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Library Archives

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


Archives & Special Collections Inquiries
KSU Archives
Phone: (470) 578-6289

Using the Archives

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.

Please make an appointment in advance to visit the Archives.

Researchers are required to sign in each day that they visit Archives and Special Collections. First-time visitors must present appropriate identification. Please familiarize yourself with our Access, Use and Handling policies prior to your visit.

Map chests

Much of the material in the Archives and Special Collections is described in Gil-Find, the library catalog. Indexes and finding aids for individual collections are posted if available. Collections fall into one of two broad categories, depending on the nature of the material:

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, and recordings of campus events.

Special Collections

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 university. 

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]