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Elizabeth Kent Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-045
Abstract The collection contains the papers of Elizabeth Kent Adams (1908-1994), resident of Radford, Virginia and local historian. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical charts, essays, and other materials related to the history of Southwest Virginia and of her ancestral lines, especially the Cloyd, Kent, McGavock and Putnam families. Includes photocopy of the handwritten autobiography of A. W. Putnam, photocopies of James Randal Kent's will and inventory of debts, and photocopies and...
Dates: 1922 - 1987

Alleghany Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1995-019
Abstract The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) was formed in 1890 as an organization to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Indepedence, to encourage historical research in relation to the Revolution, and to promote the celebration of all patriotic anniversaries. The records consist of rosters, D.A.R. magazines, contitutions and by–laws, minutes and membership ledgers, yearbooks, scrapbooks, news bulletins, obituaries of members, and the original...
Dates: 1890 - 2016

Records of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-30-05a
Abstract

This collection consists of official records and periodicals from the AAUW, Virginia Tech Chapter and the National AAUW including minutes, administrative records, state and national convention programs, awards and scholarships, publications, and other materials concerning community outreach from 1926-2008.

Dates: 1926 - 2008

Appalachian Quilt Project Cassette Tapes

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1981-097
Abstract

Oral history project conducted by the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Related Arts at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of recorded interviews with forty-three quilt makers in Floyd and Washington counties, Virginia. Transcripts available.

Dates: 1978 - 1979

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Montgomery County Branch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1962-001
Abstract

The records largely document the recent history of Smithfield Plantation, ancestral home of the Preston family, focusing particularly on its restoration beginning in 1962. While much of the renovation occurred in the 1960s, many of the records detail other renovation projects done in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also includes historical and other related documents dating from before the original Preston family's residence at Smithfield.

Dates: 1754 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1983

Vivian Coleman Bear Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-086
Abstract

The collection contains the papers of Roanoke, Virginia resident Vivian Coleman Bear, including correspondence from E. Ferd Weigand and other suitors; family correspondence and financial documents relating to the Clemens and Staley families; Bible with genealogical notes and clippings; photographs; and ephemera.

Dates: 1844 - 1960

Bell, Kent, Cloyd, Withrow Family Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-040
Abstract The Bell, Kent, Cloyd, Withrow Family Collection contains the personal papers and financial records of members of four prominent families. Included are members of the Bell, Kent, Cloyd, and Withrow families, as well as, materials from related families and acquaintances. This is a diverse collection containing materials dating from 1780 to 1998. Items of interest include several Land Deeds and Warrant from the late 18th Century, including one signed by Benjamin Harrison, then Governor of...
Dates: 1780 - 1998

Biographical Vertical Files

 Collection
Identifier: VerticalFile-004
Scope and Content

In general, vertical files at Special Collections and University Archives include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area. Files in this collection relate to individuals and families connected to the local area (Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and Southwest Virginia) and/or to Virginia Tech. Each individual/family below has at least one folder and many include cross references.

Dates: 1960s-present

Black Appalachians Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1991-019
Abstract

The Black Appalachians Oral History Project consists of approximately twenty-five taped interviews conducted by Dr. Michael Cooke of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University concerning black life in Appalachia, especially in Montgomery County, Virginia.

Dates: 1991

Black, Kent, and Apperson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-003
Abstract

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of an interrelated family prominent in Blacksburg's history. It includes the Civil War letters of Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black, the Civil War diary of hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of a Blacksburg general store, 1912 European travel diary, and the political scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson.

Dates: 1779 - 1984

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-) 10
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970) 7
Preston family (Montgomery County, Va.) 6
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 6
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896) 4
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Kent family 3
Preston, John, 1764-1827 3
Preston, Susanna Smith, 1740-1823 3
Preston, William, 1729-1783 3
Smithfield Plantation House (Blacksburg, Va.) 3
Black, Harvey, 1827-1888 2
Blacksburg Woman’s Club (Blacksburg, Va.) 2
Cloyd family 2
Figgat, Nancy Godwin 2
Patton, James, 1692-1755 (Preston family, Montgomery County, Va.) 2
Preston family (Abingdon, Va.) 2
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944) 2
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets 2
Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1944-1970) 2
A. W. Luster 1
Adams, Elizabeth Kent 1
American Association of University Women. Blacksburg Branch (Va.) 1
American Library Association 1
Amiss, Edwin 1
Appalachian Quilt Project 1
Apperson family 1
Apperson, Alex 1
Apperson, Elizabeth Black 1
Apperson, Harvey Black, 1890-1948 1
Apperson, John Samuel, 1837-1904 1
Apperson, Mary 1
Armistead, Mary Frances 1
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) (1889-2009) 1
Babcock, H. O. 1
Bailey, Pattie Dobson Talley, b.1888 1
Baker family 1
Bear, Frances 1
Bear, Vivian Coleman, 1888-1984 1
Bell family 1
Black family 1
Black, Kent, active 1876-1890 1
Black, Mary Kent, b.1836 1
Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010 1
Boatwright, Cynthia Ellen Elizabeth Virginia Addington, 1898-1973 1
Bodell, Dorothy H., 1931- 1
Boone, Betty Belle, 1865-1931 1
Bralley, John, 1797-1866 1
Briggs, Marian 1
Broaddus family (Amherst County, Va.) 1
Buchanan, H. A. 1
Burks family (Amherst County, Va.) 1
Burks, Pauline E. 1
Campbell, Donald (Co. K, 12th Regiment [New York State Militia?]) 1
Caperton family 1
Caperton, George Henry (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Caperton, Mary Elizabeth Henderson (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Carter Family (Musical group) 1
Carter Sisters 1
Carter, Helen, 1927-1998 1
Carter, A. P. (Alvin Pleasant), 1891-1960 1
Carter, Anita 1
Carter, Janette 1
Carter, Joe, 1927-2005 1
Carter, Maybelle, 1909-1978 1
Carter, Sara, 1898-1979 1
Cash, Johnny 1
Cash, June Carter, 1929-2003 1
Caton, Louise 1
Charles Willis Cassell family (Wythe County, Va.) 1
Charlton family (Montgomery County, Va.) 1
Cheatham, George W. (Appomattox County, Va.) 1
Choate family (Allegheny County, NC) 1
Coggin, Georgia Dunn 1
Compton, John R. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 1
Cowardin, Alice Bolling, b.1848(?) 1
Crockett, Lucy Herndon, 1914-[2002] 1
Croy family (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Daughters of the American Revolution. Alleghany Chapter (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Daughters of the American Revolution. Floyd Courthouse Chapter (1931-) (Floyd, Va) 1
Democratic Party (Montgomery County, Va.). Committee 1
Dillard, Martha 1
Duncan, William E. 1
Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia 1
Eastman, Ann Heidbreder 1
Edmonds family (Amherst County, Va.) 1
Ellett family 1
Ellett, Robert Thaddeus, 1836-1904 1
Eubank, Minnie Linwood Fox (James) (Vinton, Va.) 1
Evans, Washington C. 1
Fessler, Mary McClintock Ryland, 1912-2000 1
Fiske family 1
Fiske, Eliza (Lida) Robinson Seymour 1
Fiske, William Warren 1
Fitting, Minnie Adams 1
Garrett, Samuel Edwin, 1835(?)-1865 1
Giesen, Charlotte C., 1907-1995 1
Givens, Lula Porterfield, 1906-1987 1
Godwin, Ann 1
Gray, Elizabeth Preston, 1868-1956 1
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