This digital public history project covering the many histories of life in the North Georgia region between the 1860s and the 1940s is the creation of Professors Erin N. Bush and Melissa Schindler and their history and English students at the University of North Georgia.

Please browse through the archive, the collections, and the exhibits on this site to learn more about this dynamic region.

Any errors in fact can be reported to Professor Erin Bush, erin.bush[at]

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Susie Harrell Lunacy Record

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A series of correspondence documenting Susie Harrell's diagnosis of insanity.

Rational hydrotherapy 2

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THE TECHNIQUE OF HYDROTHERAPY. ...By means of one or more blankets folded and placed in the bottom of an ordinary bath-tub, or better still, by means…

First floor hydro-therapy room. - Agnews State Hospital, Men's Hydrotherapy Building, West side of Avenue A near Fifth Street, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA


Building 31, the Hydrotherapy Wing for Men, is significant during the period from 1938 to 1941 as a component of the reconstruction of Agnews State…

Women's Corridor Insane Asylum


Patients and staff of the St. Louis City Insane Asylum sit in chairs or stand in doorways along a clean and neat hallway posing for the…

Rational hydrotherapy 1


A manual of the physiological and therapeutic effects of hydriatic procedures, and the technique of their application in the treatment of disease