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Valdosta State College/University History

Box 2

Dining Hall Drawing 1954

Georgia Hall Painting

Aerial Photo of Valdosta State Campus

1986 VSC Catalogue Cover Photo (framed)

VSU sign

Path Way to Success VSU sign

Photo of Graduating Class at VSC

30th Reunion of Class of 51 Photo

Photo of Transition between GSWC and VSC

Valdosta National Champions Sign '08

State of Georgia Budget for 1932-33

General Elementary Teachers Certificate for Annie Copeland

Pictures of Valdosta State University History

Historic Valdosta State

Three-Minute Video Project on VSU Archival Research

House Resolution 50 - VSU Day at the Capitol



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Title: Valdosta State College/University HistoryAdd to your cart.

ID: UA/22/6-2

Extent: 0.0

Date Acquired: 06/09/2010

Subjects: 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

Abstract

This collection contains material from the 1950-1993 time period in Valdosta State University history.  During this time Valdosta State University was known as Valdosta State College. Renamed VSC from Georgia State Womens College in 1950, the school embarked on a new era as a co-ed campus. During the 1950?s the University expanded with the acquisition of the former Emory University campus at Valdosta in 1953, this became what is now known as North Campus. Greek organizations began to appear on campus towards the end of the 1950s, continuing to expand the student organization offerings on campus. During the 1960?s a building boom began on campus, expanding facilities to keep up with the growing enrollment. Due to ill health, Dr. Thaxton retired as VSC president in 1966, a post he had held since 1949. The new president, Dr. S. Walter Martin, continued the expansion of the VSC. Between 1966 and 1978 he oversaw the completion of the library, the Fine Arts Center, the Education Center, and three additional dormitories. The college was expanding at a record pace. The loss of Converse hall to fire in spring 1978 slowed progress. The tragedy was felt by all, as VSC had lost both student housing and a part of history. In the summer of 1978 Dr. Martin retired as president of VSC, making way for the tenure of Dr. Hugh C. Bailey. Under the guidance of Dr. Bailey Converse hall was rebuilt by 1981, and the college expanded its educational offerings, adding satellite locations and graduate programs, all while continuing to increase enrollment. Sports became an integral part of the campus as football was added to the sports team lineup in 1982. Along with the expansion of the sports team came a new P.E. Complex for the use of VSC students in 1982. The 1980s and early 1990s saw continued expansion of VSC, as the college continued to add sports, educational programs, buildings, and students. In 1993 Valdosta State College became Valdosta State University, a regional university of the University System of Georgia. After 43 years as VSC, the campus was renamed again to reflect the continued expansion.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Acquisition Source: Sandy Folsom

Acquisition Method: Signed deed of gift, signed by Sandy Folsom for Annie Copeland's 1922 Teacher's certificate.


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[Box 1: Valdosta State College/University History],
[Box 2],
[Item 1: Dining Hall Drawing 1954],
[Item 2: Georgia Hall Painting],
[Item 3: Aerial Photo of Valdosta State Campus],
[Item 4: 1986 VSC Catalogue Cover Photo (framed)],
[Item 5: VSU sign],
[Item 6: Path Way to Success VSU sign],
[Item 7: Photo of Graduating Class at VSC],
[Item 8: 30th Reunion of Class of 51 Photo],
[Item 9: Photo of Transition between GSWC and VSC],
[Item 10: Valdosta National Champions Sign '08],
[Item 11: State of Georgia Budget for 1932-33],
[Item 12: General Elementary Teachers Certificate for Annie Copeland, August 4-5, 1922],
[Drawer 1: Pictures of Valdosta State University History],
[Drawer 2: Historic Valdosta State],
[Electronic Records 1: Three-Minute Video Project on VSU Archival Research, 2018],
[Folder 1: House Resolution 50 - VSU Day at the Capitol, January 28, 2015],
[All]

Electronic Records 1: Three-Minute Video Project on VSU Archival Research, 2018Add to your cart.

Three-Minute Video Project on VSU Archival Research, ENGLISH 1102 Honors – Spring 2018. Set of 10 short videos on Valdosta State University History.

1) GSWC in World War II creator: Drew Chunn and Maia Romero URL: https://youtu.be/PlnxCGe86Aw three-minute-video_001_gswc-wwii.mp4, 360p. 00:02:43. Feb 25, 2018.

