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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  • Huxford, John; Thomas, Hellen Allen; Brown, Evelyn (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1921)
    Valdosta State University Alma Mater (Instrumental)
  • Gohl, Sadie (Rowan Tree Church Periodicals Collection, New Age Movements, Occultism, and Spiritualism Research Library. Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1993)
    All the lonely people / by J. Taylor Block -- Cooped castle to thaw [poem] / by Jim DeWitt -- Interview with J. Taylor Block -- Interview with Rev. Paul V. Beyerl -- Transformation / by Sadie Gohl -- Beyond the known limits: ...
  • Langdale Forest Products Co. (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1994)
    Langdale Company 1994 Calendar, printed for 100th Anniversary.
  • Broun, William (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1908-05)
    Capt. William Broun, C.S.A., Forty-seventh Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Jackson's command, died in Washington on May 15. He was assistant adjutant and inspector general of Brockenbrough's Brigade, Heth's division, A.P. ...
  • Broun, Bettie Lee (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1864-04-07)
    Southern Female College April 7th 1864 My dear Pa. It has been such a long time since I heard from you. That I hardly know how to commence writing.
  • Broun, Bettie Lee (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1863-12-06)
    Southern Female College December 6th 1863 My Dearest Pa, I received your letter written by Mr. Lannders [sp?] and also the shoes. Having been intending to write you ever since I received them, but sickness and school ...
  • Broun, Bettie Lee (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1863-05-09)
    Southern Female College May 9th 1863 My Dearest Ma, I wrote you a very short note by Mr. Harvey and have intended to wish you a long long letter ever since he left and having no way to send it I have delayed writing ...
  • Broun, William (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1863-05-05)
    Hospital New Chancellorsville May 5th 1863 Dear Pa, As there are several of the wounded men going home in a few days and some about starting now. I thought I'd write a few lines. I am quite well with the exception ...
  • Broun, Bettie Lee (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1863-03)
    ...price. How are the children? I would like so much to see them. Don't let Eddie forget me. Does Rossie go to school? Ma please send me your parasol when you have an opportunity. I can not get one here. I guess you are ...
  • Broun, Bettie Lee (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1863-04-05)
    Southern Female College April 5th 1863 My Dearest Ma, I wrote you a long letter a few days ago by John Branham and have nothing of importance to write now. Nevertheless I cannot let an opportunity pass without writing ...
  • Broun, William (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 2020, 1863-03-16)
    My Dear Father, Yours of the 7th & 9th sent from Pitman were received a few days ago, and as several are going down tomorrow from the 40th I have concluded to write. Although the monotony of camp is such that one can ...
  • Colquitt, Alfred (1897-01-09)
    Letter from Alfred Colquitt to State of Georgia Executive Department, Atlanta, Georgia. January 9, 1879.
  • Stephens, Alexander (1879-01-14)
    Letter from Alexander Stephens to House of Representatives, January 14, 1879.
  • Price, W.P.; Worley, J. (1879-01-01)
    Letter from W.P. Price and J. Worley to Board of Trustees, Dahlonega, Georgia. January 1, 1879.
  • Orr, Gustavious J. (1879-01-09)
    Letter from Gustavious J. Orr to State School Commissioner, January 9, 1879.
  • Little, George (1879-01-09)
    Letter from George Little to Office of State Geologist, January 9, 1879
  • Brown, Joseph E (1879-01-09)
    Letter from Joseph E. Brown to Western and Atlantic Railroad Co., January 9, 1879.
  • Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904 (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1898-08-20)
    Card-style folder: “Original draft of "Ranmoor” Pencil drawing date August 20, 1898. Includes poem “On Ranmoor” on verso in pencil. Portrait of Arnold above. Mounted on dark blue card stock. Genre: Poetry; Drawings.
  • Unknown author (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895)
    Letter dated October 17, from Hotel de Rome, name illegible.
  • Evans, Mary-Loise (Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, 1895)
    Letter from Mary-Louise Evans, dated July 7, regarding his gift to her and the hopes of meeting again before she leaves.

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