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ADRIANCE, THOMAS (1937-96). PAPERS, 1980-95. 3.0 cu. ft. Associate Professor of History (1968-96). Educated at Dartmouth College (B.A., 1959) and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1968). Papers consist of approximately 700 performance programs of theatrical and musical productions given in the local Blacksburg and Southwest Virginia region, New York City, and cities in Europe, collected by Adriance. Programs include performances given by the Roanoke Symphony, Barter Theatre (Abingdon, Virginia), and the Metropolitan Opera. Finding aid available online. Ms96-003.
AGNEW, ELLA G. (1871-1958). PAPERS, 1914-1916. 0.1 cu. ft. Educator, social worker, and home demonstration agent (1914-1919) for Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (Virginia Tech). Collection consists of a monthly library report, Virginia Tech commencement exercises program for 1914, six weekly field reports made by Ms. Avie Phillips of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a receipt to Agnew in payment for a correspondence course, "Library of home Economics" through the American School of Home Economics. Ms1989-026.
ALWOOD, WILLIAM BRADFORD (1859-1946). PAPERS, 1905-27. 1.2 cu. ft. Professor of horticulture, entomology, and mycology, 1891-1904; fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Papers include manuscripts, brochures, correspondence with VPI President Julian Burruss and Professor Alfred Washington Drinkard, and notebooks on such subjects as cider, wine making, grapes, and pellagra. Ms60-003.
BAUER, HENRY H. PAPERS, 1950-2010. 24.2 cu. ft. Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Science Studies and Emeritus Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1978-1999) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Papers include correspondence, grant reports, newspaper clippings, memoirs, books, class roles, chemistry files, evaluations, lectures, and appointment books. Correspondence and clippings mainly concern Loch Ness; papers on chemistry, classes, Immanuel Velikovsky. Finding aid available online. Ms1999-005.
BEGG, ROBERT BURNS HALDANE (1880-1965). COLLECTION, 1898, 1948, 1962. 0.1 cu. ft. Civil Engineering graduate of VPI, 1899. Professor and Head of Civil Engineering at VPI, 1913-1956. Collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, and a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1963-005.
BELSER, KARL JACOB. ILLUSTRATIONS, 1931-1932, 1938, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Architectural Engineering, 1929-41. Comprised of a 1930s set of intaglio prints (mostly signed and dated dry point and etchings), etchings, and a photocopy of Karl and Wilma Belser's 1938 Christmas card that was drawn by Belser. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1956-003.
BLIZNAKOV, MILKA T. (1927- ). ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1978- 79. 0.5 cu. ft. Born in Bulgaria; architect of Blacksburg, Virginia, and professor of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. Founder and formerly chair of the Board of Advisors for the International Archive of Women in Architecture. Papers consists of forty-three architectural drawings drawn by her of her residence in Blacksburg. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms91-025.
BROWN, RALPH MINTHORNE (1878-1958). PAPERS, 1925-1944. 2.3 cu. ft. Virginia Tech head librarian, amateur historian and naturalist; compiler of the V.P.I. Historical Index, 1872-1941. Historical sources relating to Virginia Tech, Blacksburg and the New River Valley; notes on local ornithological and weather observations. For Brown's official files as head librarian, see Record Group 23/1. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms70-002.
BURKHART, OTTO CORNELIUS (?-1941). PAPERS, 1893-1910. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Mining Engineering, 1908-41, and Head of Mining Engineering Department, 1936-38. Papers include a letter addressed to Collier Enquirer from Henry Brooke, Office of J.C. Hayden & Co., about Burkhart's article on mine surveying. Also included is an announcement of the School of Mines at VPI, a 5-year course of study leading to the degree of Engineer of Mines. Ms73-004.
CHRISTIAN CASE. PAPERS, 1905-1906. 0.2 cu. ft. Case relating to allegations of hazing of Virginia Polytechnic Institute freshman Bowly by fellow students J. L. Brown, William B. Christian, Julian M. Salley, and Rowland P. Eubank. Correspondence, faculty and board of visitors case summaries, appeal by Judge George L. Christian for reversal of board of visitors' judgment, and proceedings of joint legislative investigating committee. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms 96026.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HISTORY. RECORDS, 1970-1990. 0.6 cu. ft. Oral history interviews regarding the history of the College of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Interviews were conducted in November-December 1989 by the students of Dr. Patrick Carlton, Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Interviewees were Karl T. Hereford, first dean of the College of Education; Fred J. Brieve; Lyle Kinnear; Richard L. Lynch; Carl McDaniels; and Wayne H. Worner. Materials consist of cassette tapes and transcripts of interviews, interview notes, correspondence (1970-72), and reports. Included are the report "Developmental Goals and Priorities of the College of Education 1972-1976" and reports by Adriane Robinson about her interview with Dr. Worner. Ms90-026.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RESTRUCTURING. RECORDS, 1979-1996. 3.0 cu. ft. College of Education, founded at Virginia Tech in 1971; merged with College of Human Resources in 1996 to form the College of Human Resources and Education. Later became a school within the university's College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Records relating to the 1996 merger including communications (memoranda, e-mails, reports, and meeting handouts), speech and meeting transcripts, and field notes maintained by restructuring monitor Jan Nespor. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2006-020.
COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS METABOLISM STUDY COLLECTION. IMAGES, c1956-1960. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection of 30 images documenting a Metabolism Study conducted by the College of Home Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The study, directed by Laura Jane Harper, was concerned with determining nitrogen requirements and utilization for young girls. Images show participants in the study, equipment, and staff measuring food and excretionary products. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2005-003.
COLLINS, GEORGE (1906-2001). PAPERS, 1952-1992. 2 cu. ft. Physicist; Researcher; Professor at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. Papers include correspondence from George B. Collins' time as Chairman of the Brookhavens Cosmotron Department; Collection also contains travel vouchers, research proposals, travel reports, and materials relating to Collins' work as a professor at University of Notre Dame and at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-012.
CONRAD, THOMAS NELSON (1837-1905). BOOK MANUSCRIPT, 1891-93. 0.4 cu. ft. President of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1882-86. During the Civil War, he served as a captain in the Third Virginia Cavalry. Papers consist of the original manuscript of The Rebel Scout: A Thrilling History of Scouting Life in the Southern Army, written by Conrad from 1891 to 1893 and published in 1904. Ms89-095.
COOPER, BYRON NELSON (1912-1971). PAPERS, 1925-1971. 9.0 cu. ft. Head of Virginia Polytechnic Institute's Department of Geological Sciences (1946-1971). Correspondence; writings; instructional, administrative and consulting files; research data; and photographs relating largely to Appalachian geology--particularly that of southwestern Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1973-004. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
COUNSELMAN, J. S. LETTER, 1906. 0.1 cu. ft. Virginia Tech instructional assistant in surveying and drawing (1903-04); Georgia School of Technology Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering. Collection consists of a letter from Counselman to a Mr. L. O'Shaughnessy (VPI civil engineering instructor 1904-05). Ms1993-009.
