About the College Archives

This is the home of the Shelton State Community College digital archives. The site is maintained by staff of the Shelton State Libraries. The goal is to create a home for digitized ephemera that is important to the history of this school, including photographs of campus scenes, events, buildings, and people as well as important documents.

Navigate our collections using the sidebar.

Click on the Outline link in the sidebar for a map or layout of information in the Archives.

For the search guide, Making Sense of the Archives, click here.

For the search guide, Finding Information in the Archives, click here.

New collections are slowly being added! Check out the side bar! If you can contribute by allowing us to scan some of your items, please email Alexandra Smith (asmith@sheltonstate.edu).

The Media and Communication Office of Shelton State Community College maintains an archive of Press Releases dating from 2017. Link to earlier Press Releases in the left sidebar.

Selected Images from the Archives

This building on Greensboro Avenue was home to the college from August 1974 to June 1977.

The J. P. Shelton Technical Institute located on Veterans Memorial Parkway operated for nearly 44 years from October 1953 to August 1997.

Shelton State Community College, Skyland Blvd. Campus, Tuscaloosa, AL. Opened June 1977. Closed August 1997.

The C.A. Fredd State Technical College opened in October 1965 and has operated continually to the present.

Located on Martin Luther King Blvd. in West End, the college was merged with Shelton State Community College in 1993.

Martin Campus construction of the East Wing (Library and Theatre Wing) of the college. Dec 2 1996. Atrium frame is to the left. View from back (courtyard) of building.

View of Skyland Blvd. Campus about 1980.

Sign at the front of the Skyland Blvd. Campus 1984. Marquee was used until the campus was closed in August 1997.

First building of the Skyland Blvd. Campus about September 1977.

Aerial view of the C.A. Fredd Campus, October 2008. Atrium dedicated on May 4 2006.

Aerial view of the Martin Campus shortly after it was opened in August 1997.

Shelton State History in the News

The Tuscaloosa News - Brewer State Junior College Collection link

The Tuscaloosa News - J. P. Shelton State Technical College Collection link

The Tuscaloosa News - C.A. Fredd State Technical College Collection link

The Tuscaloosa News - Shelton State Community College Collection link