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Special Collections at Asa H. Gordon Library

Information about how to conduct research at the Asa H. Gordon Library's Special Collections.

Our Mission

richard r wright

Mission Statement
Special Collections at Asa H. Gordon Library has been established to collect, organize, describe, preserve, and make available University materials of permanent institutional and historical value. Special Collections will further encourage the dissemination of knowledge pertaining to the origins of programs and goals of the University by providing facilities for the retention, preservation, servicing, and research of Savannah State University documents. In addition, Special Collections will serve as a research source for the study of the University’s history by members of the University community and the scholarly community at large.

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Special Collections at Asa H. Gordon Library serves as a repository for materials documenting the history of Savannah State University.

The collections include documents, manuscripts, photographs, campus publications, and books by Savannah State faculty, staff, and alumni. Special Collections also presents exhibits and forums for lectures, presentation and academic discussions.

Richard R. Wright, Sr.
First President, 1891-1921
Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youths

Service during COVID-19 Pandemic

Visits to the Special Collections are available by appointment only. Please complete the form at the link below with your information, and we will contact you within 3 business days.

Click here for apointments

If you need more immediate assistance, please call the library's administrative office at (912) 358-4330. You may also email us at at specialcollections@savannahstate.edu, and we will help you to the best of our abilities. Thank you for your understanding.