About Macon State
Our Archives are a work in progress. We do not have formal finding aids, but we have developed a fairly detailed list of our current holdings. Click on the holdings link for a list, which is searchable by keyword.
We also have a large collection of photographs, mostly black and white from the 1980s. These are currently being organized and described and are not included in the holdings list.
If you find something in our holdings that you'd like to see in person, let us know. Please review the Rules for Using the Archives before you come in. You can also check out our Mission Statement to see what kind of materials we are collecting.
The Macon State College Archives has been established:
In general, the Archives will collect:
The Archives generally will not collect:
The final decision as to whether an item will be accepted into or retained in the Archives will be made by the Library Director. Considerations will include whether the item fits the mission of the Archives and its collection policies, as well as well as physical and financial capacity of the Archives.
Holdings of the Archives will be open to all patrons conducting research; however, materials housed in the Archives do not circulate because of rarity and historic value.
Rules for Using the Archives
Making an appointment with the Library is recommended. Some of your requested items may take longer to locate than others. If you make an appointment, the librarian can have your request filled and waiting for you at your appointment time.
All users and visitors to the Archives are required to sign in. By signing in, you agree to abide by the rules. For the protection of our materials and collections, you may be denied access if you do not comply with the rules.
No materials, documents, or collections belonging to the Archives may be removed from the Archives without the express consent of the Reference Librarian, Assistant Librarian, or Director of the Library.
The Archives is monitored at all times for security. Visitors and researchers may be accompanied by a staff member.
While using our materials, you may have only paper, pencil, or a laptop computer with you. No pens are permitted.
All bags, containers, backpacks, purses, computer cases, coats, etc. must be left by the front desk while you are using the Archives. Neither the Archives nor the library is responsible for the security of your personal property.
No food or drink, even in a covered container, is allowed in the Archives. No gum or mints or other edible items are allowed. No chewing gum is permitted.
Please handle all materials as if they were ancient and fragile. Turn pages gently, and lay your pencil down while handling the materials. Please touch photographs only at the corners!
No self-service duplication of materials is permitted. You may not bring in your own scanner, cell phone with camera, or camera.
If you discover materials in need of rehousing or preservation treatment, please tell the Librarian.