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BABCOCK, H. O. DIARY, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Farmer and schoolteacher from North Stonington, Connecticut. Diary entries record work, social and church activities, weather, and financial affairs. Also included are comments on the day's political and military affairs, particularly battles and lost friends. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
BABCOCK, WILLIS A. (b. abt. 1840). DIARY, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Private, then Corporal with the 10th Regiment, New York Heavy Infantry; mustered in December 1862. Diary records camp life and duties while stationed in Washington, DC, and throughout Virginia; Babcock's experiences in the rifle pits at Petersburg; and his extended furlough at home at the end of the year. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-129.
BADGER, CONRAD C. LETTER, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War writing his mother from Nashua, New Hampshire. Writes that he intends to enlist in the 6th New Hampshire Regiment as a nurse after trying to get positions with surgeons in two other regiments. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1989-104.
BAHL, VANI, BIOGRAPHICAL DATABASE. Born 1973. Bachelor of Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Panjab University.
BAILEY-LAW. COLLECTION, 1825-1971. 14.5 cu. ft. Harold H. Bailey (1878-1962), ornithologist and author of The Birds of Virginia (1913) and John Eugene Law (1877-1931), ornithologist, member of the Cooper Ornithological Club and curator with the California Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Both men were husbands of Laura Beatty, who married Bailey a few years after Law's death. Correspondence, notes and photographs from the research of both Bailey and Law; biographical files of other hundreds of other naturalists, containing correspondence, field notes, writings, printed material, photographs, and original artwork, all relating to ornithology and other branches of natural science. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms82-002.
BAILEY, PATTIE DOBSON TALLEY (b. 1888). UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY APPLICATION, 1925. 0.1 cu. ft. Photocopy of Bailey's application for membership in the Kentucky Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Describes Confederate service of Bailey's grandfather, Nathaniel Henry Talley, who worked as a gunboat mechanic and saddle maker at West Point, Virginia. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
BAILY, JOSEPH T. (1848-73). ENGINEERING LECTURE NOTES, 1870. 1 vol. Lecture notes on mechanics taken by Baily while a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. The majority of the notes were based on lectures by Prof. Charles McMillan (1841-?). Subjects are construction of earth dams, strength of materials, and railroad engineering. Includes numerous small sketches throughout the text. Ms93-006.
BAKER FAMILY. CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. A collection of buttons and pins relating to the Confederate States of America. Contains two Confederate naval uniform buttons, a Southern Cross of Honor [two pieces] belonging to William J. Baker (15th Virginia Infantry) and Frances M. Baker's pin from the Mississippi Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
BAKER, JOSEPH J. (1841-1931). CORRESPONDENCE, 1863-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Private, later Corporal with Co. K, 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Farmer in Wythe County, following the Civil War. Collection includes two letters, one from 1863 including a description of Chickamauga, and one from 1864, describing Baker's experiences near Marietta, Georgia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-046.
BALDWIN, ASA. CORRESPONDENCE, 1864-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the 82nd Ohio Regiment in the Civil War. Five letters from Baldwin from camps in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, to his wife in Blanchester, Ohio. Also includes one letter from Baldwin's brother, R.F. Baldwin, in Ohio. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-079.
BALDWIN FAMILY. LETTERS, 1861-1897. 0.1 cu. ft. Tazewell County, Virginia family. Letters from Denison B. Baldwin, Captain of 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry to wife Sallie W. Barnes Baldwin. Also includes letter from Baldwin's brother-in-law, Oscar F. Barnes, while a prisoner at Fort Delaware, as well as letters among other family members and residents of Southwest Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-033.
BALDWIN, JOHN R. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a letter from John R. Baldwin, possibly to a wife or girlfriend, writing of his love for her. Text is in pencil and the paper is stained, making the location and addressee uncertain (Liza?), though the letter is dated January 1965. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-029.
BALLANTYNE, R.M. (1825-94). LETTERS, 1883-84. 0.1 cu. ft. British novelist, best known for The Coral Island(1858) and Snowflake and Sunbeams (1855). Two letters from Ballantyne to his publishers, and to a close friend or relative. Ms87-012.
BALLARD & BALLARD COMPANY. (1880-1951). COLLECTION. c.1925. 0.3 cu. ft. Ballard & Ballard was established in Louisville, Kentucky in 1880 and specialized in the production of flour and a line of refrigerated foods. The collection includes a string of cardboard cut-out advertisements and a booklet titled, "It's Ballard that's Enough." Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-032.
