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SPSU Library Archives
Building C, Suite 263
L.V. Johnson Library
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060


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University Archives

The University Archives is the repository for materials produced by or about Southern Polytechnic State University, as well as publications by faculty, staff, and students. Included are official university records, student theses, books and articles authored by faculty, published materials about the University, photographs, audio-visual recordings, and blueprints.


University Records

General File
Information about many SPSU topics organized in folders in a vertical file. Click here for the folder list.

People File
Mostly non-book-length faculty and staff publications gathered from SPSU Authors’ Receptions, but also contains some biographical info on individuals, stored in a vertical file. Click here for the folder list. 

Committee Minutes
Since 2007, standing committee minutes are harvested in pdf form and stored on the Archives website here. Paper minutes prior to 2007 are stored in the archives in a vertical file. Click here for the folder list.


Bound Materials

Bound SPSU Records, Reports, Handbooks, and Other Materials
Most of these are cataloged and can be searched for in GIL Find.

Student Theses
One thesis copy is kept in the General Collection, and one thesis copy is retained in the Archives. The call number for student theses is T171.S77. Click here to search for this call number in GIL Find.

Bound Faculty & Staff Publications
Most of these are cataloged and can be searched for in GIL Find.

SIR II (Student Instructional) Reports
Reports for the most recent 2 semesters are kept at the Circulation Desk. Older reports dating back to Fall 2000 are retained in the Archives. Click here to view the SIR II record in GIL Find.


Photographs, A/V Materials, and Blueprints

General Photograph Collection
3 records center boxes containing sleeved B&W, color, negatives, slides, and CDs, organized into subject folders. Click here for the folder list.

General VHS and Cassettes
A/V materials (largely VHS and audio cassette tapes) collected by former Library Director Joyce Mills that are not part of other processed collections. Click here for the inventory.

SPSU Campus Building Blueprints
Blueprints of old school buildings (1959): Dormitory & Dining Facility; Classroom Bldg.; Laboratory, Shop, Electrical Technology, Building Construction; Administration; Physical Education-Multipurpose Bldg.; Handicap Access for Bldg G; Office Cluster Addition (1984).


Processed University Archives Collections

Alumni Association, 1962-1994
Click here for the finding aid.

Bathtub Racing Association, 1972-1992
Click here for the finding aid.

Dr. Richard Bennett, History of SPSU Papers, 1944-1998
Click here for the finding aid.

Gamma Phi Beta Collection
Click here for the finding aid.

Office of the President Administrative Papers, 1947-1988
Click here for the finding aid. Click here for the folder list.

President Emeritus Stephen R. Cheshier, Ph. D. Comprehensive Material, circa 196?-2005
Click here for the finding aid.

Public Relations Department, 1963-1998
Click here for the finding aid.



Helpful Archives Links:


Digital Public Library of America

[Digital Public Library of America]



[Digital Library of Georgia]


Archives and Primary Sources from GALILEO

[Archives & Primary Sources in GALILEO]


SGA list of Georgia's archival repositories

[Georgia Archival Repositories list]


Georgia Archives

[Georgia Archives]