Warm Hearth Village Records
Scope and Content
This collection includes documents related to the creation of the Warm Hearth Village, a retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia. Warm Hearth Village was founded by Wybe Kroontje, former Virginia Tech professor, and his wife Marietje. The collection includes communication with VPI, designs and plans for the community, the projects HUD proposal, among other documents relating to Warm Hearth Village's establishment in the early 1970s. Warm Hearth Village is still in operation today.
- 1974 - 1982
- Warm Hearth Village (Blacksburg, Va.) (Organization)
- Kroontje, Wybe (Writer of accompanying material, Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Wybe Kroontje was born in the Netherlands in 1922. He was part of the Dutch resistance during World War II and came to the United States after the War. He received his B.S. at Cornell University and earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska. He joined the VPI faculty in 1956 in agronomy. He served as the first president of the Faculty Senate at VPI.
Kroontje retired from Virginia Tech in 1987, and turned his full attention to the project he started with his wife Marietje in the early 1970s: the Warm Hearth Village retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Source consulted: Strother, Warren H., From VPI to State University: President T. Marshall Hahn Jr. and the Transformation of Virginia Tech 1962-1974, (Macon: Mercer University Press, 2004).
0.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
This collection contains documents related to the establishment and building of Warm Hearth Village, a retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia, founded by former Virginia Tech professor Wybe Kroontje and his wife Marietje.
The collection is arranged in subject files.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to Special Collections in 2006.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Warm Hearth Village Records 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 Warm Hearth Village Records was completed in October 2013.
- Warm Hearth Village Records, 1974-1982
- Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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