Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., Memorabilia
Scope and Content
The Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., Memorabilia contains Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) memorabilia from the 1920s, including a recruitment letter from VPI President Burruss, hardware and patches from a Corps of Cadets uniform, event programs, a dance card, and photographs of student life.
- ca. 1920s
- Dent, Joseph B. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., was born on August 14, 1904, in Wythe County, Virginia, and died on May 6, 1996, in Chester, Virginia. In the 1920s, he attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) as an undergraduate and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He graduated in 1926 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 1931 with a Master of Science degree at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M). From 1937 to 1972, Dent was a member of the faculty at VPI's College of Engineering, serving first as Associate Professor of Engineering Drawing and Descriptive Geometry. In 1959, he became Professor of Graphics; in 1964, Professor of Industrial Engineering; and from 1969 until his retirement in 1972, Professor of Engineering Fundamentals. Following his retirement, he published Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics in 1974.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., Memorabilia contains Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) memorabilia from the 1920s.
The collection is arranged by item type. The recruitment letter is in the front, followed by uniform patches and hardware, event programs, and scrapbook pages.
Source of Acquisition
The Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., Memorabilia was donated to Special Collections in 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., Memorabilia 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 Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., Memorabilia was completed in January 2016.
- Joseph Baker Dent, Sr., Memorabilia, ca. 1920s
- Anthony Wright de Hernandez, Librarian
- 2016 (CC0 1.0)
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