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UWG’s Ingram Library to house Westmoreland papers

Georgia’s Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland officially turns over a collection of campaign materials, committee files, photographs and other memorabilia showcasing his 24 years of public service to the University Of West Georgia today.
 
School officials are hosting the presentation ceremony on the Newnan campus this afternoon, featuring Westmoreland, state legislators and UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero.
 
The records reflect Westmoreland’s tenure in the United States House of Representatives, the Georgia State House, and as Vice Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
 
“It is my honor to gift my records to the University of West Georgia,” said Rep. Westmoreland. “I sincerely hope that all I have learned in my 24 years of public service may be of use to the university’s students and researchers. I’m confident we are passing these documents on to good hands and that they will be well-preserved at the Ingram Library.”
 
University of West Georgia President Dr. Kyle Marrero looks forward to adding Rep. Westmoreland’s records to the Ingram Library:
 
“We are thrilled Rep. Westmoreland has chosen our university to archive his congressional papers. These documents provide an official record of some key events in our nation’s recent history,” he said. “We look forward to hosting researchers for years to come as they visit our campus to study those moments and as we endeavor to preserve them.”
 
 Westmoreland’s congressional papers will be incorporated into UWG’s Special Collections at the Ingram Library and will join Georgia’s Political Heritage Program.
UWG Special Collections includes papers of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Congressmen Bob Barr, Mac Collins and Pat Swindall.