Terry L. Coleman Museum and Archives
The Terry Coleman Museum and Archives collects and makes available for research material and items documenting Speaker Emeritus Terry L. Coleman's political career as a Georgia State Representative. A link to the collection finding aid is available at the bottom of this page.
In 2006, Terry Coleman donated legislative office files and memorabilia collected from his thirty-four years in the state legislature to Roberts Memorial Library at Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA. After Coleman's retirement from the State Legislature in 2006, the collection was first stored at the state capitol in Atlanta, GA, and then moved to storage at Roberts Library until The Terry L. Coleman Museum and Archives opened on December 7th, 2007.
The collection consists of correspondence, legislative papers, reports from committees and state agencies, general subject files, personal papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, some audio-visual material, oversized material, and memorabilia collected during Mr. Coleman's service in the state legislature from 1973 to 2006.
While The Terry L. Coleman Museum and Archives currently only holds items related to Mr. Coleman, it is hoped that the papers of other Middle Georgia politicians may be added in the future. Available space will be a factor in deciding if other collections can be added.
For more detailed information about our collecting policy, contact the archives at 478-934-7673.
Use of the Archives
The Archives is located on the main floor of the Roberts Memorial Library at Middle Georgia State University, and is open to the public. Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. Please call 478-934-3179 to arrange an appointment.
The archived material cannot be borrowed and must be examined in the reading room of the archives. Copies of documents may be provided for $.10 a sheet.
Click on the link below to view the finding aid, which lists the contents of the collection.
Terry L. Coleman Museum and Archives Finding Aid