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Joseph D. Eggleston Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-128

Scope and Contents

The collection contains publications and pamphlets authored by or including articles authored by and about Joseph D. Eggleston. Materials relate to Eggleston's tenure at VPI and Hampden-Sydney College, as well as religious and other education organizations. Several of the articles contain Eggleston's marginalia. Examples include opinion pieces for the YMCA publication Rural Manhood (1917), articles about Eggleston for the Bulletin of Hampden-Sydney College (1917-1918), and an address to the Virginia State Teachers' Association (1910).

Dates

  • 1896-1949, n.d.
  • Majority of material found within 1905 - 1920

Creator

Language of Materials

The material 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.

Biographical Note

Joseph D. Eggleston was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1867. He attended college at Hampden-Sydney College, completing his degree in 1886. He taught at schools in several southern states before becoming the superintendent in Asheville, North Carolina in 1891 and later superintendent of schools in Farmville, Virginia. During his tenure as state Superintendent of Public Instruction (1906-1912), he worked hard for improvements in rural schools. In January of 1913, he began work with the Field Service in Rural Education in the US Office of Education. The same year, he resigned to take the post of VPI President (1913-1919). In 1919, Eggleston left VPI for the Presidency of his alma mater, Hampden-Sydney College. He served there from 1919 to 1939. Eggleston died in Farmville, Virginia, in 1953.

For more information on Joseph D. Eggleston and his administration at VPI, see:

  1. Records of Joseph Dupuy Eggleston, President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1913-1919. RG 2/7. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.
  2. Kinnear, Duncan Lyle. The First 100 Years; A History of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Blacksburg: Virginia Polytechnic Institute Educational Foundation, 1972.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The collection contains publications and pamphlets authored by or including articles authored by and about Joseph D. Eggleston. Materials relate Eggleston's tenure with VPI and Hampden-Sydney College, as well as local religious and social causes. Several of the articles contain Eggleston's marginalia.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically. Undated material is at the end.

Source of Acquisition

The Joseph D. Eggleston Collection was purchased by Special Collections in September 2009. An additional group of similar publications was purchased by Special Collections in March 2010 and a third group in December 2011.

Related Archival Materials

Records of Joseph Dupuy Eggleston, President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1913-1919. RG 2/7. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Please note: These presidential records are in storage and require 1-2 days notice for retrieval.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Joseph D. Eggleston Collection 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 Joseph D. Eggleston Collection commenced and was completed in October 2009. The second accrual was integrated into the existing collection in May 2010 and the third in December 2011.

Title
Joseph D. Eggleston Collection, 1896-1949 (Bulk 1905-1920)
Status
Completed
Author
Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-25: 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