Mark Martin Collection
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Brief Description: This collection was found in a wall when a construction worker was tearing some down. He donated the materials to Valdosta State University's Archives. The collection contains African American Newspapers from the 1950s and 60s. Included in these papers are the Newark, NJ Telegram and The Pittsburg Courier: Georgia Edition and one copy of the Georgia-Florida Times. The majority of items come from the late 50s (1958). They document the civil rights era.  Because of the way they were stored and found, the newspapers are in very fragile condition.  They have been scanned and a DVD of the newspapers is in the box.
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/111
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 07/03/2001.
Subject Index
African American Literature
Acquisition Notes: Mark Martin  signed deed of gift by S. Walter Martin