In Dear Old U-G-A, Carrol Dadisman captures the personalities and flavor of campus life at the University of Georgia from 1893 to the present. Reports from The Red and Black trace the colorful history of student organizations, reveal origins of campus traditions, chronicle the overcoming of resistance to coeducation and desegregation, describe evolution of student fashions and behavior, reflect on joys and occasional disappointments of UGA athletic teams, capture town-and-gown relationships with Athens — and much more.
"There have been many histories of Athens and the University, but Dear Old U-G-A. may be the best when it comes to color, feeling and personality. You get an insight into who we are and how we have become who we are. . . This is a history anyone with a love of alma mater and feelings for Dear Old U-G-A won't want to be without." — Loran Smith