Entries beginning with "A"
AARON FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1908-1927. 1.4 cu. ft. John H., Jacob C. and Harry B. Aaron, three Bristol, Virginia brothers who attended Virginia Tech in the early 20th century. College memorabilia, including publications, photographs, and banners. Finding aid available online. Ms1968-004.
[ACCOUNT BOOK, 1839.] 1 vol. Small notebook from unidentified place listing personal expenditures, including costs of candles, tavern bills, and money paid "to negroes for carrying trunks." Finding aid available online. Ms90-064.
ACKLER, BRYAN. PAPERS, 1968-71. 1.0 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Tech (1971), and one of the founders and editors of Alice, a Blacksburg, Virginia, underground newspaper. Collection consists of issues of Alice (1968-71); a tape recording of a student reply to a University radio program about student unrest (digital version on CD also available); and a paper written by Ackler, "Alice: the Study of a Free Press." Ms90-047.
ADAMCZEWSKA-WEJCHERT, HANNA (1920- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1985-1987, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born 1920. Architect of Warsaw, Poland; Professor at the Warsaw Technical University. Materials include a lengthy curriculum vitae, reprints of articles she wrote about urban projects in Poland, and a 1985 catalog she wrote, "Formation of Pertinent Housing Cooperatives." Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
ADAMS, ELIZABETH KENT (1908-1994). PAPERS, 1922-1987. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of Radford, Virginia and local historian. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical charts, essays, and other materials related to the history of Southwest Virginia and of Adams' ancestral lines, especially the Cloyd, Kent, McGavock and Putnam families. Includes photocopy of the autobiography of A. W. Putnam, photocopies of James Randal Kent's will and inventory of debts, and photocopies and originals of other family papers. Finding aid available online. Ms90-045.
ADAMS, T. TUNSTALL, JR. LETTER, 1959. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written in 1959 from Tunstall to Mrs. H.O. Lyne, regarding his father, who attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College from 1877-1879. Finding aid available online. Ms1959-003.
ADAMS, RICHARD HENRY. DIARIES, 1862-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Served as a captain in the 5th Alabama Regiment, Confederate States of America, during the Civil War. Collection contains transcripts of diaries written between April 1862 and February 1865, much of it while as a prisoner of war. Ms94-013.
ADKINSON, C. M., & CO. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1859-1861. 1 vol. Obsolete title. See ADKISSON, CLEMENT M. ACCOUNT BOOK. Ms1940-001.
ADKISSON, CLEMENT M. (b. ca. 1809). ACCOUNT BOOK, 1859-1861. 0.5 cu. ft. Proprietor of general mercantile store in Halifax County, Virginia. Store ledger, containing customer names, together with descriptions of items purchased and dates and prices of purchases. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-001.
ADRIANCE, THOMAS (1937-96). PAPERS, 1980-95. 3.0 cu. ft. Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech (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. Programs include performances given by the Roanoke Symphony, Barter Theatre (Abingdon, Virginia), and the Metropolitan Opera. Finding aid available online. Ms96-003.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN TENANT FARMER, CLARKSVILLE, VIRGINIA. PHOTOGRAPHS, c.1920-1930. 0.1 cu. ft. The collection contains six photographs of a tenant farm in Clarksville, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-110.
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.
ALABAMA GREAT SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. AGREEMENTS, 1887-1890. 0.1 cu. ft. Established in 1877, through the reorganization of the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad; sold in 1890 to the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway and the Richmond and Danville Railroad. Legal agreements with other railways concerning the use of routes and facilities and the establishment of joint passenger traffic rates. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-074.
ALDINGTON, RICHARD (1892-1962). BOOK TYPESCRIPTS, ca. 1934. 0.3 cu. ft.. English poet, critic, and biographer; author of Death of a Hero (1929) and All Men Are Enemies (1933). Two typescripts--one the original and the other a carbon--both revised, of Aldington's Women Must Work (1934). Finding aid available online. Ms1976-006.
ALEX, IRIS. COLLECTION, 1956-2002. 0.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Development Administrator for Facilities Development Corporation of the State of New York, building consultant for the Young Women's Christian Association, and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Active from the 1950s until 1991. The collection includes both volumes of A Building Manual for the YWCA, written by Alex as well as some biographical information and articles about her work. Also contains correspondence between Alex and other architects about Julia Morgan. Finding aid available online. Ms2002-026.
