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Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: Ms-1988-009
Abstract

The Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records consist of financial records, correspondence, minute books, brochures of several annual conferences, by-laws and odd issues of the Odd Fellows Journal for the men's lodge, Tadmore Light Lodge No. 6184 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. The collection also contains correspondence, minutes and financial records for the women's group, the Household of Ruth.

Dates: 1902 - 1969

Robert Chirver Registration

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-034
Abstract

This collection contains one "free man of color" registration for Robert Chirver or Chirves, a resident of Petersburg, Virginia. Signed and dated May 4, 1841, at Petersburg, this form was proof of Chirver's status as a free man.

Dates: 1841

Jack Foster Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-018
Abstract

The collection includes a letter from Jack Foster, formerly enslaved person and body servant in the 36th Virginia Infantry, to Confederate General John McCausland, reminiscing about the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain and his time in camp service.

Dates: 1883

Hard Times Blues Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-038
Abstract The Hard Times Blues Collection contains materials about the play Hard Times Blues by Lucy Sweeney and its production by the Dumas Theatre Troupe in 2003. Items include background research, correspondence, and a 2019 revised copy of the play as well as programs, flyers, photographs, and a newspaper article about the 2003 production. The play is about Blacksburg local and Virginia Tech employee Floyd "Hardtimes"...
Dates: 1966, 2001, 2003, 2019

Charles W. Hardin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-062
Abstract

This collection contains professional records and personal correspondence of Charles W. Hardin, a physician from Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1847 - 1883

Hidden History: The Black Experience in the Roanoke Valley Cassette Tapes and Transcripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1992-049
Scope and Contents

Oral history project designed to interview African-American residents of Roanoke, Virginia, on the cultural, social, and political history of blacks in the city. Collection consists of approximately fifty-five interviews. Transcripts are available for thirty-six of the interviews.

Dates: 1992

Thomas Henry Howard Manuscript Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-007
Abstract

The Thomas Henry Howard Manuscript Account Book was written by Dr. Thomas Henry Howard, a doctor in Floyd, VA who served as a Confederate doctor. The book is filled with names of patients, the services performed, and the payment received for each entry before, during, and after the Civil War.

Dates: 1860-1868

Independent Order of St. Luke Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-121
Abstract

The bulk of the materials in the Independent Order of St. Luke Records, a social-welfare organization for African Americans, consist of handbooks, correspondence, receipts, programs, membership records, annual reports, and assessment reports of the Order, collected primarily from members in Blacksburg, Virginia. Also includes the minutes (1920-1938) of the Blacksburg chapters of the Busy Bee and Maggie L. Walker (Secretary of the Independent Order of St. Luke) Circles.

Dates: 1877 - 1970

National Association of Ministers' Wives Handbill

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-086
Abstract

This collection contains a fundraising handbill for the National Association of Ministers' Wives.

Dates: 1941 - 1957

New Farmers of America, Maryland Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1980-002
Abstract

This collection mostly comprises photographs dating from the 1920s-1960s concerning the activities of the New Farmers of America, Maryland Association.

Dates: 1928 - 1960

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