2) Flashback to the Forties: A Glimpse into GSWC Campus Events creator: Emily Denby and Stephanie Larkin URL: https://youtu.be/HqyR7Uc67Go three-minute-video_002_flashback-forties.mp4, 720p 48.2MB, 00:02:38. Feb 23, 2018.

3) Generational Social Differences at VSU creator: Lacey Reddick and Olive Rosener URL: https://youtu.be/5wsx0eJgF38 three-minute-video_003_generational-differences.mp4, 720p, 40.6MB, 00:03:00. Feb 23, 2018.

4) The Evolution of Theatre & Dance at Valdosta State University creator: Alex Brown and Sarah King URL: https://youtu.be/B62x8PVSJXc three-minute-video_004_evolution-theatre.mp4, 360p, 3.7MB, 00:02:22. 02/18/2018.

5) Lady Liberty creator: Khrystyne Craddock and Katelynn Florig URL: https://youtu.be/wkmjOsKeP5Y three-minute-video_005_lady-liberty.mp4, 720p, 35.1MB, 00:03:18. 2/19/2018.

6) VSU Traditions creator: Meredith Lucas and Madelynn Tahsler URL: https://youtu.be/7MHvblVBw38 three-minute-video_006_vsu-traditions.mp4, 720p, 39.7MB, 00:02:24. 2/19/2018.

7) The Vietnam War and Valdosta State College creator: Bethany Guinn and Trevor Rich URL: https://youtu.be/UAWSIX6pTjU three-minute-video_007_vietnam-vsu.mp4, 720p, 31.9MB, 00:02:21. 2/19/2018.

8) The War at Valdosta College creator: Ashley Bloodworth and Graysen Delegge URL: https://youtu.be/Wo3gvINpZe0 three-minute-video_008_war-valdosta-college.mp4, 720p, 38.7MB, 00:02:46. 2/19/2018.

9) Ye Old Christmas Festival creator: Megan Climer and Meaghan Woodward URL: https://youtu.be/s-mtYSNQVj4 three-minute-video_009_christmas-festival.mp4, 360p, 4.8MB, 00:02:33. 2/20/18.

10) Important Cultural and Social Traditions of the 40s VSU creator: Austin Montgomery and Kaylee Noyola URL: https://youtu.be/5yYK-3Z4Jew three-minute-video_010_cultural-social-vsu.mp4, 360p, 6.0MB, 00:02:58. 2/19/2018.

Acquisition Information: Donated via email by Susan LaPlant, February 27, 2018. Includes YouTube Links. Each video downloaded from web for digital preservation. Susan Barron LaPlant Senior Lecturer MA Florida Atlantic University 229.333.7342 sbarron@valdosta.edu Ashley Hall #2212.
Copyright: IN COPYRIGHT - EDUCATIONAL USE PERMITTED This Rights Statement can be used only for copyrighted Items for which the organization making the Item available is the rights-holder or has been explicitly authorized by the rights-holder(s) to allow third parties to use their Work(s) for educational purposes without first obtaining permission. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Processing Notes: Downloaded from YouTube at original resolution as MP4 files. Master copies created as mimetype="video/theora". Processed by Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2/28/2018. Dallas Suttles, dasuttles@valdosta.edu.
UUID: AB468B29-D1F8-C885-49ED-A4F36C321880
Subject/Index Terms:
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
World War, 1939-1945
History
Valdosta State University--History
Video
Manners and customs

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Valdosta State College/University History],
[Box 2],
[Item 1: Dining Hall Drawing 1954],
[Item 2: Georgia Hall Painting],
[Item 3: Aerial Photo of Valdosta State Campus],
[Item 4: 1986 VSC Catalogue Cover Photo (framed)],
[Item 5: VSU sign],
[Item 6: Path Way to Success VSU sign],
[Item 7: Photo of Graduating Class at VSC],
[Item 8: 30th Reunion of Class of 51 Photo],
[Item 9: Photo of Transition between GSWC and VSC],
[Item 10: Valdosta National Champions Sign '08],
[Item 11: State of Georgia Budget for 1932-33],
[Item 12: General Elementary Teachers Certificate for Annie Copeland, August 4-5, 1922],
[Drawer 1: Pictures of Valdosta State University History],
[Drawer 2: Historic Valdosta State],
[Electronic Records 1: Three-Minute Video Project on VSU Archival Research, 2018],
[Folder 1: House Resolution 50 - VSU Day at the Capitol, January 28, 2015],
[All]


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