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University History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 711 Collections and/or Records:

Paul H. Farrier Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-084
Abstract

This collection contains materials relating to Paul H. Farrier and his daughter Pence Farrier, a former Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) Director of Admissions and a VPI alumnus, respectively, during the years of 1936 to 1970. Included are administrative papers such as business correspondence and admissions reports as well as general VPI memorabilia for campus events and activities, such as newspaper clippings, invitations, programs, and tickets.

Dates: 1936 - 1970

Melvin Feldenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-083
Abstract

Melvin Feldenheimer graduated from the Virginia Tech in 1944. Collection consists of materials from Feldenheimer's time as a cadet at Virginia Tech. Also included is a recording from a 1946 performance of Mel Felton and the Southern Colonels, a dance band lead by Feldenheimer during his time as a student and following World War II the band reunited and toured the south.

Dates: 1940 - 1997

Robert E. Femoyer Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2000-091
Abstract

The collection contains information regarding Robert Femoyer's life, including subject files on his World War II Medal of Honor, citations, photographs, correspondence, and clippings. Materials date from 1936-1998.

Dates: 1938 - 1996

F.H. Smith Letter

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1964-002_Smithletter

F.H. Smith Letter, 1867 (Ms1964-002)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1964-002

Fightin' Gobbler Patch

 Collection
Identifier: Textile-2021-001
Abstract

The Fightin' Gobbler Patch is a colorful patch with the head of a turkey wearing a cap that says "VPI". Underneath are the words "Fightin' Gobblers" in cursive.

Dates: ca. 1940s

Adam Finch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-015
Abstract Adam Tyree Finch graduated with the Class of 1893. Finch returned to VPI in 1898 to teach Military Science and Tactics. Finch also served as Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica before leaving VPI in Spring of 1900. This collection includes scrapbook pages containing photos and materials from Adam Finch's time as a cadet and VPI. Also included is a letter of recommendation from President Barringer and a letter written by Finch about an alumni...
Dates: 1891 - 1933

Adam T. Finch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-022
Abstract

Adam Tyree Finch (1872-1933) graduated from VPI in 1893 and earned an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1896. He served as Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica at VPI from 1898 thru 1900. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. The collection contains VPI memorabilia and personal correspondence.

Dates: 1895 - 1926

Elizabeth Fine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-041
Abstract The Elizabeth Fine Papers include papers and materials collected by Fine during her tenure as a professor at Virginia Tech. Fine taught in Humanities, Appalachian Studies, and Communication Studies from 1979 until her retirement in 2015. The collection includes research and subject files on aspects of Appalachian culture and history; papers from her instruction, departmental, and administrative activities; and files on historic buildings on campus, particularly the history, renovation, and...
Dates: c. 1983-2012

Ruth White Fisher Scrapbook

 Collection
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