Maurice Daniels, dean and professor of the School of Social Work, received the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council’s Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of an Archives. The GHRAC awards recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records work in Georgia.
Daniels is the author of Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald L. Hollowell and the Struggle for Civil Rights, the first biography of Donald L. Hollowell, Georgia’s chief civil rights attorney during the 1950s and 1960s. The book was published in 2013 by the University of Georgia Press.
The award was presented by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and GHRAC Chair Toby Graham Oct. 28 during the 13th annual GHRAC Archives Awards Program at the Georgia Archives in Morrow.
In addition to using national archival repositories to research his book, Daniels made extensive use of Georgia repositories: the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, Auburn Avenue Research Library, Albany Civil Rights Institute, Atlanta History Center, National Archives at Atlanta, Georgia Archives, Atlanta University Center’s Woodruff Library, and special collections at Columbus State, Georgia State and Emory universities.