Kennesaw State University. Department of Archives, Rare Books and Records Management

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The Kennesaw State University Archives is a unit of the Department of Museums, Archives & Rare Books (MARB) and works closely with the Records and Information Management team to fulfill its mission. The Archives is a destination for university and community members to research the history of Kennesaw State University and people and organizations in northwest Georgia. Our professional archives staff provides a range of services, including collection description and arrangement, reference consultations, reproduction requests, record transfers and donations, and training opportunities, as well as guidance on the preservation and maintenance of paper, audio-visual, and digital materials.

Cobb County (Ga.), Marietta (Ga.), World War II, oral history, photographs, Northwest Georgia, Civil War, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University
1000 Chastain Road Kennesaw, GA 30144


Name Description
Acworth, Georgia Photographs and Clippings, 1840-2018 Photographs and clippings created between 1840 and 2018 documenting Acworth, Georgia as a railroad town and center of an agricultural community.
Adairsville, Georgia, Oral History Series Oral history interviews conducted in 2016 with residents of Adairsville, Georgia who discuss life in Adairsville during the 20th century.
Anthony Coleman Collection Oral history interviews and photographs dating from 1960-2020 that document the public service and civil rights work of Anthony Coleman, who represented Ward 5 on the Marietta, Georgia city council from 2001-2016 and served on the executive board of the Cobb County branch of the NAACP.
Atkinson-Floyd Papers, 1815 - 1994 Manuscript materials documenting the Atkinson and Floyd families of Camden and Cobb counties during the nineteenth century.
Atlanta Student Movement Project The Atlanta Student Movement Project is a research project uncovering and preserving the history of Atlanta sit-ins and student protests that were pivotal in the success of the Student Movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the history of the city of Atlanta as a whole.
Bailey Performance Center 10th Anniversary, 2017 Collection commemorating the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University on its 10th anniversary.
Barbara Freeman Cooper and Eartha Bryant Head Collection An oral history interview from 2020 and a photograph from 1980-1989 documenting the lives and experiences of Barbara Freeman Cooper and Eartha Bryant Head, two African American women who grew up in the Lemon Street neighborhood of Marietta, Georgia.
Bell Aircraft Georgia Division (Marietta) Collection, 1942-1945 Photographs of the Bell Aircraft Plant in Marietta, Georgia from the 1940s.
Bentley Rare Book Gallery History Collection This collection contains documents that demonstrate the thirty-year history of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery prior to its transformation into the Bentley Rare Book Museum.
Blair Family Papers, 1914 - 1950 Scrapbooks, papers, and photographs from the 1940s documenting Marietta, Georgia mayor L.M. (Rip) Blair, his family, and the Bell Aircraft Company.
Bobbie Bailey Collection, 1948-2016 Scrapbook dating from 2009 documenting Cobb County, Georgia entrepreneur Bobby Bailey's family.
Building and Facility History Collection of photographs depicting the history of buildings and facilities of Southern Polytechnic State University.
Cheryl Long Collection Materials dating from 1960-2020 that document the life and career of Cheryl Long, an African American woman who grew up in the Louisville neighborhood of Marietta, Georgia, and graduated as part of Marietta High School's first integrated senior class in 1968.
Cobb County, Georgia and the Origins of the Suburban South: A Twentieth-Century History Historical resources detailing Cobb County, Georgia's social and economic development during the twentieth century.
Cobb County Oral History Series Oral histories of prominent citizens of Cobb County, Georgia conducted between 1973 and 2005.
Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series Oral histories of the Civil Rights movement and the NAACP in Cobb County, Georgia.
Confederate Veterans Annual Yearbook Collection, 1924-1925; 1927 Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia yearbooks from the 1920s documenting photos of the home and its residents in addition to a variety of advertisements from supporting organizations.
Eighteenth-Century Newspapers This collection contains a selection of digitized eighteenth-century newspapers from the Bentley Newspaper Collection.
Exhibit Catalogs and Documents This collection contains a collection of documents that accompany the Culinary Memory exhibit experience.
Frederick Douglass' Paper A copy of the February 17, 1854 edition of Frederick Douglass' Paper, published by the once enslaved African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
Georgia Marble Company Records, circa 1910 - 2004 Records of the Pickens County based Georgia Marble Company dating from 1910 to 2004.