ALEXANDER, DOROTHY. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1974. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect in her firm, D. B. Alexander, 1967- . Projects have included commercial remodeling for the Arriflex Corporation, Panavision and the Jack Tilton Gallery. 1989- Staff photographer for Oculus, the magazine of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The collection consists of a set of photos entitled "White Flowers" that were used as the opening image of a chapter in Women in Architecture, edited by Susana Torre. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
ALEXANDER, DOROTHY. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1939-1994. 3.1 cu. ft. Educated at the McGill University Architectural School in Montreal, Dorothy Alexander started her own firm in 1961. She also worked for several other firms including Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons Architects, John Carl Warnecke, and James Baker and Peter Blake Architects. The collection consists primarily of drawings, sketches, and building specifications for buildings designed by the architect Dorothy Alexander. Projects include remodeling work for the Arriflex Corporation, Lowel-Light Manufacturing, as well as several houses designed and built in California. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-089.
ALEXANDER, HENRIE H. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia, resident, and a Confederate lieutenant in the 22nd Virginia Regiment in the Civil War. Letter written June 10, 1862, from Alexander in Blacksburg, to Captain W.G. Price in Wytheville, Virginia, about a recent skirmish with the Union soldiers at Salt Sulphur Springs, Virginia (now West Virginia). Finding aid available online. Ms60-002.
ALEXANDER, M. CLAIR. DIARY, 1880. 1 vol. Carpenter in North Easton, Massachusetts. Diary recounting daily work life and social events. Ms88-102.
ALEXANDRIA AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES [VIRGINIA]. CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENCE, 1861-1862. 0.3 cu. ft. Collection consists of 19 letters by 17 soldiers, dated between 1861 and 1862; Letters were written by soldiers stationed in and around Alexandria and Fairfax counties and Washington, DC in the first 12-16 months of the Civil War. Finding aid with images available online. Ms2013-029.
ALFORD, WILLIAM J., JR. (1924-2010). PAPERS, 1951-1988. 0.6 cu. ft. VPI graduate (BS, Aeronautical Engineering, 1949); engineer for National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) from 1949-1958 and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1958-1980; Head of the Advanced Transport Technology Program (1970-1975); Manager, Energy Efficient Transport Office (1976-1979); Head, Advanced Military Technology Office (1979-1980) co-owner with Edward C. Polhamus of the patent for the Variable Sweep Wing Configuration. Collection contains NACA and NASA research memoranda and reports, publication drafts, research notes and patent details for the variable-sweep wing design, correspondence, award certificates, AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics) conference programs, and personnel file papers from Alford's career; also includes materials relating to research for 1962 variable sweep wing patent. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-007.
ALLEGHANY CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. RECORDS, 1890-2008, n.d. 6.8 cu. ft. The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) was formed in 1890 as an organization to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, to encourage historical research in relation Membership in the D.A.R. is eligible to "any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution." The Alleghany Chapter was organized in 1911 in Blacksburg, Virginia, of members who descended from the pioneers who held land in the New River section of the Allegheny Mountains. The records consist of rosters, D.A.R. magazines, constitutions and by-laws, minutes and membership ledgers, yearbooks, scrapbooks, news bulletins, obituaries of members, and the original charter of the chapter. Finding aid available online. Ms1995-019.
ALLEN, BEULAH O. (1905-1992). COLLECTION, 1905-1992. 2.1 cu. ft. Librarian at Virginia Tech (1929-1957); long-time Blacksburg resident. Collection includes personal and professional correspondence; library, university, and Blacksburg memorabilia; photographs and negatives; and a scrapbook. Finding aid available online. Ms2014-002.
ALLEN FAMILY. SCRAPBOOK, 1970-1972. 0.1 cu. ft. Carroll County, Virginia family involved in 1912 gun battle in the Hillsville, Virginia courthouse. Scrapbook chronicles the history of the shootout, its participants and aftermath in a set of newspaper clippings, including a series titled "Fatal Doom of the Allens" by Louise Jones Dubose. Also includes one original piece, a poem titled "A Memorial: Claude Swanson Allen." Finding aid available online. Ms2008-065.
ALLISON FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Southwest Virginia family including three brothers who served with the 63rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Collection contains correspondence from James Polk and John P. to family at home, as well a surgeon's certificate relating to William. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-060.