COWGILL, CLINTON HARRIMAN (1890-1975). PAPERS,1916-80, n.d. 0.4 cu. ft. Professor of Architectural Engineering,1928-56; fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Papers include correspondence concerning VPI, the School of Architecture's building named in Cowgill's honor, and the AIA; photographs of structures designed by Cowgill; his publications--printed and manuscript; architectural certificates (1937-62); and diplomas (1916-25). Unprocessed. Ms78-009.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION. RECORDS, 2001-2002. 0.8 cu. ft. Oral history interviews conducted with faculty and staff of the Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the department, which was founded in 1952. Interviews were conducted in the period from October 2001 to June 2002 with current and former department heads, faculty, and staff who played an important role in the founding and development of the department. Oral history interviewees included: Juel Albert by Robert R. Schmidt, Bruce M. Anderson by Thomas O. Sitz, Ruben W. Engel by George Edwin Bunce, Robert Smibert by John L. Hess, Everett L. Wisman by Lewis Barnett, and Roderick Young by Robert R. Schmidt. Full text of most of the interview transcripts as well as sound clips and other documentation are available at the "50-Year Celebration of the Department of Biochemistry 1952-2003." Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2003-009.
DRINKARD, ALFRED WASHINGTON, JR. (1883-1962). DIARY, 1947. 0.1 cu. ft. Director of Agricultural Experiment Station, 1917-1945; assistant director of Agricultural Experiment Station, 1945 until his retirement in 1948. Collection consists of a Daily Desk Diary, which mentions persons and events in Blacksburg and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Ms96-019.
DUERR, WILLIAM A. (1911-2002). PAPERS, 1934-1987. 1.0 cu. ft. Professor of forestry at Virginia Tech (1972-1980). Extracts, reprints and typescripts of scientific reports on forestry, authored or co-authored by Duerr. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1975-006.
EDGEMONT FARM. PAPERS, 1925-1973. Edgemont Farm record books, papers, and correspondence relating to the history and operations of Edgemont Farm in Halifax County, Virignia, and to the Barksdale and Hutcheson families, owners of the farm. The collection includes correspondence between John R. Hutcheson and Thomas B. Hutcheson, Jr., as well as other correspondence of Thomas B. Hutcheson, Jr. John Redd Hutcheson (VPI class of 1907, M.S., 1909) was the ninth president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1945-47). He also served as director of the Agricultural Extension Divison (1919-1944) and as chancellor (1947-1955). Thomas Barksdale Hutcheson (VPI class of 1906), brother to John R., was professor of Agronomy (1914-1945) and dean of Agriculture at VPI. Thomas Barksdale Hutcheson, Jr. (VPI class of 1950) was professor of Agronomy (1964-1968) and head of the Agronomy Department. Ms2003-022.
ELARTH, HERSCHEL GUSTAVE ANDERSON (1907-88). PAPERS, 1931- 85. 11.0 cu. ft. Professor of Architecture, 1954-77. Papers include correspondence, class notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and ephemera concerning Elarth's personal life, experiences in World War II, fellowship in the American Institute of Architects, structures he has designed,awards and honors, and teaching at VPI&SU. Also includes two architectural drawings Elarth submitted for the Paris Prize (1931), for which he was chosen first alternate, eight rolls of architectural drawings, and several drawings and watercolors. Unprocessed. Ms84-182.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. RECORDS, 1986-2006. 1.65 cu. ft. Collection contains materials relating to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EO/AA) at Virginia Tech from 1986-2006; includes EO/AA minutes, affirmative action plans, proposals, grants, executive orders, and information on faculty recruitment, the Family Friendly Policy Task Force, and awards; also contains materials relating to various events, including Black Alumni Reunions, and areas of concern as well as information regarding the work force and lists of black alumni. Finding aid available online. RG 6/4/5.
FARRIER, PAUL H. FAMILY PAPERS, 1936-1970. 0.6 cu. ft. This collection contains correspondence and reports relating to Paul Farrier's work as the former VPI Director of Admissions. In addition, this collection contains memorabilia for various VPI activities and events, largely collected by Pence Farrier, a VPI alumnus. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-084.
FENNE, SANFORD BERNELL (1903-1978). PAPERS, 1918-1970. 0.7 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Tech (BS, 1927; MS, 1930); Virginia Agricultural Extension plant pathologist, 1939 to 1967. Writings, correspondence, biographical materials, photographs, Virginia Tech scrapbook, photo album compiled while working for the Food Supply Division, Institute of Inter-American Affairs in Brazil, 1943-1944. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1987-054.
FISHWICK, MARSHALL W. PAPERS, 1959, n.d. 0.4 cu. ft. Professor of Communication Studies and Humanities, 1976-present. Author of many publications, including Gentlemen of Virginia (1961), The Hero, American Style (1969), and Common Culture and the Great Tradition (1982). Typescript manuscripts of "Common Culture and the Great Tradition" and "Searching For Cicero" by Fishwick. Also includes "Where Do 'American Studies' Begin?"(1959), and sheet music written by Fishwick for "Welcome to Our Fair City." Ms85-007.
FRAZER, G. PRESTON. ARTWORK AND PAPERS, 1940s, 1950s, and 1963 to 1973. 22 sketches and drawings and 0.3 cu. ft. Artist and architecture professor from 1939 to 1973. Collection consists of twenty-two sketches and drawings done by Frazer of nudes and scenes of Blacksburg, Virginia, and the southwest Virginia region. Ms92-055. [Also refer to letters written between Frazer and the architect Walter Gropius, who was director of the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1928 and Chair of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1938 to 1952. Note that this collection is listed under "Gropius, Walter" in the Special Collections Department manuscripts guide. Ms92-052.]
FRAZER, G. PRESTON (1908-2003). COLLECTION, 1939-2003. 0.2 cu. ft. Associate Professor of Art at Virginia Tech, 1939-1940, 1946-1974. World War II and Army Reserves veteran, 1941-1968. Collection contains correspondence with Marcus L. Oliver, formerly of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. Also contains enclosed articles of interest and a signed publication of Frazer's sketches of Hawaii. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-098.
GARNETT, WILLIAM E. (1885-1970). PAPERS, 1936-1969, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Rural Sociology (1925-1969) at the Agricultural Experiment Station at Virginia Tech. Papers consist of field notes, surveys, reports, class notes, letters to the editors of Montgomery County, Virginia, newspapers, and reprints of publications. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1973-011.
GOOD, IRVING J. (1924-2009). PAPERS, 1925-1992. 6.2 cu. ft. British mathematician and statistician; Educated at Cambridge University (Ph. D., mathematics, 1941; Sc. D., 1963) and Oxford University (D. Sc., 1964); Statistics professor at VPI (now Virginia Tech), 1967-1994; Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; Distinguished member of the Crypto-Mathematics Institute. Collection includes thirty-six bound volumes of photocopied articles reviews, interviews, correspondence, and lectures, as well as original research materials, correspondence, and bibliography of works. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-018.
GOODSELL, CHARLES. COLLECTION, 1982-2001. 6.0 cu. ft. Professor and director of the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Photographs and negatives of public buildings--mostly within the United States--produced by Goodsell for use in two of his books, The Social Meaning of Civic Space: Studying Political Authority through Architecture and The American Statehouse. Also includes published copies of the books.Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2004-012.
