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John Nicolay Papers, 1792-1985 (Ms1987-027)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1987-027


  • 1792 - 1985



Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the John Nicolay Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical/Historical Information

John Nicolay was a former Blacksburg, Virginia, resident and historian. The collection consists of papers Nicolay has used for his research on the history of Montgomery County, Virginia. The topics he researched included in the collection are poverty in Montgomery County, blacks, local churches, and the Edie Family of Christiansburg, Virginia.

Language of Materials


General Physical Description note

1.4 cubic feet, 3 boxes, 45 folders, cassette tapes

Scope and Content Information

The types of materials in the collection include oral history tapes, slides, original documents and historical photographs of the area by Earl Palmer. In addition, there is material from Moutainside Magazine, edited by Nicolay from 1983 to 1984, such as writings by Beverly Brinlee, Jess Carr, Fred Waage, and William White.

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