Don Schanche, Jr. PapersDon Schanche, Jr. Papers

Don Schanche, Jr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Don Schanche, Jr. Papers
Creator: Schanche, Don, Jr.
Dates: 1986-2004
Extent: 1.0 box (0.25 linear foot)
Collection Number: RBRL/371
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Don Schanche, Jr. is a journalist who has written for many Georgia newspapers. His papers document his investigative work on state hospitals and his coverage of disability issues throughout the state.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Don Schanche, Jr. is an alumnus of the University of Georgia. He graduated in 1979 and began working as a journalist for The Augusta Chronicle. He has worked for the Macon Telegraph, The Union-Recorder of Milledgeville, and most recently, The Associated Press in Atlanta. While serving as a Milledgeville correspondent for The Telegraph in 1982, Schanche was assigned to cover Central State Hospital, which housed about 3,000 patients and residents. His work with Central State Hospital led to his interest in disabilities issues. Schanche now serves as a copy editor for the Associated Press and continues his interest in those issues.

Scope and Content

The Don Schanche, Jr. Papers contain research notes, promotional literature, other materials related to state hospitals, and copies of Schanche’s investigative reports. The papers contain research for an investigative series on Central State Hospital, published in 1986, and later disability rights reports on Medicaid and the Olmstead decision.

Organization and Arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Don Schanche, Jr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Conditions Governing Use note

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Angelica Marini, 2016.


Related Materials

Access Points

Central State Hospital (Milledgeville, Ga.)
People with disabilities--Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Georgia Disability History Archive


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

BoxFolderBox
11-2Central State: Human Experience [Research Files], circa 1986
131986 Series: Central State Hospital, 1986
142002 Series: Mental Illness and Prisons, 2002
152003 Articles: Malaquias Chenaultt and Olmstead decision, 2003
162004 Articles: Medicaid and River Edge, 2004