Georgia History Collections

Family Papers

The Archives holds a number of collections important to the history Marietta, Cobb County and northwest Georgia. Papers of the Atkinson-Floyd, McAdoo and Lawrence families give a broad and unique perspective on aspects of daily life in 19th and 20th century Georgia. Marietta during the 1940s is represented by the Blair Collection. The Blair collection consists of scrapbooks, papers, records and photographs from L. M. ("Rip") Blair's term as mayor of Marietta, Georgia. Other fascinating collections include the Bowling C. Yates Papers; Yates was the first superintendent of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, an historian and an educator.

Corporate and Organizational Records

The Bell Aircraft photograph collection provides a visual record of Marietta's newly founded aviation industry. The Cobb Education Consortium was a collaborative effort among Cobb County public schools, including Kennesaw State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, and North Metro Technical College to create better programs for higher education.The Archives also holds the records of two significant African-American organizations: the Georgia National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education (1988-1990), and the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP. Of special interest in the NAACP collection are the newspapers Cobb Community News (1975), Cobb Focus (1983), and Cobb News (1975), which were published for and by the African American community in Cobb County.


* Kennesaw State University Oral History Series