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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

Preston and Olin Institute Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1964-001
Abstract

This collection contains an agent’s book for Olin and Preston Institute, five copies of reports from the Committee on Seminaries, and programs from the Alpha Literary Society and Preston Literary Society.

Dates: 1852-1871, n.d.

Ellison A. Smyth, Sr. Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1981-098
Abstract

The Ellison A. Smyth, Sr. collection contains papers including his correspondence with professional and amateur scientists, collectors, dealers and suppliers around the world concerning entomology and zoology, his publications, and field journals from his entomological work.

Dates: 1859 - 1927

Robert Creede Taylor Family Reference Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-2006-024
Scope and Contents Robert Creede Taylor (1866-1915) lived in Montgomery County, Virginia most of his life. He attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Tech) in the 1880s, and thereafter worked in Roanoke before returning to Christiansburg, Virginia in 1893. He married Helen May Pelton, and they had three children. He died in 1915 after a long illness. The Taylors are related to many other Montgomery County and Roanoke families, and these families and their involvement in area...
Dates: 2003 - 2006

William Townes Letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-2002-009
Scope and Contents

Thirteen letters with their envelopes from VAMC student William Townes to family members L. W. Wimbish and Mrs. L. W. Wimbish in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia over the period March 15, 1875 to November 2, 1875. Letters concern his expenses and need for funds and his wish for news of home. Also mentioned are boarding in town, opinions of Blacksburg, a masque ball, constant drilling, fellow cadets, and farm matters.

Dates: 1875

Virginia Tech and Local History Mounted Clippings

 Collection
Identifier: VerticalFile-006
Abstract

In general, the Virginia Tech and Local History Mounted Clippings include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephermera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area. Files in this collection relate to Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and the activities of members of the community or university. The collection was primarily collected by library staff through the 1960s.

Dates: c. 1870s-c. 1960s