Gordon, Kruse, Wentzel Collection, 1951-2010 The Hugh L. Gordon Papers range from 1951 to 2008, with the bulk dating from 1966 to 1989. The majority of the documents were created by Gordon during the course of his duties as Director of Personnel at Lockheed-Georgia (GELAC), as well as Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) and leadership positions with the Private Industry Council of Atlanta, Inc. (PIC) and the Atlanta Employer's Voluntary Merit Employment Association (AEVMEA).
Gregson and Ellis Architectural Drawings Digitization of drawings created and produced by the architectural firm Gregson and Ellis and its predecessor, Gregson and Associates that include a selection of architectural drawings of facilities that provided public medical and mental health care in various counties in the State of Georgia, from 1940 to 1979.
Harry Leo Hudson Sr. (Hap) Manuscript, Don't stand behind the fan (Jet that is) A digital scan of the unpublished manuscript, Don't stand behind the fan (Jet that is) written by Henry Leo (Hap) Hudson Sr.
Hugh L. Gordon Papers, 1951-2009 The Hugh L. Gordon Papers range from 1951 to 2009, with the bulk dating from 1966 to 1989. The majority of the documents were created by Gordon during the course of his duties as Director of Personnel at Lockheed-Georgia (GELAC), as well as Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) and leadership positions with the Private Industry Council of Atlanta, Inc. (PIC) and the Atlanta Employer’s Voluntary Merit Employment Association (AEVMEA).
Joe B. Gabriel Digital Image Collection The collection consists of digital reproductions of 26 "8 x 10" black and white photographs, six smaller black and white photographs, and a section of the Lockheed Southern Star, the official publication of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Vol.1, no.21, January 4, 1952.
Jon C. Greaves Jr. Collection, 1987-2013 Photographs of Cobb County, Georgia civic leader and gay activist Jon C. Greaves, Jr. taken between 1972 and 2002.
Kennesaw College Oral History Series, 1978-1985 The Kennesaw College Oral History Series consists of interviews conducted with people of various backgrounds from Cobb, Paulding, Bartow, Gordon, and Fulton Counties from 1978 to 1985.
Kennesaw State University Oral History Series Oral histories about Kennesaw State University in Cobb County, Georgia.
KSU Athletic Media Guides, 1989-2009 This collection contains media guides created by the Kennesaw's department of Athletics.
KSU Building and Facility History, 1965-1970 This collection contains various images and other records that document the history and growth of the KSU campus.
KSU Clothing Collection Collection of t-shirts (probably dating from 2000-2020) promoting Kennesaw State University activities and organizations
KSU Foundation Records The Kennesaw State University Foundation Records date from 1969 to 1996, with the bulk of those materials dating from 1991 to 1996, and chiefly consist of materials related to business and financial matters, including quarterly reports, account books, and gift contributions; meeting minutes, including those related to the controversy associated with the course Representative Newt Gingrich taught at KSU in 1993 called "Renewing American Civilization"; by-laws, articles of incorporation; and other administrative records, including letters, memorandums, and telephone messages.
KSU Greek Life Collection detailing Greek life at Kennesaw State University.
KSU History Exhibitions and Timelines This collection contains a growing body of information that documents KSU's history in a chronological manner.
KSU Lifestyle, 2016- KSU Lifestyle is a monthly publication by Kennesaw State University Student Media that engages in conversations to build student engagement as part of the university community. The title replaces both Talon Magazine and The Sting.
KSU Presidents: Dr. Betty L. Seigel Collection detailing the career of Kennesaw State University President Dr. Betty L. Seigel.
KSU Presidents: Dr. Horace Sturgis Collection detailing the career of Kennesaw State University President Dr. Horace Sturgis.
KSU Programs, Consolidated, 1970-2017 Collection detailing programs from Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University including degrees, majors, certificates, and minors.
KSU Publications This collection contains material published by and about Kennesaw State University.
KSU/SPSU Consolidation History Timeline detailing the mergers of various schools to create Kennesaw State University.
KSU Yearbook Collection, 1967-1995 This collection contains digital version of yearbooks from Kennesaw State University, dated from 1967-1995.
Lemon Street (Marietta, Ga.) Photographs and Calendar, Circa 1940-2004 The Lemon Street (Marietta, Ga.) photographs and calendar collection consists of five photographic prints and a calendar with photographic reproductions documenting African American life on historic Lemon Street.
LGBTQ Oral History Series, 2014 The LGBTQ oral history series documents the experiences of members of the LGBTQ community of Cobb County, Georgia and surrounding counties in 2014.
