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William J. Alford, Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-007
Abstract Spanning from 1951-1988, the William J. Alford, Jr., Papers contains NACA and NASA research memoranda and reports; publication drafts; a Langley working paper with associated research notes and patent details; correspondence; award certificates; AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics) conference programs; and personnel papers pertaining to William J. Alford's career as an aeronautical engineer. A detailed schematic drawing of "the variable sweep wing configuration tested...
Dates: 1951 - 1988

William Bradford Alwood Collection

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Identifier: Ms-1960-003
Abstract

William Bradford Alwood was a professor of horticulture, entomology, and mycology at Virginia Tech (1891-1904) and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His collection includes research papers, theses, brochures, and notebooks on such subjects as cider, wine making, grapes, and pellagra.

Dates: 1854 - 1927

Avery-Abex Metallurgical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1995-025
Abstract The American Brake Shoe (later Abex) Company was formed in 1902 from the merger of five smaller foundries that specialized in railroad brake shoes, castings and forging, as well as hydraulic equipment. The research laboratory, known as the Mahwah Research Center, from which the collection is drawn, did applied industrial research, but was closed in 1990. Howard Avery (1906-1996), VPI graduate (B.Sc. MinE 1927, M.Sc. MinE 1928), was one of the center’s leading research metallurgists....
Dates: c. 1920s-1987

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

Aviation Brochures and Pamphlets Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1994-015
Abstract

This collection is a collection of printed materials relating to the first half-century of aviation, consisting mostly of promotional materials from various manufacturers. Also contains a few periodicals (including an issue of Contact, published by the Women's National Aeronautical Association), and a menu from a dinner honoring Amelia Earhart.

Dates: 1910 - 1958

James J. Avitabile Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-057
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space exploration programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Containing mostly technical data on spacecraft systems design and operation, the collection provides a detailed look at NASA systems engineering during the early to mid 1960s. The collection is divided among the following series: NASA Programs, NASA Computer Systems, NASA Public Information, and General Materials.The...
Dates: 1963 - 2001

Bailey-Law Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-002
Abstract This collection contains the papers of ornithologists John Eugene Law and Harold H. Bailey, including notes on bird species, habitat, and behavior; correspondence; field journals; printed materials; photographs and other images. Among Bailey's papers are files relating to his books, The Birds of Virginia and The Birds of Florida, as well as his operation of the Rockbridge Alum Springs Biological Laboratory. Also includes...
Dates: 1825 - 1971

Joseph T. Baily Engineering Lecture Notes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1993-006
Scope and Contents

Lecture notes on mechanics taken by Baily while a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. The majority of the notes were based on lectures by Prof. Charles McMillan (1841-?). Subjects are construction of earth dams, strength of materials, and railroad engineering. Includes numerous small sketches throughout the text.

Dates: 1870

John W. Barnett Patent,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1998-002
Scope and Contents

Broadside entitled "Instructions for Using John W. Barnett's Patent Process for Curing Leaf Tobacco. Patented January 7th 1879." Barnett is identified as a resident of Big Spring, Montgomery County, Virginia.

Dates: 1879

John V. Becker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-052
Abstract

Papers include correspondence, notes, memoranda and other materials related to NACA and NASA programs with which Becker was associated, including the X-1, X-15, X-20 (or Dyna-Soar) programs; research files for The High-Speed Frontier; transcripts of oral history interviews; and copies of publications and lectures by Becker, created between 1936 and 1980.

Dates: 1936-1980, n.d.

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Avery, Howard S. (Howard Shaeffer), 1906-1996 2
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Rochester Conference on High Energy Nuclear Physics 2
Soule, Hartley A. (Hartley Aiken), 1904-1988 2
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Arts and Sciences (1970-2003) 2
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Alwood, William Bradford, 1859-1946 1
Appalachian Electric Power Company (1926-1958) 1
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Blacksburg Electronic Village 1
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Brooke, Henry 1
Brown, Ralph Minthorne, 1878-1958 1
Burke, J. A., Jr. (Jerry Allen) 1
Cahill, Edward H. 1
Christopher, George William, 1908-2002 1
Clark, Evert, 1925-1988 1
Clark, Jeanette (Drury) 1
Clark, John A. 1
Clark, John D., 1907-1988 1
Claytor, W. Graham (William Graham), 1886-1971 1
Collins, George 1
Cooper, Byron Nelson, 1912-1971 1
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D'Invilliers, Edward 1
Dean, James 1
Drake, Charles Roy, 1918- 1
Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark), 1901-1987 1
Drinkard, Alfred Washington, Jr. 1
Duberg, John E. (John Edward), 1917- 1
Duce, G. Grahame 1
Elliot, Alma P. 1
Faraday, Richard 1
Fenne, Sanford Bernell, 1903-1978 1
Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892 1
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Fox, Joseph A., 1934- 1
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Franklin, Willis E. 1
Fricke, Hermann, 1876-1949 1
Geological Survey. Water Resources Division (U.S.) 1
Good, Irving John, 1924-2009 1
Gough, Melvin N. (Melvin Neilson), 1906-1994 1
Gross, Al, d.2000 1
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Harper, Robert Almer, 1862-1946 1
Hatzios, Kriton K., 1949-2003 1
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Herrick, Samuel, 1911-1974 1
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Hill, Paul R., 1909-1990 1
Holden, Roy Jay, 1870-1945 1
Horsfall, Frank, Jr., 1903-1988 1
Hsieh, Alice Langley, 1922-1979 1
Hussey, Robert E. (Robert Elliot), 1888-1985 1
International Business Machines Corporation 1
Jacocks, Henry Morgan, 1878-1950 1
Jenkins, Wilbert Armande, 1905-1956 1
Johnson, William Martin 1
Kelley, Henry J., b.1926 1
Kessler, Clyde 1
King, Kendall W., 1926-1990 1
Komm, Dean A. 1
Krieger, Carl George, 1905-1979 1
LaParde, John Lovelace, 1906-1991 1
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