GROVER, NORMAN L. PAPERS, 1960-1992. 5.8 cu. ft. Professor of Religion at VPI from 1957-1991 and Head of the Department of Religion and Philosophy from 1957-1972. This collection consists primarily of material concerning the Department of Religion and Philosophy, the Humanities Program, and the College of Education. Finding aid available online. Ms1991-037.
HANCOCK, EDWARD A. (b.1911). LETTER TO, 1964. 0.1 cu. ft. Virginia Tech Professor of English, 1946-1978. Collection consists of a letter written to Hancock from Herbert Faulkner West at Dartmouth College. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-045.
HATCHER, T.W. (abt.1900-1979). COLLECTION, 1919-1970 (Bulk 1920-1930). 0.6 cu. ft. Student at VPI from 1919-1922. Graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, then joined the Math Department. Head of the Math Department from 1944-1963. Collection contains class notes from Hatcher’s time as a student, VPI ephemera from the 1950s, and reports from the National Bank of Blacksburg. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1987-040.
HERTZLER, ANN A. COLLECTION, 1863-2003. 7.5 cu. ft. Extension Specialist at the University of Missouri-Columbia; professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech; Extension Specialist, Virgina Cooperative Extension. Collection contains biographical information, publications, project and subject files, and artifacts relating to food and food programs, and Extension publications from both colleges. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2001-004.
HILL, HENRY HARRIS (1880-1954). PAPERS, 1821-1948. 0.6 cu. ft. Received B.S. (1907) and M.S. (1909) in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Became chemist in 1907 for the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and eventually head of the Agricultural Chemistry department at VPI before retiring in 1950. He also served as executive secretary of the VPI Alumni Association. The collection includes items about VPI athletics from 916-24, biographical and genealogical materials, papers about the Civil War, and materials on Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, and Southwest Virginia history. Ms80-003.
HOLDEN, ROY J. (1870-1945). PAPERS, 1904-45. 6.0 cu. ft. Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, 1905-42. Papers include field notes, charts and maps, and geological surveys and research results, covering the history of mineralogy and geology, especially in Virginia, including work at the VPI Engineering Experiment Station. In addition to detailed materials on iron ores in Virginia, especially west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are reports on mines and furnaces in twenty-five counties of the state. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1982-014.
HORSFALL, FRANK JR. (1902-1988). PAPERS, 1917-1973. 0.7 cu. ft. Professor of horticulture (1947-1973) at Virginia Tech. Thesis (1932) and dissertation (1935), reprints of articles about horticulture, awards, samples from barbed wire collection, and material about barbed wire and stone tools. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1992-040.
HUFFMAN, STANLEY A., JR. PAPERS, 1917-1991. 11.2 cu. ft. Teacher, professor, administrator, and consultant; Director of Learning Resources Center (1971-1987) and Director of Distance Learning (1987-1991) at Virginia Tech. Collection consists mainly of subject files, presentation notes, and publication research from Huffman's tenure at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1991-056. Please note: This collection is located in off-site to storage and requires 1-2 days notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.
HUSSEY, ROBERT E. (1888-1985). NOTEBOOKS, 1928-1937, n.d. 0.4 cu. ft. Professor of chemistry (1925-1952) and Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Collection consists of three research notebooks on topics in chemistry. Finding aid avaialble online. Ms1955-004.
HUTCHESON, JOHN R. (1886-1962). PAPERS, 1922-1962. 5.4 cu. ft. Graduated from Virginia Tech (B.A. in Science, 1907; M.A. in Science, 1909). Served as livestock specialist with the Virginia Agricultural Extension Service, 1914-19, director of Extension Service, 1919-44. Ninth President of Virginia Tech, 1945-47; Chancellor of Virginia Tech, 1947-56. Papers consist of file folders of personal correspondence and records, concentrating mostly on the years following his presidency until his death. For information about Hutcheson's tenure as President, see University Archives RG2/9. Ms94-036.
HYER, PATRICIA, ASSOCIATE PROVOST. PAPERS, 1937-2013. 2.2 cu.ft. Papers contains materials from her tenure as Associate Provost at Virginia Tech, covering subjects such as diversity, women's issues and strategic planning at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. RG5/1/10A.
JERRELL, LESLIE WALLACE (1871-1898). PAPERS, 1881-1898. 0.7 cu. ft. Native of Spotsylvania County, Virginia; graduate (mechanical engineering, 1895) of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; instructor of mechanical engineering at VPI. Correspondence, grade reports, receipts and invoices, photographs, and textbooks. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1972-005.
JOHNSON, JAMES F. PAPERS, 1979-1992. 0.1 cu. ft. Director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 1989-1992. Began his career in Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Extension agent in 1961. Collection includes speeches and outlines of speeches, most of which were made while Johnson was director. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms 2003-025.
JOHNSTON, G. BURKE (1907-1995). PAPERS, 1900-1992. 5.7 cu. ft. English professor at Virginia Tech (1930-1933) and University of Alabama (1933-1950); Virginia Tech dean of applied science and business administration (1950-1961), dean of science and general studies (1961-1963), first dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1963-1966), and C. P. Miles Professor of English (1966-1974); major in U. S. Army during World War II; author; poet; artist; AND printer. Typescript drafts and proof copies of Johnston's books, poems, essays, and book reviews; files relating to Johnston's military service; promotional materials for theatrical companies and productions; and subject / correspondence files relating to his many associations, activities and interests, including Virginia Tech, University of Alabama, literature, art, theater, and Johnston's White Rhinoceros Press. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1983-005.
JONES, JAMES BERNARD. PAPERS, 1913-22. 0.2 cu. ft. VPI class of 1921 and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1922-69. Collection includes VPI brochure (1913), VPI Bulletin entitled Semi-Centennial Celebration and Commencement (1922), and a VPI Thanksgiving Dinner menu (1917). Ms68-006.
JONES, J. CHRISTOPHER (1927- ). PAPERS, 1950-75. 1.0 cu. ft. Scholar and architect specializing in design methods and ergonomics. Visiting professor (1974-75) at Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Urban Studies. Author of Design Methods: Seeds of Human Futures (1970) and Essays in Design (1984). Collection consists of five volumes of photocopied papers, published articles, manuscripts, and notes on such topics as streamlining, the implications of automation, human error and accidents, and mechanization and design. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms89-023.
KELLEY, HENRY J. (1926-1988). PAPERS, 1948-1988. 14.8 cu. ft. Aeronautical engineer and mathematician; Christopher C. Kraft Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech, 1978-1988. Collection includes research files, drafts of papers and presentations, teaching files, correspondence, and slides/transparencies. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-021.
KENNEDY, CHARLES A. PAPERS, 1963-1987. 3.1 cu. ft. Professor of Religion from 1967 to 1994 at Virginia Tech. Papers consist of letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, reports, and other files on Kennedy's interest and involvement with foreign affairs (particularly the implications of nuclear war) and international students at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. Ms1994-018.
