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Elizabeth Kent Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-045
Abstract The collection contains the papers of Elizabeth Kent Adams (1908-1994), resident of Radford, Virginia and local historian. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical charts, essays, and other materials related to the history of Southwest Virginia and of her ancestral lines, especially the Cloyd, Kent, McGavock and Putnam families. Includes photocopy of the handwritten autobiography of A. W. Putnam, photocopies of James Randal Kent's will and inventory of debts, and photocopies and...
Dates: 1922 - 1987

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Montgomery County Branch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1962-001
Abstract

The records largely document the recent history of Smithfield Plantation, ancestral home of the Preston family, focusing particularly on its restoration beginning in 1962. While much of the renovation occurred in the 1960s, many of the records detail other renovation projects done in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also includes historical and other related documents dating from before the original Preston family's residence at Smithfield.

Dates: 1754 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1983

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vertical files at Special Collections and University Archives include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area.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 Appalachians Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1991-019
Abstract

The Black Appalachians Oral History Project consists of approximately twenty-five taped interviews conducted by Dr. Michael Cooke of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University concerning black life in Appalachia, especially in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Dates: 1991

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

Blacksburg Oral History Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1985-005
Scope and Contents

Project of the University Libraries of Virginia Tech to collect information on the history of Blacksburg, Virginia. Collection contains taped interviews, most with transcripts, of the following Blacksburg residents: Cliff Busby, Georgia Croy, S.H. Kessinger, Lucy Lee Lancaster, George Litton, Howard Price, Carrie T. Sibold, and Ellison A. Smyth.

Dates: 1984 - 1985

Blacksburg Vertical Files (List of Subjects),

 Collection
Identifier: VerticalFile-001
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 Blacksburg and its history. Each topic below has at least one folder and many include cross references.

Dates: 1960s-present

Blacksburg Woman's Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1963-002
Abstract

The Blacksburg Woman's Club Records include club correspondence, minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and printed material.

Dates: 1907 - 1972

Milka T. Bliznakov Papers and Architectural Drawings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1991-025
Abstract

Milka Bliznakov was a Bulgarian architect, architectural historian, and professor who practiced in Bulgaria, France, and the United States. The collection consists of her publications, research, correspondence, professional documentation of her practice, conference participation materials, teaching materials, and documents related to her involvement as the founder of the International Archive of Women in Architecture.

Dates: 1946 - 2010

Dorothy H. Bodell Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-042
Abstract

The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, correspondence, research notes, photocopies of historical documents, and files Bodell compiled while writing her book.

Dates: 1850 - 1996

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Civil War 7
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Preston family (Montgomery County, Va.) 6
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 6
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970) 5
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 4
Preston, John, 1764-1827 3
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Preston, Susanna Smith, 1740-1823 3
Preston, William, 1729-1783 3
Smithfield Plantation House (Blacksburg, Va.) 3
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896) 3
Black, Harvey, 1827-1888 2
Blacksburg Woman’s Club (Blacksburg, Va.) 2
Kent family 2
Patton, James, 1692-1755 (Preston family, Montgomery County, Va.) 2
A. W. Luster 1
Adams, Elizabeth Kent 1
Amiss, Edwin 1
Apperson family 1
Apperson, Alex 1
Apperson, Elizabeth Black 1
Apperson, Harvey Black, 1890-1948 1
Apperson, John Samuel, 1837-1904 1
Apperson, Mary 1
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) (1889-2009) 1
Black family 1
Black, Kent, active 1876-1890 1
Black, Mary Kent, b.1836 1
Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010 1
Bodell, Dorothy H., 1931- 1
Caperton family 1
Caperton, George Henry (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Caperton, Mary Elizabeth Henderson (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Caton, Louise 1
Cloyd family 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 1
Croy family (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia 1
Fessler, Mary McClintock Ryland, 1912-2000 1
Givens, Lula Porterfield, 1906-1987 1
Hale, Ruth G. 1
Hill, Olivia Tutwiler, 1889-1974 1
Hummel, Virginia, 1916-1998 1
Johnson, Patricia Givens, 1932-1996 1
Kenney, Anna Whitehead 1
Kent, Germanicus, 1791-1862 1
Kent, Lewis (enslaved person) 1
Kentland Farm 1
Lancaster, Lucy Lee, 1905-1989 1
Lemon, Lewis 1
Madison, Elizabeth Preston, 1762-1837 1
Marion Foundry and Machine Works (Marion, Va.) 1
McDowell family (Rockbridge County, Va.) 1
McDowell, James, 1770-1835 1
McDowell, James, 1795-1851 1
McDowell, Sarah Preston, 1767-1841 1
McDowell, Susana Smith Preston 1
McGavock family 1
Newlee family (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Preston family (Abingdon, Va.) 1
Preston family (Solitude, Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Preston, Edmonia M. (Edmonia Madison Randolph), 1787-1847 1
Preston, Francis, 1765-1835 1
Preston, Hugh Caperton, 1856-1905 1
Preston, James Francis, 1820-1862 1
Preston, Sarah Caperton, 1826- 1
Preston, Thomas L. (Thomas Lewis), 1812-1903 1
Preston, William Ballard, 1805-1862 1
Preston, William C. (William Campbell), 1794-1860 1
Price, Jimmie L. 1
Sibold, Carrie T. (Carrie Taylor), 1904-1990 1
Sibold, Chloe M., 1899-1976 1
Sibold, Nannie V. (Nannie Virginia), 1897-1957 1
Sibold, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1909-1930 1
Southside Garden Club (1928/1930-) (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Southwestern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia (1887-1935) 1
Sullivan family (Virginia) 1
Tucker family (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Tucker, Henry, 1925-1945 1
Tucker, Mattie Lamb, 18931967 1
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Dr. Harvy Black Chapter (1896-2009) (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944) 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1944-1970) 1
W. Stone & Son 1
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