William F. Drumeller, Jr., Collection
Scope and Content
The collection includes Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) publications, school papers (including notes and notebooks), ephemera, painting, and photographs of William F. Drumeller, Jr., a civil engineering student and cadet at VPI from 1942-1943 and 1946-1949. The majority of the collection consists of student notebooks and paper relating to math and engineering courses. Publications and ephemera were collected by him during his tenure as a student and, presumably, as an alumni.
- 1942 - 1953
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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William F. Drumeller, Jr., was born January 23, 1923, to William and Elizabeth Drumeller. Studying as a civil engineer, Drumeller attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute as a cadet from 1942-1943 and 1946-1949, taking a leave of absence in 1943 to fight in the U. S. Army during World War II, rising to the rank of Sergeant and earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He worked as a civil engineer with CSX Railway. Drumeller died March 25, 2006, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
"Sgt William F. Drumeller Jr.", Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15782743/william-f-drumeller, accessed July 5, 2023.
Obituary for William F. Drumeller Jr., Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 28, 2006, https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/timesdispatch/name/william-drumeller-obituary?id=5404181, accessed July 5, 2023.
1.4 Cubic Feet (1 box and 1 oversize item)
The William F. Drumeller, Jr., Collection, 1942-1953, includes Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) publications, school papers (including notes and notebooks), ephemera, and photographs of Drumeller, a student and cadet at VPI from 1942-1943 and 1946-1949.
The collection is arranged into two series:
Series I: Student Work and Notebooks includes notebooks, course work, and lectures notes, relating to Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) engineering, math, and physics courses taken by William F. Drumeller, Jr., in the 1940s.
Series II: Personal Papers includes alumni materials, photographs, VPI memorabilia, an engineering report for Norfolk & Western, and an ROTC manual.
Source of Acquisition
The William F. Drumeller, Jr. Collection was purchased by Special Collections in November 2012 and August 2020.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the William F. Drumeller, Jr., Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-lwork/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the William F. Drumeller, Jr., Collection was completed in February 2013. Additional materials were integrated in 2020 and description updated in 2023.
- Students and alumni
- University History
- Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
- Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1944-1970)
- William F. Drumeller, Jr., Collection, 1942-1953
- Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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