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Emory Bass Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-2
Scope and Contents Emory Pate Bass, born on 27 December, 1891, in Sumner, Georgia, became known as “the man who kept the fire alive in Washington” until Moody Air Force Base (closed from 1946-51) was reopened as a permanent base. He served in WWI as an officer and with Patton’s Third Army in Europe in WWII. Taking an active part in the American Legion, he served as State Commander in addition to serving as president of the local Rotary Club and as a two-term president of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of...
Dates: 1940 - 1966; Acquired: 1972

James Beck Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-3
Scope and Contents James Beck was a three term Valdosta mayor in the 1960's and 1970's and later served in the Georgia House of Representatives, first being elected in 1975. He later served at least until 1990 as representative. The 15 boxes of materials in the James Beck Collection contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings that document his government service. Topics include railroads, the Valdosta Municipal Airport, Moody Air Force Base, re-elections, the Planning Commission, Education,...
Dates: Created: 1966-1990

John Belcher Papers

 Box — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-29
Scope and Contents Dr. John Belcher was an associate professor of sociology at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Belcher contributed most of his time to gather information regarding the living conditions of various populations ranging from small villages in Puerto Rico to rural Georgia in the nineteenth century.  He served his field well in collecting required demographic information to further his study as well as to promote beneficial programs to aid society. Within the two boxes are rough draft letters...
Dates: 1959 - 1983; Majority of material found in 1959, 1960, 1975, 1976, and 1983

Moody Air Force Base

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-60
Scope and Contents In the past Valdosta State College has collaborated with Moody Air Force Base to provide servicemen with educational programs. Programs such as Bootstrap that allowed active duty servicement to take courses at Valdosta State at night were in place in the late 60s to the 70s. This collection contains correspondence and applications concerning VSC/Moody Air Force Base projects including PREP (Predischarge Education Program), which was provided  to servicement hoping to refresh their academic...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970's

Time Capsule

 Collection — Folder: 1
Collection number: UA-22-41
Scope and Contents

Pictures and copies of some items that went into the time capsule at Drexel Park in Valdosta to be opened in 2060. Many of these items relate to Moody Airforce base. The VSU Archivist oversaw the packing of the Time Capsule, and there is a copy of the Valdosta Daily Times for the date in 2010 that features the Archivist with items for the capsule on the cover. The capsule was buried under a marker bench in Drexel park in 2010.

Dates: 2010