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Sports Memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-16-3

Scope and Contents

Valdosta State's first basketball team was called the Rebels, a name that was used campus-wide for sports until 1972 when our name was changed to the Blazers. This collection contains sports memorabilia from our time both as the Rebels and the Blazers including themed:  posters, clothing, banners, and pictures. Also part of the collection is former mascot Blaze the Dragon, who lives on the first floor of Odum Library next to the Bailey display.


  • Acquired: 2005-08-08
  • 19?? - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research


4.0 Boxes

16 items



Source of Acquisition

Whit Chappel

Method of Acquisition

deed of gift signed by lindsey lloyd for whit chappel.

Appraisal Information

photographs, Rebels, Wildcats and Tech posters, framed picture of Men's Basket ball.  May have been distributed to other collections.

Accruals and Additions

6-17-2008, Signed Deed of Gift by Lisa Long on behalf of Halden Elzey.  Letterman Sweater, Rebels, 1968-1970. 7-8-2003 Blaze Mascott Costume signed record transfer from Dean of Students office.  On display in first floor Odum Library.
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-041-13: 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)