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Special Collections at Asa H. Gordon Library: Home

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.

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 Closure

The Special Collections is closed along with the library building due to COVID-19. If you need assistance during this time, please contact us at, and we will help you to the best of our abilities. Thank you for your understanding.


Special Collections is located on the 2nd floor of the Asa H. Gordon Library on the Savannah State University campus.

Mailing Address:
Asa H. Gordon Library/Special Collections
2200 Tompkins Road Box 20394
Savannah, GA 31404

(912) 358-4333

(912) 358-4836