John A. Kircher Papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains publications, photographs, postcards, programs, and other memorabilia from John A. Kircher's time at Virginia Tech under the Army Specialized Training Program in 1943-1944. Items include Kircher's appointments within V.P.I., play programs, a V.P.I. handbook, and one play program dated 1889. There is also an In Memoriam from 1999 for the deceased members of the Class of 1944.
- 1889, 1943-1944, 1999, undated
- Majority of material found within 1943 - 1944
- Kircher, John Anthony, 1921-2004 (Person)
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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John Anthony Kircher was born on September 6, 1921, to Louis and Elsie Sheehan Kircher in Albany, New York. He married Mary Hunsberger on November 19, 1943, and they had six children. During World War II, Kircher served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1943 to 1944 in the Army Specialized Training Unit, graduating in Spring 1944 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Kircher worked for 40 years at Los Alamos National Labs.
John A. Kircher obituary, Albuquerque Journal, March 9, 2004, http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits/show/142444, accessed September 26, 2023.
"Sgt John A Kircher", Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100239065/john-a-kircher, accessed September 26, 2023.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection contains publications, photographs, postcards, programs, and other memorabilia from John A. Kircher's time at Virginia Tech under the Army Specialized Training Program in 1943-1944.
The collection is arranged by content type.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 1999.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the John A. Kircher 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 John A. Kircher Papers was completed in November 2022.
- Army Specialized Training Program (U.S.)
- 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)
- John A. Kircher Papers, 1889, 1943-1944, 1999, undated (bulk 1943-1944)
- Miranda Christy, Graduate Assistant, and LM Rozema, Archivist
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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