UNG Special Collections & Archives

The Special Collections and Archives serve as the institutional memory of the university and its predecessors, Gainesville State College, and North Georgia College and State University. In addition, the Special Collections and Archives seeks to collect, arrange, preserve and make accessible collections related to the history of Appalachia, Northeast Georgia and the communities surrounding the university’s five campuses.

The UNG Libraries also host two digital initiatives. The Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository (NOIR) is a central exchange for scholarship and creative work deposited by the students, faculty and staff of the university with the goal of expanding the visibility of the university to the regional and global community. The Compendium of Renaissance Drama (CORD), a database created by a UNG faculty member, offers extensive in-depth coverage of English drama from 1485-1642 in text, image, and interactive formats.


UNG’s Special Collections & Archives appointments are available Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-2pm.


Our collections in Dahlonega are open for research without an appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9am and 4pm.

The Gainesville collections are available by appointment only. Our digital collections are available for use on the Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository. For assistance, please email archives@ung.edu.