Records of the Dean of the College, Theodorick Pryor Campbell
Scope and Content
This collection consists primarily of correspondence, including letters to and from the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States, Engineering Enlisted Reserve Corps, faculty, Federal Board of Vocational Education, parents, presidents Julian A. Burruss and J. D. Eggleston, students, the U.S. War Department, and the Veterans Bureau. Subjects covered in the correspondence include advertising, budget, demerits, disciplinary matters, hazing, heating plant, land purchases, letters of recommendation, Shops Department, statistics, and VPI's Army Training School. Included within some of the folders are correspondence from 1917-19 when Campbell's title was Dean of the Faculty.
- 1917 - 1924
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Theodorick Pryor Campbell (1862-1928) worked at Virginia Tech from 1889 to 1924 as a professor of modern languages, dean of the Academic Department (1903-1905), dean of the general faculty (1914-1920), and dean of the college (1920-1924). Health issues caused Campbell to resign as dean but he continued to teach until his death in 1928.
Please note: Campbell's first name is spelled various different ways, also shortened to Theo. Theodorick is the most widely accepted spelling.
Source: Cox, Clara B. "In retrospect: Theodoric Pryor Campbell: With a name like Theodoric...", Virginia Tech Magazine, vol. 30, no. 4, Summer 2008. Accessed March 26, 2020. https://www.vtmag.vt.edu/sum08/retrospect.html.
4.2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
This collection contains records of Theodorick Pryor Campbell, the dean of the college at Virginia Tech from 1920-1924. This collection consists primarily of correspondence with faculty, educational organizations, parents, presidents Julian A. Burruss and J. D. Eggleston, students, and government entities. Subjects include advertising, budget, disciplinary matters, hazing, and land purchases. Some correspondence dates to 1917-1919 when Campbell was Dean of the Faculty.
This collection is arranged alphabetically. If there are several folders of the same subject, they are then arranged by date.
Source of Acquisition
The Records of the Dean of the College, Theodorick Pryor Campbell were transferred to Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2002.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Records of the Dean of the College, Theodorick Pryor Campbell 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 Records of the Dean of the College, Theodorick Pryor Campbell was completed in February 2020.
- Records of the Dean of the College, Theodorick Pryor Campbell
- Clare Carter, Student Assistant, and LM Rozema, Archivist
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
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