Welcome to Archon our Integrated Archives System. Here you can search the vaults of the VSU Archives and browse our collections.
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V-text is an open access digital repository maintained by the Odum Library to collect, preserve, and distribute Valdosta State University's intellectual capital in ways not currently supported by traditional library and publication models. Repositories are important tools for preserving an organization's legacy; they facilitate digital preservation and scholarly communication.
Search our collection of VSU realted Videos. Here you can find videos of football games, VSU-TV, VSU theatre, and many others, dating back to the 1980s. We are in the process of digitizing older VHS, Umatic, and Betamax recordings. If you would like a copy of anything in our collection, it is $3.50 + shipping and handling for each DVD.
The Campus Canopy was the student newspaper at Georgia State Women's College/ Valdosta State College from 1935-1969. In 1970, the paper was renamed The Spectator, which is the name it has been published under to the present day. This index contains articles from 1935-1942, and more articles are added regularly.
The publicity department of Georgia State Womens 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.
The indexing project lists titles, paper name, names found in articles,
subjects, and summaries of all the newspaper articles in each
scrapbook. This is a wonderful source for people researching Valdosta State University. Our indexing project is ongoing: we currently have [date to date] indexed and searchable here. 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.
This collection contains documents pertaining to state department records in China, specifically the internal affairs of China. The materials consist of instructions to and dispatches from diplomatic and consular officials, notes exchanged, pamphlets, pictures, and newspaper clippings.
The Valdosta Daily Times Vital Records Index is a record of birth announcements, death notices/obituaries, engagement announcements, and wedding announcements found in the Valdosta Daily Times. from 1945-1964. Currently, we are adding material each semester to bring the index up through 1993.
Odum Library and Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections offers a host of sources for genealogical research. Local, State, and National Newspapers, Census Records, Yearbook and Campus Newspapers, and in-library access to Ancestry.com are among the many resources available. Visit the Genealogy guide to get started.
This link will only work in Odum library and provides access to all Ancestry.com records.
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.
University Archives Collection-- designated UA: Those collections generated by or directly related to the University.
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.