BALLENGER, JOHN. PROMISSORY NOTE, 1788. 0.1 cu. ft. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, resident. Promissory note binding Ballenger to pay the sum of 140 pounds to Andrew McMahan of Amherst County, Virginia. Signed by John J. Shackelford, possibly as a witness. Ms90-031.
BALMORI, DIANA. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1990-1995. 2.0 cu.ft.
Landscape architect and design principal of Balmori Associates, Inc. Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, partner for landscape at Cesar Pelli and Associates (1984-1990), and faculty at the Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Balamori Associates is well known for designing the landscape and urban design for Bilbao, Spain surrounding the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Ghery. Balamori was also one of four firms chosen to contribute design to the New York City High Line Project. Collection consists of drawings, sketches, and presentation boards for three landscape architecture design projects. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2004-001.
[BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, LETTER, 1860.] 0.1cu. ft. Letter written by "N.R.W." in Baltimore to Dr. Charles H. Moore in Louisiana on January 26, 1860, about his desire to secure a teacher's position in a Southern plantation household. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1991-007.
BANK OF BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA]. MINUTE BOOK, 1892-1903. 1 vol. Photocopy of the minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings. Ms83-004.
BAPTISTA, ANGELICA. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1983. 0.3 cu. ft. Architect of Carvalhos, Portugal. Materials consist of six sets of architectural drawings of the Vamara Municipal da Vila da Feira. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2001-052.
BARDI, LINA BO (1914-1992). BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND BOOKS. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Italy, worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Among other residential and public structures in Brazil, she designed the Museum of Art Sao Paulo (1958) and the Sesc-Pompeia (1977), a combined sports and arts center. Her collection includes a press release with biographical information for an exhibit of her work at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco. It also includes Casa de Vidro [Glass House], Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1950-1951 Centro de Lazer [Leisure Center] SESC, Fabrica Pompeia. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-018.
BARK LORENA. RECORDS, 1860-70. 0.1 cu. ft. Cargo ship of Stockton, Maine, that carried goods to and from Europe and Cuba. Records include shipping receipts, freight lists, bills, consular documents, and notes for payment. Ms87-036.
BARNES FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1860-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Monongalia and Marion, Virginia (later West Virginia) family, including three family members who served during the Civil War. Collection contains correspondence to and from members of the family including Uz and Mary Barnes and two of their sons, Thomas R. and James H.; other materials includes two poems handwritten and dated by Thomas R., copied from other sources. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-070.
BARNETT, JAMES INVENTORY, 1811. 0.1 cu. ft. List of free Negroes and Mulattoes, compiled by James Barnett, district commissioner of revenue for Montgomery County, Virginia. List includes places of residence of the free persons as well as a brief job description. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2002-022.
BARNETT, JOHN W. PATENT, 1879. 1 item. Broadside entitled "Instructions for Using John W. Barnett's Patent Process for Curing Leaf Tobacco. Patented January 7th 1879." Barnett is identified as a resident of Big Spring, Montgomery County, Virginia. Ms98-002.
BARNETT, JOSEPH HAMPTON (?-1922). MEDALS, 1899-1916, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier in the 4th Virginia Regiment in the Civil War. Collection contains the Southern Cross of Honor, reunion medals from Florida and Richmond, Virginia, and ribbons from the Grand Camps Confederate Veterans of Virginia reunions. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1979-001.
BARNETT, WILLIAM W., DIARY, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection consists of a single diary for the year 1862 of William W. Barnett, private in the 8th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps. The diary describes his time in hospital in January and February, as well as from September through December. These latter entries include his work as a nurse, particularly tending to the wounded following the battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862. Barnett mentions review of the division by President Lincoln, General McDowell, and Secretary Stanton in May near Fredericksburg and again by Lincoln and McClellan in July near Harrison's Landing. The diary includes descriptions of battle at Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Frazier's Farm, and Malvern Hill in the Seven Day's campaign and at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-075.
BARRON, WILLIAM H. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Private in U. S. Army Signal Corps during the Civil War. Post-war letter written from Richmond, Virginia to friend Emma, describing visits to local battlefields, boredom in camp, watching the soldiers return to their homes in the North, his hope that Jefferson Davis will hang, and the arrival of Governor Pierpont in Richmond. Accompanied by typed transcript. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-042.
