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Gabard, William Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-23-1-0

Scope and Contents

Dr. William Montgomery Gabard (1922-2006) was a member of the faculty at Valdosta State University for 40 years, from 1948-1988. During this time he served as a professor and head of the history department and the founding Director of International Studies. He was a founding member of the board of directors of the Southern Center for International Studies and The Japan-America Society in Georgia. Active in the Georgia Historical Society, he served that organization as its first non-Savannah president. He was also founding president of the Lowndes County Historical Society. This collection contains a sizeable amount of Dr. Gabard's personal and professional correspondence mostly from the 1960s-1970s. His papers present a picture of the growth of the College as he was involved in a number of important committees such as theĀ  Graduate Studies Council, Academic Council, and International Studies. Also included are items from his research and classes, which had a focus on Asian studies.


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Source of Acquisition

Signed donor agreement form

Method of Acquisition

Over the years Gabard brought many accurals to his original collection

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Accruals and Additions

11-18-99 signed deed of gift, accession number 2001-24: scrapbook and papers 7-28-00 signed deed of gift accession number 2000-21 7-26-00 accession form 2000-24 3-8-01 signed deed of gift accession number 2003-34 3 boxes 4-1-04 accessions record for History Department and Inernational Studies Scrapbook and Leona Strickland Hudson pamphlets that he also gave which are in UA 22/31. A Folder with correspondence dated 1988 shows the reciept of t he original accession of papers. The folder contains correspondence, biography and vitae, processing notes and a signed gift form (which they were using then). It also includes several inventories. This folder is in the director's office. A second Gabard folder contains the Gabard Book Appraisal of books and rare books that was done in 2011 priior to the donation of those books to Odum Library. This folder is in the director's office.

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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)