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Biology Department

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-8-6-0

Scope and Contents

Scope and Content:  These papers originated with the Valdosta State University Biology Department, which resides in the College of Arts and Sciences.  They represent  various aspects of departmental activity from 1977-2001.  Because the papers are fairly recent, earlier figures such as Nevins and Carter are not included. Images from the Herbarium, of the Biology Department, are located on  our FLICKR site in the Herbarium album at


  • 1966 - 2011
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1972, 1973, 1998, 1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/13/2008

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Any unused items to be returned.


4.0 Boxes




History of the Department:  The Biology department and/or Biology classes have been active since SGSNC opened in 1913.  Significant names associated with Biology are Beatrice Nevins, Marjorie Carter, Clyde Connell and Wayne Faircloth. The Biology department moved to the Biology Chemistry Building on Main Campus from Nevins Hall.  It was completed in 2001.  During the time covered by the papers, Dr. Clyde Connell was Department Head until 1981, Dr. Wayne Faircloth to 1993, and Dr. David C. Bechler, from 1996 to the present.

Source of Acquisition

Biology Department

Method of Acquisition

Records Transfer, and Deed of gift 2011

Appraisal Information

Lake Louise field statio materials -2011

Accruals and Additions

Found in Archives --Biology department materials from 1977-2001 27/09/2005: Two portraits, one of Beatrice Nevins and one of Jarjorie Carter, were donated to Archives. They were later given back to the Biology department to be hung in the Hugh C. Bailey Building. 2-25-02 Signed Deed of Gift by Wayne Faircloth giving undefined items. A note on the deed says Music programs are in the Music Collection and letters are in Biology. A folder in the Director's office marked UA 8-6, Biology, has accession records for 2000-001, and processing notes.

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)