Call Number:  UA 8/11

Name:  Modern Foreign Language Department: An Inventory of Its Records at the Valdosta State University Archives

Dates:  1973-present (Open)

Size:  8 folders

History of the Department:    The Valdosta State Political Science Department is under the College of Arts and Sciences.  The first department head noted for the Modern Foreign Language Department was Dr. James Thornton, 1970-1972;  then Dr. Jose B. Fernandez served from 1972-198; Dr. Dennis Hale, 1981-1989 followed.  Dr. Sandra Walker has been head of Modern Foreign Languages since 1989.

Scope and Content:  The Collection is not comprehensive but contains scattered  holdings. It includes recruitment and program brochures, memos, and course advertisements.  A copy of the Foreign Language Beacon contains an article on Dr. Fernandez's being named to head the program.  A single copy of the American Association of Teachers of French's Bulletin Francais  is included.  Several issues of  Who's Who in Foreign Languages in Georgia and Florida High Schools, from 1987-1989 are here.  The collection includes 1988 brochures on Saft America's Scholarship for study of Business and French at Valdosta State.

Subject Headings:

Modern Foreign Language Department--VSC/VSU Fernandez, Jose B. Saft America 
French Language Spanish Language Who's Who in Foreign Languages in Georgia & Florida High Schools 
Foreign Language Beacon 


The papers include the following parts: 
[Folder 1] Memos 
[Folder 2] Admissions--Modern Foreign Language Department 
[Folder 3] Brochures 
[Folder 4] Courses 
[Folder 5] Foreign Language Beacon 
[Folder 6] AATF Bulletin Francais 
[Folder 7] Saft-America Scholarship 
[Folder 8] Who's Who in Foreign Languages in Georgia & Florida High Schools

Processing Date: 2/2002 by Deborah S. Davis and Nan Canington