Langdale Collection
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Brief Description:

Harley Langdale(1914-2013) graduated from Valdosta High School.He then attended the Citadel before transferring to the University of Georgia to study Forestry. He was the first person from Lowndes County to receive a BSF Degree in Forestry from UGA. Mr. Langdale became the third Registered Forester in the state of Georgia. He was actively engaged in practicing forestry and developing markets for forest products since 1937 and was a consistent leader in the industry for over 70 years. Under his leadership, The Langdale Company and its affiliates grew from a small turpentine and land holding company into a fully integrated diversified forest products company.

This is a collection of books and artifacts relating to the turpentine and timber industry donated by Harley Langdale.  A significant subset of the collection, including the Hack and Herty Cup are on permanant display in a conference room at the Langdale College of Business.  This finding aid reflects the entirity of the collection, including that display.  Items from the Langdale corporation, including plaques and awards are also part of the collection.

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/30
Volume: 0.0
Acquired: 05/16/2003. A folder entitled Langdale Database is in the director's office and includes the original access database sheets for items in the Langdale Collection.
Access Restrictions: Harley Langdale Jr. can get any item back in his lifetime.  Also items are owned jointly by Langdale College of Business and VSU Archives.  Langdale College of Business may withdraw items for display as needed.  See Letter of Understanding.
Subject Index
Langdale, Harley
Langdale, Harley, 1888-1972
Langdale College of Business
Lumber Trade
Naval Stores
Turpentine Industry and Trade
Wood Products
Acquisition Notes: Harley Langdale  signed deed of gift and Letter of Understanding between Langdale College and VSU Archives