KING, KENDALL W. (1926-1990). PAPERS, 1959-2000. 0.8 linear ft. Educated at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1949; M.S.) and University of Wisconsin (Ph.D.) Professor fr 15 years and head (1966-1968) of the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Assistant vice president for grants (1968) and vice president (1977) of the Research Corporation, a New York foundation for scientific research. From 1983-1986, vice president of Remick Associates. Associate dean at Western Carolina University in 1986. Collection consists of reports and publications by Kendall King and other researchers about nutrition appraisal, ameliorating malnutrition, Mothercraft (Nutritional Rehabilitation) Centers in Haiti and other developing countries, and United Nations' nutrition policies and programs for combating malnutrition and meeting world food needs. Front matter and six chapters of King's manuscript "Mothercraft Centers and the Malnourished Child." Reports on cellulase and cellulose substrates. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2002-002.
KOHLER, DAYTON M. (1907-1972). PAPERS, 1889-1972. 4.5 cu. ft. Professor of English (1929-1970) and Professor Emeritus of English (1970-1972) at Virginia Tech and an authority on modern American literature. Wrote and edited literary synopses for Masterplots and edited Cyclopedia of Literary Names, Books and Reading, and Cyclopedia of World Authors. Correspondence from various authors, manuscripts and galley proofs for essay-reviews in Masterplots; manuscripts of articles written by Kohler; printed materials; photographs of authors; and correspondence from authors, including Sherwood Anderson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Katherine Anne Porter, Conrad Richter, Carl Sandburg, and Jesse Stuart. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1971-002.
LANCASTER, LUCY LEE (1905-89). PAPERS, 1921-80. ca. 55.0 cu. ft. Graduate of the class of 1925 and librarian (1925-75) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Collection consists of personal correspondence, travel diaries, memoranda and correspondence concerning Library and University matters, Blacksburg [Virginia] Consumer Club minutes and correspondence (1937-49), American Association of University Women material, class notes (1921-25), United Daughters of the Confederacy material, American Association of Retired Persons items, Blacksburg Civilian Defense Council minutes and correspondence (1941-45), and Phi Kappa Phi material. Includes correspondence and papers of her father William Lancaster. Materials also include a typescript of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club of Blacksburg minutes (1933-80); a radio script of "Three Heroes Of Virginia" (Matthew F. Maury, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson) written by M.C. Harrison of VPI; and a handscript from 1967 to 1994. Papers consist of letters, newspaper clippcopy of portions of the Montgomery County, Virginia, deed book. Unprocessed. Ms82-019.
LANE, JAMES H. (1833-1907). PAPERS, 1874-80, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Military Tactics (1872-79); Brigadier General of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Papers consist of two letters from Lane to his wife Lidie and to an unknown person, and a letter from Kate Flood of Lynchburg to Mrs. Lane; a copy of his commission as Commandant to the Corps of Cadets at VAMC in 1877; and "Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Military Department in the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College." Ms52-001.
LEE, CLAUDIUS. (1872-1962). PAPERS, 1887-1954. 0.3 cu. ft. Virginia Tech alumnus (class of 1896); instructor and electrical engineer, 1896-1959; professor emeritus in electrical engineering, 1956-1962; captain in U. S. Army during World War I. Correspondence, photographs and other material relating to personal life, Virginia Tech and military service. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database.Ms61-002
LEE, JOHN A. N. PAPERS, 1973-90. 30.0 cu. ft. Professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, formerly director of computing at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario (1959). Later served as the associate director of computing and head of the computer science program at the University of Massachusetts (1964-69). Authored Anatomy of a Compiler, Numerical Analysis for Computer, and Computer Semantics, and has been involved in establishing standards in the field of computing. Member of the editorial board (1980-86) and editor-in-chief (1987-1995) of Annals of the History of Computing. Collection includes correspondence, computer programs, publications, and meeting notes all relating to Lee's work for the National Bureau of Standards to develop a standard for the BASIC programming language. Included in the papers are a survey of 27 descriptions of BASIC and a collection of published works relating to the language up to 1973. Also includes records (1979-90) from the editorial staff of the Annals of the History of Computing. Unprocessed. Preliminary inventory available online. Ms73-005.
LITTON, GEORGE W. (1910-1989). PAPERS, 1927-1983. 3.2 cu. ft. VPI graduate (BS, 1931; MS, 1940); professor of Animal Husbandry at VPI, 1931-1973; head of the Department of Animal Husbandry, 1952-1970. Collection includes poetry, essays, V.P.I.'s Agricultural Extension station reports, notes, lecture material, publications, personal and professional correspondence, photographs from Litton's portrait hanging, and bound compilations. Finding aid available online. Ms1981-099.
LOEKS, C. DAVID. PAPERS, 1950-80. 4.0 cu. ft. Professor and Chairman, Graduate Programs in Urban and Regional Planning, 1980-88. President and Chief Executive Officer, Mid-Hudson Pattern, Inc., 1966-80. Executive Director, Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1958-66. Director of Planning, City of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1952-58. Received B.S.L.A. from Michigan State in 1948 and M.C.P. from Michigan Institute of Technology in 1950. Collection contains primarily material from Loek's work on various urban planning projects. Includes working papers, reports, and publications of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota) Metropolitan Planning Commission (1958-66), studies and reports from the Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, Inc. (1965-80), working papers and reports of the Hudson Basin Project (1959-75), and scattered reports of the Upper Economic Study and the St. Paul City Planning Board. Ms88-091.
LUCAS, JAMES BURLEIGH (1888-1955). PAPERS, 1926-1930. 0.7 cu. ft. Graduate (class of 1910) and professor of chemistry (1916-1955) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Lecture and laboratory notes, most apparently taken by Lucas while attending graduate courses in organic and inorganic chemistry at the University of Illinois. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms68-005.
MAGILL, ORRIN RANKIN (1887-1976). PAPERS, 1945-1972. 2.5 cu. ft. Graduate of VPI class of 1913, VPI professor of philosophy and religion, and active member of Montgomery County community. Papers documenting community activities, particularly on the County Board of Supervisors and the New River Valley Planning Commission. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1975-010.
MAHER, FRANK J. (1915- ). PAPERS, 1948-83. 5.0 cu. ft. Professor of Engineering Mechanics (1937-78). Specialized in aerodynamic research. Received B.S. degree from Manhattan College (1936) and M.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1937). Papers include consulting files for wind tunnel research on a number of projects, including the North Carolina National Bank (Charlotte), William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge (Maryland), and Hollins College Chapel. Also included is an extensive correspondence with David B. Steinman, engineer and bridge designer, dealing with consulting work Maher undertook for Steinman's projects, including the Macinac Straits Bridge and the Jefferson Memorial Arch. Other papers include publications, reports, photographs, and blueprints. Unprocessed. Ms86-004.
