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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

Insurance Survey of Virginia Polytechnic Institute Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ms-1995-029
Scope and Contents Insurance Survey of the buildings of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, prepared in 1931 by Charles Lunsford & Sons, Roanoke, Va.; Insurance Company of North America, Philadelphia, Pa.; and F. Wharton Baker, engineer. Collection consists of 88 photographs and of buildings, faculty dwellings, barns, and storage lots at Virginia Polytechnic Institute covered by the policy; recommendations for coverage and for fire protection of these buildings; estimated insurable value...
Dates: 1931

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

Stockton Mosby McMurran Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-042
Abstract

Stockton Mosby McMurran Scrapbook contains photographs from the Missouri Botanical Garden and photographs from Virginia Tech, formally known as VPI. Stockton Mosby McMurran graduated VPI in 1909 before attending Washinton University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dates: c. 1909

Robert Edward Minshall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-043
Abstract

The Robert Edward Minshall Papers, 1909-1913, contains photographs, postcards, and programs from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Minshall graduated from VPI in 1913 and taught civil engineering at Penn State.

Dates: 1909 - 1913

Robert G. Moore Photo Album,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1992-051
Abstract

The collection contains a student handbook, newspaper articles, and a photo album of scenes on the VPI campus from 1918-1919, many of which are clearly identified. The collection was compiled by Robert G. Moore, a VPI graduate of 1922.

Dates: 1918 - 1922

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

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

Harry Downing Temple Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-039
Abstract

The Harry Downing Temple, Jr., Papers contains materials related to Temple's personal life, interest in heraldry and insignia, and his research and publications on the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Materials date from about 1872 to 2004.

Dates: 1872 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1930 - 2001

Daniel E. Wright Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1968-007
Abstract

This collection contains materials dealing with the Panama Canal, the public health activities of the Rockefeller Foundation, the United Nations Public Health Service, and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Also includes correspondence to and from Daniel E. Wright while a colonel on the staff of Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell and at the U.S. Middle Eastern Command Headquarters in Cairo, as well as photographs from his travels.

Dates: 1903 - 1973