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West Georgia College


Biographical / Historical

The Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School was established in December, 1906 in Carroll County, Georgia following the August 18, 1906 approval of Public Law 448 by the Georgia General Assembly, an act providing for the establishment and maintenance of schools of agriculture and mechanical arts to serve rural youth in each congressional district. The school operated from 1908-1933, becoming West Georgia College on April 15, 1933. It remained a college until noon on June 12, 1996, when it was named the State University of West Georgia. This name changed in 2005 to University of West Georgia.

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

ACLU Carroll County Chapter records

Identifier: LH-0047
Overview The ACLU Carroll County Chapter was organized in 1968 and first met on April 7, 1969 on the campus of West Georgia College. Although the organization helped raise awareness of larger national issues like abortion and prison reform, the group focused the majority of their attention and resources on cases involving students.

Alternative Student Publications collection

Identifier: UA-0006-05
Overview Five student newspapers written by West Georgia College students between 1967 and 1985, including Renaissance, The Paper, The New Paper, The Rowykin Puddlepacer, and Umoja. All publications deal with student life and display counterculture and political activity of students who lived on campus.

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) University of West Georgia Chapter records

Identifier: MS-0062
Overview Activities of the University of West Georgia Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a professional organization that seeks to advocate for academic freedom and shared governance, to define ethics and standards, and to support higher education as a beneficial contribution to the community.

David Andrews photographs

Identifier: LH-0089
Overview Photographs taken by David Andrews while he attended West Georgia College.

J. A. Aycock family papers

Identifier: LH-0086
Overview Family papers of J. A. Aycock, Vice President of Mandeville Mills, and his son, J. A. Aycock Jr., founder of Aycock Gin, Inc.

Homer L. Barker baton and clippings

Identifier: LH-0008
Overview Song leader's baton and photocopies of newspaper clippings from the 1950s which show Dr. Homer L. Barker's participation in West Georgia College's Rat Week.

J. J. Beckvermit drawings

Identifier: LH-0065
Overview Four pen and ink drawings of various buildings on the West Georgia campus drawn by J. J. Beckvermit.

James E. Boyd papers

Identifier: UA-0002-03
Overview This collection contains the papers of West Georgia College's third president, James E. Boyd. Prior to his appointment as president in 1961, Boyd was an Associate Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and director of the school's Engineering Experiment Station (now known as Georgia Tech Research Institute). Boyd served as president until 1971. Although the majority of his papers are from various departments and organizations at West Georgia College, there are...


Identifier: UA-0006-06
Overview Course bulletins from West Georgia College and the State University of West Georgia from the years 1935 to 2005.

Carroll County, Georgia photograph collection

Identifier: LH-0028
Overview This collection contains photographs and photographic negatives of Carroll County, Georgia. Most depict Carrollton, Georgia at the turn of the twentieth century and include scenery such as Adamson Square and the Fourth District A & M School.