Call Number MS-63

Name: Miscellaneous Georgia Publications from 1800's held in the Valdosta State University Archives

Dates:  1860-1910

Size: 1 Box: 13 Folders: 27 items

History: What history is available is given in the inventory.

Scope and Content:  These papers consist of periodicals from Georgia in the 1800s to the early 1900s.  Periodicals dated before and during the Civil War promote the view of pro-slavery and updates of the Confederate States during the war.  After the war, the periodicals turn to more domestic issues, such as education for children and common medical issues.  Many of the periodicals contain information pertaining to agriculture and new ways and techniques to approach agriculture.  Short stories, poems, music, advice columns, and histories commonly also appear.  There are also articles about local cities and women’s issues, such as, household chores, recipes, and tips, also appear in these periodicals.  Overall, these periodicals give a good view of southern life and concerns from the Civil War era to the early 1900s.     

Processing Notes: (If needed, if not, omit)

Subject Headings:


Medical Knowledge

Agriculture techniques and tips

Agriculture events


Civil War

Advice Columns

Short stories, poems, histories, and music

Gertrude Gilmer

Georgia’s Cities

Women’s household functions

Wiregrass South




Progressive Era


Folder 1- Americus Book Company- This folder contains two copies, in good condition, of a book catalogues produced by the Americus Book Company.  The books