Special Collections & Archives
The Special Collections and Archives serve as the institutional memory of the university and its predecessors, Gainesville State College, and North Georgia College and State University. In addition, the Special Collections and Archives seeks to collect, arrange, preserve and make accessible collections related to the history of Appalachia, Northeast Georgia and the communities surrounding the university's four campuses.
The UNG Libraries also host two digital initiatives. The Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository (NOIR) is a central exchange for scholarship and creative work deposited by the students, faculty and staff of the university with the goal of expanding the visibility of the university to the regional and global community. The Compendium of Renaissance Drama (CORD), a database created by a UNG faculty member, offers extensive in-depth coverage of English drama from 1485-1642 in text, image, and interactive formats.
The UNG Special Collections and Archives showcase many subject areas, including many in Southern, local, and military history. Archival materials come in several different formats, such as manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, letters, and physical objects.
Explore our collections:
Physical items in the UNG Special Collections and Archives are hosted at the Dahlonega and Gainesville campus libraries. To schedule a visit, please make arrangements at least one business day in advance.
We ask visitors to:
Thank you for your interest in donating to the Special Collections and Archives of the University of North Georgia! We look forward to working with you.
Visit our Special Collections and Archives Donations page for more information on:
- Donating collections
- When to consider donating
- Care for collections and restrictions on access
- Gifts of funds
The UNG Special Collections and Archives maintain policies to protect collection materials and ensure appropriate access. Visit our Special Collections and Archives Policies page for more information on:
- Planning a visit
- Using archival material
- Copying materials
- Self-service orders
- Full-service orders
- Billing and delivery for full-service photocopies
- Permission to publish conditions