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William Gideon Harris Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-005
Abstract

William Gideon Harris's album contains photographs of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) campus and surrounding areas, c. 1908-1912, as well as several newsclippings and pieces of poetry. .

Dates: c. 1908-1912

Historical Photograph Collection (List of Subjects)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Photographs-001
Abstract

The photograph collection at Special Collections and University Archives consists primarily of historical photographs of Virginia Tech, dating back to the 1890s. The collection is also home to historic images of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, the New River Valley, and Southwest Virginia in general. A photograph collection of faculty and staff from the university is maintained separately.

Dates: c. 1890s-present

Huddle Family Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-084
Abstract This collection primarily contains papers associated with Charles Huddle and his son Charles Huddle who were mining engineers in Ivanhoe, Virginia, and served in various capacities with the National Carbide Company; Ivanhoe Mining and Smelting Corporation (formerly the Ivanhoe Furnace Company); New River Mineral Company; and Sand Mountain Sand Corporation. In addition, the collection contains some personal correspondence, memorabilia, and business papers of the family. Materials date from...
Dates: 1854 - 1970

Viola James Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-032
Abstract

The Viola James Collection contains membership cards for James as a member of the Clarksburg, West Virginia chapter of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan, which are in a wallet marked with the initials "KKK". The collection also has a blank application form and printed Christian literature related to the organization. It also includes a small framed tintype of two unidentified little girls.

Dates: c. 1920s

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

Preston Leech Glass Slides and Cassette Tape

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1994-003
Scope and Contents Collection of 298 glass slides collected by Preston Leech, a Roanoke, Virginia, native and an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company from the 1930s to the 1970s. Most of the slides are of N&W locomotives, rail routes, and stations. Other slides are of general agricultural and industrial scenes, and of the Luray Caverns in Virginia. The cassette tape is of an interview of Leech done in March 1994, where he speaks about his employment at the Norfolk & Western Railway...
Dates: c.1900-1925, 1994

Mock Wedding Photograph, Roanoke, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-083
Abstract

The collection contains a photograph depicting a mock wedding enacted by children–eight boys and ten girls. The photographer's cardboard frame is marked "Davis, Roanoke, VA."

Dates: c.1900

Named/Individual Photograph Collections

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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

Norfolk & Western Passenger Station Photograph, Marion, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-029
Abstract

The collection contains a photograph of the Norfolk & Western Passenger Station, in Marion, Virginia, n.d.

Dates: n.d.

Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1997-027
Abstract

The Norfolk & Western Railway Company Construction Site Photographs includes approximately 360 photographs (and in some cases, photocopies of photographs) of railroad construction in Southwest Virginia. The majority of images date from 1967-1981.

Dates: 1967-1981, n.d.

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Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 6
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970) 6
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 5
Norfolk and Western Railroad Company (1881-1896) 2
Norfolk and Western Railway Company (1896-1982) 2