McGinley and Odum Theatre Collection
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Brief Description: This is a combined collection of play materials collected by Lily McGinley and Gertrude Odum. Gertrude Odum (1999-1988) was a professor of English at GSWC and VSC from 1921-1965. The McGinley materials span from 1898 to 1936 and include playbills and programs from productions such as Peter Pan and the Little Minister staring Maud Adams.  The Odum Collection includes items from the 1930's to 1960.  Odum attended plays in New York annually and wrote local reviews of those plays.  This collection includes her programs, playbills, notes, and reviews from the national press.  The programs from both collections are notable for their elaborate photographs and drawings. History 3000 students did some research on these plays and biographies of the actors and these are included in the collection. This collection was donated by Dr. John Hiers, retired professor of English.
Held at:
Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
Phone: 229-333-7150
Fax: 229-259-5055
Email: dsdavis [at]
Record Series Number: MS/26
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Acquired: 05/08/2000.
Subject Index
Odum, Gertrude Gilmer
Theater programs
Acquisition Notes: John Hiers  accessions record for gift of John Hiers of McGinley papers