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.

  • As part of our Mountains to Metropolis Oral History Project (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities), the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books will offer a special opportunity for paid and course credit-eligible internships for the Summer 2024 semester. Interns will assist in indexing and describing a collection of oral histories using software applications and will conduct related historical research. Student interns will work with members of the KSU Archives and Special Collections unit, housed in the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw campus.

    NOTE: This is a paid internship at the rate of $11.50/hour.

    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.
    Minimum Experience Required
    Must be enrolled at the Junior level or higher, with 1.5 – 2 years experience. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist with indexing and describing oral histories using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer.
    • Engage in historical research to support indexing and description activities.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

    • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, independent judgment, communication (verbal and written), time management, and presentation skills
    • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
    • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking 
    • Strong historical research skills
    • Comfortable learning new software systems/applications


    • Interest in 20th Century American history and/or Georgia History   

    Applications for Summer 2024 internships will be accepted starting March 1.

    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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