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MS. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MS

Found in 163 Collections and/or Records:

African Art: United States Fish and Wildlife Service

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-115
Abstract Songye tribal masks and power figures from Congo, Africa. Seized by United States Fish and Wildlife Service while being smuggled into Hartsfield International Airport. Some pieces incorporated materials harvested from endangered species, which were removed. United States Fish and Wildlife Service donated these materials to Valdosta State University Archives in 2011. Another intake of 6 items being smuggled from Cameroon were donated in 2015.
Dates: Acquired: 2011-08-26

Amalia Amaki Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-112
Abstract The Amalia Amaki Collection consists of an assortment of publications including books, magazines, pamphlets and various forms of advertisement. The majority of the information deals directly or indirectly with the Paul R. Jones Collection and the publications/advertisements of the colleges and other places that exhibited parts of that collection.
Dates: 1972 - 2007

American Association of University Women - Georgia Division

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-132
Scope and Contents American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.Through com­mu­nity lead­er­ship and col­lab­o­ra­tion, AAUW of Geor­gia hopes to improve equity, access, and oppor­tu­nity for women and girls. AAUW of GA empowers women and girls and pro­vides a forum for their voices to be heard. The papers included in this collection cover Georgia's AAUW and range from the...
Dates: Acquired: 2014-12-09; 1920's-2012

Amy Reese Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-55
Scope and Contents 1997 Amy Reese a Political Science Intern wrote a paper on Victim Advocacy. She donated some interview materials she used, as well as  her paper.
Dates: 1997

Architecture

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-137
Scope and Contents This collection contains many drawings, blueprints, plans etc. for Valdosta State buildings in its early years as GSWC and SGSWC. Also included are surveys of nearby counties including Lowndes and Camden.
Dates: 1917 - 2018

Arthur White Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-105
Scope and Contents Arthur White(1921-2001) was a journalist who worked with the Bristol Evening Post, Stars and Stripes, and TIME Magazine. He married Louie Peeples a native of Valdosta and graduate of South Georgia State Women's College. The Arthur White Collection includes general memorabilia from Mr. White’s long career with TIME Magazine.  The topics and subject matters are varied.  This collection provides a wide range of artifacts, including, but...
Dates: 1960 - 1980; Acquired: 2009-12-31

Bessie M. Foster Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-123
Scope and Contents Donated by Ms. Bessie M. Foster, the pictures have been held by her family for many years. There’s a remarkable story behind Valdosta State University’s portrait of Tuskegee Institute founder Dr. Booker T. Washington. The passage of the portrait from Tuskegee Institute to Valdosta State University nearly a hundred years later is a tale of a rural African-American family’s embrace of Washington’s philosophy of self-improvement and achievement. The story – and the picture – come to us from Mrs....
Dates: Acquired: 2013-01-24

Best Damn Liar in Okefenokee Swamp

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MS-34
Scope and Contents Contains sayings by Lem Griffis a traditional storyteller from the Okefenokee Swamp.Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the past. We recognize that users may encounter some items within these collections that contain offensive language, viewpoints, imagery or other forms of objectionable content. Such materials document the past and should be viewed within the context of their original...
Dates: Acquired: unknown

Bill of Sale for Slaves

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-1
Scope and Contents Two Bills of Sale for slaves. Both transactions are for Green G. Ford in what was then Baker County and is now Worth County, Georgia. The first in Baker County for the price of $1,920: one woman, Lucy, about 20 years old and a boy, John, about 6 years of age, signed Lucinda Ferguson and Isaac Gillian on January 3, 1837. The second received by Randal McDonald, Adm. in Pulaski County on January 2, 1839 by Green G. Ford of Lee County for the cost of $1,276.00: one woman named Zelpha about 30 years...
Dates: 1835-1837

Bobby Tyler Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-599
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the belongings of Robert Tyler who was a member of the Greek Fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at Valdosta State College. He attended VSC from 1966 to 1970.
Dates: 1966 - 1970

Brown and Lane Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-83
Scope and Contents This is a collection of photographs.  Most seem from the Class of 1919, including a framed composite.  There are black and white (sepia) photographs of the early school in the 'teens, including photographs of students and teachers, as well as school dramatic productions.  Augusta Brown and Minnie Ruth Brown seem to be featured in some of the photographs.  The name Lane is not prominent in any of the  phototgraphs or documents.  An invitation to the 1919 graduation as well as clippings from Dr....
Dates: Acquired: 2006-08-24

Charles Albert Converse Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-158
Scope and Contents The Charles Albert Converse Papers include personal letters Charles wrote to his family while in Great Britain, reports on the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy during the London Blitz, Western Union telegraphs, miscellaneous correspondence, a memorial book from Charles's funeral, and newspaper and magazine clippings.Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the past. We recognize that users may...
Dates: 1939 - 1940; Acquired: 2017-03-08

Charlie H. Skinner Primitive Baptist Foot Washing Bowl

 Collection — Item 1
Identifier: MS-154
Scope and Contents This metal bowl was used for foot washing in the New Ramah Primivite Baptist Church in Berrien County. It was donated by Charlie Skinner, who was a member in his youth. The bowl is white with a red rim.
Dates: Acquired: 2018

Civil Rights Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-134
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials relating to civil rights, dating from 1893 to 1962. The subjects covered include: civil rights, segregation, integration, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the Republican Party, and the Democratic Party. These materials are also available as scanned images through v-text: https://vtext.valdosta.edu/xmlui/handle/10428/1534Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to...
Dates: 1893 - 1962

