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Beulah O. Allen Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2014-002
Abstract The Beulah O. Allen Collection contains a variety of materials from Allen's life. Her papers contain correspondence with a variety of friends and associates, primarily Lucy Lee Lancaster, the first female graduate from Virginia Tech. In addition, the collection also contains Virginia Tech Commencement programs, Cotillion Club Dance programs, resources related to the Virginia Tech Library, newspaper clippings about the construction of the new Newman Library, and a large collection of...
Dates: 1905 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

Black History Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2003-011
Scope and Contents

This collection includes oral history accounts from various African Americans with experience at Virginia Tech and/or in the Blacksburg area between the 1950s and the early 2000s.

Dates: n.d.

Blacksburg Sewage Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-012
Abstract This collection contains documents and letters relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg, Virginia. The letters in this collection are all about the sewage system in Blacksburg and most were sent to Dr. Walter Newman, President of Virginia Tech, and John Barringer, Mayor of Blacksburg. The other documents in this collection include committee reports, information on sewage projects, a water ordinance, and other documents relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg. Also, a petition made to...
Dates: 1946-1948, n.d.

Ralph Minthorne Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1970-002
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Ralph Minthorne Brown, Virginia Tech head librarian (1926-1947), amateur historian and naturalist. It includes materials on Virginia Tech and local history, including typed transcripts of sources gathered for an intended history of Virginia Tech. Also included are Brown's Blacksburg ornithological and weather observations, a bibliography of Matthew Fontaine Maury, and other writings.

Dates: 1925 - 1944

Leonard J. Currie Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2007-028
Abstract Please note: this collection is currently being processed. Portions of the collection which are fully processed are listed in this finding aid. This includes photographs and negatives, flat files and oversize drawings from personal and professional projects, and a few artifacts. As more materials are processed, additional series and subseries will be published. Other portions of the collection may be available for research--contact Special Collections...
Dates: 1920 - 2001

Alfred Washington Drinkard, Jr., Diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1996-019
Scope and Contents

Director of Agricultural Experiment Station at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1917-1945; assistant director of Agricultural Experiment Station, 1945 until his retirement in 1948. Collection consists of a Daily Desk Diary, which mentions persons and events in Blacksburg and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Dates: 1947

Ruth White Fisher Scrapbook

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Identifier: Ms-1987-058
Abstract

This collection includes a scrapbook compiled by Blacksburg, Virginia artist Ruth White Fisher, relating to her series of paintings titled "The Evolution of Creativity," donated to Virginia Tech. It includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ephemera about the paintings and the donation ceremony.

Dates: 1966 - 1978

G. Preston Frazer Artwork

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ms-1992-055
Scope and Contents

Artist and former professor of architecture at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of twenty-two sketches and drawings done by Frazer of nudes and scenes of Blacksburg, Virginia, and the southwest Virginia region. Images available online.

Dates: 1940s-1950s

William E. Garnett Papers

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Identifier: Ms-1973-011
Abstract

The William E. Garnett Papers consist of field notes, surveys, reports, class notes, letters to the editors of Montgomery County, Virginia, newspapers, and reprints of publications.

Dates: 1936-1969, n.d.

Henry H. Hill Collection

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Identifier: Ms-1980-003
Scope and Contents The Henry H. Hill collection consists of historical and genealogical research compiled by Hill during his lifetime in southwest Virginia. Research includes Hill biographical information (1941-50), Blacksburg history and Montgomery County (1798-1951, n.d.), VPI (1891, n.d.), Civil War history (1863-1963, n.d.), and genealogical information and biographical sketches (1821-1950, n.d.). The collection is comprised almost exclusively of photocopies and typescripts, so the dates...
Dates: 1908-1963, n.d.

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Allen, Beulah O. (Beulah Oyama), 1905-1992 1
Blacksburg (Va.). Town Council 1
Carneal and Johnston (Richmond, Va.) 1
Currie, Leonard J. (Leonard James), 1913-1996 1
Drinkard, Alfred Washington, Jr. 1
Frazer, George Preston 1
Garnett, William E. (William Edward), 1885-1970 1
Hill, Henry H. (Henry Harris Bunker) 1
Hutcheson, Eleanor Parrott 1
Hutcheson, John Redd, 1886-1962 1
John R. Hutcheson family 1
Kite, Garland D. 1
Lancaster, Lucy Lee, 1905-1989 1
McCombs, Dorothy F., 1923-1990 1
Michael, Rudolph Dixon, 1904-1994 1
Price family 1
Price, Harvey Lee, 1874-1951 1
Radford Army Ammunition Plant (U.S.) 1
Sanders, Harry W. (Harry Warinner), 1895-1984 1
Shackelford, George Green, 1921-2010 1
Sibold, Carrie T. (Carrie Taylor), 1904-1990 1
Sibold, Chloe M., 1899-1976 1
Sibold, Nannie V. (Nannie Virginia), 1897-1957 1
Sibold, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1909-1930 1
Smithfield Plantation House (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Tate, Leland B., 1905-1999 1
Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944) 1
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Architecture (1974-1978) 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Architecture and Urban Studies (1978-2022) 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. College of Architecture 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1944-1970) 1
Wiss, Henry H. 1
Worley, Charles S., Jr. 1
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