MARSHAK, ROBERT E. (1916-1992). PAPERS, 1947-1990. 65.0 cu. ft. Sub-atomic particle physicist. A.B., Columbia University (1936); Ph.D., Cornell University (1939). Instructor and professor of physics, University of Rochester (1939-70). President of City College, City University of New York (1970-79). University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1979-86). Chairman, Federation of American Scientists (1947-48); president, American Physical Society (1983-84). Recipient of the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Prize (1982) for his work on nuclear forces and of the Clark Kerr award (1987) for contributions to the advancement of higher education. Papers consist of Marshak's files on the Shelter Island Conferences (1947-49); and his administrative and correspondence files on the Rochester Conferences on High-Energy Physics (1950-57), which he founded. After 1957 the conferences were held under the sponsorship of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and Marshak's files from the conferences from 1958 to 1970 are also included. The collection also includes correspondence files on IUPAP (1953-73) and on the Commission on HighEnergy Physics (1958-63); photographs (1950-70); and a photocopy of an oral history interview done by Charles Weiner (1970). Also includes correspondence, notes, reports, files, speech texts, newsclippings, autographs, photographs, transcripts, and other personalia. Topics include the national and international development of high-energy physics, meetings and symposia, and scientific committees; awards and prizes, administration and education, science in the Eastern Bloc and Third World, and the scientist as social activist or citizen-scientist. Partial inventory available on the Virgina Heritage database. Ms1988-060.
MARSHALL, J. PAXTON. PAPERS, 1967-1996. 1 cu. ft. Faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech (1967-1995). Collection contains papers, reports and publications on land use issues (primarily in Virginia), as well as a small amount of biographical materials. Finding aid available online. Ms.2012-074.
MASSEY, ARTHUR B. (1889-1982). PAPERS, 1902-1961. 0.5 cu. ft. Plant pathologist, assistant professor of botany at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, professor of biology at Virginia Tech, and member of the Virginia Academy of Science. Field notes; essays and studies; laboratory course outlines; printed materials; and photographs of trees on the Virginia Tech campus (with identifying notes). Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1962-002.
MCBRYDE FAMILY. PAPERS, 1859-1920s. 0.7 cu. ft. John McLaren McBryde was a professor of Agriculture and Botany at the University of Tennessee, 1879-1882; chair at the South Carolina College, expanded to South Carolina University, 1882-1891; President of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, later Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, 1891-1907. Collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications relating to the McBryde family, dating from 1859-1920s; also included are copies of the correspondence between Dr. John McLaren McBryde and the University of Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-024.
MCBRYDE, J. BOLTON (1866-1925). COLLECTION, n.d. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection consists of approximately photographs, negatives, and glass plate negatives depicting Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and the New River area. Finding aid available online.
MICHAEL, RUDOLPH DIXON (1904-1994). PAPERS, 1925-1984. 0.2 cu. ft. Virginia Polytechnic Institute alumnus (class of 1926) and Agricultural Experiment Station agricultural editor (1928-65). Contains correspondence and notes relating to the histories Blacksburg, the Preston family, and Smithfield Plantation (including maps of the grounds and the cemetery). Also contains a few campus photographs and printed materials related to Virginia Tech.Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms60-005.
MILES, CLARENCE PAUL (1879-1966). PAPERS, 1902-1960. 0.2 cu. ft. Virginia Tech graduate (1901), professor of modern languages (1902-1920, 1935-1951), and director of athletics (1920-1935). Grade books (1904-1913), together with personal memorabilia and photographs. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1961-003. (For his official files as Dean of the College, see RG 11/3.)
MINOR, CHARLES L. C. (1835-1903) AND HARMON, EDWARD P. (ca.1844-1888). CASH BOOK AND CIVIL WAR DIARY COLLECTION. 0.2 cu. ft. Minor, captain of ordnance in Confederate Army, first president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Tech). Entries detailing Minor's expenditures and income during the Civil War. Union Army Private Edward P. Harmon, 5th Maine Infantry. Diary entries describing Harmon's war experiences of May-June 1864, including battles of The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, and Cold Harbor. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-081.
MORRIS, HENRY M. (1918-2006). PAPERS, 1937-1999. 5.7 cu. ft. Founder and President (1970-2006) of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, California; Professor of Hydraulic Engineering and Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering (1957-1970) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Papers consist of course materials (exams, notes), reprints, publications, technical reports, and correspondence concerning such topics as hydraulic engineering and soil mechanics. Finding aid available online. Ms1994-028.
MULLINS, NICHOLAS C. (1939-1988). PAPERS, 1960-1988. 46.2 cu. ft. Professor of sociology at Indiana University (1971-1984); professor of sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1984-1988). Collection consists primarily of material concerning a ten year research project studying sociology citations in international journals. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-046.
MURRAY, JOHN (1909-2002). PAPERS, 1883-1999. 0.5 cu. ft. Professor of chemistry at Virginia Tech (1942-1971) and participant in Virginia's ornithological community. Bird logs, manuscript articles, and correspondence with academics and bird enthusiasts, focusing largely on Montgomery County, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-036.
NEWMAN, CAROL M. (1879-1941). PAPERS, 1897-1956. 0.6 cu. ft. Professor of English at Virginia Tech, 1903-1941; secretary of the university's Athletic Council, 1914-1939. Correspondence, awards and honors, Athletic Council files, speeches and essays, examination questions, and subject files on Virginia Tech, language and literature. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1978-003.
NEWMAN, CAROL M. JR. (1910-1997). PAPERS, 1930-1987. 0.4 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Tech (BS in biology, 1931), writer and editor for The New Yorker (1949-1972), and Virginia Tech Department of English faculty member (1934-1949, 1972-1975). Correspondence relating to The New Yorker, including letters and notes from Charles Addams, Louis Auchincloss, S.J. Perelman, Harold Ross, J. D. Salinger, William Shawn, and others; subject file relating to The New Yorker, including a manuscript poem by John Updike, drawings by Frank Modell, and newspaper clippings relating to various staff members; a selection of Newman's writings; correspondence relating to Virginia Tech; and materials relating to Virginia Tech's 1931commencement. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1978-004.
NEWMAN, J. PRESTON (d. 1982). PAPERS, 1910-1975, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of English (1935-1952) at Virginia Tech. Collection includes four poems (1935-1938, n.d.); papers relating to Ralph Minthorne Brown, a librarian at Virginia Tech, including four publications by Brown autographed to Newman; a letter (1975) to Newman from P.H. McGauley (Virginia Tech faculty, 1927-1928, 1950-51) giving a profile of Brown; three radio talks by Brown on "The Joy of Walking," "Prairies," and "Sunrises," and a booklet of verses by Brown. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-016.
NEWMAN, WALTER S. (1895-1978). COLLECTION, 1930-1968, n.d. 0.2 cu. ft. Virginia resident; Assistant Professor of Agricultural education at VPI, 1922-1936; Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Virginia, 1936-1945; Vice-President of VPI, 1946-1947; President of VPI from 1947-1962. Collection of an undated photograph album, program from his Inauguration as President of Virginia Tech, The Techgram, May 1, 1949 and an official photogram taken by The Foster Studio in Richmond, Virginia. There are several postcards and letters sent to Ella Boyer, possibly a housekeeper in the Newman family. Finding aid available online. Ms2015-006.
NORRIS, E. B. (1882-1966). PAPERS, 1928-1955, n.d. 1.5 cu. ft. Engineering professor and Dean of Engineering at VPI, 1928-1955. Papers include correspondence to and from Norris, Engineering Extension materials, clippings, publications, and teaching materials; also contains a collection of advertisements for office supplies sent to Norris in his capacity as dean. Finding aid available online. Ms1981-103.
