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Campus Canopy/Spectator

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-5-9-2

The Campus Canopy was the student newspaper which began in 1934 at the Georgia State Womens College and continued at Valdosta State College in 1950. In 1970, the paper was renamed The Spectator, as it is known today.

Dates: 1934 - Present

Harry Stillwell Edwards Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-51
Scope and Contents Author and journalist Harry Stillwell Edwards was born in Macon, Georgia.His formal education was cut short by the Civil War, but he read extensively in the Library of Congress while working as a clerk in the U. S. Treasury.He returned home to Macon in 1874, studied law at Mercer University, and was admitted to the bar, but never actively practiced due to his passion for writing. He published several short stories and novels. He eventually became editor and owner of...
Dates: 1897-1967; Other: Majority of material found in 1928, 1966, 1967; Acquired: 1999-12-26

Leona Strickland Hudson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-50
Scope and Contents The Leona Hudson Collection held at the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections contains information relevant to topics as diverse as South Georgia History, the Valdosta Social Scene, Missionaries in China, a history of devotional literature, Nazi trials, the military in Korea, and images from years of travel around the world. The collection spans a long time period, from 1884-2008, and is equally rich across those time periods. Since both Rosa Strickland and her daughter...
Dates: 1870-2007; Acquired: 2008

Mark Martin Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-111

This collection was found in a wall when a construction worker was tearing some down. He donated the materials to Valdosta State University's Archives. The collection contains African American Newspapers from the 1950s and 60s. Included in these papers are the Newark, NJ Telegram and The Pittsburg Courier: Georgia Edition and one copy of the Georgia-Florida Times. The majority of items come from the late 50s (1958).

Dates: Acquired: 2001-03-07

Miscellaneous Publications

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-136
Scope and Contents This is a collection of miscellaneous newspapers, mostly from the 1950's and 1960's.  They cover a variety of topics including civil rights, Alaska statehood, and various centennial and commemorative editions.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...
Dates: 1787 - 1905

Photographs - VSU History (Vertical Files)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-0-VF

The Vertical File is the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections photograph repository. Each image in this collection is housed in the archives vault. There are thousands of photographs spanning the University's history from 1913 up to the present. If you would like a high definition copy of any of these photographs please contact

Dates: 1913-Present

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 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...
Dates: 1965 - 1976

Thomas Edward Watson--The Jeffersonian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: 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

William Dean Mathes Scrapbook,

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-25
Scope and Contents William Dean Mathes [1909-1969], of Morristown, Tennessee, served in World War II, in both the German and Pacific theaters. He served from 1944-1946, first in Germany and later in the Philippines after the German Surrender.  He was a military policeman and a member of the Regimental Band.  Before and after the worked as a book keeper and served at various times as a band director and choir director.  He died in Nashville, Tennessee, where he had moved two years before, in 1969.  His wife was...
Dates: 1941 - 1942; Acquired: 2001-06-28

William Tappan Thompson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-17
Scope and Contents This collection represents the research of Henry Presntice Miller  in order to complete his dissertation titled "The Life and Works of William Tappan Thompson". The box is full of letters to and from William Tappan Thompson. There are also some original editions of The Augusta Mirror. All of the letters in the folders have a microfilm, handwritten, and typed copy of the letter except for those that have indicated absences. Cursory research and records do not indicate where the microfilmed...
Dates: 1865-1881

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