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English Department General Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-8-8-1

Scope and Contents

The Collection is not comprehensive but contains a variety of materials.  Several publications associated with the English Department over the period 1970 to the present are included.  Beyond 310  is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy written by English 310 students, and published in 1990.  BlackberryWine is a self-financed quarterly journal created by VSC English Department faculty.  Editors were Trent busch and William Fuller.  Issues include 1970-1971.   Also NOTE (Notes on Teaching English) is a journal of the Georgia/South Carolina English Association, which is sometimes edited by Byron Brown of VSU English Department.  Volumes are from 1987-1995 with some gaps in coverage.  Brochures of special events such as readings and presentations, brochures for English Majors, details of course requirements, memos, and stationary are included in the collection.  Photocopied news articles on Louise Hanes research and presentations in Linguistics complete the collection. The complete project records for the Blackwater writing project grant is here.


  • 1970-
  • Acquired: 2003-07-10


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2.0 Boxes

17 binders

1.0 Electronic Records




History of the Department:  The Valdosta State English Department is under the College of Arts and Sciences.  English has been an important major since the first days of the school.  During the time covered by this collection, the following have been department head:  Dr. Raymond A. Cook, 1979-1971; Dr. Willa Valencia, 1971-1983; Dr. Thomas Dasher, 1984-1994; Dr. John Hiers, 1994-1998; Dr. Kris Pruitt, 1998-1999; Dr. Sharon Gravett, 1999-; Dr. Mark Smith, Acting, 2002-

Source of Acquisition

Sherri Gravett

Method of Acquisition

unsigned Deed of Gift with note "sent by Sherri Gravett"  A signed note by Sherri Gravett.

Appraisal Information

A book of poetry by Amado Chan.

Accruals and Additions

7-10-03 Signed deed of gift by Barbara Jones, copies of Blackberry wine and Odradek.  Also 10 cultural idioms and 23 British National Book leagues, given to collections librarian. A folder is in the file cabinet of the director's office that contains a finding aid, processingnotes and an accession record 2001-003

Archon Finding Aid Title
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-04: 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)