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#digitalpreservation #news Valdosta Archives Last known VCR maker stops production, 40 years after VHS format launch
Declining sales, parts shortage blamed; 750,000 units were sold last year.
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#TBT Valdosta State Valdosta State Image: First Homecoming Bonfire, October 1, 1982
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Recognize anyone? Please comment on Flickr! Spectator early #1980s #flashback Valdosta State
Explore Valdosta State University Archives's 6,531 photos on Flickr!
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#TBT Valdosta State Student Art Show, April 1982.
Student Art Show; 4/82. Valdosta State College.
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#TBT Valdosta State AFROTC Change of Command Ceremony, North Campus, May 27, 1981
AFROTC; change of command; ceremony at north campus; 5/27/81; Mullis, Joe; Swale, Robt.
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Have a great #July4th Valdosta State! [Image: 2006]
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The Alabama Wiregrassers

by Charles Ghigna

Dry rooted in penny coated clay,
the wiregrassers come
suntan tamed in drawl
through the mire faster.
Machetes high aimed for home,
they carry the clues of day
across their open, flying clothes.
Blade for blade, steel for grass,
they flog the wire
with a hungry denim run.
Black shinhair stares
boar bristled red out
from rips of hinged tight jeans.
Tobacco spittin’ voices
seep coarse through gapped teeth
like hot wax from upside-down brown candles.
An evening shadow sinks itself
in the open field,
closing it for night.
The copper cold dust
from spun home trucks
relaxes into dew
and paints itself across the wiregrass
that sleeps in rust
beneath a hush of moon. 
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#1980s #FlashbackFriday Valdosta State Blaze FM 90.9 FM: Student Union, December 1982
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New photograph album added to Flickr: The Spectator negatives, 1980-1985.
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Have a great weekend Valdosta State! Image: VSC, April 1982
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New digitized #rare-books and manuscripts - Slavery and Civil Rights Papers
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#TBT Valdosta State students #BeatTheHeat at Twin Lakes #Lowndes, 1936
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Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections's Collections
South Georgia's Regional Archives
The VSU Archives & Special Collections was created in 1983 and was initially housed on the first floor of Odum Library, practically hidden away under the stairs. Fast forward to today and we are now located on the 4th floor of the new library addition, complete with a climate-controlled vault for storage and a spacious patron area; recently dedicated as the William Mobley IV Reading Room. No longer hidden in the bowels of the library, the Archives & Special collections has evolved into an active and vital partner with the university and community. 

We have an award-winning teaching program, including history and art classes, and an excellent extra credit volunteer program, last year brought in over 80 volunteers who performed 1500 hours of service. In addition, we also have an active digitizing program, with over 7000 pages of exhibits, documents, and databases on our website at, featuring the nationally recognized South Georgia Folklife Collection. The VSU Archives has a leading role on the VSU’s institutional repository Vtext, with thousands of pages of theses, dissertations, and historical documents. The Archives is active in collection art and has created permanent exhibits of Archives’ and Odum Library’s holdings on campus.

Our holdings include over 7,500 linear feet of collections in such areas as VSU History, regional Folklife, Georgia History, Oral Histories, Women’s History, Military History, Educational History, Art, including African and Asian Collection, and Religion. Our special collections include an extensive book collection focusing on Georgia and out rare book collection. We collect a wide variety of materials to document the university, its employees, students, and alumni, to document the South Georgia region and to support VSU curriculum. 

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