Robert Edward Minshall Papers
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.
- 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
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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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
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.
Some postcards were separated 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/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert Edward Minshall Papers was completed in December 2019.
- Robert Edward Minshall Collection, 1909-1913
- Caroline Harvey, Student Worker, and LM Rozema, Archivist
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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