The Georgia Perimeter College
40th Anniversary (1964-2004) Time Capsule
Tina Philpot, Felita Williams, Jacquelyn M. Belcher,
Paul Hudson, Xernona Clayton, John Pruitt
A time capsule is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary (1989) as "a container with a selection of objects thought to be representative of life at a particular time." Georgia Perimeter College will organize a time capsule in the academic year 2004-2005 to serve as part of a legacy of the GPC 40th Anniversary. Memorabilia/artifacts for possible inclusion in the time capsule will be collected and archived throughout the 40th anniversary year. A special time capsule sealing ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2005, to formally conclude the anniversary celebrations. The sealed time capsule will then take its place for the next 40 years next to the portrait of Dr. Jim Cherry, founder of the College, in the Atrium of the Jim Cherry Learning Resources Center, Clarkston Campus, where the institution opened its doors in 1964. The sealed time capsule is to be opened in 2045 as a gift to the organizers of the 80th Anniversary Celebration of GPC.
Donors and Criteria for Time Capsule Items
Anyone in the College community is eligible to donate items for possible inclusion in the time capsule. Acceptable items for donation include (1) memorabilia from the College (known as DeKalb College/DeKalb Community College from 1964 to 1997, and Georgia Perimeter College from 1997 to the present) and (2) artifacts thought to be representative of American social, political and popular culture from 1964 to 2004, the first 40 years of the College's existence. A GPC 40th Anniversary Time Capsule Committee will select from all donated items the ones for inclusion in the time capsule.
Archiving and Collection of Artifacts
Item donations for the time capsule will be collected beginning Monday, August 23, 2004, and continuing until June 1, 2005. Arrangements for delivering an item for time capsule consideration, along with the official Time Capsule Memorabilia and Artifact Donation Form, should be made in advance with the Time Capsule Coordinator, Dr. Paul Hudson, Chair, Department of Business & Social Science, Clarkston Campus, (404) 299-4172, firstname.lastname@example.org. All donated items must be delivered in person.
Artifacts Not Selected for Inclusion
Donated items not selected for inclusion in the time capsule will be available for retrieval by the original donors between June 20, 2005 and August 1, 2005. Items not claimed by end of the day, Friday, August 19, 2005 will be considered property of the College and will be handled as deemed appropriate by the GPC 40th Anniversary Time Capsule Committee. Arrangements for retrieving a donated item should be made in advance with the Time Capsule Coordinator. Donors should plan to retrieve any items not accepted in person.