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Lucy Lee Lancaster Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-069
Abstract Lucy Lee Lancaster was born in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1905 and lived there until she died in 1989. She was one of the first women admitted to Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (popularly known as VPI), and after graduating in 1925, she went on to earn her MLS from Columbia University Library School. She worked at the VPI library for the rest of her career. The Lancaster papers contain biographical materials, family papers, genealogy research,...
Dates: 1915 - 1989

Dorothy McCombs Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1995-006
Abstract

The collection contains personal research notes, subject files, and writings; materials relating to the Virginia Tech University Libraries; course notes; dissertation research; work on textiles and arts & crafts history; genealogy notes; brochures on historic sites around Virginia; and maps collected by Dorothy McCombs. Materials date from about 1970-1989.

Dates: 1970 - 1989

Rudolph Dixon Michael Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1960-005
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Virginia Tech alumnus and agricultural information editor.It contains correspondence and notes relating to the histories Blacksburg, the Preston family, and Smithfield Plantation (including maps of the grounds and the cemetery). It also contains a few campus photographs and printed materials related to Virginia Tech.

Dates: 1925 - 1984

John Murray Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-036
Abstract

The John Murray Papers document the participation of John Murray, a Virginia Tech chemistry professor from 1942 to 1971, in Virginia's ornithological community. Collected materials include manuscript articles, scholarly correspondence, and bird watching logs which focus largely on Montgomery County, Virginia.

Dates: 1883 - 1999

Named/Individual Photograph Collections

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

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

George Green Shackelford Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1983-008
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, research files, project files, and manuscripts of George Green Shackelford, professor of history at Virginia Tech from 1954-1986.

Dates: 1899 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1989

Carrie T. Sibold Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-043
Abstract

The collection consists of scrapbooks, journals, V.P.I. reunion materials, photograph albums, family diplomas, and the diary of Nannie V. Sibold. As a whole, the collection dates from 1912 to 1990. However, Carrie T. Sibold's scrapbook journals, which run from 1974 to 1990, constitute the the bulk of the collection material.

Dates: 1912 - 1990; Majority of material found within ( 1974-1990)

Smithfield Property,

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: Map-0095
Abstract

Collection consists of two items that show numbered sections of the Smithfield property adjacent to Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Dates: October 1966

Solitude Photographs and Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ms-1993-024
Scope and Contents

Historic home of Blacksburg, Virginia, built by the Preston family in the early 1800s. Purchased by the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) in 1872, and remains the oldest building on campus. Photographs consist of thirty-four mounted photographs from Eleanor Stover McEver's collection of various views and details of Solitude, with identifying labels. Also includes other papers, such as newspaper clippings and postcards, with information about Solitude.

Dates: 1960s-1980s

Street Map and Guide to Blacksburg, Virginia

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: Map-0269
Abstract

Map shows streets of Blacksburg, Virginia, with local businesses advertised around the border. Document also contains index for main buildings of VPI.

Dates: 1956

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Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944) 2