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Debate Team collection

Identifier: UA-0009-0009

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains items related to the West Georgia College Debate Team. Included are photographs of the Debate Teams in the years 1962, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1992, and 1993, a bound report from the 44th National Debate Team Tournament (1990), and a spiral-bound history of the National Debate Tournament (1947-2005). Information within the bound volumes includes statistics, transcripts of debate speeches/rebuttals, and photographs of college teams around the country.


  • 1962-2005

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical/Historical note

It was in 1973, under the coaching of Chester Gibson, that the West Georgia College Debate Team qualified for the National Debate Tournament. The WGC debate team was a semi-finalist in the National Debate Tournament in 1979. The 44th National Debate Tournament was held at West Georgia College in 1990.


0.21 Linear feet (1 box)




The collection contains items related to the West Georgia College Debate Team, 1962 - 2005. Materials include photographs (1962-1993), a Report on the 44th National Debate Tournament (1990), and The History of the National Debate Tournament (1947-2005).

Arrangement note

The collection as a whole is arranged chronologically. The photographs are also arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

A portion came in at an unknown time. Other materials were given by Dr. Michael Hester in 2014.

Processing Information note

Processed by Allison Perrigo, May 2019.

Guide to the Debate Team Collection UA-0009-0009
Finding aid prepared by Allison Perrigo
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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