Archives and Special Collections are closed collections comprised of materials that do not circulate. Materials must be used inside the archives reading room under staff supervision. Access to the collections is available from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
We strongly encourage you to contact us before your visit so that we can identify and prepare material that will be most useful for your research needs. Special arrangements to use the collection outside of normal hours may also be scheduled in advance.
Researchers are required to sign in each day that they visit Archives and Special Collections. First-time visitors must fill out a Researcher Registration Form and present appropriate identification. Please familiarize yourself with our Access, Use and Handling policies prior to your visit.
Much of the material in the Archives and Special Collections is described in the library catalog. Indexes and finding aids for each individual collection are also being developed. Collections fall into one of two broad categories, depending on the nature of the material:
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, and recordings of campus events.
Material in Special Collections includes valuable, fragile, or difficult to replace items such as rare books, surveying
maps, architectural drawings, tools, art, and artifacts. Unlike materials in the university
archives, special collection materials in general are not directly related to the