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Langdale Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-30

Scope and Contents

Harley Langdale(1914-2013) graduated from Valdosta High School.He then attended the Citadel before transferring to the University of Georgia to study Forestry. He was the first person from Lowndes County to receive a BSF Degree in Forestry from UGA. Mr. Langdale became the third Registered Forester in the state of Georgia. He was actively engaged in practicing forestry and developing markets for forest products since 1937 and was a consistent leader in the industry for over 70 years. Under his leadership, The Langdale Company and its affiliates grew from a small turpentine and land holding company into a fully integrated diversified forest products company. This is a collection of books and artifacts relating to the turpentine and timber industry donated by Harley Langdale.  A significant subset of the collection, including the Hack and Herty Cup are on permanant display in a conference room at the Langdale College of Business.  This finding aid reflects the entirity of the collection, including that display.  Items from the Langdale corporation, including plaques and awards are also part of the collection.

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  • Acquired: 2003-05-16

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


6 Boxes

8 items



Source of Acquisition

Harley Langdale

Method of Acquisition

signed deed of gift and Letter of Understanding between Langdale College and VSU Archives

Appraisal Information

Deed of gift and Field work consent and Artist Datasheet and letter of Understnading in a Folder marked Langdale Collection in Director's office.

Accruals and Additions

A folder entitled Langdale Database is in the director's office and includes the original access database sheets for items in the Langdale Collection.

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

Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-30: 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)