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L. V. Johnson Library, Archives records, 1994-2014

Identifier: SP-22-02

Content Description

This collection consists of records and general documents related to the Southern Polytechnic State University Archives (located within the Johnson Library) up until consolidation with Kennesaw State University, which was complete in 2015.


  • 1994-2014

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.

For preservation reasons, and sometimes lack of necessary equipment, physical access to original audio and visual media in a variety of magnetic and optic formats is restricted. Access to all original media, especially in obsolete formats, will require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact the Archives in advance to request access.

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.

Historical Information

The Lawrence V. Johnson Library is the main library for the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University. It was built in 1968 and was dedicated to the memory of the first director of Southern Polytechnic State University, Professor Lawrence V. Johnson, in 1998. The school was originally opened under the name of The Technical Institute and was part of Georgia Tech. By 1972, the Johnson Library was no longer considered a branch of the Georgia Tech Library.

The Archives was officially established in 1994 and it wasn't until circa 2005 that Elizabeth Keathley, the first full-time archivist, was hired.


.5 cubic feet (1 document case)

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Maggie Thomas
2022 September 27
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

1000 Chastain Road
MD 1704
Kennesaw GA 30144 GKJ