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Katherine C. Swidinski Scrapbook Collection

 Collection — book: 1&Book2ofSwidinski_Scrapbooks
Collection number: MS-160

Scope and Contents

Includes 79 photographs. 2 scrapbooks. 1 May Day program and 1 May Day newspaper clipping. (84 files).

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  • 1919-1952
  • Majority of material found in 1920
  • Acquired: 2018-07-11


Conditions Governing Use



79.00 photographs




The Katherine C. Swidinski Scrapbook Collection predominately features photographs from South Georgia State Normal College in Valdosta, Georgia, circa 1919-1920. The photographs were collected in two black scrapbooks created by Daisy Mae Culpepper, a 7th-grade student at the South Georgia State Normal College training school during the 1919-1920 school year. UUID: CA0BABC8-538B-D0A2-42E5-9079DD5EC379

Arrangement Note

2 photograph scrapbooks [sb1, sb2] w. 79 photographs from c.1919-1922. 2 miscellaneous photographs from c.1950. Also includes May Day Program from 1952 "Sleeping Beauty," and May Queen 1952 newspaper clipping. The scrapbooks were scanned (see online images) and the originals returned to Mrs. Swidinski.

Physical Access Requirements

Physical copies returned to the donor. Digital copies only.

Technical Access Requirements

PDF viewer. Image viewer.

Custodial History

Scrapbook albums originally belonged to Katherine Swidinski's father's sister: Daisy Mae Culpepper [?], who attended South Georgia State Normal College Training School, c.1919-1920 [7th Grade. See *South Georgia State Normal College Bulletin*, 1919-1920.]

Source of Acquisition

Katherine C. Swidinski

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Katherine C. Swidinski (maiden name: Hutchinson), July 11, 2018. Accepted by Archivist Deborah D. Davis, Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, July 11, 2018. Includes two black bound scrapbooks (8.5" x 5") *on loan* for scanning derivatives for long-term preservation. Also, includes *donation* of Valdosta State College, "The Sleeping Beauty," 1952 May Day program; two small b/w photographs of campus and a May Queen newspaper clipping. (See Deed of Gift `subdoc20180711.pdf`)

Related Materials

South Georgia State Normal College Bulletins, 1918-1922.

Other Descriptive Information

Mama  [Emily Evans Jeter (1882-1939)] Pop [Joesph Elisha Culpepper(1872-1946)] J.E. Culpepper [Joseph Evans Culpepper(1904-1966)] William Jeter Culpepper (1909-2001)

Processing Information

Digitized from original prints on Epson Gt-20000 in 24-bit color. Scrapbook Pages: 300DPI. Images: 600-800 DPI. Tiff and JPEG file formats created with embedded metadata. *Processed by Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 7/16/2018. Dallas Suttles,*

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

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-26: 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
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Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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