NUCLEAR PIONEERS: CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENTS. VIDEOTAPES AND PAPERS, 1991. 0.5 cu. ft. Collection consists of seven videotapes recorded at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (or Virginia Tech) in August 1991 of interviews with six nuclear pioneers: Sigvard Eklund, Bertrand Goldschmidt, Robert E. Marshak, Glenn T. Seaborg, Gerald F. Tape, and Herbert F. York. Five of the tapes cover four main topics in nuclear history during the period from about 1945 through 1965: weapons and the arms race, civilian vs. military control in post- World War II United States, peaceful uses of the atom and basic research, and international perspectives: research, development, and cooperation. Two additional tapes cover a two- hour public round table where the pioneers were interviewed by Jerry Bishop of the Wall Street Journal, Gloria Lubkin of Physics Today, Albert Moyer of Virginia Tech, and Paul Torgersen of Virginia Tech. Also includes supporting documentation for the sessions. Ms93-004.
O'SHAUGHNESSY, LOUIS. LETTERS, 1903-1905. 0.2 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Tech, 1903; engineering professor at Virginia Tech from 1918 to 1954; first head of Applied Mechanics, acting Dean of Engineering, and Director of Graduate Studies during tenure at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of correspondence from 1903 to 1905; primarily includes letters to his future wife, Ida L. Surface, as well as one letter to G. T. Surface (Virginia Tech professor). Finding aid available online. Ms1993-010.
PARSONS, BERNARD L. (1922-90). PHOTOGRAPHS, 1920-52. 0.6 cu. ft. Professor of Agricultural Engineering from 1947 to 1985. Graduated from VPI (B.S., 1947; M.S. 1957). Photographs from the Soil Conservation Service of scenes in Virginia and North Carolna of cornfields, meadow strips, terraced fields, orchards, highway erosion, and wildlife borders. Also includes photographs and negatives of farm scenes and farm machinery, and of the V.P.I. Agricultural Engineering Department from the 1920s. Historical Photograph Collection.
PATTON, WILLIAM MacFARLAND (1845-1905). PAPERS, 1896. 0.7 cu. ft. Civil engineer, professor at Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech). Partial draft of Patton's book, A Practical Treatise on Foundations, and draft of an unpublished textbook on civil engineering, together with patent documentation for two inventions. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1954-001.
PHILLIPS, JEAN (1918- ). PAPERS, 1966-86. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Human Nutrition and Foods, 1969-85, Recipient of Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching. Papers include correspondence with editors, professional correspondence, advertisements and information about her monographs, and a paper written about Phillips by Evelyn Wight. Ms98-026.
PLETTA, DAN H. (1903- ). PAPERS, 1958-1994. 9.4 cu. ft. Professor and Head of Engineering Mechanics Department (1944-70). Educated at University of Illinois (B.S., 1927; C.E., 1938), University of Wisconsin (M.S., 1931), Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Columbia University. Honorary member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and founding member of the American Academy of Mechanics. Author of Engineering Statics And Dynamics (Ronald Press, 1951), Engineering Mechanics, Part I, Statics, Part II, Dynamics (Ronald Press, 1964), The Engineering Profession: Its Heritage And Its Emerging Purpose (1984) and numerous articles in technical journals (1952-82). Collection includes treatises, transcripts of talks and correspondence dealing with all aspects of the field of engineering, but especially with the role of education in producing a professional engineer. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms82-006.
PRICE, EMMETT RUSSELL (1874-1944). SCRAPBOOKS. 1.6 cu. ft. Professor of agricultural journalism at VPI (now Virginia Tech), 1920-1944. Collection consists of scrapbooks with newspaper clippings about VPI and local history (mostly Blacksburg). Finding aid available online. Ms1987-011.
PRICE, HARVEY LEE (1874-1951). PAPERS, 1930-45. 1.4 cu. ft. Obtained his B.S. in 1898 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and became a faculty member in the Horticulture Department (1900-50) and a School of Agriculture administrator (1908-48). Descendant of early Montgomery County, Virginia, settlers. Price had a strong avocational interest in genealogy and local history, and wrote Outlines Of Montgomery County Families (1940) which, though never published, has proved a valuable source for genealogists and historians. Collection includes Price's extensive notes and correspondence which provided much of the information for his book. Ms75-001.
RANDOLPH, LINGAN S. PAPERS, undated. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Mechanical Engineering at VPI, 1893-1918; dean of Engineering, 1913-1918. Papers include specifications for the details of labor and materials for the installation of a steam heating system at Sweet Briar Institute, Amherst, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1979-007.
REDD, HENRY B. (1895-1960). COLLECTION, 1930-1984. 0.6 cu. ft. Graduate of VPI, 1921; Professor of Agronomy at VPI, 1921-1926; Alumni Association secretary, 1932-1960; Freshman football coach, 1926-1932; head football coach, 1932-1940. Collection contains photographs, clippings, and VPI alumni material as well as a large amount of material related to Redd's position as a faculty member and a coach for the VPI football team.
Finding aid available online. Ms2013-017.
REID, ALLEN HINES. RADIO TALKS, 1932-1933. 0.1 cu. ft. Assistant Professor of Landscape Design at VPI from 1928-1929 and from 1932-1933. Collection consists of fifteen transcripts of radio talks by Reid on various topics, including tips for residential landscaping and flower arranging. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-082.
ROANE, CURTIS W. HISTORY OF PLANT PATHOLOGY IN VIRGINIA AND BIOGRAPHIES OF PLANT PATHOLOGISTS. (1921- ). PAPERS, 1993-99. 0.6. cu. ft. Collection consists of A History of Plant Pathology in Virginia and biographies of individual plant pathologists written by Professor Emeritus Curtis W. Roane from the Department of Plant Pathology at Virginia Tech. The history covers the period from 1888-1974 and is divided into eras: "The Pre-Alwood Era," "The Alwood Era (1888-1904)," "The Reed Era (1908-1915)," "The Fromme Era (1915-28)," "The Wingard Era (1928-1964)," and "The Couch Era (1965-74)." Biographies of the following plant pathologists are included in the collection: John Joseph Albert (1935-78), Robert E. Baldwin, Charles Roy Drake (1918), Sanford B. Fenne (1903-78), Joseph A. Fox (1934- ), James Godkin, Richard H. Gruenhagen, Robert Gordon Henderson (1903-1989), Kenneth D. Hickey, Gerald R. Hooper (1937- ), Wilbert Armande Jenkins (1905-1956), Robert C. Lambe, 1927- ), John Lovelace LaParde (1906-1991), Arthur Ballard Massey (1889-1981), James Albertine McClintock, Lawrence Ingram Miller (1914-1996), Robert Spencer Mullins (1912- ), Joseph Alexander Pinckard (1906- ), Carl Neel Priode (1898-1985), Robert Pristou, Curtis Woodard Roane (1921- ), Martha Ann Kotila Roane (1921-1996), John Felix Schneiderhan (1891-1974), Grover Cleveland Smart, Jr. (1929- ), Harvey Earl Thomas (1890-1974), Joseph L. Troutman, Edward Kemp Vaughan (1908-1990), Herman L. Warren, Albert Simpson Williams, and Wirt Henry Willis (1924- ). Project available online. Ms99-008.
