The Special Collections and Archives Department holds various collections.
The Social Change Collections began in 2009 and document select social movements, primarily in Georgia. Included are topics and activities such as community building, education policy, political campaigning, lobbying, strike action, student activism, civil and gender rights, anti-death penalty, homelessness, civil disobedience, social activism, and environmentalism.
The Georgia State University Archives hold collections related to university history. See for finding aids:
In addition, the Georgia State University Archives holds the Atlanta Education Association (AEA) records, 1905-1971, which consist of records of the Atlanta Education Association (AEA) and its predecessor organization, the Atlanta Public School Teachers Association (APSTA). The bulk of the records (1905-1967) relate to the APSTA while materials after 1967 pertain to the AEA. Includes correspondence, minutes, financial documents, committee files and printed materials. The records document the APSTA's and AEA's relationship with the Georgia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the Atlanta Board of Education while illustrating the development and progress of labor and education in Atlanta.