Twin Lakes Library System
Log Number: APP-246130-OLS-20
Twin Lakes Library System will partner with Georgia College and State University to intentionally and sensitively document the oral history of Central State Hospital, which was once the largest mental health hospital in the world. Twin Lakes Library System will assemble an advisory board of former hospital staff, patients, and community members to help guide the collection of stories from community members affiliated with the hospital. The library will also sponsor statewide harvest days to digitize Central State Hospital materials from individuals' personal archives. Interviews and materials will be integrated into an exhibit that will travel across Georgia to educate individuals about this little-known state history and destigmatize mental health.