ALMEIDA, MARILIA SANT'ANNA DE. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect in Brazil. Collection includes résumé and magazine articles, including "To Hear the Mermaids: Marília Sant'Anna de Almeida and José Magalhaes Junior: Teatro Municipal, Sao Sebastiao-SP." [Translated from "Para ouvir as sereias"]. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
ALTIZER, WILLIAM R. (1826-1863). LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia, farmer; private with Company D, 63rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Collection includes a brief letter from Altizer to Governor Letcher as to be detailed as a blacksmith in his home town. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-099.
ALWOOD, WILLIAM BRADFORD (1859-1946). PAPERS, 1854-1927. 1.9 cu. ft. Professor of horticulture, entomology, and mycology at Virginia Tech (1891-1904); fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Papers include research papers, theses, brochures, and notebooks on such subjects as cider, wine making, grapes, and pellagra. Finding aid available online. Ms1960-003.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW), VIRGINIA TECH CHAPTER. RECORDS, 1926-2008. 8.7 cu. ft. Collection consists of official records and periodicals from the AAUW, Virginia Tech Chapter and the National AAUW including minutes, administrative records, state and national convention programs, awards and scholarships, publications, and other materials concerning community outreach from 1926-2008. Finding aid available online. RG 30/5A.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW), 2001. Meeting programs and master video for 75th Anniversary Luncheon. MS 2001-067.
AMERICAN COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE, PUBLICATION, 1990. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The American Collegiate Schools of Architecture is an organization of 150 accredited architecture schools to help with the advancement of architectural education. The collection consists of the 1990 publication Status of Faculty Women in Architecture Schools developed by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's Task Force on the Status of Women in Architecture Schools. The report (32 pages) is based on a survey distributed to faculty women and school administrators and published in 1990. Another copy of the report is available in the Art and Architecture Library [LB2332.3 S82 1990]. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
AMERICAN EGG BOARD. COLLECTION, 1974-2004. 0.2 cu. ft. The American Egg Board is an organization that works with egg producers to successfully market eggs to the public. This collection contains a variety of American Egg Board publications, such as recipe cards and information brochures. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-124.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, PUBLICATIONS, 1990-1999. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The AIA is an organization of over 300 chapters established to serve the needs of architects at the national, state, and local levels. The collection includes programs for chapter meetings, lecture announcements, and WIA information. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE COMPANY / BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. ILLUSTRATIONS, ca. 1900. 312 illustrations. Illustrations of locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company and the Baldwin Locomotive Works for various railroads, taken from company catalogs, individually mounted on linen pages. Ms98-003.
AMERICAN WORK HORSE MUSEUM COLLECTION, 1971-1999. 0.5 cu. ft. Dr. Henry L. Buckardt (1904-1996); Mary L. Buckardt (wife). Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia and Lexington, Virginia. Dr. Buckardt was a former U. S. Attaché to Korea and Paraguay. Papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and other materials related to the American Workhorse Museum now owned and operated by the Agricultural and Life Sciences Department, Virginia Tech and housed at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2005-013.
AMISS, EDWIN J. LAND GRANT, 1838. 0.1 cu. ft. Land grant signed by Governor David Campbell for 150 acres of land in Montgomery County, Virginia, to Amiss. Ms88-044.
ANDERSON, A. MOORE. POSTCARD, 1877. 0.1 cu. ft. Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College postcard announcing the start of and fees for the upcoming session. Finding aid available online. Ms1968-009.
ANDERSON, C.B. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1907-1909. 0.1 cu. ft. The C.B. Anderson Account Book contains the accounting information and merchandise sales of C.B. Anderson of Newbern, Virginia. Entries date from 1907 through 1909. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-086.
ANDERSON, C. B. RECORDS, 1884-1910. 0.5 cu. ft. General store owner in Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia. Ledgers, daybooks, and business journals for accounts in Anderson's store (7 items). Finding aid available online. Ms 89-083.
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD (1876-1941). COLLECTION, 1912-1938. 1.0 cu. ft. American novelist, short story writer, and critic; settled on Ripshin Farm (Marion, Virginia) in 1929, and became owner/operator of both local newspapers. Correspondence, including letters from Anderson to daughter Marian ("Mimi"), together with letters to other family members and a few letters regarding professional matters; typescript of a speech given to striking laborers in Danville, Virginia in 1931; and research materials about Anderson (mainly reproduction photographs and notes on his books) compiled by professors Ray White and Charles Modlin. A Finding aid for the collection available online. Ms73-002.
