Collecting Areas


The University Collection has papers and records from departments, administrators, faculty and staff, including records of two former presidents (Dr. Horace W. Sturgis and Dr. Betty Siegel). Faculty papers include those of Helen Ridley (dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and chair of the influential View of the Future Committee), Leon Combs (Chemistry Department chair; oversaw design and planning of new Science Building), Barbara Karcher (socioloist amd gerontologist), and Nancy Sullivan (executive assistant to Betty Siegel).

The Archives also has:

*Student publications including The Sentinel (newspaper), the Talisman (yearbook), and Share Magazine (art and literary magazine).

* Minutes of President's Cabinet meetings, annual reports, KSU Fact Books, budget summaries, accreditation reports and studies.

* KSU memorabilia including groundbreaking shovels and hard hat, athletic uniforms, flags and banners, and commemorative tee shirts.

* Photographs, video tapes and cassette recordings of campus life and events, prominent speakers on campus, and commencement ceremonies.


*PLEASE NOTE: The Archives does not collect photocopies of reproductions of materials. We seek to preserve the official, original records of the University.