Scrapbooks of the Leona Hudson Collection

Leona and her mother Rosa were dedicated creators of photograph albums and scrapbooks. We have described 40 of these scrapbooks and albums in our database. Most document the family’s numerous travels. In creating this site, however, we choose to scan seven of the more interesting, and older, albums and scrapbooks. Where identifications can be gleaned from the writing in the books, we have included them in a note on the page. These albums date from the late 1800’s to the 1950’s and include such topics as travel, women’s colleges, World War II, courting, and three generations of family.

The photos in these albums also document life in Valdosta, Georgia , from the turn of the century through the 1950’s. If you can identify some of the people in these images that are not identified, please contact us at (229) 259-7756 or from the contact information on the VSU Archives page.

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Click on any of the following scrapbook covers to browse its pages.

"Rosa Strickland Early 1900s"

A large collection of photos from Rosa Hill Strickland's childhood in the early 1900s.

"Family Pictures 1920s"

Pictures from Leona's early years in the 1920s.

"Old Photographs"

A collection of pictures from the Strickland family's time from the 1920s to the 1940s

"College Days"

Pictures from Leona's time as a college student at Georgia State Women's College in Valdosta, Georgia


A collection of photographs from 1943-1945, that document Leona's experiences during World War II.

"Green Cottages"

This scrapbook chronicles the early years of Dugald and Leona's life together. It includes some photos from Dugald's time in Germany in 1945, their first apartment in Baltimore, and their home in Alexandria Virginia.

"This is Your Life Rosa Hill Strickland"

A collection of photographs and stories that cover the life of Rosa Hill Strickland (Leona's mother). A collection of signatures from people attending the event where this book was presented is included.