Communities in SOAR
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A collection of historic newspapers from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
A selection of eighteenth-century newspapers from the Bentley Newspaper Collection.
Culinary Memory (2017) is an exhibit that explores the history of food writing through rare books.
This collection contains a collection of documents that accompany the Culinary Memory exhibit experience.
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.
This collection contains a variety of rare books that contain fore-edge paintings on the pages. The books range in date from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century. The majority of these books were published during the nineteenth century.
Records created by the Administrators Council.
Concerns the mission, purpose and governance of the Council.
Records created by the Administrators Council concerning the schedule of meeting activities and a summary of what transpired during the meeting.
Oral histories conducted by staff of the Kennesaw State University Archives in order to further its mission to contribute to scholarship and to develop collections.
Oral history interviews on the city of Kennesaw, Georgia.
This sub-community contains records created by and related to the Kennesaw State University Department of Athletics.
This collection contains media guides created by the Kennesaw's department of Athletics.
The official podcast of Kennesaw State Athletics.
This sub-community contains various digitized and born-digital materials documenting the history of Kennesaw State University.
This collection contains various images and other records that document the history and growth of the KSU campus.
This collection contains biographical information and select archival records documenting the administration of Dr. Betty L. Siegel - the second president of Kennesaw State University.
This collection contains biographical information and select archival records documenting the administration of Dr. Horace W. Sturgis - the first president of Kennesaw State University.
Spreadsheets of historical Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University degrees, majors, certificates, and minors.
This collection contains material published by and about Kennesaw State University.
This collection contains resources that provide chronological documentation of KSU's history.
Records pertaining to the activities of the department of Museums, Archives, Rare Books and Records and Information Management.
Oral history interviews about the history of the city of Adairsville, Georgia.
Records pertaining to the development and mounting of exhibits.
Oral histories pertaining to WWII and the Holocaust, produced by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education.
Oral histories conducted and/or supervised by Dr. Thomas Scott, Professor Emeritus of History, on the development of Kennesaw State University and the local community.
The Cobb County Oral History Series was conducted by Thomas Scott, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University, and others, of prominent citizens of Cobb County, Georgia. The series was started in 1978 and interviews are still being conducted. The interviewees were people of various backgrounds from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Bartow, Gordon, and Fulton counties.
The Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series consists of forty-one oral history interviews done with a variety of people across Cobb County. The purpose of the project is to collect personal experiences of people with the Cobb County Branch and its predecessor, the Marietta Branch, of the NAACP, as well as the Civil Rights movement in Cobb County, Georgia.
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.
The Kennesaw State University oral history series is a project conducted in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences to collect oral histories from all past recipients of the KSU Distinguished Professor, Teaching, Scholarship and Service Awards.
The Southern Polytechnic State University Series documents the history of the institution from the perspective of its administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Governing policies for Kennesaw State University managed, monitored, and maintained by the Policy Process Council.
Policies governing activities related to facilities at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Policies governing activities related to finance and business at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Policies related to governance activities at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Policies governing activities related to information technology at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Policies governing activities related to the law at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Policies governing activities related to operations at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Policies governing activities related to personnel at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Policies governing activities related to students at Kennesaw State University and approved by the Process Policy Council.
Student life at KSU.
Oral history interviews with leaders of the Atlanta Student Movement that took place in the 1960s.
Oral histories, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The Kennesaw Junior College Foundation (now the Kennesaw State University Foundation) was formally incorporated in 1969 with a 23-member board of trustees, and held its first organizational meeting in April 17, 1969, with temporary Chair Robert T. Garrison presiding.
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.
The KSU/SPSU History Collection is a growing collection of digital materials that document the history of Kennesaw State University from 1963 to the present, including the 2015 consolidation with the former Southern Polytechnic State University. Items within this collection come from holdings within the Kennesaw State University Archives.
Share is a literary and art magazine produced by students as part of Kennesaw State Student Media. It features works by students, staff, and faculty.