Coca-Cola Blazer Commemorative Plate

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-156
Scope and Contents A Coca Cola commemorative plate and a six pack of small Coca Colas commemorating the national champion Blazers.
Dates: 1990's

Cold War Materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-70
Scope and Contents During the Cold War fear of war prompted the US government to encourage its citizens to build fallout shelters to help protect them from the effects of possible nuclear attacks. These materials which originated from the Office of Civil Defense, were intended to be used in the event of an emergency that required evacuation to the fallout shelters. The materials were meant to support a short stay only, though they provided everything from food and water rations to sanitation kits.
Dates: 1950's

Colquitt County Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-7
Scope and Contents This box conatins two folders of materials donated by William Matthews.This first is printed materials documenting the Sunbelt Expo from 1978-1992.  The second is printed material documenting the US Air Force Contract Primary Flying School from 1955-1961.  A map of the Spence Air Base in Moultrie Georgia is included.
Dates: Record Keeping: Spence Air base 1955-1961; Event: Sunbelt Expo 1978-1992

Confederate Money

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-167
Scope and Contents Collection contains one CSA $5 note and one CSA $10 note.
Dates: Acquired: 10/30/2019; 1863

Constance Kinsler Christie Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-118
Scope and Contents Constance Kinsler Christie (1924-2012) graduated from Valdosta State College for Women and taught Biology at Griffin High School, where she was also the Cheerleading Coach.
Dates: Acquired: 1997-09

Costello/Whitten Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-145
Scope and Contents Donated by Danielle Costello and Jessie Whitten. Folder contains a copy of their marriage license, the first issued to a same sex couple in Lowndes County after the Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015. Both are Valdosta State University Alumni and current employees of the university. The marriage officiant was Dr. Fred Downing, the Department Head for Philosophy and Religious Studies. Also included is a newspaper article about their marriage.
Dates: 2015

Crockett Youmans Dance Studio Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-8
Scope and Contents Marie Crockett Youmans ran a dance studio for many years in Valdosta.  In the early years of South Georgia State Normal College she was on the faculty as Marie Holt Greene.  This collection documents the history of her dance studio. There are many photographs of dancers and dance recitals. There are letters to Mrs. Marie along with extra information (such as roll books for classes, sheet music to recitals, figurine collection information, and notes of dances presented at an annual convention)...
Dates: 1949-1957; Acquired: 1984-05-07

David Campbell Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-38
Scope and Contents A box of Chinese artifacts donated by David Campbell.
Dates: Acquired: 2003

Deeds and Plats, Georgia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-18
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous residential and commercial deeds, platts, and maps from counties and towns in Southeast GA and Northeast FL. Places: Brunswick, Camden County, Nahunta, Ware County, Twiggs County, Brantley County, Glynn County, Colquitt County, Jacksonville. Dates range from 1803-1942. Digital image links are listed individually under Collection Digital Materials. The images are also accessible through https://vtext.valdosta.edu/xmlui/handle/10428/3945 .
Dates: 1767 - 1942

Deeds-Brantley County, Georgia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-58
Scope and Contents These boxes contain deeds from Brantley County, Georgia dating from 1921-1945. Types of deed: Administrator, Warranty, Sheriff, & Quit-Claim. Also included are: Leases, Agreements, Probate of Will, Bill of Sale & Assignment, Suit, Contract & Agreement, Conveyance, Mortgages, Correspondence, and Tax Records.
Dates: 1921 - 1945

Deeds Camden County, GA

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-21
Scope and Contents This collection houses deeds from Camden County Georgia ranging from 1900-1999. The types of deeds are: Warranty, Quit-claim, secure debt, land, agreement, sheriff, executor. Also included are : Agreements,Leases, Correspondece, Affidavits, Jusgements, Plat, receipt, report, Plat, and Plat & Grants. Digital images, if available are linked to documents in Box 1 or available at https://vtext.valdosta.edu/xmlui/handle/10428/3945. All materials may not be available in digital format.
Dates: 1900-1999; Acquired: 1985-03-01

Deeds-Glynn County, Georgia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-19
Scope and Contents This collection houses deeds from Glynn County Georgia ranging from 1905-1997. The types of deeds are:Administrator, Sheriff, Warranty, Quit-Claim, Deed of Gift. Also included: Mortgage, Bond, Land Grant, Title, Plat, Bill of Sale, Contract & Agreement.
Dates: 1905-1997; Acquired: 1985-03-14

Deeds-Ware County, Georgia

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-59
Scope and Contents This box contains deeds from Ware County Georgia ranging from 1903-1993. The types of deeds include: Warranty, Sheriff's, Plat & Warranty, and Executor. Also included are: Receipts, Affidavit, Lease, Mortgage, Lien, Decree, Bill of Sale, Plat & Grant, and Power of Attorney.
Dates: 1903 - 1993

Deeds-Wayne County, Georgia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-20
Scope and Contents This collection houses deeds from Wayne County Georgia ranging from 1900-1999. The types of deeds are: Warranty, Quit-claim, Administrator, Sheriff, and Executor. Also there are papers concerning: Mortgages, Plats, Bonds, and Memorandum of Agreement.
Dates: 1900-1990

Demorest Family Magazine

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-152
Scope and Contents Demorest Family Magazine, also known as Demorest Monthly Magazine was a monthly magazine featuring fashion, short stories and travelogues, serial novels, poetry, and miscellaneous entries.  It was highly illustrated.  Our collection comprises bound issues from 1879-1897.  We are digitizing this magazine and digital images and searchable copy may be found on Vtext.Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to...
Dates: 1879-1897