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Beulah O. Allen Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2014-002
Abstract The Beulah O. Allen Collection contains a variety of materials from Allen's life. Her papers contain correspondence with a variety of friends and associates, primarily Lucy Lee Lancaster, the first female graduate from Virginia Tech. In addition, the collection also contains Virginia Tech Commencement programs, Cotillion Club Dance programs, resources related to the Virginia Tech Library, newspaper clippings about the construction of the new Newman Library, and a large collection of...
Dates: 1905 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

Black History Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2003-011
Scope and Contents

This collection includes oral history accounts from various African Americans with experience at Virginia Tech and/or in the Blacksburg area between the 1950s and the early 2000s.

Dates: n.d.

Blacksburg Sewage Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-012
Abstract This collection contains documents and letters relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg, Virginia. The letters in this collection are all about the sewage system in Blacksburg and most were sent to Dr. Walter Newman, President of Virginia Tech, and John Barringer, Mayor of Blacksburg. The other documents in this collection include committee reports, information on sewage projects, a water ordinance, and other documents relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg. Also, a petition made to...
Dates: 1946-1948, n.d.

Carneal and Johnston Architectural Drawings,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-008
Scope and Contents

The collection contains detail drawings, sketches, and tracings of several campus buildings. Items include 1934 drawings of 1934 Faculty Dormitory and Campus Soical Center, 1939 drawings of Agricultural Hall, 1952 and 1959 drawings of the Academic Science building, 1959 and 1961 drawings of the Engineering building, and 1961 and 1968 sketches of dorm buildings. The collection also contains original detail drawings and tracings of the Biology, Geology, and Education building.

Dates: 1939-1968, n.d.

Edgemont Farm Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2003-022
Abstract

The collection consists of Edgemont Farm record books, papers, and correspondence relating to the history, operations, and sale of Edgemont Farm in Halifax County, Virginia, and to the Barksdale and Hutcheson families, former owners of the farm. The collection includes correspondence between John R. Hutcheson and T. B. Hutcheson, Jr., as well as other correspondence of Thomas B. Hutcheson, Jr.; maps, correspondence, and Deed of Trust with David Barksdale regarding the sale of the farm.

Dates: 1925 - 1998

John R. Hutcheson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-001
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other items document the career and family of John R. Hutcheson. After earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), John Redd Hutcheson (1886-1962) began working at the Virginia Agricultural Extension Service in 1914, becoming its director in 1919. Hutcheson was elected as president of VPI in 1945, serving until his nomination as VPI's first chancellor in 1947. The next year he became the first president of...
Dates: 1890 - 1969; Majority of material found within ( 1930-1950)

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

Records of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-25-01
Abstract The Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station (VAES) was established in 1886 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly and funded by the federal Hatch Act of 1887 for the purpose of providing practical and useful information on agricultural and scientific subjects. The collection includes 114 surveys books for ten counties in Virginia from 1931 through 1940, as well as files dated 1903-1947 of weather reports, annual reports of investigations of the field laboratories, and a large amount of...
Dates: 1903 - 1947

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Postal Card Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2002-025
Abstract

This collection includes eighty postcards. Dated cards range from 1906 through 1995, but many cards are not dated. Cards depict various subjects including campus views, campus buildings, football, Corps of Cadets, and Blacksburg views. Some of the postcards are postmarked and addressed to recipients, while some are blank.

Dates: 1906-1995, undated