Manuscript Files

The Archives houses papers of many of its past presidents, including those of Thornwell Jacobs (1915-1943), who was responsible for the refounding of the University and of Philip Weltner (1944-1953), prominent lawyer, civic-minded citizen, and educator whose educational philosophy and ideology distinguish the University’s liberal arts curriculum to this day.

Additional collections focus on primary and secondary sources related to the life and times of General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia and namesake of the University; to alumnus Sidney Lanier, the distinguished southern poet; and to the Crypt of Civilization, the extraordinary 20th century time capsule conceived by Thornwell Jacobs.

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