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Harvey E. Shepherd Collection

Identifier: Ms-2003-020

Scope and Contents

The Harvey E. Shepherd scrapbook spans the years 1928 to 1932. The leather covered scrapbook with memory book and the VPI seal on the cover has 49 leaves. The scrapbook contains line drawings, correspondence, official notification and receipts, class tickets, images, programs, clippings, ticket stubs, invitations, Thanksgiving Dinner menu (1929), college blueprints, photographs, letterhead, Corps of Cadets materials, Virginia Baptist Student Convention program, YMCA membership card, and permission slips from Chemical Warfare ROTC Camp at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Also included is a white belt with no buckle marked H.E. Shepherd Co. B.


  • 1928 - 1932


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: 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

Harvey Earl Shepherd, from Front Royal, Virginia, earned a degree in Chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1932. He served in teh Corps of Cadets in Companies B and D. He was on the staff of the publication The Virginia Tech, the VPI Skipper, and the Bugle. Shepherd was also a member of the Dramatic Club, the Shenandoah Valley Club, the Chemical Club, and Pi Delta Epsilon. Shepherd also did graduate work at VPI.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)


The collection consists of a scrapbook prepared by Harvey E. Shepherd, class of 1932, as a Cadet and graduate student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Additional loose materials kept in the scrapbook.


The scrapbook is arranged loosely chronologically. The original order has been retained. Loose materials and a cloth belt have been put in separate folders.

Source of Acquisition

The Harvey E. Shepherd Collection was donated to the Special Collections in 1993.

Rights Statement for Archival Decription

The guide to the Harvey E. Shepherd Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Harvey E. Shepherd Collection commenced and was completed in October, 2003.

A Guide to the Harvey E. Shepherd Collection 1928-32
Tamara Kennelly
2004 (CC0 1.0)
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-09: 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