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Harry Baker Cawley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-062

Scope and Content

This collection contains 243 notes from family members, friends, and girlfriends between 1918-1946. The collection also includes 87 pieces of ephemera: 66 used envelopes, which can likely be matched to letters in this collection; 2 small black and white photographs, invitations, cards, and two short story essays.

Dates

  • 1918 - 1926

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

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.

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Biographical Note

Harry Baker Cawley (1900-1946), from Roanoke, Virgina served in the United States Navy from 1918-1920. He then came to Virginia Agricultural and Polytechnic Institute where he studied alongside his brother Marvin Lynn Cawley from 1920-1921. While at VPI Harry Cawley was a member of the Episcopal Club. Harry B. Cawley died in 1946 from pancreatic cancer.

External sources:

"Harry Baker Cawley", findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83829087/harry-baker-cawley/photo, accessed on June 28, 2023.

"Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014", ancestry.com, https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/1934208:9278?tid=&pid=&queryId=49bd69b1853ecd14b66ef313ac9280b0&_phsrc=KIa72&_phstart=successSource, accessed on June 28, 2023.

"U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947", ancestry.com, https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/10742315:2238, accessed on June 28, 2023.

Extent

0.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

This collection contains 243 notes from family members, friends, and girlfriends between 1918-1946. The collection also includes 87 pieces of ephemera: 66 used envelopes, which can likely be matched to letters in this collection; 2 small black and white photographs, invitations, cards, and two short story essays.

Arrangement

The material in this collection is arranged chronologically by material type.

Source of Acquisition

The Harry Baker Cawley Collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in November 2018.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Harry Baker Cawley Collection 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 Harry Baker Cawley Collection was completed in June 2023.

Title
Harry Baker Cawley Collection, 1918-1926
Status
Completed
Author
Sterling Bryant, Student Assistant
Date
2023 (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