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College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Thomas A. Scott. KSU Oral History Project, 1973-2022

Identifier: KSU-45-05-001

Content Description

The Kennesaw State University oral history project consists of nine series: the Cobb County Oral History Series (1973-2005), the Kennesaw College Oral History Series (1978-1985), the Kennesaw State University Oral History Series (1986-), the Cherokee County Oral History Series (1992), the Georgia Government Oral History Series (1998), the North Georgia Oral History Series (1998-2000), the Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights Series (2009-2010), the Marietta Housing Authority Series (2011), and the Southern Polytechnic State University Series (2014), as well as a sub-series, HIST 4425 50th Anniversary Series, which consists of a subset of interviews within the Kennesaw State University Oral History Series (2011).
Interview transcripts are available in bound volumes, digital (PDF) formats, and microfilm. Interview recordings may be available in sound and video formats. Sound formats include audiocassettes, microcassettes, and born-digital and digitized formats. Video formats include VHS, U-matic, and digitized formats. Researchers should check individual interview titles to determine available formats.


  • Creation: 1973-2022


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. Privately donated materials may carry restrictions imposed by deed as a condition of donation and require the permission of the donor or donor’s agent. The KSU archives does not itself waive such restrictions, nor will it act as an advocate for any researcher seeking such waivers. KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensitive information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

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 Information

Thomas Allan Scott was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1943. When he was a year old, his family moved to west Tennessee. The family lived there for three years before moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Scott grew up. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he received a B.S. in History in 1964, an M.A. in History in 1966, and a Ph.D. in History in 1978. Scott taught at Western Piedmont College in Morganton, North Carolina, for the 1967-1968 term. In 1968 he joined the faculty at Kennesaw Junior College, just two years after the school opened. He has been on the faculty of Kennesaw State University until the present time. Dr. Scott served as Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy from 1968 to his retirement in 2011. He is currently a Professor of History Emeritus and Campus Historian. Dr. Scott is the author of two books on the history of Georgia: Cobb County, Georgia, and the origins of the suburban south: A twentieth-century history (2003) and Cornerstones of Georgia history: Documents that formed the state (1995). He has also authored several entries for the Digital Library of Georgia’s New Georgia Encyclopedia. He lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, Kathy.Note written by Anne Graham


339 volume

58 microfilm reel (1 cubic foot/3 AV boxes)

240 digital file

Language of Materials



The transcripts are organized chronologically into seven series, then arranged by format and assigned volume number. Bound volumes are located in the Archives Reading Room and are arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Source of Acquisition

immediate transfer from Dr. Thomas Allan Scott; ate acquired: 2010-06-21

Kennesaw State University Oral History Project
Anne Graham
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Revision Statements

  • September 2020: updated by Maggie Thomas

Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

1000 Chastain Road
MD 1704
Kennesaw GA 30144 GKJ