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May Day Celebration

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Frank R. Reade Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-3
Scope and Contents Reade's papers invite leisurely perusal to appreciate his humor and erudition.  His papers are expansive, covering topics from his family and genealogy to administrative correspondence to correspondence with and photographs of the famous men and women of his day.  The collection includes books, journals, correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, drawings, photographs, and realia.  The correspondence ranges from a manuscript of a Civil War era diary by Frank Smith Robertson (1841-1926), Reade's...
Dates: 1841 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1948

Maxwell Williams Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS-147
Scope and Contents

Includes one box with orginal documents from Maxwell William's time at GSWC.

Dates: 1938 - 1941

May Day Festival

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-22-9
Scope and Contents May Day was a tradition that had been on campus since the school's inception in 1913. It lasted until the 1956, ending after Georgia State Womans College became Co-ed. There was a break in the mid-1940's caused by wartime austerity.  Modeled after the Old English May Day festival, every year featured a different theme, and a new May Queen and Court. Plays were held, and visitors came to view the festivities that always ended with a dance around the May Pole. As the years went on, MayDay...
Dates: Acquired: 2011-05-17; 1913 - 1956

Old English Christmas Festival

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-22-8
Scope and Contents The papers consist mostly of records of the work that went into planning Christmas events. This work can be divided into four groups; committee plans, memoranda, graphic art, and memorabilia. Committee planning: Represents the beginning process of creating the school festivals. They include business letters, guest lists, invitation lists, duty lists, was well as rough drafts of event programs, directions for decoration, lyrics of suggested music, and material lists. Most of this...
Dates: 1920's-1930's

Video 1: May Day at VSU, February 17, 2019

Collection number: UA8-8-1-ER002-01
Scope and Contents

Hannah Clem and Tiffany Majette. Mayday at Valdosta State University. 3-Minute VSU History Research Videos created for 1102 Honors English, Spring 2019. Video File (MP4).

Dates: February 17, 2019

Video 6: VSU Traditions, February 19, 2018

Collection number: UA8-8-1_ER001-06
Scope and Contents

Meredith Lucas and Madelynn Tahsler. "VSU Traditions." 3-Minute VSU History Research Videos created by 1102 Honors English, Spring 2018. Video File (MP4).

Dates: February 19, 2018