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Norman L. Grover Papers,

Identifier: Ms-1991-037

Scope and Contents

This collection encompasses a wide variety of materials including documents from the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Humanities Program, and the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Association. The collection also contains academic publications, information concerning campus events through the years, and materials from classes offered by the Departments of Philosophy and Religion from the 1960s through the 1990s.


  • 1960 - 1992


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Norman L. Grover was a faculty member in the department of Philosophy and Religion and later the Department of Religion from 1957 until his retirement in 1994. He also served as head of the department from 1957-1975.


5.8 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)


This collection contains the papers of Norman L. Grover a former professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department(s) at Virginia Tech from 1957-1991.


The collection is organized into series by subject type. Within each series, files are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Series I: University Level Administrative Materials includes papers relating to the Virginia Tech chapter of the AAUP; memos and reports from the College of Arts and Sciences, University Council, and Faculty Senate; faculty handbooks; and state employee materials. Series II: Department of Philosophy and Religion Materials contains memos; course proposals and curriculum papers; faculty meeting minutes; and administrative documents.

Series III: Philosophy Major/Department Materials consists of administrative papers collected to establish the major, as well as advising records; honors society by-laws; and faculty memos.

Series IV: Religion Major/Department Materials includes degree and major proposals; higher education files on curriculum; correspondence; and informational flyers.

Series V: Academic Publications, Drafts, and Manuscripts contains articles and writings by others collected by Grover.

Series VI: Materials from Various Conferences, Lectures, and Campus Events, consists of programs notes; advertising and informational flyers; and other papers relating to Grover’s attendance and involvement with campus, relational, and nation events.

Series VII: Philosophy and Religion Course Materials contains course and club specific papers; syllabi; handouts on Charles Darwin; and honors seminar materials.

Series VIII: Miscellaneous Documents includes individual issues of newsletters kept by Grover; non-academic articles and clippings; materials on campus organization; handouts; and other ephemera.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired by Special Collections in 2001.

Separated Materials

This collection includes several books which have been separated from the manuscript portion of the collection. The books include: Hawthore's Little Daffydowndilly and other Stories, Wilsson's First Reader, The Bear Cubbook, A History of Kansas by Anna E. Arnold, The American Red Cross Life Saving and Water Safety, Manual of Parliamentary Practice: Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies by Luther S. Cushing, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Seeing Canada with Lowell Thomas, Infantry Fire; Its Use in Battle by Joseph B. Batchelor, Jr.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the The Norman L. Grover Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Norman L. Grover Papers was completed in October 2014.

Norman L. Grover Papers, 1960-1992
Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant, Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
2014 (CC0 1.0)
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-14: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

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

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US