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MS. Manuscript Collections

 Classification
Collection number: MS

Found in 163 Collections and/or Records:

African Art: United States Fish and Wildlife Service

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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
Collection number: 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