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Appalachian Electric Power Company Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-073

Scope and Contents

The American Gas and Electric Company purchased the Appalachian Power Company in 1925, merging units in middle-Appalachia in order to create the Appalachian Electric Power Company. The photograph in this collection of A.E.P. Company's First Aid Class is taken shortly after the merger, in 1931. It is unclear whether the photograph pictures employees, volunteers, or other important contributors to the company's success. The Service Pin Dinner photograph was also taken during a period of transition for the company, preceding the renaming of A.E.P.'s parent company–American Gas and Electric Company. Additionally, the Service Pin Dinner and First Aid Class photographs have ordered lists on the back of each photograph of the individuals pictured.

Dates

  • 1931, 1956, n.d.

Creator

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: 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.

Historical Note

In 1906, the American Gas and Electric Company was formed from Electric Company of America–a utility holding company–and soon began offering electric, water, transit, steam, gas, and ice services to individuals living in New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio. In 1925, AG&E purchased the Appalachian Power Company and merged their other holdings in Virginia and southern West Virginia with the new company. The newly merged units were soon renamed the Appalachian Electric Power Company In 1958, AG&E became American Electric Power (A.E.P.).

Today, the Appalachian Electric Power Company's headquarters are in Charleston, West Virginia. A.E.P serves about one million customers in Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia, accounting for about ¼ of American Electric Power's total customers.

For additonal information, see the American Electric Power webpage.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains three photographs from the Appalachian Electric Power Company. While the photograph of the Executive Committee of the A.E.P. Social Club does not have a known date, the photograph of the A.E.P. Company's First Aid Class was taken in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1931. The photograph of the participants in the Service Pin Dinner is dated to 1956.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The Appalachian Electric Power Company Photographs were purchased by Special Collections in 2009.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Appalachian Electric Power Company Photographs 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, arrangement, and description of the Appalachian Electric Power Company Photographs commenced and was completed in May 2009.

Title
A Guide to the Appalachian Electric Power Company Photographs, 1931, 1956, n.d.
Status
Completed
Author
Lora Settle
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-03: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

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