An American Literary Landscape: A community partnership in Putnam County

By Dr. Theodore J. Kopcha

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Putnum County teachers select photos from a collection from the National Archives

“An American Literary Landscape: Life, History, and Memory in Putnam County, Georgia” is a community project that aims to expand the diversity of voices and stories of Putnam residents by:

  • collecting oral histories
  • creating related visual and performing arts
  • developing a robust K-12 curriculum

The program’s core activities are rooted in a partnership between students and teachers in the Putnam County school system, the UGA College of Education, and the Willson Center. The project is also supported by UGA Libraries and Georgia Humanities.

What your gift does:

  • Supports up to two years of a COE graduate student working with the Putnam County Charter School System to build the National Endowment for the Humanities-supported humanities program into a sustainable K-12 curriculum
  • Supports up to two years of professor Kopcha’s time in working with COE grad student and PCCSS administrators and teachers
  • Supports up to two years of a Franklin College graduate student to work with Putnam County Charter Schools on research
  • Supports work of Georgia playwright Josiah Watts and PCCSS students and teachers in turning community history into a performance piece
  • Supports up to two years of Russell Library staff working with PCCSS students and teachers to capture oral histories

NEH previously awarded a grant to the Willson Center for “Sharing Our Stories,” a 2017 oral history project between Putnam County Schools, the Georgia Virtual History Project, and the Georgia Writers Museum.

With back-to-back NEH grants, this leading national partnership can continue impacting the lives of community members, and more importantly, thousands of students in the Putnam County school system.

This initiative touches the lives of a diverse group of people and shows how public humanities research can engage a community with a rich and complex cultural tradition that stretches across generations.

Transform both public humanities and public education in Georgia by making a donation.

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Molly Thomas | Director of Development, College of Education | molly2@uga.edu | 706-542-2893

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