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West Georgia College audio-visual recordings

Identifier: UA-0009-0001

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains audio and visual recordings of educational materials, debates, interviews of faculty and staff, and documentaries pertaining to the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School, West Georgia College, and the State University of West Georgia.

Primary video and audio formats include VHS tape, U-Matic, and U-Matic S, but also include Sony EV 1-inch open reel video tape, color-2 track sound, dual track audio, DVD-R, CD, and audio tape.

Of particular note are recordings from the Humanities Context for Controversial Constitutional Issues series, which were moderated by Dr. Donald Wagner and Dr. Mark LaFountain, from 1988. This series covered topics which included abortion, the death penalty, drug testing, and pornography and its relation to free speech.


  • 1974-1998

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

All rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

The Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) School was established in 1906 by the Georgia General Assembly and operated from 1908-1933. The school was located just outside the city limits of Carrollton, Georgia in Carroll County. Irvine S. Ingram was the second principal of the school, and in 1933, when the campus became West Georgia College, he was named its first president. West Georgia College became a four-year institution in 1957 and was renamed the State University of West Georgia in 1996.


3.57 Linear feet (9 boxes)




Audio and visual recordings originating from, and relating to, West Georgia College and the State University of West Georgia.

Arrangement note

Arranged in 16 series: 1. Admission; 2. Art Department (chronological); 3. Athletics (chronological); 4. Business College (chronological); 5. Distance/Continuing Learning (chronological); 6. Education (chronological); 7. General (alphabetical); 8. Humanities Context for controversial Constitutional Issues (chronological); 9. Irvine Sullivan Ingram (alphabetical); 10. Library (chronological); 11. Music; 12. Physical Education (alphabetical); 13. Psychology (chronological); 14. Student Services (chronological); 15. University Advancement; 16. Miscellaneous.

Guide to the West Georgia College Audio-Visual Recordings UA-0009-0001
Processed by Madison Kirby. Addition made by William Drumm in January 2022.
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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