to the University: A History of Armstrong Atlantic State University, 1935-2010, documents 75 years of Armstrong’s institutional history through detailed research, personal stories and photos. Stone also draws on Armstrong’s close connection with Savannah, starting with its founding as a city college, and the close-knit community among students, alumni, faculty and staff throughout the years.

Under a Creative Commons license, Stone and the Georgia Southern Foundation made the work available as a PDF that can be downloaded from the Digital Commons.

To download the PDF version of From the Mansion to the University, visit


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