Statement on Potentially Harmful Content

The Kennesaw State University Archives and Special Collections (KSUASC) identifies, collects, and makes accessible records of enduring value to preserve institutional and community memory into the future. Our collections include material from different cultures and time periods, and as a result, some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions due to pervasive systemic intolerance. In addition, some cultural heritage institutions collect and preserve materials relating to violent or graphic events which are preserved for their historical significance. 

Some of the materials in our collections may be harmful or difficult to view. We provide access to these materials to preserve the historical record, but we do not endorse the attitudes, prejudices, or behaviors found within them. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does this content come from? 
The KSUASC includes materials documenting the history of Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, and Northwest Georgia. Records are contributed from University departments and offices, faculty, staff, and alumni; as well as individuals, families, and organizations from Cobb County and the surrounding counties of Northwest Georgia.

Why does the KSUASC make this content available? 
The KSUASC collects, preserves, and presents these materials as part of the historical record. We endeavor to balance the preservation of history with its sensitive display.  

How can I report harmful content? 
We encourage our users to report harmful content that is not already labeled with a content warning by emailing Our staff will then review the material and create a content warning for future researchers.  

This statement was created by the staff of the KSUASC and was adapted from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)’s Statement on Potentially Harmful Content.