Core Values


The mission of the Kennesaw State University Archives is to identify, collect, and make accessible records of enduring value to preserve institutional and community memory into the future. These activities further the mission of the university by contributing to research activities, scholarly development, and public service initiatives that enhance the quality of life in our local communities and the wider world.


The Kennesaw State University Archives seeks to develop an inclusive record of the activities of the university and to document the work of individuals and organizations in northwest Georgia. It accomplishes this through internal collaborations with KSU administrators, faculty, staff, and students, and external partnerships with peer institutions and community members.


The staff of the Kennesaw State University Archives provides professional, efficient, and cooperative services that meet archival best practices. The Archives is committed to continuous improvement, community engagement, transparent practices, innovative solutions, and long-term planning.

Diversity and Inclusion

As part of its mission, the Archives is committed to reflect the diversity of the campus and wider community in its collections. To achieve this objective, Archives staff seeks to acquire records from individuals and groups that have been historically underrepresented or that typify the changing demographics of the university and the region.