The University offers many special resources and educational opportunities for students in public history.

The Center for Public History researches, documents, preserves, and promotes public discussion of the history and related cultural, architectural, and folklife resources of the broader west Georgia region. The Center maintains an archives and engages in a variety of public history projects each semester.

The Georgia Political Heritage Project documents the memories of Georgia's political leaders as they retell their role in the state's political history.  The collecion, archived at the Annie Bell Weaver Special Collections, includes oral histories and manuscript documents from Georgia politicians.

The Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections at the Ingram library collects archival materials documenting the West Georgia region, including Georgia political history, and archives from the University of West Georgia.

The Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeology Laboratory curates prehistoric and historic artifacts from archaeological sites all around Georgia and offers special opportunities for academic training and research.