Bertram A. Holtzworth Scrapbook
Scope and Content
This scrapbook contains photographs and memorabilia dating 1918-1926 from United States Military Academy (West Point) and Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) by Bertram A. Holtzworth, a student of VPI from 1919-1922 and graduate of West Point in 1927.
- 1918 - 1926
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
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Bertram Arthur Holtzworth (1904-1971) was born in West Virginia to Arthur and Nettie Holtzworth. He attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) from 1921-1923 before moving on to the United States Military Academy (West Point), graduating in 1927. Holtzworth served in the United States Army from 1923 until 1963, fighting in both World War II and the Korean War, and retired as a Major General. He received the Legion of Merit of the U.S. Armed Forces for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States with the G-4 Section, Headquarters, 12th Army Group, from 1943 to 1945" and the Army Distinguished Service Medal for "exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during the period August 1954 to July 1963."
Holtzworth married his wife Caroline (1903-1984) in the 1930s, and they are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
VPI Catalogs, 1921-1923
U.S. Federal Censuses, 1920-1950
"Bertram Arthur Holtzworth", findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49206593/bertram-arthur-holtzworth, accessed on August 25, 2023.
"Bertram Holtzworth - Recipient", militarytimes.com, https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/106146, accessed on August 25, 2023.
"Bertram A Holtzworth" in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, database, Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/7551977:2441, accessed on September 5, 2023.
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This scrapbook contains photographs and memorabilia dating 1918-1926 from United States Military Academy (West Point) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) by Bertram A. Holtzworth, who attended VPI before graduating from West Point in 1927. He served in the U.S. Army from his time as a cadet at West Point until his retirement as Major General in 1963.
Source of Acquisition
The Bertram A. Holtzworth Scrapbook was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1997.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Bertram A. Holtzworth Scrapbook 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 Bertram A. Holtzworth Scrapbook was completed in August 2023.
- Bertram A. Holtzworth Scrapbook, 1918-1926
- Sterling Bryant, Student Assistant, and LM Rozema, Archivist
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
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