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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Selph Henry Papers

Identifier: Ms-1989-020

Spanning 1861 to 1971, The Robert Selph Henry Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, photographs, and clippings concerning Henry's research on the Civil War, focusing on the Confederacy and Nathan Bedford Forrest, and also railroad history. This collection also contains Henry's Southern Historical Association (SHA) and Association of American Railroads papers.

Dates: 1861 - 1971

Roy Jay Holden, Jr., Papers

Identifier: Ms-1991-023

Roy Jay Holden, Jr. (1921-1989) was an authority on the handling of hazardous materials, working for the American Car and Foundry Industries (1947-1970) and the Bureau of Explosives of the Association of American Railroads (1980-1989). The collection documents his career in railroad tank car design and the handling of hazardous materials.

Dates: 1947 - 1989

Robert E. Hord, Jr., Papers

Identifier: Ms-2011-058
Abstract This collection consists primarily of correspondence written by Robert Hord, Jr., of Richmond, Virginia, to his parents, Gladys and Robert Hord, Sr. It also includes a scrapbook and photographs of the Hord family.Robert Hord, Jr., was born in 1920; he attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute's Engineering Extension school in Richmond from 1937 to 1939. In April 1942, Hord enlisted in the Army where he served in the 302nd Ordinance Regiment before being transferred to the...
Dates: 1942-1945, n.d.

Hotchkiss' Geological Map of Virginia and West Virginia (reproduction)

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0048

Map contains colored system that identifies various geological eras.

Dates: 1875

Huron, Ohio, Railroad Construction Photographs

Identifier: Ms-2023-056

This collection contains photographs of the construction of the railroad in Huron, Ohio, and images of the finished product. The photographs also include images of electrical substations. Some of the photos say W. & L. E. R. R., presumably the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad (also Railway).

Dates: 1912 - 1937

Preston Leech Glass Slides and Cassette Tape

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ms-1994-003
Scope and Contents Collection of 298 glass slides collected by Preston Leech, a Roanoke, Virginia, native and an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company from the 1930s to the 1970s. Most of the slides are of N&W locomotives, rail routes, and stations. Other slides are of general agricultural and industrial scenes, and of the Luray Caverns in Virginia. The cassette tape is of an interview of Leech done in March 1994, where he speaks about his employment at the Norfolk & Western Railway...
Dates: c.1900-1925, 1994

Map of Pocahontas Coal Fields

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0363

Map shows Pocahontas Coal Field, with index of mines and their owners. Map is bordered by images of the mines listed on the map.

Dates: 1948

Map of Pulaski, Pulaski County, Virginia

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0203

Map shows land in Pulaski, Virginia, owned by The Pulaski Land Co. and The Iron Belt Land, Mining, and Development Company. It contains an illustration in the upper left.

Dates: 1884

Map of Roanoke County, Virginia

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0188

Full title reads, "Map of Roanoke County, Virginia, compiled from actual surveys, land maps, and data furnished by the Appalachia Electric Power Co., Virginia State Highway Dept., Norfolk & Western R. R., Virginian Railway" Map contains table of distances, statistics of Roanoke City, Salem, Vinton, and Roanoke County, historical origin of the city, and legend.

Dates: 1942

Map of Routes and Distances to the Virginia Springs

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0052

Map is rather bare, showing transportation in the form of railroads (both complete and in-progress), stage routes, and canal routes, and geographic features such as rivers and mountains. It shows towns that are connected by the routes, but little more.

Dates: circa 1890