ROBERTSON, JAMES I. JR. (1930- ). PAPERS, 1862-2001. 22.6 cu. ft. Civil War historian, author and Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. Educated at Randolph-Macon College (B.A., 1955) and Emory University (M.A., 1956; Ph.D., 1959). Papers consist of manuscript and typescript drafts,edited working copies, and galley proofs of works written by Robertson between 1982 and 2001, including the books Civil War Sites in Virginia: a Tour Guide (1982); General A.P. Hill: The Story of Confederate Warrior (1987); Soldiers Blue and Gray (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in History (1988)); Civil War Virginia: Battleground for a Nation (1991); Civil War! America Becomes One Nation (1992); The Civil War's Common Soldiers (1994); Stonewall Jackson: the Man, the Soldier, the Legend (1997); Standing Like a Stone Wall: the Life of General Thomas J. Jackson (2001); and the articles "The Boy Artillerist: Letters of Colonel William Pegram" (1990) and "Stonewall Jackson: Molding the Man and Making a General" (1992). Also includes materials related to the preservation of lands adjacent to Manassas National Battleifled Park and manuscript drafts for various speeches made by Robertson. Finding aid available online. Ms94-021.
SANDERS, HARRY W. (1895-1984). PAPERS, 1913-1981. 1.2 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (BS, 1916); Professor of agricultural education and vocational education (1925-1963) and professor emeritus of vocational education (1963-1985) at Virginia Tech; vocational teacher-trainer in Puerto Rico (1932-1933); co-founder of Future Farmers of Virginia, basis of Future Farmers of America. Correspondence, articles, printed materials, awards, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to Sanders' personal life and professional career (including his year in Puerto Rico, developing a vocational agricultural education program), as well as the histories of Virginia Tech and Blacksburg, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1975-002.
SAVAGE, LON (1928-2004). COLLECTION, 1919-1994. 1.7 cu. ft. Journalist, author, executive assistant to two presidents of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Research materials compiled for book, Thunder in the Mountains: the West Virginia Mine War, 1920-21. Two typescript drafts of the book, as well as photocopies of interview transcripts, newspaper articles, and court documents relating to the West Virginia Mine Wars. Finding aid available online. Ms2014-009.
SCHMIDT, WILSON E. (1927-81). PAPERS, 1966-81. 15.0 cu. ft. Head of Economics Department (1966-70, 1972-81) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Deputy assistant secretary for research in the U.S. Treasury Department (1970-72). Specialist in economic development. At the time of his death, Schmidt was the nominee to be U.S. director of the World Bank. Papers include correspondence, publications, and manuscripts of Schmidt's as well as those of many leaders in the economics field, including Matthew B. Canzoneri, M.P. Dooley, Jeffrey A. Frankel, and Guy V.G. Stevens. Ms82-010.
SEBBA, FELIX (1913-1989). PAPERS, 1979-1989. 4.2 cu. ft. Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg; professor of Chemical Engineering (1979-1989) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chemical Society; Discoverer of and expert on aphrons. Collection consists primarily of materials concerning his research into the uses of aphrons and other foams. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-008.
SHACKELFORD, GEORGE GREEN. PAPERS, ca. 1955-86. 10.4 cu. ft. Professor of History (1954-86) and Professor Emeritus (1986- ). Served on the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and on the board of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. Collection includes clippings, correspondence, memoranda, bulletins, scrapbooks, and other materials relating to the APVA; the National Trust; the New River Valley Historical Association; the Virginia Landmark Commission; the Democratic Committee of Montgomery County (Virginia); the Visiting Scholar Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences for VPI&SU; Blacksburg, Virginia, and Southwest Virginia history; historic properties in Blacksburg and Southwest Virginia, particularly Smithfield Plantation; and of Virginia and VPI&SU related topics. Finding aid availble online. Ms1983-008.
SHEAR, GEORGE MYRON. PAPERS, 1927, 1968-80. 0.2 cu. ft. Plant physiologist (1930-49) at the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Plant Physiology (1949-70). Papers consist of correspondence and publications relating to his research as a plant physiologist, and particularly on his work with watercress. Includes correspondence (1927) with Thomas A. Edison about Shear's work concerning collections latex-bearing plants in Virginia. Ms88-006.
SHELTON, FARRAR VILAS (1892-1969). PAPER, 1960. Class of 1915 and Economic Land Classifier for Agricultural Experiment Station, 1944-50. Collection consists of a paper written by Shelton that documents the development of agricultural extension work in Virginia. Ms62-006.
SMITH, HAMPTON D. COLLECTION, 1974-1990. 3.0 cu. ft. Chemistry professor at Virginia Tech. Collection includes research data, proposals, correspondence with chemists at other universities, and research articles/papers. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-079.
SMYTH, ELLISON A. JR. (1863-1941). PAPERS, 1859-1927. 6.4 cu. ft. Professor of Biology (1891-1925); dean of the faculty (1903-1906); dean of the Department of Applied Science (1916-1920); and faculty advisor to students in biology and pre-medical (1920-1925) at Virginia Tech. Papers include correspondence with professional and amateur scientists, and collectors, dealers and suppliers around the world, including H.H. Bailey, Carl Braun, Jonathan Dwight, E.K. Harvey, and James R. Randolph. Also includes correspondence with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Entomological Society, Boston Society of Natural History, Linnean Society of New York, and the University of Notre Dame Botany Department; reprints of articles written by Smyth; literature on topics in biology and science; and his notes, written in 1912, on birds in Montgomery County, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1981-098.
SQUIRES, ARTHUR M. (1916- ). PAPERS, 1940-87. 72.0 cu. ft. Frank C. Vilbrandt Professor of Chemical Engineering (1967-82), University Distinguished Professor (1978-86), and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus (1986-present). Member, National Academy of Engineering. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Educated at University of Missouri (A.B. 1938) and Cornell University (Ph.D. 1947). Employment: M.W. Kellogg Company (the Kellex Corporation), 1942-46, participating in design and startup of gaseous diffusion plant at Oak Ridge; Hydrocarbon Research, Inc. of New York City, 1946-59, architect-engineering firm (research laboratoratory (1974-76). Consultant for U.S. Bureau of Mines, Office of Coal Research, Electric Power Research Institute, United Nations, Office of Technology Assessment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others. Author of The Tender Ship: Governmental Management of Technological Change (1986). Expert in fluid beds, petroleum refining, hydrocarbon synthesis, coal conversions (gasification, liquefaction, carbonization, combustion), iron ore reduction, low-temperature processes, dust filtration, air pollution control. Collection consists of extensive correspondence, unpublished research reports, lectures, trip reports, reprints, trip diaries (1968-82), photographs (1979) from his trip to China, daily work books (1959-81), and subject files spanning entire career. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms87-006.
STAHL, HORATIO SEYMOUR (d.1935). PAPERS, 1931-37, N.D. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduated from Virginia Tech in 1907. Taught Botany and Biology at Virginia Tech from 1908-34. Papers contain "radio talks" (1931-34, n.d.) on plant topics, two Virginia Tech Commencement guides (1933), a list of students by year (n.d.), and a tribute to C.L. Stahl (brother?) from the Virginia Dairy Products Association (1937). Also includes notebook of the business transactions of W.C. Stahl written by H.S. Stahl, and "Autobiography of a Ring" by Annie Stahl. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1969-003.
