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Campus Canopy/Spectator

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-5-9-2

Scope and Contents

Item Description: Student newspaper of Valdosta State University. Published: Valdosta, Ga.: Valdosta State University [Student Government Association}, 1993- Some volumes include Orientation issues. Description based on: Volume 41, number 1 (Oct. 6, 1970) Physical Description: volume : illustrations ; 39-59 cm Publication Frequency: Weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters. This collection presents an interesting look at history, because it contains student-produced publications. Housing issues of the Spectator from 1973-2013 means that this collection provides access to 40 years worth of news as told by students. Links to subject index and digitized issues are published under "Digital Materials" in the collection overview.

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 time period. Providing online access to these historical materials does not endorse any attitudes, prejudices, or behaviors depicted therein. Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections is committed to upholding the principle of equal and free access to unaltered historical information. (based upon the statement for the Georgia Public Library Service on harmful content)


  • 1934 - Present

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


23.00 Boxes




The Campus Canopy was the student newspaper which began in 1934 at the Georgia State Womens College and continued at Valdosta State College in 1950. In 1970, the paper was renamed The Spectator, as it is known today.

Arrangement Note

William Mobley Reading Room: Special Collections (PRINT)

Method of Acquisition

Downloads | Acquisitions (Print Shop)

Appraisal Information

ER Extent (03/25/2016): 331 GB (355,676,115,710 bytes), 8,282 Files, 1,671 Folders.

Accruals and Additions

Weekly | Annually

Existence and Location of Originals

[url=*/]Browse the VSU Spectator on the Internet Archive.[/url], 2007-present.

Related Materials

Search the Campus Canopy/Spectator Index (Update 201603): Spectator Digitized Negative Collection, Processing. - 8mm Film, circa 1978-1990. (VStore)

Related Publications

The VSU Spectator Website:

Other Descriptive Information

Digitized issues can be found online on [url=]Vtext[/url]. [url=]Subscribe to the RSS Feed (Updated Weekly).[/url] Index to search issues:

Processing Information

The Campus Canopy and the Spectator published before the year 2000  were digitized from print copies via our in-house DIY bookscanner. Canon Rebel T3/T5 Cameras. Images processed by student workers in Photoshop CS5. OCR by ABBYY FineReader 11.0.   Spectators published after the year 2000 are most likely born digital copies created by the Spectator staff. Spectators from 2000-2010 are pre-print QuarkXpress Files converted to PDF/A. Issues from 2012 to present are downloaded weekly from Box 14 1960-1968 was bound and placed in Special Collections Sunner 2023

Archon Finding Aid Title
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 09099999: Processing info added. - DAS
  • 2020-10-14: Revised for DACS compiiance 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)