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President's Office, Logo Committee records

Identifier: UA-0002-10

Scope and Contents note

The records of the Logo Committee include correspondence, memoranda, emails, entry forms, computer disks, press releases, meeting agendas and notes, newspaper articles, background reading materials, name cards, lists, copies and originals of the logo entries, and the final report that were part of the effort to select a logo for the State University of West Georgia.


  • 1980, 1988-1997

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical/Historical note

Upon West Georgia College’s transition to university status, President Beheruz Sethna appointed a Logo Committee to recommend to PAC (the President's Advisory Committee) “two or three logo designs” to represent the newly-named State University of West Georgia in the summer of 1996.

The committee was chaired by Dr. William A. Rooks, Jr., Department of Marketing and Real Estate; with other members being Dr. Ellen Gruber, School of Education; Dr. Tobin Hart, School of Arts and Science and Faculty Senate; Lisa Matheson, Student Government Association; Fred O’Neal, representing West Georgia alumni and the community; and David Parkman, Executive Director of University Advancement.

The committee developed a “Logo Entry Form” to be submitted by UWG alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the University with a deadline of October 31. The committee received 90 submissions and recommended six to PAC on November 27, 1996 (see Box 2, folder 5). One of the copies of the report has a yellow sticky note on it that says, "Off Record."

None of the six recommendations were the flame, representing the torch of knowledge, which became the university's official logo in April 1997.


1.29 Linear feet (3 boxes, 1 ov folder)




Records related to efforts by the Logo Committee in the Fall of 1996 to select a new logo for the institution as West Georgia College transitioned to the State University of West Georgia.

Arrangement note

The records are arranged in roughly chronological order.

The folder titles were retained from the original processing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The date of transfer is unknown. The processing of these materials indicates that these materials were transferred to Special Collections prior to 2006.

Guide to the President's Office, Logo Committee records 1980-1997 UA-0002-10
Finding aid prepared by Catherine Hendricks
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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