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Papers, 1914 - 1916

 File — Folder: 1

Scope and Content

From the Collection:

This collection contains papers of Ella G. Agnew, home demonstration agent at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech). The collection consists largely of six weekly field reports completed by Avie E. Phillips of Evington, Virginia. Included among the information Phillips recorded on the printed form are the number of meetings she held, number of miles she traveled, and the number of schools or clubs visited. She also briefly described her activities during visits to local homes (e.g., "Sept. 9th--Brookneal / Teaching Theta Holt and Eva McDowell to can"). On the back of the form, Phillips made more extensive notes ("The Pribbles are very slovenly and shiftless ... They have built a new kitchen and dining room this year and things look better.")

The collection also contains a 1914 Virginia Tech commencement program; a monthly report of the university library's circulation activities and finances, a letter of receipt for matriculation in a correspondence course of the American School of Home Economics; and a brief letter asking for clarification in a financial matter.


  • 1914 - 1916


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.


From the Collection: 0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US