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UA/2/1. Presidential Papers

 Record Group Term
Collection number: UA/2/1

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Frank R. Reade Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-3
Scope and Contents Reade's papers invite leisurely perusal to appreciate his humor and erudition.  His papers are expansive, covering topics from his family and genealogy to administrative correspondence to correspondence with and photographs of the famous men and women of his day.  The collection includes books, journals, correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, drawings, photographs, and realia.  The correspondence ranges from a manuscript of a Civil War era diary by Frank Smith Robertson (1841-1926), Reade's...
Dates: 1841 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1948

Hugh Coleman Bailey Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-6
Scope and Contents Dr. Hugh Coleman Bailey was the sixth president of Valdosta State College.  Appointed by the board of Regents in 1978, Dr. Bailey served fro 23 years (1978-2002).  He was born July 2, 1929, in berry, Alabama.  Dr. Bailey graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, with a B.A. in history in 1950.  He went on to get his M.A. in 1951 and his Ph.D. in 1954 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  He married Joan Seever in 1962 and they have two daughters.   He...
Dates: Acquired: 1999

J. Ralph Thaxton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-4
Scope and Contents These boxes contain papers and correspondence from VSU President J. Ralph Thaxton, the fourth President of the VSC following Dr. Reade in 1949. The dates range from 1918, before his time at VSC, until his retirement in 1966. The college underwent a lot of changes and growth during his years as President. Some topic highlights include desegregation, the establishment of intercollegiate sports and Greeks, adding a graduate program, the addition of men to the school (and therefore a name change...
Dates: 1918-1966

Jere M. Pound Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: UA-2-1-2
Abstract Dr. Jere (pronounced "Jerry") Madison Pound was the second president of Georgia State Womans College. He was appointed in July 1933 by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and served only until May 1934, due to illness.  Dr. Pound was born in Liberty Hill, Georgia, in 1864.  He received an A.B. from the University of Georgia in 1884 and an honorary LL.D. from the University of Georgia in 1915.  He married Ada Murphey in 1890, and they had five sons:  Murphey, Jere...
Dates: Copyright: 1933 - 1934

Joan Bailey Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-6-A
Scope and Contents

Joan Seever Bailey was the wife of Valdosta State's sixth president Hugh Bailey. She was an extremely active participant in Valdosta State Affairs and her collection reflects that. Most of the items involve Campus Events that were organized or attended by Mrs. Bailey. Also included are college memorabilia, news articles and clippings, and photographs.

Dates: 1944 - 2001

Patrick J. Schloss Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-8
Scope and Contents Dr. Patrick J. Schloss, served as Valdosta State University’s eighth president from August 2008-April 2011. His core academic values shaped the focus of his presidency — and he was particularly attentive to budgetary processes that enhanced the fiscal responsibility of those closest to the university’s mission.  He was a strong advocate for shared governance, directing his attention to policy formation processes that benefited from the voice of all campus constituents. Dr. Schloss’s focus...
Dates: 2008 - 2011

President's Annual Reports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-0

The President's Annual Reports to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia span from the earliest days of the college to 2006. These reports capture the history and changes that happened over the years and decades as the South Georgia State Normal College became the Valdosta State University of today.

Dates: 1911 - 2006

Richard A. Carvajal Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-10
Scope and Contents

Papers donate by Richard A. Carvajal, the 9th president of Valdosta State University

Dates: 2017 - 2020

Richard Holmes Powell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-1
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection are of particular interest and importance.  They are the earliest records of establishing a college in Southwest Georgia, and clearly indicate the city of Valdosta's and Lowndes County's desire to have an institute of higher learning.  Powell took his job as the first president of the College very seriously, and this is reflected in his writings and correspondence.  His papers outline the struggles of literally starting a school from the ground up, and deal with...
Dates: 1895 - 1933

Ronald M. Zaccari Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-7
Scope and Contents Ronald M Zacccari was the seventh president of Valdosta State University from 2002-2008. Under his leadership, Valdosta State University updated its 10-year Master Plan which proposed major changes in academic programs, enrollment increases, facility planning, partnerships, and increasing on-campus housing. During his tenure, VSU enrollment increased almost 14 percent – from 9,900 students in 2002 to 11,279 students in fall 2007. Additionally, the university received numerous state and...
Dates: Acquired: 2005; 2002 - 2007

S. Walter Martin Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-5
Scope and Contents Dr. Sidney Walter Martin was the fifth president of Valdosta State College. He served from 1966-1978  in which time he continued the building trend that had begun under Dr. Thaxton.  During his presidency, Dr. Martin dedicated Odum Library, the Fine Arts Building, the Education Center, the College Union, and three dormitories: Langdale Hall, Lowndes Hall, and Georgia Hall.  He also reorganized the college and started graduate programs.  These physical changes mirrored social changes that...
Dates: 1962 - 1991

William J. McKinney Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-9
Scope and Contents

Dr. William J. McKinney became Valdosta State University’s ninth president on July 1, 2012.  His collection contains congratulatory messages and certificates from various colleges and universities concerning his inauguration.

Dates: 2012 - 2015