Odum Library

Odum Library

 

Odum Library, dedicated in 1972, is the center of academic life for the campus. In August of 1990, the library was renamed the Gertrude Gilmer Odum Library after Gertrude Gilmer Odum who was a major benefactor of the University and Professor Emerita of English. Housing approximately 453,757 bound volumes, the library is staffed with trained librarians to lend every assistance to students and faculty. The library also contains nearly 3,000 current periodicals and newspapers and a microform collection of over a million units. In 2004, a new addition opened, doubling the size of the library and adding an Internet Café, an auditorium, additional computer labs, classrooms, and a new archives section. The Internet Café is open to students, faculty and staff of VSU 141 hours per week and the Library is open 112 hours per week.

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  • Unknown author (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1900s)
    ca-005_f08_recent-memorabilia_pg001-003: Quitman High School Monthly, Term, and Annual Report of Mildred Bennet, 1919-20. ca-005_f08_recent-memorabilia_pg004-010: In Memoriam address for Reverend Edward Abiel Stevens, ...
  • Unknown author (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, ca. 1986)
    Notes on the genealogy of the Bennet family, spanning several generations, with dates from 1623 to 1986.
  • Bennet, Samuel Stevens (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1939-1945)
    Letter from Samuel Stevens Bennet to his nephew, Paul Hansell Bennet, and wife, May Beck (Mary Rebeca), sharing some of his memories after a recent visit to their house, where he grew up. His recollections include his ...
  • Unknown author (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1900s)
    ca-005_f06_photographs_p01: [Photograph of Matthew Bennet's grave]. (n.d.). In Photographs [Folder]. Valdosta State University Community Archives: Bennett Collection (CA-05), Box 1, Folder 6. Valdosta, Georgia. Undated ...
  • Bennet, William Baker (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1887)
    A letter from W.B. (William Baker) Bennet to Harriet ("Hattie") L. Stevens, dated May 16th, 1887, in Quitman, regarding a recent visit in which he expressed romantic feelings which she did not reciprocate, and promising ...
  • Bennet, William Baker (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1848)
    The text of a speech written and delivered by W. B. Bennet (William Baker Bennet, 1827-1908) before the Phi Delta Society on February 22, 1848, at Mercer University, then located in Penfield, Georgia. Bennet describes the ...
  • Stevens, Oliver (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1837)
    Letter from Oliver Winn Stevens, in Walthourville, dated March 19th, 1837, to his betrothed, Miss Mary Anna Stevens, in which he expresses his love for her and discusses their impending marriage, on March 28th, 1837.
  • Stevens, Oliver (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1837)
    Letter from Oliver Winn Stevens, in Walthourville, dated January 30th, 1837, to his betrothed, Miss Mary Anna Stevens, in Palmyra, in which appears to dispel any doubts she may have over their impending marriage, and convey ...
  • Stevens, Oliver (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1836)
    Letter from Oliver Winn Stevens, in Sunbury, Ga., dated December 10th, 1836, to Mrs. (Amarintha) Stevens, mother of Mary Anna Stevens, in which he asks for her daughter's hand in marriage, and expresses his deliberation ...
  • Stevens, Oliver (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1837)
    Letter from Oliver Winn Stevens, in Walthourville, dated January 15th, 1837, to his betrothed, Miss Mary A. (Anna) Stevens, in Palmyra, in which he apologizes for not being able to see her due to his work obligations. He ...
  • Unknown author (Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1826)
    Reminiscences (dated 1826) of an employee of the Bank of the State of Georgia in Savannah, about his business travels to Darien, Augusta, and Athens, with stops in Washington, Cherokee Corner, and Wassaw sound, by stage ...
  • Hedlund, Joan; Frost, Olivia (The Crisis Publishing Company, 1960-07)
    The book is in fairly good condition with few to no tears on the book itself. There are multiple chapters throughout the book talking about the recent foundation of the Students for Integration. Furthermore, there are ...
  • Fuller, Helen (The New Republic, Ca.1959)
    This 31 Page book talks about how school integration was performed across the south. The book details how southern states differ in how they react to forced integration. Specifically, the book talks about Georgia, Louisiana, ...
  • Greenstone, Al (Columbia Concerts, 1945)
    Stapled, large (4to), souvenir book with pictorial wraps featuring an exceptional B&W image of Robeson against a white background and white titles on a red banner at bottom. This copy has had the cover professionally ...
  • Moore, George H. (New York Historical Society, 1862)
    Beige, somewhat toned wraps with black titles. Covers have been retipped to pamphlet which was originally stitched (threads are gone.) Front wraps have a chip on lower spine edge, a bad scuff part of which is worn throgh ...
  • Hood, William R. (1951)
    Stapled, B&W, pictorial wraps with photograph of meeting and black and white titling. Some toning along edges but, otherwise only light wear. VG to VG+. This pamphlet is the transcript of the speech given by William R. ...
  • Bradford, George; Wright, R. R.; et al. (Atlanta University Publications, 1903)
    Original wrappers, 24pp. Through the Conference proceedings detailed in this booklet took place shortly before W.E.B DuBois became Professor of History and Economic at Atlanta University, it was his initiative in launching ...
  • Johnson, James Weldon (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1918)
    Originally, this address was published in the Proceedings of the National Council of Social Work in 1918.The NAACP published this separately in a series of pamphlets. WorldCat locates only one of these NAACP pamphlets which ...
  • Griffith, D. W. (Cummings Theatre, 1918)
    Single-fold (4 pp.) program for the showing of D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation at the Cummings Theatre in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1918. The program has an old, mostly flattened, horizontal fold through the middle ...
  • Colored Division, Republican State Headquarters of Tennessee (Republican State Headquarters of Tennessee, 1940)
    Single-fold (4 pp.) heavy-stock, newsprint pamphlet with general light wear and aging with some minor, flattened creasing on corners. Overall VG. This pamphlet produced by the Colored Division of the Tennessee Republican ...

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