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S. H. Knick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-055

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers of Samuel Herbert Knick (1886-1914) of Rockbridge County, Virginia, all relating to Knick's time as a student of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI, now Virginia Tech). The collection includes a 1905/1906 VPI student handbook. Also included are a letter and postcard sent by Knick to his brother, Hampton Knick, while Herbert Knick was encamped in St. Louis, Missouri with cadets visiting the World's Fair. Knick very briefly describes his train trip from Christiansburg and conditions in the camp.

Dates

  • 1904 - 1906

Creator

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

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 (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Samuel Herbert Knick, son of Samuel and Mary Ann Reynolds Knick, was born in Virginia on February 1, 1886. In the 1900 federal census, Knick is listed among the inhabitants in the home of his mother in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Catalogs of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech) list Knick as a special student during the 1902/1903 term and a sophomore in 1904/1905. He later worked as a mail clerk and as a farmer. Samuel H. Knick died on May 19, 1914, and was buried in Collierstown Presbyterian Cemetery, Collierstown (Rockbridge County), Virginia.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Papers of Samuel Herbert Knick (1886-1914), of Rockbridge County, Virginia, relating to his time as a student at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, including a student handbook and a letter and postcard addressed to Knick's brother, W. Hampton Knick.

Source of Acquisition

The S. H. Knick Collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in two accessions dated 1989 and 1990.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the S. H. Knick Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the S. H. Knick Collection commenced and was completed in February 2022.

Title
S. H. Knick Collection, 1904-1906
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2022 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-01: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
  • 2021-05-12: LM Rozema added missing notes for an unprocessed collection (abstract, source, processing, bio note), added FA title, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.
  • 2021-05-14: LM Rozema moved misfiled 1862 letter between Sherwood and Bozworth to Bozworth, Ms1989-058; updated dates and notes accordingly.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308