Hugh Gordon assembled the collection over a period of years as the resource for a book project. As part of the donor agreement with the Archives, Gordon requested that the collection be named for himself, J. Joseph Kruse, and Fred R. Wentzel. It consists of ten series, which represent accessions from different sources.
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). In addition, the Gordon Papers include material generated as part of the creation of the collection.
The Atkinson-Floyd Papers contain documents related to the history and genealogy of the Atkinson and Floyd families of Camden County and Marietta (Cobb County). Select documents have been digitized here. The full collection is housed at the Kennesaw State University Archives.
This collection contains images from the Bell Bomber plant in Marietta during WWII.
This collection contains a sampling of digitized photographs and documents from the Blair Family Papers, 1914 - 1950. The Blair Family Papers are housed at the Kennesaw State University Archives.
The materials in the collection span from 1948 to 2016, and document Bobbie Bailey's vast career and achievements, including materials from her company Our-Way, Inc., the Greenland Expedition Society, her music-related accomplishments, Kennesaw State University, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, DeKalb Medical, UNICEF, and others.
This collection contains digital copies of yearbooks published by the Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia during the 1920s. Physical copies of these yearbooks (both original and facsimile) are housed in the KSU Archives.
This collection contains select business records, publications, and audiovisual material that have been digitized from the Georgia Marble Company Records. The full collection is housed at the Kennesaw State University Archives.
A digital scan of the unpublished manuscript, Don't stand behind the fan (Jet that is) written by Henry Leo (Hap) Hudson Sr.
Digital image collection documenting the contract work of Lockheed Aircraft Company in the 1950s.
A collection of materials accumulated by Jon C. Greaves, an activist in the LGBT community in Cobb County and Atlanta, Georgia, that documents his interest in gay and lesbian civil rights, women's reproductive rights, and hate crimes. Mr. Greaves was a founding member of the Cobb Citizens Coalition, a group formed to protest the Cobb County Board of Commissioner's resolutions regarding community standards and arts funding in 1993.
Photographs and a calendar documenting Marietta's African American community during the mid-twentieth century.
The Marietta Housing Authority (MHA) was created by the Mayor and Council of Marietta, Georgia on May 9, 1938, with the first meeting of the MHA Board of Commissioners taking place in June 30, 1938. The Marietta Housing Authority Records date from circa 1938 to 2011, and consist of materials related to the operation and administration of the Marietta Housing Authority. Included are administrative/general files, including MHA meetings from 1938-2011, printed materials, records of the Acworth Housing Authority (which became part of the MHA in January 29, 2009), and files documenting various public housing projects, including topics of asbestos and lead-based paint abatement and analysis, management, demolition, bids and contracts, renovations, unit inspections, business and financial matters, and others. Materials include meeting minutes (including the minutes of the first meeting held by the MHA), letters, technical drawings, clippings, project manuals, annual reports, appraisal records, publications, photographic prints, slides, negatives, floppy disks, and other items.
These items represent a selection of digitized materials from the Marion Thomas Collection. The full, paper-based collection is housed at the Kennesaw State University Archives.
This collection contains select items from the NAACP Cobb County Branch Records, which are housed at the Kennesaw State University Archives. The bulk of these records document the history of the NAACP Cobb County Branch since its reorganization in 1982.
Two engineering drawings related to the Apollo Space project
The collection consists of a small selection of digitized items from the Robert deTreville Lawrence III Papers, 1730-1991, housed at the Kennesaw State University Archives.
This collection contains organizational records of the Southern Graphics Council International from 1973 until 2012.
Theatre in the Square was founded in 1982 by Michael Horne and Palmer Wells, and was located in historic downtown Marietta, Georgia.
A collection of digitized photographs documenting Zion Baptist Church's transition into a new sanctuary during the 1977-1978 year.
This sub-community contains a variety of archival collections that document the history of Southern Polytechnic State University.
This collection contains documents and photographs that document the physical development of Southern Polytechnic State University.
A history of Southern Polytechnic State University written in 1998 by Richard A. Bennett, former professor and Director of International Programs at SPSU.
A selection of digitized and born-digital SPSU undergraduate and graduate catalogs.
Digital versions of SPSU yearbooks