BARTLETT, ANSIL T. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Private with Company D, 58th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. Collection includes a letter to his father from Camp Farmville, Virginia, discussing soldiers stealing good from nearby homes, daily tasks, war rumors, and Bartlett's hope to be home by July 4th. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-008.
BARTLETT, HENRY T. LETTER, 1888. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War; later, Vice President of the Cavalry Corps in the Society to the Army of the Potomac. Writes Samuel E. Chamberlain, President of the Cavalry Corps, S.A.P., in 1888, urging him to nominate a cavalryman as the next president of the S.A.P., citing the importance of the cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg (1863). Ms89-031.
BASSETT, FLORENCE KNOLL. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, 2001. 0.1 cu. ft. Interior Designer in Coconut Grove, Florida. Internationa Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2004-010.
BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS. NARRATIVE, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Written by unidentified soldier of General Hancock's 2nd Corps. Partial narrative describes the march into battle and the first skirmishes of the Wilderness campaign. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-037.
BAUER, HENRY H. PAPERS, 1971-1999. 14 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1999-005. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
BAUER, GEORG (d. 1864). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier during the Civil War, writing from
Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 20, 1864, to his daughter, about the many battles he had fought in and the
presence of the Confederates in the immediate area. Bauer was a native German speaker and the English in his
letter is heavily Germanized (ex. "shuding duks" for "shooting ducks"). Bauer was killed two months later in
the Battle of Monocacy. Transcript available. Collection also includes a daguerreotype of an identified man. Ms93-022.
BAUGH, L. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Landowner in Abingdon, Virginia during the nineteenth century. Letter informs J.G. Wood of Estillville, Virginia, that Baugh's property is for sale, not for rent. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-091.
BAUSERMAN FAMILY. PAPERS, 1861-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains three letters from brothers Raphael C. and Erasmus Bauserman while they served as Confederate Privates in Virginia's 12th Cavalry, Company K during the Civil War. Written to their mother, sisters, and brothers, the letters discuss their unit's health, company rations, fighting, and horses. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-016.
BAYLOR, WILLIAM SMITH HANGER (1831-62). CORRESPONDENCE, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Augusta County, Virginia, resident. In the Civil War, Baylor was colonel of Augusta County Volunteer companies, and then was appointed to command the 5th Virginia Regiment. In August 1862 he was made commander of the Stonewall Brigade, and was killed soon thereafter at the Battle of Second Manassas. There are three items: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22, and August 18, 1862), and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862). Baylor's letters speak of the destruction caused by the war, his promotion to "Colonelcy" and to Brigade Commander, his health, and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Walton's letter expresses sympathy to Baylor's widow, and comments on Baylor's religious conviction and General Jackson's regard for him. Ms85-002.
BEAL, WALTER H., SR. SPEECHES, 1886. 0.1 cu. ft. VAMC student from 1882-1886, graduated with a degree in Mining Engineering. Collection contains a valedictory speech given in April 1886 and a farewell speech to the Lee Literary Society in June 1886. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-074.
BEAR FAMILY. PAPERS, 1823-79. 0.1 cu. ft. Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia family. Papers consist of diaries, books, and letters of various members of the Bear family. Includes a diary written in 1862 by Harvey Bear, who although not a soldier in the Civil war at that time describes the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army. Refers to his neighbor, Jedediah Hotchkiss, who served as Thomas J."Stonewall" Jackson's topographer. Papers also include two diaries written in 1878-79 by Harvey's son George, a manuscript general order written in March 1863 for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and a letter written in February 1849 from a member of the Virginia House of Delegates to Harvey Bear about a vote on the slave resolutions. Partial transcript available. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms92-010.
BEAR, VIVIAN COLEMAN (1888-1984). PAPERS, 1844-1960. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of Roanoke, Virginia; cousin of Mark Twain. Correspondence to Bear, most apparently from would-be suitors, including Baltimore attorney H. Ferd Wiegand; correspondence and financial documents of the Clemens and Staley families; Bible with genealogical notes and clippings; photographs; and ephemera. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-086.
