The Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections Gift Fund is designed to enhance the research experience of our students, faculty, and other scholars. Your tax-deductible gift can support the technology enhancements that make our collections visible and available to scholars everywhere through digitization projects. Currently, the ABW Special Collections has about 200 collection guides that need to be converted to a digital format, then uploaded to the Digital Library of Georgia where they will join thousands of archival catalogs worldwide for student and scholar research online. Consider adopting a collection by donating to its finding aid conversion!
Your gift also supports the purchase of rare and unique materials, such as the 1887 Prospectus of the Tallapoosa Land, Mining, and Manufacturing Co., that are not available through our regular operations budget. We are building on what we call our West Georgiana collections, which include historic materials and artifacts for the unique history of the West Georgia region including Carroll, Haralson, Paulding, Heard, Troup, and Coweta counties as well as areas in Alabama bordering these Georgia counties. Your charitable contribution supports the addition of historic books, manuscripts, photographs, and many other items that give a richer, fuller interpretation to the history of the West Georgia region.
We also welcome gifts of original photographs, manuscripts and maps, sound and video recordings, and other items that support and extend the collecting strengths of the ABW Special Collections.
Please contact Blynne Olivieri, Head of Special Collections, at (678) 839-5455 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in making a donation of special materials.
To make a tax-deductible donation to Special Collections, make your check payable to University of West Georgia Foundation and write Special Collections Fund in the memo line. You can mail your gift to :
University of West Georgia Foundation
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton GA 30118
[Above: Postcard of WGC front campus, circa 1940.]