Mable House Oral Histories, 1999-2002 Collection of oral history interviews about the Mable House Arts Center.
MARB Exhibits, 2016 Exhibits from Kennesaw State University's Museums, Archives & Rare Books library.
Marietta Housing Authority Records, Circa 1938-2012 The Marietta Housing Authority Records date from circa 1938 to 2012, and consist of materials related to the operation and administration of the Marietta Housing Authority.
Marion Thomas Collection, 1948-1980s The Marion Thomas Collection was donated by Michael Thomas - son of Marion Thomas - and consists of materials related to Marion Thomas's employment at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia; his appointment in 1971 as the first African-American to serve in the Marietta Housing Authority; and personal items. Materials include letters, photographic prints, certificates, newspaper clippings, newsletters, books, and other items.
Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Oral History Program Started in 2013, the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Oral History Program preserves first-hand accounts of past events through recorded film.
NAACP Cobb County Branch Records, 1947 - 2017 Records of the Cobb County Branch of the (NAACP) during the presidential terms of Donnie Perry (1994-1997) and Deane Bonner (1997-present).
Norman J. Radow Collection, 1964-1965 Collection of engineering drawings by Norman J. Radow.
Operations Policies Policies governing activities related to operations at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
OwlTalk Collection of recordings of OwlTalk, the official podcast of Kennesaw State Athletics.
Robert deTreville Lawrence III Papers, 1730 - 1991 Correspondence, printed materials, and photographs dating from 1895 to 1933 of the Marietta, Georgia Lawrence family.
Sentinel Student Newspaper, 1966-2015 Digitized issues of the Sentinel, student newspaper of Kennesaw State University.
Southern Graphics Council International Records, 1973 - 2012 Records, photographs, and prints of the Southern Graphics Council International (SGC International), a non-profit organization whose goal is to educate its members and the general public about issues surrounding original prints, drawing and book arts, and the practice of handmade papermaking, dating from 1977 to 2015.
Southern Polytechnic State University History Videos Moving image collection which includes a documentary that chronicles the history of the Southern Polytechnic State University from its founding in 1948 to consolidation with Kennesaw State University in 2015.
Southern Polytechnic State University Oral History Series, 2014-2016 The Southern Polytechnic State University Series documents the history of the institution from the perspective of its administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Southern Polytechnic State University: The History A history of Southern Polytechnic State University written in 1998 by Richard A. Bennett, former professor and Director of International Programs at SPSU.
Southern Voice newspaper collection, 1988-1995 Southern Voice newspaper was a significant resource for the LGBT community in the Southeast from 1988 to 2010, providing in-depth information on topics such as the fight against AIDS, marriage equality, legal issues, workplace discrimination, and violence against gay individuals.
SPSU Catalog Collection This collection contains a selection of digitized and born-digital SPSU undergraduate and graduate catalogs.
SPSU Memorabilia Collection Collection of photographs of t-shirts commemorating student activities and organizations at Southern Polytechnic State University, dating from 1996 to 2015, when Southern Polytechnic State University became part of Kennesaw State University.
SPSU Yearbook Collection, 1949-1997 This collection contains digital version of yearbooks from the former Southern Polytechnic State University (currently the Kennesaw State University - Marietta campus).
Stella Merritt Collection, 1970 Collection formed around a photograph of Kennesaw Junior College sophomore Stella Merritt sitting on the campus lawn in May 1970 that was picked up by the Associated Press and published in various newspapers.
Sting Student Newspaper Collection Student newspaper of Southern Technical Institute, Southern College of Technology, and Southern Polytechnic State University.
Theatre in the Square Collection (Marietta, Ga.), 1982-2012 Theatre in the Square was the largest arts organization in Cobb County and produced edgy and sometimes controversial plays, receiving praise from regional and national critics. It received various grants, including the first organization in Cobb County to receive one from the National Endowment for the Arts, awards such as the ACLU's First Amendment Award for its support of artistic and personal freedom, and high praise from the Atlanta theatre community for its eclectic mix of plays and high production values.
The Liberator Magazine Collection "The Liberator" Magazine was established in 1918 and focused on various aspects of socialism and communism. The magazine included political cartoons, creative writing, and informative articles; this online collection includes an issue from March, 1921.
Zion Baptist Church Photograph Collection This collection of forty-two digitized photographs was donated by Mr. George Williams, a long-time member of Zion Baptist Church.