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Art Collection
Contains portrait collection of University presidents
dating 1821 to present, artworks by Mrs. Eunice
McDonald Meadows including sketches of Founders
Hall Chapel carvings, and a melange of artworks by
various artists.

Delmore Collection
Mrs. Debby Delmore’s personal collection of photo-
graphs, recordings, programs, awards and memorabilia relating to the career of Alton and Rabon Delmore.

Fiddlers Convention Collection
Contains photographs, news clippings, and other
memorabilia (1966 – present) relative to the annual
Fiddlers Convention held on campus.

Historic Districts Collection 
Collection of documents related to the following
historic districts of Athens: Athens State University
Historic District, Robert Beaty Historic District, and George S. Houston Historic District.

Our Collection

McLin Collection
Contains research material and documentation of Dr. Elva McLin’s publications concerning the history of the University:  Athens State College A Definitive History 1821-1991, Athens State College 1821-1994, Madame Childs, The Lady and The Legend, Mollie.

Photographic Collection
Contains photographs of local interest, including University buildings, group portraits, individual portraits, and historic district photographs.

Presidential Collection
Contains original correspondence and various other documents of University presidents.  Includes photos and newspaper clippings.

Sports Collection and Museum
Opened in August 2012, the Athens State University Sports Museum is a collection of memorabilia honoring the coaches, players, cheerleaders, and boosters of sports programs back to the 1930s. This extensive collection includes photographs, awards, uniforms, and a broad range of various sports items. A special display honoring Coach Oba Belcher and Coach Harold Murrell is highlighted in the museum.

University Collection
Includes newspaper clippings, yearbooks, bulletins, catalogs, administrative records, student organization records, athletic press guides, numerous University publications, and various alumni records.

Faye Acton Axford Collection
A collection of publications authored by Faye Acton Axford,  primarily books.

James Croley Smith Collection
A collection of drawings by James Croley Smith of Athens State University buildings and other local historical sites.

Scrapbook Collection
A collection of personal scrapbooks, mostly relating to campus activities, dating back to the early 1900’s.  














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