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Lowndes County Historical Society (Lowndes County, Ga.)

 Organization

Biographical Note

Founded in 1967, The Lowndes County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the rich history of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia. The society operates the Lowndes County Historical Museum. We are located at 305 W. Central Avenue in downtown Valdosta in the historic former Carnegie Library. Our museum provides almost 10,000 square feet of local history displays and research material. The museum grounds also include multiple outdoor exhibits. Over 6,000 individuals, including 2,000 school children, visit the Museum each year. With meeting and guest speaker facilities on site, we host a wide array of gatherings, presentations and activities.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Gabard, William Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-23-1-0
Scope and Contents Dr. William Montgomery Gabard (1922-2006) was a member of the faculty at Valdosta State University for 40 years, from 1948-1988. During this time he served as a professor and head of the history department and the founding Director of International Studies. He was a founding member of the board of directors of the Southern Center for International Studies and The Japan-America Society in Georgia. Active in the Georgia Historical Society, he served that organization as its first non-Savannah...
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 00/00/00nd

Gabard, William Papers-- Maps

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-23-1-1
Scope and Contents Dr. William Montgomery Gabard (1922-2006) was a member of the faculty at Valdosta State University where he served as professor and head of the history department and the founding Director of International Studies. He was a founding member of the board of directors of the Southern Center for International Studies and The Japan-America Society in Georgia. Active in the Georgia Historical Society, he served that organization as its first non-Savannah president. He was founding president of the...
Dates: 1750-1900; Acquired: 2016-03-26

GAHPS Electronic Records [Bag] (Unprocessed), 1980-1981

 Record Group
Collection number: A30A3F44-5AF1-F19C-4CBA-6E14D0A3CB1B
Scope and Contents

The Georgia Historic Resources Survey of Lowndes County was a project by the Valdosta Heritage Foundation beginning in 2000. The collection consists of property survey of historic structures in Valdosta, Quitman, rural Brooks County and the Turner County towns of Rebecca and Sycamore.

Dates: 1980-1981

Georgia Architectural and Historic Properties Survey

 Collection
Collection number: MS-178
Scope and Contents

The Georgia Historic Resources Survey of Lowndes County was a project by the Valdosta Heritage Foundation beginning in 2000. The collection consists of property survey of historic structures in Valdosta, Quitman, rural Brooks County and the Turner County towns of Rebecca and Sycamore.

Dates: 1980-1981

Lowndes County Memories Pictorial History Book Photographs, 1895-1974

 File Directory — Folder: G, Folder: 2, Folder: f02_lowndes-county-memories_bag
Collection number: vsu-vf-g1-02
Scope and Contents

This collection was created by Pediment Publishing for the Lowndes Country Pictorial Book Project in association with the Valdosta Daily Times, The Lowndes County Historical Society, and the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections in the summer and fall of 2013.

Dates: 1895-1974

Valdosta State University Centennial

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-22-11
Scope and Contents South Georgia State Normal College was founded in 1906 as a teacher's college. It became a four year institution in 1922 and was rebranded Georgia State Woman's College, a name that it kept until it became co-educational in 1950  transforming into Valdosta State College. In 1993 Valdosta State achieved Univesity status, and in 2006 it celebrated it's hundredth year anniversary. This collection houses commemorative materials from VSU's centennial including newspaper articles, congratulatory...
Dates: 2006

Vernon Pizer Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-42
Scope and Contents Vernon Pizer(1918-2005) was an author and journalist. He has written 11 books and scores of articles for magazines ranging from Readers Digest and Esquire to BioScience and the London Sunday Pictorial. He served on the board of the Valdosta State University Foundation. In addition, he was a patron of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts and L.V.A.C., a member of Lowndes County Historical Society, a member of the Military Officers Association of...
Dates: Mid 1900's

Wiregrass History

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-28
Scope and Contents This collection contains information about the history of Lowndes County. It has Lowndes County Historical Society Newsletters, as well as maps, phone books, and guides. It also has information about points of interest such as local events, the Crescent, Valdosta Schools, and Sunset Cemetery. It has Statistical (1944), Economic (1950s & 1960s), and Sanitation (1967) Information. It also contains photographs, and news articles concerning the county.  An 1851 Alapaha Store manifest, very...
Dates: 1800-1980