Francis L. Carr VPI Memorabilia
Scope and Content
This collection includes memorabilia from Francis L. Carr's time at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, from 1937-1942. It contains a VPI cadet blue cap, a 1937 certificate of honor for Carr, a 1938 letter written by Carr to his sweetheart, an undated black and white Cadet Corps graduation photograph, a 1941 black and white photo of VPI cadets, a 1942 annual banquet program, a VPI pin, bronze cufflink, and two "G.W. Hume VA House Delegates" pins.
- 1937-1942, undated
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Francis L. Carr (1920-2015) was born in Leesburg, Virginia, to John W. and Mary Edna Carr. He graduated from Ashburn High School and then attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), as a ROTC cadet. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry in 1942. From 1942 to 1946, Carr served in the 3rd Army under General Patton, 5th Infantry Division and was promoted to the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and the French Croix de Guerre medal. After the war, he married his wife, Miriam Arnold of Eau Claire and became the Vice President in charge of road grading for L. G. Arnold Inc. in Eau Claire from 1947 through 1977. He also opened and operated Carr Associates and was a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin and Virginia. Carr passed away on January 4, 2015, in Eau Claire.
- "Francis Carr" obituary, Leader Telegram, https://www.leadertelegram.com/obituaries/francis-carr/article_4ea524a7-f73f-54cb-9b61-3f0d18eb3fff.html, accessed September 2021.
0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection includes memorabilia from Francis L. Carr's time at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, from 1937-1942. It contains a variety of materials, such as a program, photographs, a letter, pins, and a certificate.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in July 2021.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Francis L. Carr VPI Memorabilia 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 Francis L. Carr VPI Memorabilia was completed in September 2021.
- Francis L. Carr VPI Memorabilia, 1937-1942, undated
- Kiana Wilkerson, Graduate Assistant
- 2021 (CC0 1.0)
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