We offer a variety of services to support research and learning:
- Instructional visits
- Research visits and consultations
- Workshops and events
- Duplication services
- Educator resources
- University records services
We invite you to request instruction sessions with archivists from Special Collections and Archives. We can introduce your students or members of your organization to archival research and our unique collections.
Fill out our instruction request form to arrange a visit. We require two weeks’ notice for instruction sessions and tours. Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester and until further notice, all instruction will be presented virtually.
Research Visits and Consultations
You’re welcome to visit our Reading Room by appointment during open hours to view our collections. You can use our online registration portal to make an appointment and request materials to view. An archivist or other staff member will be available during your appointment to answer questions.
If you cannot physically travel to use our collections, please email email@example.com and we will be happy to set up an appointment for remote research.
Do you have more in-depth research needs? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation with an archivist.
If you have questions about finding, using or citing archival material, see our guide to archival research.
Workshops and Events
We offer regular workshops and events throughout the year, from annual receptions celebrating the opening of new exhibits in our gallery to celebrations of Atlanta Pride Month and Homecoming. Most events are open to the public. Mark your calendar for our most popular programs:
Oral History Workshop
Georgia Women’s Movement Spring Event
National History Research Round-Up
Johnny Mercer Tribute Concert
Follow us on social media or check out the GSU Library events calendar to get the latest on upcoming events.
Do you need copies of materials from our collections for reference or publication? You may photograph or download most collection materials for personal use. For a fee, we can also provide photocopies or publication-quality reproductions.
Do you want to use an item from our collections in a book, article, film or other work? License or use fees may apply. Even if you already have a copy, contact us so we can verify the copyright status of the item and review any restrictions. You may also need to obtain separate permission from the copyright holder.
Duplication & Permission Requests
If you’ve found these materials through the Library Catalog, ArchivesSpace, or Digital Collections, there will also be a Request Item button that will lead you to the same Aeon portal to submit the request.
We will process your request as soon as we are able. Special Collections staff may reach out to you if they have any questions about your request.
Time to Fulfillment
- Photocopy requests: one business day
- Scanning requests: three business days
- Audio and video duplication requests: 10 business days
Large-volume and complex orders may take longer.
For more about our duplication services, review our full price list.
If you have questions about our duplication services, email us at email@example.com.
To support curricula that use our collections, we offer lesson plans that follow national and state standards. We encourage teachers to develop their own lesson plans using primary sources from our collections.
Southern Labor Archives
Music and Popular Culture Collections
- A Musical Trip Across America (1st Grade)
- American Popular Music, 1900-1950 (8th Grade)
- Creating Mini Demo Tracks: A jazz inspired mini album (7th Grade)
- I Can Be A Song Writer (4th Grade)
- Pop Music Through the Years (8th Grade)
- The American Musical (7th Grade)
- Tune In! Exploring American Radio Broadcasting (6th Grade)
Women’s/Gender & Sexuality Collections
- Silenced Voices: Understanding Domestic Violence through Primary Sources (8th–12th Grade)
- The ERA: Oral Histories Curriculum (8th–12th Grade)
- Exploring Gender Roles in Society, Literature, Art, and Film (8th–12th Grade)
- Georgia Women Speak! (8th–12th Grade)
- Reproductive Rights Classroom Exercise (Undergraduate and Graduate)
University Records Services
We acquire and preserve Georgia State’s permanently valuable records. University Archives services include locating relevant documents to support the university’s business needs and providing verified information about the university’s history. If you have questions about university records, contact the University Archivist, Laurel Bowen, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-413-2887.
If you represent an administrative office that wants to transfer records to us, complete the following steps:
- Review “Records Collected for University Archives” to decide which records to transfer.
- Complete the actions described in “Procedures for Transfer of University Records to Archives.”
- Fill out the “Request for Transfer of University Records to Archives” form and a transfer inventory.
- Send the transfer form to the University Archives by interoffice mail or email to email@example.com. The University Archivist will review and approve or deny your request.