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Robert Edward Minshall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-043

Scope and Content

Robert Edward Minshall Papers contain VPI photographs and programs from 1909 to 1913. There are 30 photographs and postcards, which depict campus, Castle Rock, the Corps of Cadets, Price Hall, Cascades, the 1943 campus flood, VPI walkway, Academic Building no. 1, "Uncle Bill" Witt, and pictures from the 1909 football team. The following football players are identified: Coach Bocock, V.B. Hodgson, A.N. Hodgson, [H.E.] Billups, [W.B.] Davis, [T.P.] Hicks, [J.L.] Hughes, H.G. Jones, [E.R.] Norris, [J.T.] Luttrell, and [A.G.] Gibbs. Additionally, there are two programs from the Class of 1913 Annual Sophmore Banquet and VPI 1913 Commencement.

Dates

  • 1909 - 1913

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

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

Robert Edward Minshall (1889-1958) of Piedmont, West Virginia, graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1913. He earned his master's from Penn State, where he worked as a civil engineering profesor until his retirement in 1953. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps during World War I. Minshall married Nina Virginia Shuey, and the couple had three children.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The Robert Edward Minshall Papers, 1909-1913, contains photographs, postcards, and programs from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Minshall graduated from VPI in 1913 and taught civil engineering at Penn State.

Source of Acquisition

The Robert Edward Minshall Papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in August 1959.

Separated Materials

Some postcards were removed to the Historical Photograph Collection.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Robert Edward Minshall Papers 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 Robert Edward Minshall Papers was completed in December 2019.

Title
Robert Edward Minshall Collection, 1909-1913
Status
Completed
Author
Caroline Harvey, Student Worker, and LM Rozema, Archivist
Date
2020 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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