South Georgia State College

SGSC Special Collections

South Georgia State College Libraries Special Collections

Douglas Campus Georgia Rooms Collections

Location: The Georgia Rooms are located in connecting rooms 131-132 in the northwest corner of William S. Smith Library. Because of the irreplaceable nature of the material in these rooms, the collections are locked and only open for browsing and use with prior approval from a library staff member. 

Book Collection Highlights: The Georgia Rooms include first editions, limited printings, autographed, and rare publications. The primary focus of the collection is college records, Georgia authors, as well as local community and Georgia history. This collection also contains materials of interest to scholars of Native American history, theology, agriculture, geography, and environmental studies. Locating material in the catalog: The collection is listed in the GILFind @ SGSC catalog. To locate these items or browse the Georgia Collection in the catalog, click on Advanced Search, click on Douglas Campus Special Collection in the Location box, leave the remainder of the search page blank, and then click on the Search button.

Manuscript Collection Highlights: The manuscript collection documents college history, manuscripts from local authors, and the notes from local researchers. 

Click here to access Georgia Rooms college archives.                                

Waycross Campus Okefenokee Swamp and Bay Leaf Collections

Location: The non-circulating Swamp Collection is located in the locked glass display case adjacent to the video collection and the Reference shelving.  A smaller Special Collection is also shelved in the locking glass cabinet.  The Swamp and Special Collection materials must be retrieved by library staff.

Book Collection Highlights: The Swamp Collection consists of books, photographs, slides and a variety of other materials covering the Okefenokee Swamp. The smaller Special Collection consists of rare editions of books and historical information about Waycross.  Locating material in the catalog: The collection is listed in the GILFind @ SGSC catalog. To locate these items or browse them in the catalog, click on Advanced Search, click on Waycross Campus Special Collection in the Location box, leave the remainder of the search page blank, and then click on the Search button.

The Bay Leaf Archives
The Bay Leaf was the Waycross College library newsletter disseminating library-related information to faculty, staff and students.

Click here to access Bay Leaf archives.

Links to other archives and special collections
*Historical Organizations and Resources Directory-GHRAB