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This tracks the content changes of the Plain Talks Magazine Library starting August, 2013.

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Date Content Change
5/24/22 Added 10 issues for 1948 & 1949: (links will open the normal thumbnail page covering 1948 and 1949)
Several of these issues had a full page across the fold. An image of the full page is at the end of the pages.
Added Feb, Jun, Sep, Oct, Dec issues for 1948.
Added Feb, Jun, Sep, Oct, Dec issues for 1949.
5/21/22 Added 8 issues for 1943: (link will open the normal thumbnail page covering 1943)
Added Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Nov, Dec issues for 1943.
5/14/22 Added 5 issues for 1940: (link will open the normal thumbnail page covering 1940)
Added Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun issues for 1940.
5/13/22 Added 6 issues for 1938: (link will open the normal thumbnail page covering 1938)
Added Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Jul issues for 1938.
5/12/22 Added 8 issues for 1937: (link will open the normal thumbnail page covering 1937)
Added Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, , Sep, Oct, Nov-Dec issues for 1937.
5/7/22 Added 6 issues for 1930: (link will open the normal thumbnail page covering 1930)
Added Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec issues for 1930.
5/3/22 Added 9 issues for 1928: (link will open the normal thumbnail page covering 1928)
Several of these issues had a full page across the fold. An image of the full page is at the end of the pages.
December also had a small service area/transmission system map on the back cover. A larger image is shown at the end of the issue.
Added Jan, Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec issues for 1928.
4/11/22 Added 13 issues: (links will open the normal thumbnail pages covering the issues)
Added Apr, Aug, Oct issues for 1933.
Added Apr, Jun, Aug issues for 1934.
Added Jan, Apr, Jun, Sep, Dec issues for 1936.
Added Feb, Mar for 1937.
4/7/22 Added thumbnail pages for 1926-29, 1930-33, 1934-37, 1938-41, 1942-45.
Added 19 issues: (links will open the normal thumbnail pages covering the issues)
Added Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct issues for 1930. 1930.
Added Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Nov, Dec issues for 1931. 1931.
Added Feb, Jul issues for 1932. 1932.
Added March 1934 issue.
Added Aug, Sep for 1940. 1940.
Added Jul and Aug-Sep issues for 1941.
Added June 1946 issue.
3/24/2022 This is the day I received 84 issues of Plain Talks dated from 1928 to 1949.
Working on scanning and uploading these issues.
10/25/21 Added Plain Talks issues for March, 1952 and August 1954 and 1955. Thanks to Kathi Amerine for sharing these with us from her father's (Ralph Spafford) collection.
10/24/21 Added Plain Talks issues for February and April, 1946 and April 1952. Thanks to Kathi Amerine for sharing these with us from her father's (Ralph Spafford) collection. She sent three more issues from the 1950's that will be added soon.
4/7/20 Added a Recruiting brochure from 1991 to the Special Issues Section. It includes a number of pictures of employees. Thanks to Tracy Hodges for sharing this and apologies for being so long in posting it.
4/4/20 Added a History of GSU written in 1934 by J.B. Coltharpe to the Special Issues Section. The item on the Special issues page includes a link to a table of contents page that has links to different areas of this history. There is also a PDF if you want to download or print the history. Thanks to Stephen Smith for finding this and sharing it with us.
7/20/19 Added a Brief History of GSU written around 1980 to the Special Issues Section.
3/13/18 Special thanks to Wayne Fails and Ed Grimshaw for sharing this with us.
Added a GSU Oldies but Goodies 50th Anniversary Recipe book to the Special Issues Section.
The item on the Special issues page includes a link to a table of contents page that lists the recipes and has links to individual pages in ths book. There is also a PDF if you want to download or print the book.
8/17/17 Special thanks to Brenda Davis and Susan Gilley who shared these issues with us:
Added 5 more issues of Gulf States Magazine from 1979 to 1982 to the Special Issues Section.
Includes issues for Fall 79, Fall 80, Spring 81, Fall 81, and Spring 82.
The descriptions for the Gulf States Magazine issues have been changed to list the table of contents.
In the Special Issues section: When viewing a single page (Enlarged), Navigation links are now included at the top of the page as well as below the image.
8/9/17 Special thanks to Brenda Davis who shared these issues with us:
Added 11 Plain Talks issues for 1967 (Jan-Jul, Sept-Dec) and 5 issues for 1969 (Jan, Apr, Jun, Oct, Nov).
She also sent a cover for the Jan 1968 issue that we were missing.
4/25/17 Posted in Special Issues - A listing of Engineering Department project estimates from 1930 - 1952.
12/3/2016 Posted in Special Issues - GSU Recruiting Brochure from 1978. Contains pictures with several employees.
3/16/2015 Posted in Special Issues - GSU 50 Years anniversary brochure from 1975
11/20/2014 Posted 6 issues from 1959: Jul - Dec
Posted 12 issues from 1960
Posted 4 issues from 1966 Aug - Nov
11/18/2014 Posted 6 issues from 1962: Jun - Nov
Posted 12 issues for 1961 
5/29/2014 Posted 5 issues from 1964: Jan, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
5/28/2014 Posted 5 issues from 1965: Jan, Feb, May, Jun, Oct
12/10/2013 Posted 5 issued from 1966: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul
08/06/2013 Posted 3 Special Issues:

70 Years of Covers: A commemorative Plain Talks issue from 1993 which describes each decade from the 1920's to 1990's. The issue features images of the covers from selected Plain Talks issues during each decade. Previous Plain Talks editors and writers wrote the descriptions of each decade.

Calendar of Company History: A calendar for February 1982 through January 1983 with GSU history and significant dates in GSU, national, and world history. It includes a diagram showing the companies that merged and eventually became Gulf States Utilities

Gulf States Magazine: Gulf States Magazine from 1982, Volume 4 issue 1

08/06/2013 Posted 49 issues:
1970 -- All issues except May (9)
1971 -- All issues (10)
1972 -- All issues except March (9)
1981 -- Feb-Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec. All issues available now.
1990 -- May, Oct, Nov-Dec. Still missing 3 months.
1991 -- All issues (8)
1993 -- Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Nov-Dec (Still missing Sep-Oct).
08/06/2013 Modified the Plain Talks home page to provide a link to this Change History page and to provide information about and a link to the Special Issues material.
08/06/2013 Added this page to track content changes.

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