The video collection indexing project lists titles, event names , names found in videos, subjects, and summaries of each video. Here you can find videos of football games, VSU-TV, VSU theatre, and many others, dating back to the 1980s. This is a wonderful source for people researching Valdosta State University. Our indexing project is ongoing. We will add new records at the end of each semester. These records were created by the volunteer VSU history student workers who were working in Archives for their history classes. We are very grateful to these workers. Please contact us if you have any questions or a digitization request.
The publicity department of Georgia State Womans College (and later Valdosta State College) kept annual publicity scrapbooks. All articles that they found, which included information about the school, its faculty, staff or students, were cut out and mounted in these scrapbooks. Newspapers represented include the large, for example, the Atlanta Constitution, to the very small, the Quitman Free Press. These scrapbooks were kept from the 1920s until the 1970s. These scrapbooks paint a livid picture of life at VSU over the years. The Patricia Sutherland Scrapbook Collection has been digitized and is available for download.
The Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Civil Rights Database is an index of the Southern Patriot. The Southern Patriot was a progressive southern newspaper that ran from 1942-1973 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.
Equal Rights Newsletter Database Index
Equal Rights was a publication of the National Woman's Party. Began in 1923, it was the successor to the failed Suffragist. Its name is representative of its purpose: the editors of the newsletter believed that the only way to achieve equality amongst the sexes was to introduce an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. In addition to lobbying for the introduction of a Constitutional Amendment, it discussed feminist concerns, and developments on a national as well as a global scale. In 1935 the editor of Equal Rights left the Party to create the independently published Equal Rights: Independent Feminist Weekly. The NWP still maintained the publication of the newsletter(as well as the name Equal Rights), but with a new editorial staff. The Valdosta State University Archives houses copies of the NWP's Equal Rights from 1924-1954, as well as a few editions of the Independent Feminist Weekly. contact us if you have any questions.
The Virtual Herbarium Project at Valdosta State University
The Valdosta State University Herbarium (VSC) provides a repository for the preservation of voucher specimens that document the flora of the Coastal Plain region of Georgia and specimens from a broader geographical area that might be useful in the study of the flora of this region and that enable specialized research on particular groups of plants carried out by faculty and students in residence at Valdosta State University and by taxonomic specialists at other institutions. VSC also provides specimens for use in teaching, and its staff responds to requests from the general public, natural resource managers, agricultural scientists, and others by providing information about plants and service determinations of unknown plants and. where appropriate, preserving vouchers relating to such.
Our Older-Format Finding Aids
This is a list that contains links to the finding aids of manuscript collections held by the Archives. Each finding aid includes a description of the collection, important topics and persons associated with the collection, and a folder-level inventory. We are in the process of describing all our collections and this library of finding aids will be continually updated.
Manuscript Collection--designated MS: Those collections of documents, letters, images, manuscripts, which have been donated to the Archives, but not "directly" related to the University.