STURM, ALBERT (1912-88). PAPERS, 1968-79. 21.0 cu. ft. Professor Emeritus of Political Science and the Center for Public Administration and Policies. Leading expert on state constitutional reform, and director of the 1977 VPI&SU self-study. Papers include articles, lectures, class and self-study material, and information concerning Phi Beta Kappa. Unprocessed. Ms88-019
SWINK, EARL T. (1907- ). SPEECHES, 1949, 1961-72. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Agricultural Engineering (1935-70). Vice President of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Papers include speeches about rural electrification, the agricultural engineering profession, and environmental control. Ms89-036.
TALBOT, RICHARD B. (1933-1994). PAPERS, 1967-97. 1.4 cu. ft. Educated at Kansas State University (B.S., 1954; D.V.M., 1958), Baylor University (NIH postdoctoral), and Iowa State University (Ph.D., 1963). Professor Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medical Informatics at Virginia Tech and founding dean of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Director of the Office of New Animal Drug Evalution at the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education and editor of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals. Pioneering work with computers in the field of veterinary medicine. Collections consists primarily of speeches, speech resource and research materials, administrative notes, departmental program planning and budgeting materials. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1995-024.
TATE, LELAND B. (1905-1999). PAPERS, 1940-[1955?]. 0.2 cu. ft. Professor of rural sociology at Virginia Tech. Newspaper clippings relating to industrial and economic development in the New River Valley, with an emphasis on the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, together with studies titled "Facts About the Blacksburg Community" and "Some Facts About Virginia's People." Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1956-004.
THRELKELD, WILLIAM LOGAN (1893-1988). PAPERS, 1919-1972. 1.0 cu. ft. Born in Versailles, Kentucky. Educated at Georgetown College (AB in biology and chemistry, 1915) and University of Virginia (MA in parasitology, 1929; Ph.D., 1934). Professor of zoology and biology (1929-58) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Personal and professional papers including biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, research files, and printed materials. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1975-005.
TWO HORSES, MICHAEL (1953-2003). COLLECTION. 2.8 cu. ft. Student, scholar, and American Indian activist. Collection includes academic papers, personal papers and research, drawings, correspondence, thesis and dissertation materials, and some artifacts. Finding aid available online. Ms2006-001.
UNDERHILL, GROVER W. PAPERS, 1935. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Entomology (1918-54) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, at the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. Collection consists of a radio talk entitled "The Insect Menace to Log Cabins and Rustic Woodwork." Finding aid available online. Ms1987-014.
UNIVERSITY CLUB. RECORDS, 1925-2000. 13.6 cu. ft. The collection consists of papers detailing the founding, construction, administration, finances, and membership of the University Club at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. RG 29/4.
VANDENBERG, HOPE (1918-96). WRITINGS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Montgomery County, Virginia, who worked as a graphics artist at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of typescript copies of poetry and essays written by Vandenberg, with biographical information about her. Ms96-015.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE FACULTY TOUR OF ALLIED CHEMICAL FACILITIES. RECORDS, 1966. 0.1 cu. ft. Photographs and other documentation of tour by Virginia Polytechnic Institute faculty of Allied Chemical Facilities in Hopewell, Virginia area on November 29, 1966. Faculty on the tour included Fred Bull, Wolter J. Fabrycky, R. Craig Fabian, G. H. Beyer, Carl Renfro, Nelson Murphy, Lee Humbert, Wilson Schmidt, Ron Patten, G. B. Pawley, R. R. Wright, Henry L. Wood, Alan Clifford, Harold Bell, William Hunter, and M. L. Oliver. Ms 2002-008.
VIRGINIA TECH FACULTY WOMEN'S CLUB. RECORDS,1965-2008. 10.4 cu. ft. Organization founded in 1965 as a social group to promote fellowship among women associated with Virginia Tech. The club currently strives to expand the intellectual and social horizons of its membership through enlargement of friendships, engagement in adult educational activities, scholarships, and the furtherance and interest of Virginia Tech. Records include correspondence, financial records, officers' job descriptions, newsletters, information about scholarships, cookbook sales, and nursery operations, as well as annual scrapbooks of activities illustrated with photographs and newspaper clippings. The collection is accompanied by printed annual yearbooks that include lists of members. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-014.
WARE, JOSEPH F. (b. 1880). COLLECTION, 1900-1971 (Bulk 1915-1920). 1.4 cu. ft. Commandant of Cadets and Professor of Military Science and Tactics (1911-1914) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence from Joseph F. Ware to his wife, Susie, in Blacksburg, Virginia, while he was serving overseas during and after World War I. The other significant portion of this collection contains nearly 200 photographs. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-022.
WILLIAMS, JOHN EDWARD (1867-1943). PAPERS, 1895-1940. 0.6 cu. ft. Professor of mathematics (1903-1924) and dean of the college (1924-1943) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Class notes from graduate classes in mathematics and astronomy at University of Virginia; speech texts; printed articles by Williams, James Morris Page, William H. Echols and others; diplomas; and membership certificates. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms56-005. See also Williams' official files as Dean of the College in RG 11/1/2.
WILSON, I.D. (1888-1978). LETTERS, 1957. 1 vol. Professor of Biology from 1923 to 1957. Letters to Wilson from students, colleagues, and friends upon his retirement from VPI in 1958. Ms94-020.
WISS, HENRY H. (1913-94). PAPERS, 1960, n.d. 0.2 cu. ft. Professor of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1947 to 1983. Collection consists of twelve architectural drawings and four photographs of Wiss's private residence in Blacksburg, Virginia, designed by him in 1960. Ms96-013.
WORLEY, CHARLES S. JR. (1912-95). PAPERS, 1954-62, n.d. 0.5 cu. ft. Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech from 1947 to 1982, and Professor Emeritus from 1982 until his death in 1995. Papers consist of architectural designs done by Worley, often in partnership with Henry Wiss, also a Virginia Tech Architecture Professor, in the mid-1950s and early 1960s. Also includes photographs of Worley in his home in Blacksburg, Virginia, which he designed, and slides taken by Worley of Blacksburg, Smithfield Plantation, and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1996-017.
YOUNG, HAROLD N. (1895-1978). PAPERS, 1938-1966, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Agricultural economist. Born in New York; educated at Cornell University (1913-1917). Sergeant in Intelligence Section, 38th Infantry, in World War I. Principal of Union School in Constableville, New York (1919-1930). Professor of Agricultural Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1930-1965). Director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. Director Emeritus of VAES (1965-78). Collection includes papers by Young on education in Virgina. Also includes a poem, "Charge of the Night Brigade" by Young. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1970-007.
ZALLEN, DR. RICHARD (1937-). PAPERS, 1946-2009. Professor of physics at Virginia Tech and former researcher at Xerox. Information on Xerox research, professional correspondence; lecture notes and class materials; drafts of published works; materials concerning trips, sabbaticals, and conferences; and illustrative figures. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-069.
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