Otis Waldrop Photographs
Scope and Content
The collection contains photographs of Post Offices and other Government buildings, primarily in Indiana, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Identified buildings include the Greensboro Agriculture and Post Office, US Coast Guard Air Station in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute Upper Quad, and more. Several photographs are attached to scrapbook pages, while others are loose. Some buildings are not identified. The photos were collected by Otis Waldrop, probably while chief of design and construction for the U. S. General Services Administration region 3.
- ca. 1930s-1950s
- Waldrop, Otis Ashton, 1901-1990 (Person)
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Otis Ashton Waldrop (1901-1990) was born in Hanover Co., Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He served as a major in the U. S. Army during World War II, and served as chief of design and construction for the U. S. General Services Administration region 3. He supervised the construction of the Smithsonian Museum of Science and Technology.
"Otis Ashton Waldrop", findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58207096/otis-ashton-waldrop, accessed 5/30/2023.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The collection contains photographs of Post Offices and other Government buildings collected by Otis Waldrop (1901-1990), who graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) and served as chief of design and construction for the U. S. General Services Administration region 3.
The collection is arranged by subject and material type.
Source of Acquisition
The Otis Waldrop Photographs were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in March 2003.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Otis Waldrop Photographs 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 Otis Waldrop Photographs was completed in May 2023.
- Otis Waldrop Photographs, ca. 1930s-1950s
- Sterling Bryant, Student Assistant
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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