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State University of West Georgia



  • Existence: 19960612 - 2005

Parallel Names

  • Georgia. State University of West Georgia
  • UWG

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 25 Collections and/or Records:

Fact Books

Identifier: UA-0002-09

Digital copies of the Fact Book covering academic years 1980/1981 to 2014/2015.

Dates: 1980-2015

Faculty handbooks

Identifier: UA-0005-13

Faculty handbooks published at West Georgia from 1961-2011.

Dates: 1961-2011

Myron W. House papers

Identifier: MS-0053

Papers of Myron W House, Special Collections Librarian at West Georgia from 1980 to 2006 and co-author of From A&M to State University.

Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1980-1998; 1943-2004

Jonathan Goldstein papers

Identifier: MS-0069

Correspondence, publications, books, photographs, newspaper articles, manuscripts, and slides created or collected by Jonathan Goldstein, Professor of History, during his 33-year career at the University of West Georgia.

Dates: 1908-2021

W. Benjamin Kennedy papers

Identifier: MS-0024

Papers of W. Benjamin “Ben” Kennedy, history professor at the University of West Georgia from 1962 to 1999 and History Department Head from 1967 to 1971.

Dates: 1969-1999

Perspective [serial]

Identifier: UA-0004-0203

A quarterly publication for friends and alumni of the university that was issued from 1972-2016.

Dates: 1972-2016

Postcard collection

Identifier: LH-0067

Various postcards of Carrollton and West Georgia region buildings, houses, and churches and scenes of the University of West Georgia campus.

Dates: 1905-2010

President's Office Personnel records

Identifier: UA-0002-08

Personnel records of faculty and staff collected by the President's Office.

Dates: 1960s-2002

Registrar's Office records, Scoop

Identifier: UA-0006-0302

The collection is comprised of issues of the Scoop, a publication of the State University of West Georgia and University of West Georgia’s Office of the Registrar. The issues range from 2004 - 2007.

Dates: 2004-2007

State University of West Georgia, Georgia Center for Traumatology records

Identifier: UA-0005-41

Correspondence and other material related to the proposed Georgia Center for Traumatology.

Dates: 2002