Valdosta State College/University History
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Brief Description: The collection contains a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Valdosta State University as Valdosta State College from 1950-1993. Items include note cards, newspaper articles, bound documents, bulletins, journal publications, short essays, pamphlets, and photographs.  The collection contains both an unbound and a bound copy of Valdosta State College: The First Half Century  written by Miss Thera Hambrick, along with the original note cards used. The information contained on the note cards and in the document cover the 1906-1961 time period of campus. Other articles written by Miss Hambrick are present in this collection, along with a folder containing a pamphlet from her memorial service and a copy of her obituary. Articles included in the collection come from various sources including The Valdosta Daily Times, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Florida Times-Union, VSC Bulletin, The Southernaire, and The Spectator, the VSC/VSU college newspaper. Other items in the collection include the alma mater, VSC songs, the retirement announcement of Dr. Thaxton, the inauguration booklet for Dr. S. Walter Martin, homecoming programs, Alumni contact information for male students from 1950-1954, musical and orchestra programs, numerous photographs including building dedications, and several random papers containing brief histories of the campus.
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: UA/22/6-2
Volume: 0.0
Acquired: 06/09/2010.
Subject Index
1912 Trustees
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Bailey, Dr. Hugh C.
Campus Buildings
Converse Hall
Education Center
Florida Times Union
Gabard, William M.
Georgia Education Journal
Georgia State Womans College
Georgia State Womens College (GSWC)
Gulliver, Harold
Hambrick, Thera
Martin, S. (Sidney) Walter
Nevins, Beatrice
North Campus Valdosta State University
Odum Library
Roosevelt, Mrs. Eleanor
South Georgia State Normal College
Thaxton,  J. Ralph, Dr.
The Alumni Association
The Spectator
Training School South Georgia State Normal College (SGSNC)
University Sytem of Georgia Board of Regents
Valdosta Concert Association
Valdosta Daily Times
Valdosta State College
Valdosta State College: The First Half Century
Valdosta State College Bulletin
Valdosta State University
Acquisition Notes: Sandy Folsom  Signed deed of gift, signed by Sandy Folsom for Annie Copeland's 1922 Teacher's certificate.