BECKER, JOHN V. (1913- ). PAPERS, 1945-86. 4.0 cu. ft. Aerospace engineer, specialist in hypersonic and reentry aerodynamics and a pioneer in the development of hypersonic research aircraft such as the X-15.Received B.S. (1935, mechanical engineering) and M.S. (1936, aeronautical engineering) degrees from New York University. Joined the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) as a research engineer in 1936. Head of the 16-ft. Wind Tunnel Branch (1943-47), chief of the Compressibility Research Division (1947-57), and chief of the Aero-Physics Research Division (1958-74) at NACA and NASA-Langley; retired from NASA in 1974. Elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Author of The High-Speed Frontier: Case Histories of Four NACA Programs, 1920-1950 (Washington, DC: NASA, 1980). Papers include correspondence, notes, memoranda and other materials related to NACA and NASA programs with which Becker was associated, including the X-1, X-15, X-20 (or "Dyna- Soar") programs; research files for The High-Speed Frontier; transcripts of oral history interviews; and copies of publications and lectures by Becker. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms90-052.
BECKWITH, JONATHAN B. (1800-1891). LETTERS, 1861, 1866. 0.1 cu. ft. Parkersburg, Virginia (later Parkersburg, West Virginia) farmer and Confederate supporter. Letters contain discussions of family business, Beckwith's views on ante- and post-bellum Virginia and West Virginia, and impact of the Civil War on his farm. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-063.
[BEDFORD SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA, LETTER, 1861.] 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written August 26, 1861, from "Aunt Netty" in a springs resort in Pennsylvania, to "Dear John," in the West. Netty writes about the distracted state of the country, seeing Confederate colonel John Pegram at the Springs (listed under an alias, recruiting his health after surrendering to McClellan in the West Virginia Operations), and her opinion of traitors to the Union. Ms91-009.
BEERBOHM, MAX (1872-1956). CORRESPONDENCE, 1900-1909. 0.1 cu. ft. English caricaturist, critic and essayist. Collection consists of three letters, one to "Miss Peacock" and the other two unidentified recipients. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1974-002.
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.
BELCHER, DALE. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1987-94. 34 items. Photographer of Floyd County, Virginia. Black & white photographs of scenes in Floyd, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, and Scott counties, Virginia, and scenes in Kentucky and West Virginia, depicting the traditional culture of mountain people. Ms97-021.
BELEW, WILLIAM (1816-1884). CLAIM (1868). 0.1 cu. ft. Lawrence County, Tennessee farmer. State of Tennessee, County of Lawrence, claim for the loss of quartermaster stores in 1863 and 1864, taken by three different Confederate units. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-047.
BELL, KENT, CLOYD, AND WITHROW FAMILY. PAPERS, 1780-1998. 9.5 cu. ft. Personal papers and financial records of members of four prominent families from Montgomery County and Pulaski County, Virginia and Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Included are members of the Bell, Kent, Cloyd, and Withrow families, as well as materials from related families and acquaintances. This is a diverse collection containing materials dating from 1780 to 1998. Items of interest include several land deeds and warrants from the late 18th Century, including one signed by Benjamin Harrison, then Governor of Virginia; Civil War correspondence from Confederate POW, Edgar Withrow; Regimental listings from the 19th Brigade of the Virginia Militia; and correspondence and military documents dating from World War II. The collection contains materials from Gen. Gordon Cloyd, James Randal Kent, David Fenton Kent, Gordon Cloyd Bell Sr., David Kent Bell, James and Edgar Withrow, and many others. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2008-040.
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.
BELZ, ROBERT A. PAPERS, 1869, 1929-1962, n.d. 0.8 cu. ft. Virginia resident; 1939 graduate of VPI with a B.A. in Industrial Engineering. Collection consists of academic papers, correspondence, newsclippings, and some photographs and other illustrations. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-105.
BENINGER, WILLIAM. CORRESPONDENCE, 1864-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in Battery H of the 6th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery during the Civil War writing from various forts in Virginia to his sister. Writes in November 1864 from Fairfax County that he is enjoying the point above Bulls Run and expects to move from this place to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Writes in March 1865 from Fort Bennett that he thinks the war will end soon, and that the few Rebels he saw at Falls Church and at Fairfax Court House were only "a few gurrillaws and a drunk." Ms89-107.
BENNETT, ARNOLD (1867-1931). MANUSCRIPT ESSAY, 1927. 0.1 cu. ft. British novelist, playwright, critic, and essayist. Author of thirty novels including A Man from the North (1898), Anna of the Five Towns(1902), and The Old Wives's Tale (1908). Collection consists of a manuscript essay, heavily revised, by Bennett written in London. Ms87-013.
