History Department General Files, 1964-
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Brief Description: The Collection is not comprehensive but contains scattered  holdings.  The collection contains History Recruiting brochures from Valdosta State College; brochures and flyers from programs and conferences sponsored by the history department from the 1970’s through early 1990’s; scattered memos; annual departmental Newsletters from 1964-1988, and a bibliography of departmental publications.  A paper describing the  Georgia Consortium, made up of 12 four year institutions of the University System of Georgia, of which William Gabard was director is included.  Two grants Committee for the Humanities in Georgia are included: “American Foreign Policy: Retreat or Rebirth, 1978”  and “Humanistic Values and Issues Facing Americans in 1980.”  A brochure lists undergraduate research presented at the Phi Alpha Theta State Convention in 1987.  Publication activity of  the department is reflected in letters about the Piney Woods Journal of History, and published articles by Dale Peoples, Joseph Tomberlin, and William Gabard.
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: UA/8/9/2
Created by: History Department
Volume: 13.0 Folders
Acquired: 00/00/00nd.

6-13-11 Found in Archives history department papers on accessions record form.

Folder titled UA 8/9 History with old finding aid and processing papers in File in director's office.  Predates Riggs records transfer.

Biographical Note for History Department : The Valdosta State History Department is under the College of Arts and Sciences.  It has had the following heads of the department during the Valdosta State College and University years:  Dr. William M. Gabard, documented in the Pinecone from at least 1964 until 1974;  Dr. Gordon Teffteller, 1974-1981; Dr. Joseph Tomberlin, 1981-2000; Dr. David Williams, 2000 – 2003; and Dr. Paul Riggs, 2003 - Present.
Access Restrictions: Minutes that deal with  hiring decisions may not be copied or used in any way.  They are closed.
Subject Index
Gabard, William M.
Georgia Consortium
History Department
History Department Newsletter
Peeples, Dale
Phi Alpha Theta
Piney Woods Journal
Scruggs, William L.
Studies in the Social Sciences
Teaching
Tomberlin, Joseph
Ward, John Elliot
Acquisition Notes: Paul Riggs  signed records transfer form.  Mentioned that hire paperwork may be sensitive and may need to be closed.