University Archives

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm
Friday: 9 am to 3 pm
* To guarantee the most efficient use of your time, we strongly recommended that you request an appointment at least 48 hours prior to your planned visit.

Due to campus health and safety guidelines, the Athens State Archive has limited in-person access at this time. For research assistance please complete the Research Request Form. If you would like to make a donation, please complete our Donation Form. We will reply as soon as possible. You can also call us at (256)216-6663 or email us at for assistance. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to the Athens State University Archives! The mission of our Archives is to provide information services and resources to support and protect the history of Athens State University.

Athens State University began in 1822 and today carries the distinction as the oldest institution of higher education in Alabama. The Archives is committed to the continuation of this tradition by preserving today’s history for future generations.

Please explore our Web site to find out more about our collections. We are here to assist you with your research and information needs. You can contact us via phone, email, or in person. It is always a pleasure to share our history.

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