University Archives

The mission of the Kennesaw State University University Archives is to serve as the institutional repository for records of enduring value and to preserve and make available institutional memory of Kennesaw State University (KSU) and Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU).  

The KSU Archives supports several institutional needs, from teaching, outreach and curriculum enrichment, to developing creative products supporting milestones, anniversaries and significant events in the life of the university and assisting departments, staff and administrators with reference requests about the history of SPSU and KSU.

In accordance with legal requirements, professional standards, institutional policies, and donor agreements, the University Archives and Special Collections provides open and equitable access to the collections under its care without discrimination.

  • The KSU Archives offers internships for course credit to students interested in the fields of archives and rare book curation. Our interns learn about the role of archivists and curators, and complete projects to help collect, preserve, and make available historical documents of enduring value.

    Learning Objectives

    • Become familiar with various aspects of the archival profession, including appraisal, preservation, processing, reference, and outreach.
    • Process a small collection or series of either university records or special collections material.
    • Learn the basics of digital archiving and metadata creation for digitized and born-digital materials.
    • Become acquainted with collections management, curatorial, and outreach strategies for archives and rare books.
    • Develop an understanding of archival and rare book holdings on local history, university history, and other topics pertaining to internship activities.
    • Apply sociological principles to archival activities, including examining archival collections as records of human interaction and assisting with public-facing outreach and collecting activities

    Minimum Education Required

    Must be enrolled as a KSU student during the internship semester and be eligible for internship credit. Consult with your academic advisor or department internship coordinator to determine eligibility.

    To apply, please email the following to

    • Resume, including your contact information, anticipated graduation date (if known), and work experience
    • Cover letter including a brief description of your interest in the internship

    A maximum of 3 hours of course credit is available per internship, contingent on permission from the internship coordinator within your major/area of study. 


North Georgia Collections

Our North Georgia Special Collections are made up of materials that were not created by Kennesaw State University or Southern Polytechnic State University. The Archives acquires records that provide evidence of the activities of individuals and groups in North and Northwest Georgia. These include personal or family papers, organization records, local publications, research collections, and audio-visual and digital recordings.


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