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Earl H. Hornbarger Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2013-003

Scope and Content

The Earl H. Hornbarger Collection consists of materials relating to his time as a member of the Corps class of 1921 and his later career with Westinghouse Electric Company.

A large majority of the collection relates to Hornbarger's time as a student from 1917 to 1921. It contains a "VPI Memory Book" scrapbook, several banquet brochures and dance cards. There are several artifacts from this time as well, including a pocket bible and a VPI class pin. There is a fold-out pictorial of the entire VPI Corps of Cadets class from 1919-1920, Barracks 1-4. The collection also contains several pamphlets and articles pertaining to Hornbarger's Class of 1921 Reunion in 1962.

Several magazine and book publications pertain to Hornbarger's engineering career with the Westinghouse Electric Company, including a Westinghouse Instruction book written by Hornbarger, a edition of Westinghouse Magazine, and several photos related to Westinghouse production projects.


  • 1912 - 1963


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Earl H. Hornbarger Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Earl Hampton Hornbarger was born in 1898. He graduated from Virginia Agricultural and and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1921. He later worked for Westinghouse. Hornbarger died in 1967.


0.7 Cubic Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder )

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This collection contains photographs, publications, journals, writings and artifacts pertaining to Earl H. Hornbarger's time as a student at VPI, his later career as an engineer with Westinghouse Electric Company, and his involvement as a VPI alumnus.


This collection is arranged in two series: Personal Papers and VPI Memorabilia. Personal Papers includes materials from Hornbarger's professional career, plus some personal artifacts. VPI Memorabilia contains photographs, artifacts, and other ephemera from his tenure as a student.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Special Collections in February 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Earl H. Hornbarger Collection was completed in January 2013.

Earl H. Hornbarger Collection, 1912-1963
Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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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