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J. C. Porter Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-079

Scope and Content

The J. C. Porter Photograph Album contains a scrapbook of approximately 240 photographs (all c. 1880) of structures and scenes in several southwestern Virginia counties, including Bland, Craig, Giles, and Smyth. It includes photographs of a Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad station in New Castle and Mountain Lake resort hotel, both in Giles County. Photographs are believed to have been taken and compiled by Porter.

Dates

  • c. 1880

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.

Extent

0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The J. C. Porter Photograph Album contains a scrapbook of approximately 240 photographs (all c. 1880) of structures and scenes in several southwestern Virginia counties, including Bland, Craig, Giles, and Smyth. It includes photographs of a Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad station in New Castle and Mountain Lake resort hotel. Photographs are believed to have been taken and compiled by Porter.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2001.

Existence and Location of Copies

Reproductions of the images in this album are available in the Historical Photograph Collection at VT Special Collections and University Archives. Digital images are available on Virginia Tech's Imagebase in the Porter Photograph Album folio.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the J. C. Porter Photograph Album 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 collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed prior to 2001.

Creator

Title
J. C. Porter Photograph Album, c. 1880
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Special Collections and University Archives Staff
Date
2014 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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