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Whitehead Camellia Trail

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-22-19

Scope and Contents

The Whitehead Camellia Trail was donated as a Christmas gift in 1944 to Georgia State Womans College. Mrs. Jewel Whitehead donated 150 camellia plants to the college, and took the time and effort to plant them on the north end of the main campus amongst some pine trees. She continuously worked on the trail throughout the rest of her life, adding new flowers and keeping up the old ones. This collection contains correspondence about the Trail, the history of it, and newspaper articles about it.  There is also a wooden box of cards which lists each plant.


  • Acquired: 2005-03-05


0.50 Boxes



Source of Acquisition

Wayne Faircloth

Method of Acquisition

signed deed of gift

Appraisal Information

4 plans related to Whitehead Camellia Trail

Accruals and Additions

9-9-2009 box of cards with info on the plants in the Camellia Trail that dates to the 1940's 1950's
Archon Finding Aid Title
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021-05-03: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)