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West Georgia College


Parallel Names

  • WGC

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 89 Collections and/or Records:

ACLU Carroll County Chapter records

Identifier: LH-0047

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.

Dates: 1968-1975

Alternative Student Publications collection

Identifier: UA-0006-05

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.

Dates: 1967-1985

Alumni Relations records

Identifier: UA-0004-0205

Records of the office of Alumni Relations from 1935 to 2014.

Dates: 1935-2014

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

Identifier: MS-0062

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.

Dates: 1961-2018

American Association of University Women (AAUW), West Georgia Regional Branch records

Identifier: UA-0005-17

Materials related to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the University of West Georgia, 1976-1991.

Dates: 1976 - 1991

David Andrews photographs

Identifier: LH-0089

Photographs taken by David Andrews while he attended West Georgia College.

Dates: 1939-1940

Anne C. Richards papers

Identifier: MS-0045

Papers of University of West Georgia Department of Psychology faculty member Anne C. Richards. The papers include anonymous survey results of students’ sexual conduct and beliefs and documents pertaining to the operations and programs of the Department of Psychology.

Dates: 1955-2021

J. A. Aycock family papers

Identifier: LH-0086

Family papers of J. A. Aycock, Vice President of Mandeville Mills, and his son, J. A. Aycock Jr., founder of Aycock Gin, Inc.

Dates: 1880-1954

Homer L. Barker baton and clippings

Identifier: LH-0008

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.

Dates: around 1950s

J. J. Beckvermit drawings

Identifier: LH-0065

Four pen and ink drawings of various buildings on the West Georgia campus drawn by J. J. Beckvermit.

Dates: approximately 1980s