BENSON, GEORGE W. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863-1865 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Eleven letters from camps in Washington, D.C., Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, referring to camp life, his comrades, and his hopes of finding a wife when he returns home. Transcript available. Ms88-083
BENTEL, MARIA, BROCHURE. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in 1928. Architect and
partner of Bentel & Bentel, Architects and Planners, of New York,
and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Collection
includes a brochure of her work with her firm. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. MS2000-100
BENTLEY, M.A. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from a Confederate
soldier in the Civil War to his father. Writes September 2, 1863, from
Richmond, Virginia, about the camp meetings and his faith in God.
[BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY GENERAL STORE ACCOUNT BOOK ], 1838-1841. 0.3 cu. ft. General store in Bergen County, New Jersey, possibly operated by Benjamin Post. Account ledger containing customer names; dates of purchases; goods purchased; prices paid; credits in cash, trade and work; and balances. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1978- 012.
BERTRAND, WENDY SCOTT, 1941 Biographical Database Entry.
BEVERLY, MOSES. LAND GRANT, 1792. 1 item. Grant for fifty acres in
Montgomery County, Virginia, signed by James Monroe, then governor of
BEVINGTON, CHRISTINE BENLIA, CURRICULUM VITAE. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Acc2006-048
BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION [MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA]. RECORDS,
1973-77. 1.0 cu. ft. Commission organized to encourage county
organizations to engage in Bicentennial commemorative programs. Records
include correspondence, minutes, reports, and news clippings. Ms76-001.
BIG VEIN ANTHRACITE COLLIERIES. RECORDS, 1926-1928. 0.1 cu. ft. Coal mining operation in McCoy (Montgomery County), Virginia. Daily reports of fire boss, describing mine conditions. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms90-014.
BIGGER, PEACOCK. ESTATE PAPERS, 1751-1754. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of two documents (1751-1754) related to Peacock Bigger's estate and attempts to settle it. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-035.
BIGLER-SESSLER-JOHN FAMILY. PAPERS, 1752-1893, n.d. 0.4 cu. ft. The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and accounting receipts and records relating to the Bigler, Sessler, and John families. Ms1993-011.
BILLINGS, ELDEN E. COLLECTION, 1862-1991. 25.5 cu. ft. Resident of
Washington, D.C., and a collector of Civil War era manuscripts and
historical literature. Collections consists subject files, clippings, memorabilia and artifacts related to the American Civil War. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.
Billings also donated
over 6000 books on Civil War topics to the Special Collections
Department--see a staff member for more information. Ms1991-036.
BINDER, REBECCA L. (1951- ).ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1995-1997. 0.1 cu. ft.
Born in 1951. Principal of R. L. Binder, F.A.I.A., Architecture & Planning, in Playa del Rey, California, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Materials include curriculum vita detailing major projects, employment, exhibitions, publications, activities, and honors; descriptions of fifteen of her designs; and a copy of the book Rebecca L. Binder, with text by Eleanor Lynn Nesmith, edited by Shawna Mullen (Rockport, Massachusetts: Contemporary World Architects, 1995). International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections.
BIRIUKOVA, ALEXANDRA 1895-1967), ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.1 cu. ft. Russian architect in Canada. Received architecture degree in 1914 from the School of Architecture in Petrograd, Russia. Exiled in
1914; moved to Italy where she received a degree in 1925 from the Royal
Superior School of Architecture in Rome. Emigrated to Toronto, Canada,
in 1929. Elected the first woman member of the Ontario Association of
Architects in 1931, yet gave up her architecture practice that same year
to become a nurse. Materials consist of research notes, correspondence,
published biographical sources, and card files compiled by Barbara
Sankey of Toronto, who was researching Biriukova's career. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-015.
BIRKBY, NOEL PHYLLIS (1932-1994). BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 1994. 0.1
cu. ft. Architect of New York City. Educated at the Cooper Union and at
Yale University; worked for architectural firms in New York City and was
principal of her own firm. Taught at the New York Institute of
Technology. Papers are photocopies of obituaries and other biographical
information about Birkby. International Archive of Women in
Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms1994-026.
BIZIOS, GEORGIA, RÉSUMÉ AND EXHIBIT POSTCARD, 1996.
0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Academics
at the School of Design, North Carolina State University (1986-present).
