November 20, 2007
Cashin receives lifetime achievement award
Augusta, Ga. – Edward Cashin, former Augusta State University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History, passed away in September, but his lifetime of work is the subject of a recent posthumous honor from the Georgia Historical Records and Advisory Board.
The GHRAB gave one of three Lifetime Achievement Awards to Dr. Cashin this year for his diligent work and vast knowledge in the area of historical records. He wrote or edited more than 30 books and countless articles during his career. In the midst of preparing to chronicle, for instance, the history of his hometown or his beloved school, he spent many hours searching through files, folders, and records for important nuggets to include.
The text of the award expresses gratitude for that work, reading in part, “Through his tireless mining of archival collections and the quality of his published scholarship, he has helped shape much of what we know about early Georgia history. This Lifetime Achievement Award is given posthumously by the Georgia Historical Records and Advisory Board with a profound appreciation for the rich legacy that Ed Cashin now leaves to the generations who will come after.”
Dr. Cashin was a native Georgian who spent most of his life in Augusta. Through this award and his contributions to history, this scholar and teacher will long be considered among the great Georgia historians.