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Independent Order of St. Luke Records

Identifier: Ms-1988-121

The bulk of the materials in the Independent Order of St. Luke Records, a social-welfare organization for African Americans, consist of handbooks, correspondence, receipts, programs, membership records, annual reports, and assessment reports of the Order, collected primarily from members in Blacksburg, Virginia. Also includes the minutes (1920-1938) of the Blacksburg chapters of the Busy Bee and Maggie L. Walker (Secretary of the Independent Order of St. Luke) Circles.

Dates: 1877 - 1970

National Association of Ministers' Wives Handbill

Identifier: Ms-2022-086

This collection contains a fundraising handbill for the National Association of Ministers' Wives.

Dates: 1941 - 1957

Robert Younger Norman Papers

Identifier: Ms-2022-058

This collection contains the papers of Robert Younger Norman, a singer, laborer, and veteran. Most materials relate to the Pilgrim Gospel Singers, a Black gospel choir active in Virginia from 1951 through the 1970s, of which Norman was a member.

Dates: 1956 - 1976

John W. Norwood Letter to Francis T. Stribling

Identifier: Ms-2023-038

The John W. Norwood Letter to Francis Stribling discusses the mental health of Norwood's wife and her paranoia torward the people they enslave.

Dates: 1851

Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection

Identifier: Ms-2019-009

The Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection includes materials from 1926-1971. The collection contains information relating to the operation of the sanatorium from 1918-1965. The collection contains administrative papers, published works of doctors, ephemera, and images.

Dates: 1926 - 1971

Lucy Randolph Letter

Identifier: Ms-1988-031

Two-page letter from Lucy Randolph of New Market, Virginia, to Patsy, a woman she formerly enslaved.

Dates: n.d.

Rice Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-2022-021
Abstract The Rice Family Papers include decades of letters to and from four generations of the decendents of Jerry Rice of Campbell County, Virginia. The majority of the letters were sent to Nannie Mae (Rice) Banks but there are also letters to addressed to her father, Fletcher, her mother, Georgianna, and other members of the family. These letters document the experience of this Black family from Southwest Virginia as they lived through, fought, and died in, World War I, the Great Depression, and...
Dates: 1892 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1962

G. E. Roberts Letter

Identifier: Ms-2019-026

The G. E. Roberts Letter contains information pertaining to an African American man shooting a white doctor, Dr. Hammet, in Christiansburg, VA. The letter is written to Walter J. Reeve in Central Depot, VA on February 8, 1874.

Dates: 1874-02-08

Jacob Sherman Legal Documents

Identifier: Ms-2019-027

The Jacob Sherman Legal Documents contain a complaint of Jacob Sherman and the testimony of Burgess R. Linkous regarding the sale of an enslaved person in Western Virginia in 1858.

Dates: 1858

Virginia Receipts for Enslaved Persons

Identifier: Ms-2022-038

This collection contains nineteenth century financial documents, including tax records for various Virginia residents. Also included are several hand-written receipts mentioning the sale or labor of enslaved people, including a Black child named Peter and a Black man named Bob.

Dates: 1823 - 1865

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Slavery -- United States 6
Blacksburg (Va.) 4
Montgomery County (Va.) 4
Women -- History 3
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Banks, Nannie Mae (Rice) (1895-2000) 1
Board, Lillie May (Rice), 1899-1956 1
Bob (enslaved person) 1
Carter, H. G. (Harry Gilmore), 1886-1926 1
Chirver, Robert 1
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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
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
Norman, Robert Younger, 1913-1977 1
Norwood, John W. (John Wall), 1803-1885 1
Patsy (enslaved person) 1
Payne, Solomon Gomarah, 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
Rice family 1
Rice, Fletcher Roland (1865-1966) 1
Rice, Georgianna (Jennings) (c.1875-1928) 1
Rice, James Cornelius, Pfc., 1915-1963 1
Rice, Naymon Eddieray, Pfc. (1915-1955) 1
Roberts, George E. , 1834-1887 1
Rogers, James (Jimmy) Lester, Pfc. (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
Watts, Laura B. (Rice), 1897-1957 1
Western Lunatic Asylum (Va.) 1
Williams, Samuel W., 1848-1921 1
YMCA at Virginia Tech 1
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