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Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

 Organization

Dates

  • Usage: 1896 - 1944

Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:

William Bradford Alwood Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1960-003
Abstract

William Bradford Alwood was a professor of horticulture, entomology, and mycology at Virginia Tech (1891-1904) and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His collection includes research papers, theses, brochures, and notebooks on such subjects as cider, wine making, grapes, and pellagra.

Dates: 1854 - 1927

Polly Ashelman Collection on the John McLaren McBryde Family

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-017
Abstract

The Polly Ashelman Collection on the John McLaren McBryde Family, Ms 2019-017, contains items from former VPI President McBryde. Before becoming the fifth president of the university, McBryde attended South Carolina College, the University of Virginia, and served in the confederate army. McBryde recieved medals from South Carolina College and UVA as well as gifts during his presidency which are included in this collection.

Dates: 1911-1913

Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-02-06
Scope and Content This collection contains mainly incoming and outgoing correspondence (1907-1913) concerning college activities and issues of Barringer's administration. Topics include academic standards; hazing; Hog Cholera outbreak (1908); fires; prohibition; water/sewage system; refrigeration plant; and advantages and dangers of football. A few letters from Barringer are to United States presidents: Theodore Roosevelt; William Howard Taft; and Woodrow Wilson. Also included with the collection are the...
Dates: 1900 - 1914

Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1963-005
Abstract

The collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, and a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900.

Dates: 1898, 1948, 1962

Karl Jacob Belser Illustrations,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1956-003
Abstract

The collection contains art pieces by Karl Jacob Belser, including 19 intaglio prints and one page with a pencil signature.

Dates: 1931-1932, 1938, n.d.

Henry Brooke Letter and Flyer,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1949-001
Abstract

The collection consists of a letter written March 1893 from Brooke to Editor Colliery Engineer about an article written by Otto C. Burkhart.

Dates: 1893, c.1909

Ralph Minthorne Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1970-002
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Ralph Minthorne Brown, Virginia Tech head librarian (1926-1947), amateur historian and naturalist. It includes materials on Virginia Tech and local history, including typed transcripts of sources gathered for an intended history of Virginia Tech. Also included are Brown's Blacksburg ornithological and weather observations, a bibliography of Matthew Fontaine Maury, and other writings.

Dates: 1925 - 1944

Records of the Office of the President, Julian A. Burruss

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-02-08
Abstract

The bulk of the collection contains correspondence concerning Julian Ashby Burruss' tenure as president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, as well as lecture notes, reports to the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School, and Experiment Station reports.

Dates: 1906 - 1946

Christian Case Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1996-026
Abstract

This collection of materials about accusations in student hazing incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, subsequent disciplinary actions by the university's faculty, actions taken by the board of visitors, appeal by Judge George L. Christian (father of one of the accused), and proceedings of a joint legislative committee investigating the incident and the college's faculty and administrative practices and policies.

Dates: 1905 - 1906

J. S. Counselman Letter,

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1993-009
Scope and Contents

Virginia Tech instructional assistant in surveying and drawing (1903-1904); Georgia School of Technology Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering. Collection consists of a letter from Counselman to a Mr. L. O’Shaughnessy (VPI civil engineering instructor 1904-1905).

Dates: 1906