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 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 666 Collections and/or Records:

VPI Cape,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1993-017
Scope and Content Item: cape (VPI) Date: ? first capes in 1897 Color: navy blue with raspberry liner Material: [wool felt] lining [wool] Manufacturer: Condition: a few small holes and stains appear in the liner Special Markings: black cord [frog] on exterior connecting sides, two metal hooks at collar. Each side has what appears to be a pocket, only after looking closer do you realize the “pockets” are holes to the inside of the cape. Inside on the bottom right-hand corner of the liner was what appears...
Dates: n.d. (not before 1897)

VPI Cape,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1994-001
Scope and Content Item: cape (VPI) Date: ? (older, manufacturer tag different) Color: navy blue with red wine colored liner Material: [wool felt]/lining [wool] Manufacturer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute Uniform Department, VB Kelsey Supt. Donor: Condition: poor condition, holes in lining and exterior material, some have been sewn up, lining deteriorating in places Special Markings: Black cord [frog] on exterior connecting sides, two metal hooks at collar. Each side has what appears to be a pocket,...
Dates: n.d.

VPI Cape,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1994-002
Scope and Content

Item: cape (VPI) Date: ? Color: dark blue/almost black exterior, red lining, black collar Material: collar and lining velvet, [cotton] exterior Manufacturer: ? Donor: Condition: good Special Markings: single blue metal clasp at the collar, black cord [frog] just below the collar, bottom of exterior and lining hemmed under, label (?)

Dates: n.d.

VPI Cape,

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-1994-003
Scope and Content Item: cape (VPI) Date: ? Color: navy blue with dull red lining Material: [wool felt]/[wool] lining Manufacturer: ? Donor: Condition: [frog] discolored, hem coming unsewn where it had been doubled up, right button missing under collar, label missing, stains on lining Special Markings: single hook clasp at the collar, just below hook is a black cord loop, above hook and under collar is a separate piece of material which can fasten to buttons on the underside of the right and or left...
Dates: n.d.

VPI Class of 1917 Reunion Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-023
Abstract

The VPI Class of 1917 Reunion Letters contains two letters enclosed in an envelope dated February 20, 1931 announcing the dates of the 1917 class reunion. It also contains a questionnaire for the alumnus to fill out and return to the school.

Dates: 1931-02-20

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?

VPI Dog Doll

 Collection
Identifier: Artifact-006
Abstract

The VPI Dog Doll is a maroon doll with the letters "VPI" on its side in orange.

Dates: ca. 1940s

VPI hat

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: Textile-2021-004

VPI Poster

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Art-351