John P. Sawyer Letters
Scope and Content
The collection consists of letters from John P. Sawyer, written between 1943 and 1945, while on active duty during World War II. The letter are addressed to Ralph M. Brown, librarian at VPI.
- 1943 - 1945
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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John P. Sawyer graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1940, and he later served during World War II.
Ralph Brown was the head librarian of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) from 1926 to 1947. He was originally born in Fort Shaw, Montana, in 1878. He was an ambulance driver during World War I. He also worked as an editor for Rand McNally and Popular Mechanics before coming to work at VPI. The accomplishment he was best known for as head librarian at VPI was his compilation of the V.P.I Historical Index, 1872-1942. Among other things, he was a book collector and an amateur naturalist.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection consists of letters to Ralph M. Brown, librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), from John P. Sawyer, who graduated from VPI in 1940.
Scope and Contents
The collection was acquired by Special Collections in 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the John P. Sawyer Letters 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 John P. Sawyer Letters was completed in October 2013.
- John P. Sawyer Letters, 1943-1945
- Special Collections and University Archives Staff
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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