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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:

State University of West Georgia memorabilia

Identifier: UA-0009-0020

This collection contains memorabilia from State University of West Georgia.

Dates: 1996-2005

Maurice K. Townsend papers, 1931-1993

Identifier: UA-0002-05

Maurice K. Townsend served as the fifth president of West Georgia College from 1975 to 1993.

Dates: Inclusive Dates - 1931-1993 Bulk Dates - 1975-1989

University Communications and Marketing files

Identifier: UA-0004-0202

This collection contains records maintained by the University of West Georgia's University Communications and Marketing (UCM) office. The materials document the history of the university from 1954 to 2008.

Dates: 1954 - 2008

University of West Georgia, Vice President for Academic Affairs Personnel records

Identifier: UA-0005-21

Personnel records of faculty and staff collected by the Vice President of Academic Affairs Office.

Dates: 1960-2009

University System of Georgia Board of Regents records

Identifier: UA-0001
Overview This collection contains college financial audits and Board of Regents policy manuals. The policy manuals include the by-laws of the BOR. The audits were conducted by the state Department of Audits on West Georgia College, as the institution was originally known. One record of note is the state plan for the desegregation of the universities of Georgia. This plan was written for the Director of the Office for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. by the BOR to provide guidelines and goals for the...
Dates: 1974-2006, n.d.