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Eclectic [serial]

Identifier: UA-0009-0008

Scope and Contents note

The Eclectic includes poems, short stories, creative nonfiction works, screenplays, translations, broadsides, web content, music, and artwork. From 2012 to 2015 there are DVD inclusions of film and music. Physical editions of the serial are available. The collection is ongoing as the publication continues.

Notably, the 1963/64 issue contained a story by James F. Boyd (son of then college president James E. Boyd), titled “Brother Take My Hand”, which was shared with Robert F. Kennedy around the time of his visit to campus May 1964.

This collection is missing winter 1972 and annual years 1975, 1976, 1983, and 1992.


  • 1963-2019

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical/Historical note

The Eclectic is the current University of West Georgia annual creative works journal, accepting literary pieces and artwork from student submissions. Each work is reviewed by student-led editorial staff and all decisions are finalized by a faculty adviser. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. It began in 1962 and it is still publishing today with its most recent edition published in 2019. Volume One was created by Judith Carol Hines in an effort to promote literary understanding and interest. Former college president Dr. James E. Boyd assisted the publication in receiving recognition. Additionally, credit goes to the administration, faculty, publishers, and students for their involvement.


2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)




The title of this publication, Eclectic, issued annually by students at the University of West Georgia, stands for the diverse range of ideas and style of work found within art. Publication started in 1962 and continues today.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Provenance unknown. Transferred to Special Collections at an unknown date.

General note

These issues are the archival copies only. Public use copies can be located by searching the Library's catalog.

Processing Information note

Processed by Daiyaan Hutson and Allison Perrigo, 2019.
Guide to the Eclectic [serial] UA-0009-0008
May 2019
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States