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

 Organization

Dates

  • Usage: 1896 - 1944

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Beulah O. Allen Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2014-002
Abstract The Beulah O. Allen Collection contains a variety of materials from Allen's life. Her papers contain correspondence with a variety of friends and associates, primarily Lucy Lee Lancaster, the first female graduate from Virginia Tech. In addition, the collection also contains Virginia Tech Commencement programs, Cotillion Club Dance programs, resources related to the Virginia Tech Library, newspaper clippings about the construction of the new Newman Library, and a large collection of...
Dates: 1905 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

Biographical Vertical Files

 Collection
Identifier: VerticalFile-004
Scope and Content

In general, vertical files at Special Collections and University Archives include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area. Files in this collection relate to individuals and families connected to the local area (Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and Southwest Virginia) and/or to Virginia Tech. Each individual/family below has at least one folder and many include cross references.

Dates: 1960s-present

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: 1872 - 1947

Development Plans for VPI

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0348
Abstract

Map shows plans for VPI campus developments.

Dates: October 1934

Dormitory No. 4, Va. Polytechnic Inst. (Heating Plans)

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0354
Abstract

Document shows the heating plans for dormitory 4 at VPI in Blacksburg, Virginia. It contains some hand-written annotations.

Dates: Sept 30, 1902

Alfred Washington Drinkard, Jr. Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1996-019
Abstract

Daily 1947 diary of Alfred Washington Drinkard, Jr., assistant director of Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, 1946-1948 (and previous director, 1916-1946), mentioning people and events associated with the experiment station, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Blacksburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1947

G. Preston Frazer Artwork

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1992-055
Abstract

This collection contains eighteen scketches and drawings created by George Preston Frazer. This collection also contains a sketchbook belonging to Frazer.

Dates: 1940-1953, n. d.

William E. Garnett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1973-011
Abstract

The William E. Garnett Papers consist of field notes, surveys, reports, class notes, letters to the editors of Montgomery County, Virginia, newspapers, and reprints of publications.

Dates: 1936-1969, n.d.

Henry H. Hill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1980-003
Scope and Contents The Henry H. Hill collection consists of historical and genealogical research compiled by Hill during his lifetime in southwest Virginia. Research includes Hill biographical information (1941-50), Blacksburg history and Montgomery County (1798-1951, n.d.), VPI (1891, n.d.), Civil War history (1863-1963, n.d.), and genealogical information and biographical sketches (1821-1950, n.d.). The collection is comprised almost exclusively of photocopies and typescripts, so the dates...
Dates: 1908-1963, n.d.

Historical Photograph Collection (List of Subjects)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Photographs-001
Abstract

The photograph collection at Special Collections and University Archives consists primarily of historical photographs of Virginia Tech, dating back to the 1890s. The collection is also home to historic images of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, the New River Valley, and Southwest Virginia in general. A photograph collection of faculty and staff from the university is maintained separately.

Dates: c. 1890s-present