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD (1876-1941). PHOTOGRAPH AND POSTCARD, 1929, 1939. 0.1 cu. ft. American novelist, short story writer, and critic; settled on Ripshin Farm (Marion, Virginia) in 1929, and became owner/operator of both local newspapers. Collection contains postcard to Bert Dickerson and a photograph of Anderson and Dickerson fishing in Florida. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-004.
ANDREWS, N.S. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War stationed in Washington, D.C. Letter to his father, August 3, 1864. Finding aid with images available online. Ms1989-041.
ANGLE, L. C., Jr. CIVIL WAR COLLECTION, c. 1860-2001. 0.5 cu. ft. Resident of Abingdon, Virginia, and a Civil War history enthusiast. Collection consists largely of materials related to the history of the Civil War in Virginia, particularly - but not limited to - copies and transcripts of Civil War letters, personal papers, and manuscripts. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-043.
ANISIMOVA, IRINA, BIOGRPHICAL PAPERS, 2008. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Biographical sketch, bound booklet entitled "Multistoried apartment houses for Moscow design by Professor Irina Anisimova" dated 2008. Materials in English and Russian. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
ANTONAKAKIS, SUSANA (1935- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1987-1988. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in 1935. Architect in Athens, Greece, and a founding member of the architectural firm Atelier 66. Materials include a copy of a lecture she gave in 1987 in Delft, the Netherlands, to the International Design Seminar; a postcard for an exhibit in Zurich, Switzerland, of the work she has done with her husband, Dimitris; and a brochure of the Mavrakakis house in Perdika, Greece, which she and her husband designed. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
APPALACHIAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1931, 1956, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. The Appalachian Electric Power Company Photographs show the 1931 A.E.P Company's First Aid Class in Roanoke, Virginia, the 1956 Service Pin Dinner participants, and the Executive Committee of the Social Club, n.d. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-073.
APPALACHIAN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. RECORDS, 1986-1991. 1.25 cu. ft. Oral history interviews conducted by students of Dr. Jean Speer and Dr. Bohland in the Department of Humanities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Interviewees include Frank W. Bannister, Lillie A. Beavers, Julia T. Bratton, Thomas Cartmel Brown, Carol M. Caldwell, Freeman A. Cockram, Virginia B. Creger, Robert and Josephine Dolinger, Ora Evans, Donald R. Fessler, Anne W. Frame, David H. Halsey. Mildred S. Richardson, Judith C. Sale, Elizabeth M. Weatherford. Restricted interview materials include Georgia Croy, Carlton Harmon, Jack and Lillian Minnick, Ellison A. Smyth, and Keith Webb. Materials consist of audiocassette and mini-cassette tapes, tape logs, and student photographs and essays about some interviewees. Transcript available for the Hamblin interview. Finding aid available online. Ms1993-025.
APPALACHIAN QUILT PROJECT. CASSETTE TAPES, 1978-79. 0.8 cu. ft. Oral history project conducted by the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Related Art at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of recorded interviews with forty-three quilt makers in Floyd and Washington counties, Virginia. Transcripts available. Ms81-097.
APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION TEACHING PROJECT. RECORDS, 2001-2006. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection consists of five bound reports produced for the Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project from the years 2001-2006. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-041.
APPALACHIAN STUDENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE. COLLECTION, 1964-1975. 12.4 cu. ft.collection consists primarily of the papers of David Tice and Allan Cox, student organizers of the Appalachian Student Organizing Committee. Materials include correspondence, clippings files, small-press and local publications on Appalachian issues, petitions, and notes and drafts. The materials in the collection deal with various topics, including strip mining and land use issues, poverty, health care and free clinics, coal mining and coal miners, strikes, local political races, issues at Virginia Tech, and the Vietnam War and other national and international issues. Finding aid available online. RG 31/14/10.
