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College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Thomas A. Scott. papers, 1975-2013

Identifier: KSU-45-05-002




  • 1975-2013


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Copyright for Official University records is held by Kennesaw State University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Thomas Scott taught history at Kennesaw State University for over thirty years. After receiving his Ph.D. in History from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, he began his career with Kennesaw Junior College as a history professor in 1968, at the beginning of the school's third year. Starting at such an early date gave Scott the opportunity to become an expert on the history of the institution. He taught undergraduate classes in Georgia history and twentieth-century U.S. history. He also taught introductory research courses, and a graduate class in how to teach local history. Thomas Scott has written or contributed to several publications on the history of Kennesaw State University, Cobb County, and Bell Aircraft/Lockheed. He is the author of two books: Cobb County, Georgia, and the Origins of the Suburban South and Cornerstones of Georgia History. For over twenty years, Scott headed Kennesaw State's Oral History Project, and he was instrumental in the creation of a Center for Regional History and Culture.


8.5 cubic feet (8 record cartons, 1 document case)

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Thomas Scott

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For more on Lockheed/Bell Aircraft, see BELL, Bell Aircraft Georgia Division (Marietta) Collection.

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Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

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