John Belcher Collection, 1959-1983
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Brief Description:

Dr. John Belcher was an associate professor of sociology at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Belcher contributed most of his time to gather information regarding the living conditions of various populations ranging from small villages in Puerto Rico to rural Georgia in the nineteenth century.  He served his field well in collecting required demographic information to further his study as well as to promote beneficial programs to aid society.

Within the two boxes are rough draft letters concerning Park wood Development Center.  Evidently, Dr. Belcher was asked or acted on his own accord to promote the institution.  Also, there are several logs that are transcriptions of interviews concerning random topics, mainly church related topics that discuss rituals and the demographics of the congregation.  There are brochures of the Valdosta/Lowndes area that entice people to open businesses and reside in the area.  There are two essays that Dr. Belcher had a hand in writing that deal with living conditions, disaster impact, and rural Georgia sanitation norms in the nineteenth century.  There is also a transcription of elderly living conditions.  It is a survey that the elderly would take that concerned the smallest of detail in their daily life.  Most of his works dealt with Camden County.  He also wrote a pamphlet on healthcare service usage in Greene County, as well as Habersham County.

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] valdosta.edu
Record Series Number: MS/29
Created by: Belcher, John
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/00nd.
Arrangement: Papers are stored in two boxes. Box one contains seven folders. Box two contains four folders.
Biographical Note for Belcher, John : Dr. John Belcher was an associate professor of sociology at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Belcher contributed most of his time to gather information regarding the living conditions of various populations ranging from small villages in Puerto Rico to rural Georgia in the nineteenth century.  He served his field well in collecting required demographic information to further his study as well as to promote beneficial programs to aid society.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use.
Subject Index
Buddy Wisenbaker
Don Cuddy
Frederick L. Bates
J. Adkins
James Burke
John C. Belcher
Moody Air Force Base
Park Wood Development Center
Phil Waters
Puerto Rico
Robert W. Peddycoat
South Georgia Medical Center
Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce
Valdosta State College
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: John Belcher  Found in Archives, predated 1999, Gift Form
Finding Aid Revisions: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson in November 2019.