APPERSON FAMILY; see BLACK, KENT, AND APPERSON FAMILIES, PAPERS OF, 1779-1984 (Bulk 1821-1948). 7 l.f. John Samuel Apperson (1837-1908) served as a hospital steward under Dr. Harvey Black in the 4th Virginia Regiment and the field hospital of the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, during the Civil War, and later became a doctor. Papers include Apperson's correspondence (ca. 1850-1900) and Civil War diaries (1861-65, 6 diaries); a medallion (1893) commemorating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of America owned by John S. Apperson; the correspondence and genealogical notes (ca. 1920-85) of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Apperson; and a notebook containing a Blacksburg history (1944) by Mary Apperson. Also includes scrapbooks (1933-50) of clippings, correspondence, and telegrams with information about the political career of Harvey Black Apperson (1890-1948), who was a State Senator and Attorney General of Virginia. Includes leases and reports from the Blacksburg Mining and Manufacturing Company of Montgomery County, Virginia, of which Alex Apperson was a stockholder. Genealogical notes and sources compiled by Alex and Miriam Apperson include information on the Amiss, Crockett, Dudley, Mastin, Porter, Tynes, and Woodbridge families. The Appersons were connected by marriage to the Black and Kent families. Finding aid available online. Ms74-003.
APPOMATTOX IRON WORKS AND SUPPLY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1925-1939. 0.5 cu. ft. Petersburg, Virginia manufacturers of machinery for tobacco, peanut, and lumber-milling industries; established in 1872. Business correspondence and records. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-040.
ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE OF NEW YORK: ARCHIVE OF WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE RECORDS, 1948-1977. 4.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The Architectural League of New York created the Archive of Women in Architecture collection in 1973 to gather biographical and project data about women professionals in the field of architecture and related disciplines. The information was used to create a 1977 exhibition and a companion book, Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective [NA1997 .W65], edited by Susana Torre. This collection consists mainly of copies of form letters and completed biographical and project worksheets sent out by the AWA in 1973 and materials sent by women in reply to the solicitation. Other materials include resumes, journal articles and publications, architectural projects and drawings, photographs of projects, and research material collected by the archive. Finding aid available online. Ms2005-016
ARGABRIGHT FAMILY. LEDGER, 1848-1854. 0.1 cu. ft. Wesley Argabright was one of the 26 individuals who purchased land from William Black when Blacksburg, VA was founded in 1798. His decendants owned a blacksmith shop on Main Street in Blacksburg, VA. Ledger details the business records of the blacksmith shop; entries date from 1848 to 1854.Finding aid available online. Ms2011-064
ARMISTEAD, MARY FRANCES. MEMOIR, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Surry County and Richmond, Virginia during Civil War. Three-page photocopied typescript of Armistead's reminiscences, focusing on the several jobs she held during the war. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
ASHER, ANTHONY L. PAPERS, 1921-23. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain in the Army in World War I; later a resident of West Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia. Papers consist of letters which mention Asher's participation as a National Guardsman in the West Virginia Coal Mining Wars in September 1921, and which deal with an accusation that Asher stole property or money from the correspondence and genealothe National Guard in 1922; photographs; and a typescript resume by Asher. Ms88-078.
ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES, MONTGOMERY COUNTY BRANCH. RECORDS, 1754-1996. 6.0 cu. ft. Founded in 1889, the APVA has twenty branches which own and maintain historic properties. The Montgomery County branch maintains the Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg. Records largely document the recent history of Smithfield, ancestral home of the Preston family, especially its restoration beginning in 1962. Includes correspondence of George Green Shackelford (then director of the Montgomery County APVA), minutes, reports, clippings, programs, photographs, and architectural drawings, as well as APVA annual reports, newsletters (1982-88), and issues of Discovery (1977-89). Also includes historical documents of and genealogical information about the Preston family. Finding aid available online. Ms62-001.
ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE, RECORDS, 1928-1992. 8.4 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The Association for Women in Architecture (AWA) was originally founded in 1922 as Alpha Alpha Gamma, a national sorority for women architecture students. In 1934 the alumnae of the sorority formed the Association of Women in Architecture (AWA) as an organization for professional women architects. Today (2010) the AWA exists only through its Los Angeles chapter, with a membership of approximately 200 women architects and designers in the Los Angeles area, with members-at-large across the country. In 1984 the AWA altered its name to the Association for Women in Architecture. Records include committee reports, correspondence, membership forms and rosters, photographs, scrapbooks, treasurer's files, and newsletters. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-022
ATKINSON, ARCHIBALD JR. (1832-1903). MEMOIRS, ca. 1890s. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate surgeon in the Civil War. Served alternately in the Wise Legion, the 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, the 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, and in the Second Army Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. After the war he was a professor of materia medica and therapeutics in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland. Memoirs written in the late 1800s, focusing exclusively on his Civil War experiences. Finding aid with link to transcript available. Ms1994-022.
[ATTORNEY'S SUIT AND COLLECTION RECORD], 1896-1929. 0.1 cu. ft. Author unknown. Attorney records covering litigation in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-052.
