Welcome to Archives and Special Collections

The VSU Archives and Special Collections supports the University’s commitment to scholarly and creative work, enhances instructional effectiveness, encourages faculty scholarly pursuits, and supports research in selective areas of institutional strength focused on regional need by collecting, preserving, and providing access to records of enduring historical value documenting the history and development of VSU and the surrounding South Georgia region and in support of VSU curriculum.

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Special Collections 

Our special collections houses rare books, regional history, theses and dissertations, and more.

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Student Volunteer Program - Fall 2015

The last day of sign up for Fall 2015 Archives Volunteer Program is October 8th. Extra Credit hours are due by December 4th. Learn more about our volunteer program.

New Website and Database: Valdosta Daily Times Death Index, 1868-1987.

GENDEX, The Valdosta Daily Times Genealogical Index spanning from the 1860s to the 1980s has been digitized in full. This valuable genealogical resource is now online for the first time ever. You can search the Valdosta Daily Times Vital Records database and the Gendex database here. 

Valdosta State Historic Yearbooks digitized!

We are please to announce that Valdosta State's historic yearbook collection, spanning from 1925-1987, has been completely digitize. Browse decades of life at Valdosta State at https://archive.org/details/valdostastate on the Internet Archive.  

New Website Redesign: South Georgia Folklife Collection

The South Georgia Folklife Website has  been updated and redesigned for modern browsers. This extensive collection covers life in South Georgia and includes thousands of photographs, oral history interviews, and much more. Check it out at http://archives.valdosta.edu/folklife.

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Congratulations to the VSU Archives for winning the 2007 Brenda McCallum Prize from The American Folklore Society!

The American Folklore Society 
The Valdosta Daily Times article 
Valdosta State University News articles