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History Department General Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-8-9-2

Scope and Contents

The Collection is not comprehensive but contains scattered  holdings.  The collection contains History Recruiting brochures from Valdosta State College; brochures and flyers from programs and conferences sponsored by the history department from the 1970’s through early 1990’s; scattered memos; annual departmental Newsletters from 1964-1988, and a bibliography of departmental publications.  A paper describing the  Georgia Consortium, made up of 12 four year institutions of the University System of Georgia, of which William Gabard was director is included.  Two grants Committee for the Humanities in Georgia are included: “American Foreign Policy: Retreat or Rebirth, 1978”  and “Humanistic Values and Issues Facing Americans in 1980.”  A brochure lists undergraduate research presented at the Phi Alpha Theta State Convention in 1987.  Publication activity of  the department is reflected in letters about the Piney Woods Journal of History, and published articles by Dale Peoples, Joseph Tomberlin, and William Gabard.


  • 1964-present


Conditions Governing Access

Minutes that deal with  hiring decisions may not be copied or used in any way.  They are closed. The rest of the collection is open for research.


7.0 Boxes



Source of Acquisition

Paul Riggs

Method of Acquisition

signed records transfer form.  Mentioned that hire paperwork may be sensitive and may need to be closed.

Appraisal Information

4 boxes of department minutes, memos, academic council, sasc, trailblazer and graduation,.  Dept. minutes may be sensative or discussions of hires and may need to close certain folders.

Accruals and Additions

6-13-11 Found in Archives history department papers on accessions record form. Folder titled UA 8/9 History with old finding aid and processing papers in File in director's office.  Predates Riggs records transfer.

Other Descriptive Information

**Box 2.1 is missing, may have been partially absorbed into Box 8. If located change box number to Box 7.**


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

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-05: 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)