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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

Desegregation within Georgia Library Association, 1951-1965

 File — Box 5, Folder: 30
Collection number: Folder 30
Scope and Contents 1.Resolution to end restricted membership policy on 01/15/65 2.Report of Special Membership Policy Committee 1963. Concludes that as no cities in Georgia allowed integrated meetings, no Negro librarians would be invited to join the GLA. (3 copies) 3.Letter from Essae Martha Culver to Miss Sarah Jones on 03/29/51, asking if Negros were permitted to join the GLA 4.Letter from Mrs. J. Henley Crosland to Miss Essae M. Culver on 04/07/51, replying that Negros are not prohibited from joining,...
Dates: Created: 1951-1965

Ernest Vandiver - Campaign paper, 1958

 Item — Box 6, Item: 14
Collection number: Item 14
Scope and Contents

Newspaper put out by Ernest Vandivier while campaigning for governor. Quote across the top of the page reads: "No mixing of the races while I am your governor -- Vandiver."

Vandiver was the Governor of Georgia from 1959. until 1963.

Dates: 1958

Folder 3: SNCC Meeting and Member Notes, 1960s

 File — Box 6, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Other Information Untitled, unsigned essay critisizing white involvement in the Civil Rights movement, especially the NAACP and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). The essay is written from the perspective of a Black person, (most likely written by Stokely Carmichael).Letter to the Editor (the Gazette): Complaining about Carl T. Rowen's critique of SNCC.A press release from SNCC News Service, concerning Alabama's primary election, May 3rd, (probably 1966). The press...
Dates: Created: 1960s

Folder 3a: Board of Regents Correspondence - Race Relations, 1935

 File — Box 10, Folder: 3a
Collection number: 3a
Scope and Contents Three letters to President Reade from the Board of Regents:January 14, 1935 - A letter from Philip Weltner, informing the recipients that a doctoral student was planning to distribute a questionnaire to the students to elicit their opinions on interracial cooperation. Weltner refused to endorse the plan.February 14, 1935 - A letter from Philip Weltner urging the recipients to investigate an upcoming student conference in Atlanta on inter-racial relations. Weltman felt...
Dates: 1935

Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings 1933-1985

 File — Box 8, Folder: 5
Collection number: Folder 5
Other Information Newspaper clippings.From the Macon Telegraph:01/19/1933, Article titled, "Negroes to get freedom today." 10/24/1937, "Pigs of the undersea," by Howard Leonard. 10/01/1950, Article about Margaret Long Leonard's new book, Louisville Saturday. 1950, Leonard honored at writer's breakfast.New York Civil Liberties Union, 01/1961, article titled, "Atlanta...
Dates: 1900 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Folder 8: Lillian Smith, 1950-02-18

 File — Box 2, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

Report from Lillian Smith on her book, Killers of the Dream in which Smith answers criticisms she has recieved concerning the book.

Dates: Created: 1950-02-18

Folder 19: Chattanooga Times, 14-Aug-71

 File — Box 4, Folder: 19
Collection number: Folder 19
Other Information

Chattanooga Times newspaper, August 14, 1971. An article written by Leonard states that the Chatanooga School Board requested an appeal to desegregation.

Dates: Created: 14-Aug-71

Folder 34: A Georgia Woman Sees an End to Segregation, 25-Apr-61

 File — Box 2, Folder: 34
Collection number: Folder 34
Scope and Contents

Look Magazine article by Margaret Long.

Dates: Created: 25-Apr-61

Interview with Shirley Hodge Hardin, April 1, 1999

 File — Bag \folklife\prj1014\: Series PRJ1014, Folder: 012_hardin-shirley
Collection number: PRJ1014-012
Scope and Contents

Interview with Shirley Hodge Hardin, April 1, 1999. Jakin, Georgia. Recorded in Valdosta, Georgia. Fieldworker: Gretchen Geisinger. Audio file. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections.

Dates: April 1, 1999

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

MS134-002 Home Mission Monthly: Negro Americans, April 1922

 Book — Box 1, Book: 2
Collection number: MS/134-002
Scope and Contents

Woman's Board of Home Missions of the Prebyterian Church in the US. This Presbyterian missions magazine was aimed at better race relationships. Articles include: The Springtime of a Race, The Part of the Church, The Negro in Industry, Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Promoters of Good Will and more. (description by seller)

Dates: April 1922

MS134-003 Elect Marvin Griffin Governor: State Democratic Primary, 1962

 Book — Box 1, Book: 3
Collection number: MS/134-003
Scope and Contents

Marvin Griffin, a staunch segregationist, ran for Governor of Georgia in 1962 against Carl Sanders. Griffin used his segregationist credentionals openly and the Confederate flag on his letterhead reflects the famous and controversial change. Griffin's letter mentions Martin Luter King, the C(and)S Bank and the NAACP. Sanders won, prompting Griffin to say, "A lot of people that ate my barbecue didn't vote for me." (description by seller)

Dates: 1962

MS134-004 Letter, 1958 October 9: Ernest Vandiver to Campaign Supporters, Georgia, 1958-10-09

 Book — Box 1, Book: 4
Collection number: MS/134-004
Scope and Contents

Letter from Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Ernest Vandiver, (he would be elected) to supporters. The letter no so subtly makes reference to segregagtion issues. After he was elected as a segregationist, Vandiver managed to keep the schools open and begin the process of integration. The address on the letter is the same building where the States Rights Council of Georgia was located. (description by seller)

Dates: 1958-10-09

MS134-006 Colored Voters Read: here is one instance of the treatment the Colored People of Georgia receive at the hands of the State Democratic Party. What evidence have the Negroes of this State that Schools will be provided for their children in case the Third Party gets Power?, 1894

 Book — Box 1, Book: 6
Collection number: MS/134-006
Scope and Contents

Broadside from Georgia Democratic Party to African-American voters, in which the Democrats attempt to say that they do more for black citizens than the Republicans. The figures are from 1893, so the broadside probably dates from 1894. Uncommon Georgia, race-related ephemera. (description by seller)

Dates: 1894

MS134-007 Committee for Georgia: Building Together, 1945

 Book — Box 1, Book: 7
Collection number: MS/134-007
Scope and Contents Four page (including covers) pamphlet on this biracial committee, founded in Georgia in 1945. This date is the only one on the pamphlet. The Committee for Georgia opposed racial discrimination in the broader context of related social problems of poverty, unemployment and inadequate education and medical care. Scarce ephemeral Georgia imprint showing early bi-racial co-operation for equal rights. (description by seller)Online access:...
Dates: 1945