T. W. Hatcher Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains class notes from Hatcher's tenure as a student at VPI, as well as VPI ephemera from the 1950s. The collection contains photographs from campus and other locations, taken in the 1920s. Later materials consist of reports written about the National Bank of Blacksburg.
- 1919 - 1970
- Majority of material found within 1920 - 1930
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (email@example.com or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
T. (Thomas) W. (Watkins) Hatcher was a student at VPI from 1919 to 1922, graduating with a defree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1924, Hatcher joined the Math Department as an Instructor, and became an Assistant Professor in 1926. He received a PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1931. In 1943, he was named Acting Head of the department at VPI, a position that became permanent the following year. He served as Head of the Math Department until 1963. Hatcher retired in 1964, and began contributing to a scholarship that has continued in his name ever since. He was also on the Board of the National Bank of Blacksburg. Hatcher died in 1979.
0.6 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
The collection contains notes from Hatcher's tenure as a student at VPI, as well as VPI ephemera from the 1950s. The collecton contains photographs from campus and other locations, taken in the 1920s. Later materials consist of reports from the National Bank of Blacksburg.
The collection is arranged by type of material.
Source of Acquisition
The T. W. Hatcher Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the T. W. Hatcher Collection 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 T. W. Hatcher Collection commenced and was completed i n1987. Additional description was completed in July 2009.
- A Guide to the T. W. Hatcher Collection, 1919-1970 (Bulk 1920-1930)
- Kira A. Dietz
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2020-08-18: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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