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Originally published at https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2018/02/tuskegee-archivist-educator-deliver-msu-land-and-literature-program/ by Sasha Steinberg

Dana Chandler (Submitted photo) Dana Chandler (Submitted/courtesy of Dana Chandler)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Following a successful year of programming, Mississippi State University Libraries and the Cotesworth Culture and Heritage Center are continuing their “Mississippi Land and Literature” series on Feb. 18 with a 2:30 p.m. event in North Carrollton.

Free to all, Tuskegee University archivist Dana Chandler’s presentation “George Washington Carver: Exploring and Clarifying Some Criticisms” is part of a special programming series commemorating the Magnolia State’s rich agrarian and literary heritage. MSU’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine also is a sponsor of the programming series.

An informal reception with refreshments will follow Chandler’s presentation, which he also will give at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 in the third-floor John Grisham Room at MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library.

Along with being a trained archivist and historian, Chandler serves as an assistant professor at Tuskegee. He has served in a variety of capacities within the private and public sectors as a surveyor, civil engineer and project manager, helping to design and build projects through the South and nation. Chandler also worked with corporations seeking to start up recycling facilities in the U.S. and Latin America.

“Many aspects of our cultural heritage stem from our agrarian heritage,” said Sarah McCullough, MSU Libraries coordinator of cultural heritage projects. “We are pleased to partner with Mr. Chandler and Tuskegee on this program, which will provide insight into the fascinating and brilliant George Washington Carver.”

To visit the Cotesworth Culture and Heritage Center, take Highway 82 and exit onto Highway 17 into Carrollton. From the square, follow the signs to the center, which is located at 6151 Highway 17 North in North Carrollton.

Additional details about the “Mississippi Land and Literature” program series are available online at http://guides.library.msstate.edu/cotesworth.

McCullough can be contacted at 662-325-2506 or smccullough@library.msstate.edu.

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