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 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 665 Collections and/or Records:

Polly Ashelman Collection on the John McLaren McBryde Family

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-017
Abstract

The Polly Ashelman Collection on the John McLaren McBryde Family, Ms 2019-017, contains items from former VPI President McBryde. Before becoming the fifth president of the university, McBryde attended South Carolina College, the University of Virginia, and served in the confederate army. McBryde recieved medals from South Carolina College and UVA as well as gifts during his presidency which are included in this collection.

Dates: 1911-1913

Autumn Memories

 Collection
Identifier: Art-162
Scope and Contents

cadets at War Memorial; print of a pastel piece; Class of '57

Dates: n.d.

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

Ayre Family Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1963-003
Abstract

This collection contains college memorabilia of father and son Henry D. and Clayton E. Ayre, both of whom attended Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) during the late 19th century. It includes cadet caps, lecture notes, a certificate, and photograph.

Dates: 1871-[1899]

Janet Barnhill Collection on Cora Bolton McBryde

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2016-019
Abstract This collection consists of a handwritten recipe book belonging to Cora Bolton McBryde, as well as three peraonal artifacts: an anniversary plate, a Tiffany & Co. silver spoon, and a metal mold. Most of the materials are undated, other than the plate (1913), but they likely date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Cora Bolton McBryde was the wife of John McLaren McBryde, president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College before and during the transition to Virginia...
Dates: c. 1860s-1910s

Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-02-06
Scope and Content This collection contains mainly incoming and outgoing correspondence (1907-1913) concerning college activities and issues of Barringer's administration. Topics include academic standards; hazing; Hog Cholera outbreak (1908); fires; prohibition; water/sewage system; refrigeration plant; and advantages and dangers of football. A few letters from Barringer are to United States presidents: Theodore Roosevelt; William Howard Taft; and Woodrow Wilson. Also included with the collection are the...
Dates: 1900 - 1914

Henry H. Bauer Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1999-005
Abstract

The Henry H. Bauer Papers contains correspondence, grant reports, newspaper clippings, memoirs, class notes, chemistry files, evaluations, appointment books, lectures, talks, and conference materials - particularly those pertaining to the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). Much of the material relates to Bauer's work as academic professor and administrator, as well as his interest in the study of anomalies, especially the Loch Ness Monster.

Dates: 1950 - 2010

Walter H. Beal, Sr., Speeches

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-074
Abstract

The collection contains two speeches by Beal in 1886: a valedictory address to the class of 1886, and a farewell address to the Lee Literary Society.

Dates: 1886