Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection
Scope and Content
The collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900, and two artifacts. While Begg is not on the honor roll, future VPI president Julian A. Burress is listed as a "proficient" senior and as graduating with a Bachelors of Science with honors. Chi Epsilon is the United States National Civil Engineering undergraduate honor society. The 1948 program has a menu for the 25th anniversary banquet (March 8, 1948), as well as a list of old and new members. The verso side contains a note that the dinner also celebrates "Colonel R.B.H. Begg's 35th anniversary as Head of the Civil Engineering Department at V.P.I." The invitation is written to "The 'Colonel.'" The list of alumni contains handwritten marginalia and changes. The artifacts include a 1926 silver tray and 1933 trophy.
- 1898, 1926, 1933, 1948, 1962
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Robert Burns Haldane Begg (1880-1965) was born on January 4, 1880, to James Beveridge and Janet Haldane Begg. He was the youngest of three children. He graduated from VPI in 1899 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Some time after 1910, he married Adah M. (abt. 1886-1953). From 1913 to 1956, he taught Civil Engineering at VPI, while serving as Head of the Civil Engineering Department. He died in 1965.
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900, a 1926 silver tray, and a 1933 trophy.
The collection is arranged by type.
Source of Acquisition
The Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1963. New materials were donated in 2022.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection, Ms1963-005 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection commenced and was completed in 1963. Additional descriptions were completed in May 2009, August 2022, and November 2022.
- Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection, 1898, 1926, 1933, 1948, 1962
- Special Collections and University Archives Staff
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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