Archival Research Travel Fund

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THE HUGH AND JOAN BAILEY ARCHIVAL RESEARCH TRAVEL FUND


The VSU Archives and Special Collections has numerous collections worthy of scholarly study. We have 4000 linear feet of archival materials, 5000 books in special collections relating to Georgia and 350 rare books. The Bailey Travel Fund exists to help fund out of area researchers to come to Valdosta and use our collections for research. Up to 1000 annually is available to defray travel costs for any researcher who wants to use the resources available in our archives and special collections. The award is competitive and depends on how well the research topic fits the collections of the VSU Archives and Special Collections. Our website and ARCHON finding aids are located here: https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/depts/archives-and-special-collections/. Our collections include 115 years of college history, women’s history, some military history, civil rights and integration, biographies, civil war documents, literature, rare books, 500 digitized oral histories relating to Georgia, and numerous other collections.

The application process is a letter and a CV describing your interest in our collections. The archives will be happy to assist you in using our various finding aids to help formulate your letter and make sure you have found all resources that apply to your research question. Letters and CV’s are due OCTOBER 15 to the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections at archives@valdosta.edu , with the subject line Research Travel Fund. Awards will be made in November and you will have from January through December of the following year to make your trip. We look forward to serving you in our archives.