AUBÖCK, MARIA (1951- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1980-2006. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in 1951. Landscape architect in Vienna, Austria, and a member of the Austrian Society of Landscape Architects since 1985. Collection includes curriculum vita with architectural sketches, articles by Aubock, and drawings for gardens she designed. Also includes copies of her books, Vienna Gloriosa [SB466.A92 V5 1980] and Grun in Wien [SB466.A82 V525 1994]. 2006 additions to the collection include a 2005 exhibition catalog, fliers for a 2006 architecture and landscape conference, an issue of the magazine Historische Gärten, and a competition catalog for Wohnen in Bayern. Finding aid available online. Ms1996-007
AUDEN, W.H. (1907-1973). LETTER, 1938. 0.1 cu. ft. Anglo-American poet. Major works include The Dog Beneath the Skin (1935) and The Age of Anxiety (1947) for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. Letter written from Bruxelles, France, to Geoffrey Grigson. Requests a copy of a sonnet "The Economic Man" Auden submitted to New Verse, possibly in May 1936, to complete a sonnet sequence he was then writing. Finding aid available online. Ms1973-001.
AUGUSTA AND BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA. RECEIPTS, 1780-1848. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes receipts for taxes, a newspaper subscription payment, business transactions, and a promissory note from Augusta and Bath Counties in Virginia; Most relate to the Kincad (also spelled Kinkaid and Kinkead) family. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-012.
AULENTI, GAE. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1987-2003. 0.6 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Italian architect and industrial designer Gae Aulenti's ability to transform historic public buildings into museum spaces is world renown. Her most important contributions to architecture include Musee d' Orsay (Paris, France), Musee d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Palazzo Grassi (Venice, Italy), Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) and the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, USA). She has won numerous awards for her work and her exploration in lighting design. Her collection is documented by newspaper and magazine articles, biographical information, and her conceptual computer-drawn designs for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, California. Finding aid available online. Ms2000-014
[AVIATION BROCHURES AND PAMPHLETS, 1928-58, n.d.]. 0.4 cu. ft. Thirty-seven brochures and pamphlets from aviation corporations such as Cessna Aircraft Corporation, Boeing Company, Douglas Aircraft Company, and United Airlines, advertising services and products. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms94-015.
AVERY, HOWARD S. (1906-1996). PAPERS, 1913-1996. 12.4 cu. ft. Graduated from Virginia Tech in 1927 with a Bachelors of Science 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 and his interests after graduation. The papers include class notes, journals and photographs taken mainly in 1927. Avery was the photographic editor of the 1927 Bugle, and many of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute photographs appear in this yearbook. These papers also include work-related notes on mining engineering and metallurgy and correspondence and brochures from the Boy Scouts, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Sierra Club, the National Rifle Association and other organizations that Avery was involved in during his lifetime. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-026.
AVERY-ABEX METALLURGICAL COLLECTION, 1920-1987. 248 cu. ft. Collection includes research data of the properties of metals conducted by The American Brake Shoe Company (later Abex). Also contains the master logbooks and listing of compositions on keypunch cards of the Battelle Institute Research Reports, and approximately 37 cu. ft. of research-related publications, reference books, and metallurgical samples. Unprocessed. Ms95-025. Note: The research portion of this collection (publications and reference material) is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
AVITABILE, JAMES J. PAPERS, 1963-2001. 14 cu. ft. Air Force officer assigned to NASA's spacecraft simulator complex as an astronaut mission operations instructor (1965-1967). Papers include NASA spacecraft operations manuals and training guides for the Mercury, Gemini and early Apollo programs; programmer manuals for NASA computer systems; NASA public information publications; and non-NASA space-related materials. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-057.
AYLETT, WILLIAM ROANE (1833-1900). LETTERS, 1852-1887, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Lawyer from King William County, later Commonwealth's Attorney for Virginia. Colonel with the 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War; wounded at Gettysburg, taken prisoner at Sayler's Creek, April 1865, and paroled in July 1865. Collection contains nine letters to Aylett from family members and friends, as well as three pieces of business correspondence, mostly from the 1850s and 1870s. Finding aid available online. Ms1992-033.
AYRE FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1871-. 0.6 cu. ft. Fauquier County, Virginia family, several members of which attended Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech). College memorabilia, including lecture notes, cadet caps, a photograph and certificate. Finding aid available online. Ms1963-003.