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50 Years of Integration

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: UA-22-39
Scope and Contents Valdosta State quietly and peacefully integrated in 1963, and 2013 marked 50 Years of Integration. This collection contains materials recognizing the anniversary including a collection of photographs of the early days of integration, several newspaper articles detailing the history of VSC's integration, and event items like t-shirts and cups.Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the...
Dates: 1963 - 2013

Black Student League

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: UA-5-10-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains items relating to the Black Student League. The collection deals more with events and news releases rather than organizational papers. There are several programs for events sponsored by the Black Student League, Pamphlets titled Black Involvement at Valdosta State College, and flyers and letters about Black Awareness Week Events. There are also some photographs and newspaper articles concerning the early Black Student League (circa 1970s).Harmful Content...
Dates: circa 1960's-1970's

Catherine Oglesby Civil Rights Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: UA-23-31
Scope and Contents This collection of papers was donated to the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections by Professor of History Dr. Catherine Oglesby. They mostly date from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Containing newspapers, magazines, legal papers, and newsletters most of these materials were produced in the Civil Rights Era which gives a special insight into that topic. Subjects that appear throughout the collection include: Integration, desegregation, gender bias, cooperatives...
Dates: 1964 - 1975

Civil Rights Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-134
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials relating to civil rights, dating from 1893 to 1962. The subjects covered include: civil rights, segregation, integration, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the Republican Party, and the Democratic Party. These materials are also available as scanned images through v-text: Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the past. We recognize that users...
Dates: 1893 - 1962

Copeland African American Museum Collection

Collection number: UA -9-10
Scope and Contents In 1989, Roy Copeland informed his wife, Cheryl, that he did not wish to select a gift for Christmas. Rather than doing this she decided to surprise him! For Christmas that year, she presented him with a seasonally wrapped box. Inside the box, to his surprise, was a set of autographed Muhammad Ali boxing gloves. This expression of love for her husband, led to a labor of love from that Christmas forward. Each year, Cheryl selected a unique piece of memorabilia for Roy. He then parlayed those...
Dates: 2021-07-13

J. Ralph Thaxton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-4
Scope and Contents These boxes contain papers and correspondence from VSU President J. Ralph Thaxton, the fourth President of the VSC following Dr. Reade in 1949. The dates range from 1918, before his time at VSC, until his retirement in 1966. The college underwent a lot of changes and growth during his years as President. Some topic highlights include desegregation, the establishment of intercollegiate sports and Greeks, adding a graduate program, the addition of men to the school (and therefore a name change...
Dates: 1918-1966

Margaret Leonard / Long Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-126
Scope and Contents Margaret (Sissy) Leonard and her family have a strong legacy in journalism and activism throughout the 20th century. The tradition started with her grandfather, George Long, who courageously criticized the Ku Klux Klan in his editorials for the Macon Telegraph in the early 1900s. Margaret's mother, Margaret Long, was a progressive journalist who worked at several newspapers in the southern United States. She managed to raise two children mostly on her own while also writing two published...
Dates: 1900 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Open Source Alexandrian and Witches' Order of the Golden Dawn Collections

Collection number: MS-150-6
Scope and Contents

The Collection contains a variety of born digital items from the activities of Witches' Order of the Golden Dawn (WOGD), teh coven Circle of Cerridwen, and the Open Source Alexandrian tradition including, Podcasts, blog posts, essays, and other miscellenous publications.

Dates: 2010 - 2015

Sibley Report

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-168
Scope and Contents In 1960 the Georgia Assembly set up a committee on schools, ordered it to hold hearings throughout Georgia and find out how people felt about the future of their schools. The main topic was how Georgia should handle court ordered integration. The commission heard 1800 people (1600 whites and 200 Negroes[sic])and issued two separate reports. While both reports agreed that education was better served by separation of the races, there were different ways to react to forced integration. This...
Dates: 1960

The Black Panther Newspaper

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-163
Scope and Contents Includes issues from 1969-1972. It does not include every issue printed during the time.Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the past. We recognize that users may encounter some items within these collections that contain offensive language, viewpoints, imagery or other forms of objectionable content. Such materials document the past and should be viewed within the context of...
Dates: 1969-1972

The Southern Patriot

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-124
Scope and Contents The Southern Patriot was a progressive southern newspaper that ran from 1942-1976? out of South Carolina. The newspaper supported and advocated desegregation before and after the Civil Rights Movement. It covered groups like the militant-leaning Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in a favorable light. It covered the youth movements, sit-ins, and acts of civil disobedience surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and inspired activists in their endeavors.The Southern...
Dates: 1965 - 1976

Valdosta State Events

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-22-43
Scope and Contents

This collection contains items from events that were held at Valdosta State University. There is a wide range of genres represented from the history of Valdosta State, to visiting artists and exhbits. Included are the materials of exhibits such as the House in the Woods, Valdosta State's 100 year anniversary, and the history of integration at Valdosta State. Valdosta also had Maya Angelou, Jancie Daugharty, and the We the People exhibit as well as hosting theater conferences.

Dates: Acquired: 2001-01-08

Valdosta State University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-5-10-26
Scope and Contents This collection presents a comprehensive view of the history of the Valdosta State University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The bulk of the papers are from 2003-2007,  and contain a brief history of the NAACP, the materials used in founding the VSU Chapter including the Charter, and the by-laws and constitutions for the local,state, and national level of the NAACP. It also includes agendas and minutes for NAACP meetings, as well as...
Dates: 2003 - 2007; Acquired: 2007-07-25

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