Educated at Colby College (B.A. Art, 1967), University of Minnesota
(B.Arch., 1971), and University of Oregon (M. Arch, 1974). Former member
of the Board of Advisors for the IAWA. Collection consists of a
curriculum vitae and a postcard advertising an exhibit of her work at
the Brooks Hall Gallery of the School of Design, North Carolina State
University, in January 1996. International Archive of Women in
Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-016.
BLACK APPALACHIANS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. CASSETTE TAPES, 1991. 0.4
cu. ft. Oral history interviews (22 on 25 tapes) conducted by Dr.
Michael Cooke of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University of
and about blacks in Appalachia, predominantly in Montgomery County,
Virginia. Interviewees include Frank T. Bannister, Leola Burns,
Alexandra Burford, Roxie Ida Byson, Rice Dobbins, James E. Dow, Rosa
Thomas Holmes, Charles A. Johnson, Thompson V. Lester, Elizabeth Lester,
Walter H. Lewis, William Burrell Morgan, W. Waymon Pack (transcript
available), Cora Pack, J. Homer Pack, Christine P. Price (transcript
available), Valerie Scott, Mason Scott, Homer C. Sherman, James E.
Sherman, Ellison A. Smyth (transcript available), James C. Wade
(transcript available), and Sarah J. Wade (transcript available). Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database.
BLACK, DR. HARVEY (1827-1888). SIGNED MEDICAL BILL, 1865-1867, 1879. 0.1 cu. ft. Surgeon with the 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry; ran the field hospital of the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Assisted with "Stonewall" Jackson's surgery following his wounding at Chancellorsville. Practiced medicine in Blacksburg, served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1885-1888). Collection contains a bill detailing medical services to the family of Rev. William A. Wade. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-084.
BLACK, KENT, AND APPERSON FAMILIES, PAPERS OF, 1779-1984 (Bulk
1821-1948). 7 l.f. Papers and artifacts of an interrelated family
prominent in Blacksburg's history. Dr. Harvey Black (1827-88) served in
the Civil War as a surgeon for the Fourth Virginia Infantry Regiment and
as surgeon in charge of the field hospital of the 2nd Corps, Army of
Northern Virginia. Black assisted in the operation on General Thomas J.
"Stonewall" Jackson after he had been wounded at the Battle of
Chancellorsville. He was a founder and was on the first Board of
Visitors of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now
Virginia Tech. Papers include the Civil War correspondence of
Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black to his wife, the Civil War diary of
hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of
Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of Blacksburg
mercantile establishments, a 1912 European travel diary, the political
scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson, and
genealogy research on the Black, Kent, and Apperson and related
families. Also includes a manuscript
with a history of Blacksburg, as told to Mary E. Apperson by her
mother Lizzie Black Apperson. The Blacks were connected by marriage to
the Apperson and Kent families. Ms74-003. A searchable finding
aid is available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database.
BLACK, JOHN H. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Lieutenant in the 12th
Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry in the Civil War, writing his wife on
October 21, 1864, from Bolivar Heights, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Writes about the Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864) and efforts to
recruit new troops to replace those lost in the battles. Ms89-089.
BLACK WOMEN AT
VIRGINIA TECH ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. RECORDS. 1995-. 0.6 cu. ft.
The Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project is a multi-phase
research and educational collaborative program of the University
Libraries and the Women's Center at Virginia Tech. This on-going program
involves the identification of the first black women students, staff,
and faculty at Virginia Tech and the collection of their oral history
narratives. The interviews focus on the entry experience of the
individual into the Virginia Tech community and the interviewees'
perceptions of the climate and attitudes within the university community
particularly as pertains to race and gender. Collection includes
interviews with some of the first black women students at Virginia Tech
(Jacquelyn Butler Blackwell, Marguerite Harper Scott, and Linda Edmonds
Turner); Marva Felder Davis, first black homecoming queen; Cheryl Butler
McDonald, first black woman in the Corps of Cadets; and Elaine Carter,
catalyst of the project and doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech.
Interviews were conducted by Elaine Dowe Carter and University Archivist
Tamara Kennelly. Transcripts of interviews with students are available
Transcripts of interviews with two staff members, Cora McDaniel Pack and
Rhonda Miller Rogers, also are available. Materials consist of cassette
tapes, DAT tapes, and interview transcripts. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database.
