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Biographical Vertical Files

 Collection
Identifier: VerticalFile-004
Scope and Content

In general, vertical files at Special Collections and University Archives include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area. Files in this collection relate to individuals and families connected to the local area (Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and Southwest Virginia) and/or to Virginia Tech. Each individual/family below has at least one folder and many include cross references.

Dates: 1960s-present

Black, Kent, and Apperson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-003
Abstract

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of an interrelated family prominent in Blacksburg's history. It includes the Civil War letters of Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black, the Civil War diary of hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of a Blacksburg general store, 1912 European travel diary, and the political scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson.

Dates: 1779 - 1984

Historical Photograph Collection (List of Subjects)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Photographs-001
Abstract

The photograph collection at Special Collections and University Archives consists primarily of historical photographs of Virginia Tech, dating back to the 1890s. The collection is also home to historic images of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, the New River Valley, and Southwest Virginia in general. A photograph collection of faculty and staff from the university is maintained separately.

Dates: c. 1890s-present

Map of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (3 items)

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: Map-0231
Abstract

Map shows the farm and grounds of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. It contains field notes and a table of areas, which defines the acreage of various plots. Two hand-written notes are also on the map, one from Blackford in 1882, and one unsigned, but dated 1902.

Dates: 1882, 1902

Preston and Olin Institute Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1964-001
Abstract

This collection contains an agent’s book for Olin and Preston Institute, five copies of reports from the Committee on Seminaries, and programs from the Alpha Literary Society and Preston Literary Society.

Dates: 1852-1871, n.d.

William Townes Letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-2002-009
Scope and Contents

Thirteen letters with their envelopes from VAMC student William Townes to family members L. W. Wimbish and Mrs. L. W. Wimbish in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia over the period March 15, 1875 to November 2, 1875. Letters concern his expenses and need for funds and his wish for news of home. Also mentioned are boarding in town, opinions of Blacksburg, a masque ball, constant drilling, fellow cadets, and farm matters.

Dates: 1875

V.A.M.C. Diploma

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art-079
Scope and Contents

For William J. Lawrence

Dates: 1876

V.A.M.C. Diploma

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art-080
Scope and Contents

For Henry D. Ayre

Dates: 1876

V.A.M.C Faculty

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art-095
Scope and Contents

no glass in frame

Dates: 1883 - 1884

Virginia Tech and Local History Mounted Clippings

 Collection
Identifier: VerticalFile-006
Abstract

In general, the Virginia Tech and Local History Mounted Clippings include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephermera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area. Files in this collection relate to Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and the activities of members of the community or university. The collection was primarily collected by library staff through the 1960s.

Dates: c. 1870s-c. 1960s

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