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Emory Bass Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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

J. Randall Walker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-16
Scope and Contents John Randall Walker(February 23, 1874 – July 21, 1942) was a U.S. political figure from the state of Georgia. In 1912, Walker was elected to the 63rd United States Congress as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and served two additional terms in that seat until losing his bid for reelection in 1918. [He seems to have lived in Valdosta, Georgia, during some of the time he was in Congress] The Collection consists of one archival box (5" deep) of correspondence from...
Dates: 1913-1917; Other: Majority of material found within 1915 - 1916; Acquired: 1967-02-16

Langdale Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-30
Scope and Contents Harley Langdale(1914-2013) graduated from Valdosta High School.He then attended the Citadel before transferring to the University of Georgia to study Forestry. He was the first person from Lowndes County to receive a BSF Degree in Forestry from UGA. Mr. Langdale became the third Registered Forester in the state of Georgia. He was actively engaged in practicing forestry and developing markets for forest products since 1937 and was a consistent leader in the industry for over 70 years. Under his...
Dates: Acquired: 2003-05-16

M.E. Thompson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-27
Scope and Contents Melvin Thompson, the first person elected to the office of lieutenant governor of Georgia, served as the state's governor in 1947-48. He is best remembered for his fight with Herman Talmadge over the governorship after the death of Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in 1946. The papers of M.E. Thompson consist primarily of correspondence relating to the Three Governors Controversy and Thompson’s subsequent campaign years.  The major correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Phil Landrum, Herman...
Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956

Senator Tim Golden Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-143
Scope and Contents Tim Golden was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1990-1998. Starting in 1998 Golden served Georgia as a Democratic Senator of the 8th District, and continued to serve his district despite his switch to the Republican Party in 2010. In 2014 he announced he would not be seeking reelection. An alumni of Valdosta State University, Golden served as Chairman of the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee, Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, which is charged with writing the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2000 - 2015

Thomas Edward Watson--The Jeffersonian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-15
Scope and Contents The Jeffersonian was a weekly newspaper published by Jeffersonian Publishing, which was owned by Thomas E. Watson. The paper served to promote the Populist Party. Watson would use the paper as a platform for Watsons attacks against the Catholic church, African Americans, Jews, the League of Nations, President Woodrow Wilson, and the war effort in World War I. Watsons publications served an organized boycott and a federal prosecution for mailing obscene literature, and would not be silenced...
Dates: 1908-1911