BLACKMAN, FREDERICK. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Union
soldier from Connecticut in the Civil War. Two letters written January
6, 1863, and n.d., from Tennessee and Virginia, to Franklin Sherwood of
Bridgeport, Connecticut. Writes that he was sick the night of the fight
(possibly the Battle of Murfreesboro), and asks what the people back
home think of the war. Asks Sherwood to send him his belongings, for he
intends to never return to Bridgeport. Transcripts available. Ms89-059.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA], TOWN OF. MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, 1885-1968.
0.3 cu. ft. Collection consists of a variety of Blacksburg town
documents and reports collected by Virginia Polytechnic Institute
librarians. Includes financial statements (1927-51), a typescript annual
report (1954), a population study (1944), Chamber of Commerce brochures,
and information on elections (1936-68). Ms87-003.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1936-1969. 2.0 cu. ft. Organized to invite outside classical music and dance artists to perform on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute campus. Membership ledgers, programs, circular letters, and newspaper clippings. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1976-002.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] COMMUNITY FEDERATION. RECORDS, 1926-57. 0.2
cu. ft. Formed in 1928 to unite community organizations toward common
goals in matters dealing with public health, education, and community
beautification. Originally called the Blacksburg Federated Council and
was the direct outgrowth of a community study done in 1928 by the
Virginia Tech Department of Rural Sociology in cooperation with various
town organizations. Collection includes Community Days Programs
(1926-29), Community Chest letters (1934-45), a Directory of Blacksburg
Service Agencies (1942), and miscellaneous documents. Ms87-002.
[BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA, GENERAL STORE DAY BOOK, 1894-95.] 1 vol.
Unidentified Blacksburg general store. Customer accounts. Ms68-010.
BLACKSBURG DEATHS. JOURNAL, 1917-1947. 0.1 cu. ft. Journal contains a chronological listing of area deaths. Entries date from February 20, 1917 to February 14, 1947 and contain information like name, age, date of death, place of death, time and location of burial, and church membership. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-063.
BLACKSBURG ELECTRONIC VILLAGE. COLLECTION, 1992-2006. 0.7 cu. ft. Experimental online community network in Blacksburg, Virginia, launched as a Virginia Tech outreach project in 1993. In-house publications, presentations, press clippings, and external reports. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms 2006-018.
BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA, EMBEZZLEMENT. COLLECTION, c.1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes eight documents (c.1865) within the collection detail a bank embezzlement case from the Blacksburg Branch of the Farmers Bank in Virginia. Nicholas M. Ronald supposedly swindled patrons into writing him checks that would pay off their account deficits. Much of the collection consists of testimonials attesting to that suspicion. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-080.
[BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA GENERAL STORE]. DAY BOOK, 1894-1895. 0.1 cu. ft. Unidentified Blacksburg general store, possibly that of James P. Harvey. Ledger recording daily transactions, including customer names, goods purchased, and prices. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1968-010.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS. SCRAPBOOK,
1972-75. 1 vol. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs of the
Blacksburg High School Warrior Band and about the work of the Band
Boosters, whose purpose was to encourage and support the development of
the instrumental program in the Blacksburg schools. Ms94-031.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] MUSIC CLUB. RECORDS, 1907-1971. 2.5 cu. ft. Founded to promote the study of music among its members and to stimulate local interest through regularly scheduled musical programs. Affiliated with the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Correspondence, minutes, programs, financial records, scrapbooks, rosters, and bylaws. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1979-008.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] ODD FELLOWS LODGE. RECORDS, 1910-30. 3.8 cu.
ft. Black fraternal and religious organization. Records include papers
of the Independent Order of St. Luke, souvenir programs, annual reports,
calendars, financial reports, proceedings from meetings, circulars,
membership books, ritual books, and correspondence. Collection includes
black wool uniform coat with brass buttons with insignia BOOF. An EAD-encoded Finding aid is available in the Virginia Heritage database. Ms88-009.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. RECORDS, 1984-85. 0.2
cu. ft. Project of the University Libraries of Virginia Tech to collect
information on the history of Blacksburg, Virginia. Collection contains
taped interviews, most with transcripts, of the following Blacksburg
residents: Cliff Busby, Georgia Croy, S.H. Kessinger, Lucy Lee
Lancaster, George Litton, Howard Price, Carrie T. Sibold, and Ellison A.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] POST OFFICE. RECORDS, 1914-22. 0.4 cu. ft.
