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University History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Patrick H. Butler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-015
Abstract

The Patrick H. Butler Collection includes materials from 1911-1990. The collection contains personal papers and photographs relating to Butler’s tenure as a Virginia Tech student and his alumni relationship with the university.

Dates: 1911 - 1990

Cadet Uniform Blouse,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1993-009
Scope and Content Item: cadet uniform blouse Desc: original uniform blouse Date: post 1918 (1920’s) Color: navy blue with black lining; sleeves lined with off white Material: wool; (?) lining; sleeve lining: cotton (?) Manufacturer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute Uniform Dept. V.E. Kelsey, Supt. Donor: Condition: top hook torn off; some stains; worn on back Special Markings: label: Mr. John E. McDonald {John Early McDonald, class of 1927, Private Company E?}, Date 34-{31?}-{39}. Numbers 27 1/2...
Dates: c.1920s

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

Earl H. Hornbarger Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-003
Abstract

This collection contains photographs, publications, journals, writings and artifacts pertaining to Earl H. Hornbarger's time as a student at VPI, his later career as an engineer with Westinghouse Electric Company, and his involvement as a VPI alumnus.

Dates: 1912 - 1963

Maroon Corps of Cadet sashes,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-2015-002
Scope and Content

Notes attached to box items were found in read: "Corps Maroon Sashes" and "Maroon sashes from the Tailor Shop."

Dates: n.d.

Named/Individual Photograph Collections

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: Photographs-002
Abstract

The Named/Individual Photograph Collections include images from alumni and former faculty and staff, or individuals with ties to campus and the New River Valley. Collections (c.1890-present) depict campus life and events, railroad history, agricultural extension research, Blacksburg and surrounding areas, and some local families.

Dates: 1890s-present

Herbert Reed Pollard Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1991-028
Scope and Contents

Collection contains a ROTC dinner program from 1933, a photograph of VPI Corps of Cadets, Officers of Company E (1934), and a photocopy of another Corps of Cadets photograph.

Dates: 1933 - 1934

Harry Downing Temple Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-039
Abstract

The Harry Downing Temple, Jr., Papers contains materials related to Temple's personal life, interest in heraldry and insignia, and his research and publications on the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Materials date from about 1872 to 2004.

Dates: 1872 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1930 - 2001

Uniform Cape,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1993-007
Scope and Content

Item: uniform cape Desc: original VAMC cape Date: Nov. 5, 1914 Color: navy with red lining Material: wool cape and lining Manufacturer: Blacksburg: Virginia Polytechnic Institute Donor: Condition: fair; moth holes in cape and lining; stains Special Markings: label: T.J. {Thomas Jefferson} Rowe ‘15 {Hampton, Elizabeth City}; measure: 53; J.H. Kelsey, Supt. Uniform Dept.

Dates: 1914 - 1914

VPI Coat with Attached Cape,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1993-013
Scope and Content Item: coat with attached cape (VPI) Date: 1938 (?) Color: Navy blue with black lining in coat and red lining under the cape Material: wool felt (?) for exterior of coat and lining under cape, the lining in the coat is cotton (?) except in sleeves. (?) Manufacturer: Label located inside of interior pocket has a picture of an eagle on a shield and reads: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA, Uniform Department Donor: Condition: fair, no hem on the bottom (may never have been one)...
Dates: 1938?