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African-American Tenant Farmer Photographs, Clarksville, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-110
Abstract

This collection contains six black and white photographs of a tenant farm in Clarksville, Virginia.

Dates: c.1920-1930

Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-009
Abstract

The Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records consist of financial records, correspondence, minute books, brochures of several annual conferences, by-laws and odd issues of the Odd Fellows Journal for the men's lodge, Tadmore Light Lodge No. 6184 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. The collection also contains correspondence, minutes and financial records for the women's group, the Household of Ruth.

Dates: 1902 - 1969

Robert Chirver Registration

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-034
Abstract

This collection contains one "free man of color" registration for Robert Chirver or Chirves, a resident of Petersburg, Virginia. Signed and dated May 4, 1841, at Petersburg, this form was proof of Chirver's status as a free man.

Dates: 1841

William H. Collier Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-027
Abstract

The collection contains a farm and household expense ledger of William H. Collier of Northampton County, North Carolina.

Dates: 1856 - 1887

Thomas Dickerson Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-031
Abstract

This ledger includes notes and business transactions of the plantation owner Thomas Dickerson (also Dickenson and Dickinson), of Nottoway County, Virginia. The plantations grew tobacco, wheat, and corn. Entries include sale of these goods, purchase of others, purchase of medical services for enslaved persons, and cash loans.

Dates: 1805 - 1850

W. B. Gilmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-059
Abstract

The W.B. Gilmer Papers archive 160 documents from 1954-1962. All documents deal with the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties that was formed to preserve segregation in Virginia.

Dates: 1954 - 1962

Gary Ann Giovanni Culinary Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2006-011
Abstract

This collection includes the papers of Gary Ann Giovanni, a chef, caterer, and cooking teacher active in Blacksburg, Virginia. The collection contains records, menus, and recipes from her catering jobs and from the cooking classes she taught for the local YMCA Open University. Materials also relate to the various community organizations for which Gary worked or volunteered, and some materials are associated with her sister, poet Nikki Giovanni.

Dates: 1997 - 2004

Hard Times Blues Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-038
Abstract The Hard Times Blues Collection contains materials about the play Hard Times Blues by Lucy Sweeney and its production by the Dumas Theatre Troupe in 2003. Items include background research, correspondence, and a 2019 revised copy of the play as well as programs, flyers, photographs, and a newspaper article about the 2003 production. The play is about Blacksburg local and Virginia Tech employee Floyd "Hardtimes"...
Dates: 1966, 2001, 2003, 2019

Charles W. Hardin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-062
Abstract

This collection contains professional records and personal correspondence of Charles W. Hardin, a physician from Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1847 - 1883

Hidden History: The Black Experience in the Roanoke Valley Cassette Tapes and Transcripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1992-049
Scope and Contents

Oral history project designed to interview African-American residents of Roanoke, Virginia, on the cultural, social, and political history of blacks in the city. Collection consists of approximately fifty-five interviews. Transcripts are available for thirty-six of the interviews.

Dates: 1992

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Slavery -- United States 6
Blacksburg (Va.) 4
Montgomery County (Va.) 4
Women -- History 3
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Names
Banks family 1
Banks, (William) Andrew (1903-1945) 1
Banks, Nannie Mae (Rice) (1895-2000) 1
Board, Lillie May (Rice) (1899-1956) 1
Bob (enslaved person) 1
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Bouey, Elizabeth Coles, ca. 1890-1957 1
Burton, Owen 1
Carter, H. G. (Harry Gilmore), 1886-1926 1
Chirver, Robert 1
Collier, William H., 1822-1906 1
Currin, Lynch Alexander, 1812-1871 1
Day, Idella (Rice) (1910-1963) 1
Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties 1
Dickerson, Thomas (Nottoway County, Va.) 1
Fulton, Andrew Steele, 1800-1884 1
Gilmer, W. B. 1
Giovanni, Gary Ann, 1940-2005 1
Giovanni, Nikki 1
Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America. Tadmore Light Lodge #6184 (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Hammet, James Preston, d. 1879 1
Hardin, Charles W., c. 1823-1899 1
Harry, freedman 1
Hite, William R., Jr. 1
Independent Order of St. Luke (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Kinzer, Edward Hower, 1831-1866 1
Lee, Hyo Keun 1
Linkous, Burgess Riley, 1827-1902 1
Moody family (Northampton County, NC) 1
National Association of Ministers' Wives 1
Norman, Robert Younger, 1913-1977 1
Norwood, John W. (John Wall), 1803-1885 1
Patsy (enslaved person) 1
Payne, Solomon Gomarh, Pfc. (1895-1962) 1
Peter (enslaved person) 1
Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Va.) 1
Pilgrim Gospel Singers (Promise Land Baptist Church, Moneta, Va.) 1
Randolph, Lucy 1
Ransome, Mary M., 1899-1968 1
Rice family (Jerry Lee Rice, ca.1831-1854) 1
Rice, Fletcher Roland, Sr. (1866-1966) 1
Rice, Georgianna "Anna/Annie" (Jennings) (1881-1928) 1
Rice, Gracie G. (Baldwin) (1897-1979) 1
Rice, James Cornelius, Pvt. (1916-1963) 1
Rice, Naymon Eddieray, Sr., Pfc. (1914-1955) 1
Roberts, George E. , 1834-1887 1
Rogers, James "Jimmy" Lester, Pvt. (1920-1945) 1
Scott, Charles W. 1
Sherman, Jacob, b. 1781 1
Stribling, Francis T. (Francis Taliaferro), 1810-1874 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 1
Virginia Tech Hokies (Football team) 1
Watts, Laura B. (Rice) (1897-1958) 1
Western Lunatic Asylum (Va.) 1
Williams, Samuel W., 1848-1921 1
Wilson, Barbary, d. ca. 1822 1
YMCA at Virginia Tech 1
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