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Aaron Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1968-004
Abstract

This collection contains college memorabilia, including photographs, printed material, and banners collected by John H., Jacob C., and Harry B. Aaron, three Bristol, Virginia brothers who attended Virginia Tech during the early 20th century.

Dates: 1908 - 1927

Howard S. Avery Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1997-026
Abstract Howard S. Avery graduated from Virginia Tech in 1927 with a B.S. in Mining and Engineering. He worked for the American Brake Shoe Company, later known as the Abex Corporation, as a research metallurgist from 1935 to 1971. The collection consists of Avery's personal papers and photographs related to his student days at Virginia Tech, including photos taken mainly in 1927 while Avery was the photographic editor of the Bugle yearbook. This collection also includes personal papers,...
Dates: 1913 - 1996

Beattie Family University Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2021-025
Abstract This collection contains Virginia Polytechnic Institute memorabilia from Claibourne Walton Beattie, Sr. (1896-1971), class of 1919, and his son Claibourne Walton Beattie, Jr. (1923-1978), class of 1951. The collection contains a 1924 graduation invitation and a 1951 commencent program. The collection also includes several programs and bulletins related to events on campus. There are several pieces of a cadet uniform, such as a hat, rat belt, and cords. Attached inside the hat is an event...
Dates: 1915 - 1951

Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1963-005
Abstract

The collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900, a 1926 silver tray, and a 1933 trophy.

Dates: 1898, 1926, 1933, 1948, 1962

J. A. Burke, Jr., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-076
Abstract

This collection contains materials dated from 1936-1938 and 1942-1947 relating to Jerry Allen Burke, Jr.: class notes and reports from his time spent as a student at Virginia Tech as well as papers, correspondence, and technical drawings from his work in private business and in the U.S. Navy.

Dates: 1936-1938, 1942-1947

W. Graham Claytor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1981-095
Abstract

This collection includes business and personal papers of W. Graham Claytor, a 1906 graduate of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Polytechnic Institute) and an executive overseeing the operations of a number of American Gas and Electric Company subsidiaries during the 20th century. It includes correspondence, reports, and printed materials relating to personal financial matters, business operations, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and ham radio.

Dates: 1912 - 1964

John K. Copenhaver Collection

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Identifier: Ms-1969-006
Abstract

John Kelly Copenhaver graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1920. Collection includes leather bound commencement invitations and programs from 1919 and 1921, as well as a photograph from the reunion of the class of 1920. Pins and buttons from a VPI cadet uniform are also included.

Dates: 1919 - 1921

Adam Finch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-015
Abstract Adam Tyree Finch graduated with the Class of 1893. Finch returned to VPI in 1898 to teach Military Science and Tactics. Finch also served as Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica before leaving VPI in Spring of 1900. This collection includes scrapbook pages containing photos and materials from Adam Finch's time as a cadet and VPI. Also included is a letter of recommendation from President Barringer and a letter written by Finch about an alumni...
Dates: 1891 - 1933

William Gitt Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1964-006
Abstract

This collection contains a journal kept from September through November 1912 by William Uncle Bill Gitt. Gitt was born in Newport, Virginia, and attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College from 1877 to 1878. Gitt later lived in the Number 1 Barracks on campus and worked at the college doing various tasks for the cadets.

Dates: 1912

Hardwick Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1972-007
Abstract

The Hardwick Family Collection consists of thirteen items related to Virginia Polytechnic Institute, including correspondence concerning the Corps of Cadets, football, the YMCA, and a 1929 pamphlet entitled, "Talks to Young Men and Boys by Great Athletes," by J.T. Hardwick.

Dates: 1910, 1919-1920

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