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Named/Individual Photograph Collections

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: Photographs-002

The Named/Individual Photograph Collections include images from alumni and former faculty and staff, or individuals with ties to campus and the New River Valley. Collections (c.1890-present) depict campus life and events, railroad history, agricultural extension research, Blacksburg and surrounding areas, and some local families.

Dates: 1890s-present

Preston and Olin Institute Records

Identifier: Ms-1964-001

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.

Sarvay-Lyle Ledger,

Identifier: Ms-2011-067

Ledger for a merchant operating in Montgomery County, VA. Entries date from 1881 through 1888. Goods were sold by William G. Sarvay beginning January 1, 1881. The business was sold to Sarvay's step-son, Charles Lyle on March 1, 1883.

Dates: 1881 - 1888

Ellison A. Smyth, Sr. Papers,

Identifier: Ms-1981-098

The Ellison A. Smyth, Sr. collection contains papers including his correspondence with professional and amateur scientists, collectors, dealers and suppliers around the world concerning entomology and zoology, his publications, and field journals from his entomological work.

Dates: 1859 - 1927

Robert Creede Taylor Family Reference Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-2006-024
Scope and Contents Robert Creede Taylor (1866-1915) lived in Montgomery County, Virginia most of his life. He attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Tech) in the 1880s, and thereafter worked in Roanoke before returning to Christiansburg, Virginia in 1893. He married Helen May Pelton, and they had three children. He died in 1915 after a long illness. The Taylors are related to many other Montgomery County and Roanoke families, and these families and their involvement in area...
Dates: 2003 - 2006

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

Charles E. Vawter Family Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2012-057

The collection contains three types of items: a Ledger Book from 1882-1883, two VPI yearbooks from 1900 and 1913, a CDV photo album, and two early daguerreotypes.

Dates: 1882 - 1913

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Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 10
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 4
Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) 2
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944) 2