Collection consists of Postmaster's Account and Record Book (1914-17);
cash books of the International Money Order Office (1915-22, 4 vols.);
and a postmark impression book (1918-20). Ms73-009.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. LAND DEEDS, 1850, 1904,
AND 1924. 0.1 cu. ft. Three deeds for land owned or sold by the trustees
of the Blacksburg Presbyterian Church. Trustees include K. Black, W.M.
Lybrook, Charles Black, Edwin I. Amiss, and Thomas Brown. Ms94-007.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] REGIONAL ART ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1960-71.
0.1 cu. ft. Community art club formed in 1950 as a chapter of the
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Sponsored monthly exhibits at the Virginia
Tech Library and brought Virginia Museum Artmobiles to Blacksburg.
Materials include programs and letters to members. Ms87-045.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] STUDY GROUP. RECORDS, 1984-85. 0.5 cu. ft.
Study group funded by the Blacksburg town council under the aegis of the
Townscape Committee to study the town's architecture and landscape,
inform town officials about present conditions, and make recommendations
for changes. Results were accumulated for a book, Blacksburg -
Understanding a Virginia Town: Town Architecture (1986) by Donna
Dunay. Records include architectural drawings, maps, diagrams, and
photographs used in the book. Unprocessed. Ms87-008.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] - VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE CIVILIAN DEFENSE COUNCIL. RECORDS, 1942-1945. 0.4 cu. ft. Town-college council organized to administer and promote local civilian responses and efforts during World War II. Correspondence, reports, and printed materials relating to salvage drives and other activities. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1979-005.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] WOMAN'S CLUB. RECORDS 1907-72. 7.0 cu. ft. Founded as the Women's Civic Betterment Club in 1907; disbanded in 1970. Involved in civic improvement projects including community beautification, public health, civil defense, charity and cultural programs. Records include correspondence, minutes, financial records, scrapbooks and printed material. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms63-002.
BLACKSMITH LEDGER, c. 1928. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes a ledger, most likely from Rural Retreat, Virginia, featuring approx. 200 pages of local customer order logs. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-049.
BLAIN, DANIEL (1838-1906). PAPERS, 1864-70. 0.1 cu. ft.
Confederate soldier in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery in the Civil War;
later a Presbyterian minister in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and a high
school principal. Papers include four letters, written July 5 and
September 18, 1864, from camp near Petersburg, Virginia, to his future
wife. Writes about the chaplaincy in the CSA Army, sitting with a dying
man in his last hours, the freedom he had before the war, and news from
the front in Mobile, Alabama. Refers to the shelling of Petersburg and
the Democratic Party Chicago Convention. Also includes a post-war diary
(1868-70) written by Blain as a newly ordained Presbyterian minister.
Writes of Confederate officers in and around Lexington, Virginia,
including Robert E. Lee; his travels around the county, church business,
the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, and the stillborn birth of his
BLASINGAME, B.P. PAPERS, c.1970. 0.8 cu. ft. Collection contains eight books related to Apollo and Skylab projects. Also includes reports and papers by Blasingame and others about navigation, inertia, and space flight. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms87-010.
BLECHER, MARVIN. AUDIOCASSETTE TAPE, 1998. 1 item. Oral history interview conducted by Virginia Tech student Christina Roemer with Marvin and Freda Blecher of Blacksburg, Virginia, about their involvement in the Jewish community in the town and the Hillel student organization at Virginia Tech. Dr. Marvin Blecher served as faculty advisor for Hillel from 1973 to 1983. Also includes information about the Blacksburg Jewish Community Center and other Jewish communities in the region. Ms98-017.
BLISS, ANNA CAMPBELL (1925- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1976-1987. 0.1 cu. ft. Artist, architect, and consultant on color and design in Salt Lake City, Utah; partner of Bliss and Campbell, Architects; and founder and former President of the Contemporary Arts Group. Materials include a curriculum vitae; photographs, a flyer for a CAG conference; three articles on color and architecture; a notice of an exhibition of a mural Bliss designed for the Utah State Capitol; and a bibliography of publications, articles, and catalogs by Bliss. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-017.
BLIZNAKOV, MILKA T. (1927-2010). PAPERS AND ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1978-2000. 1 cu. ft. Born in Bulgaria, emigrated to France and then to the U.S. before coming to Blacksburg, Virginia, where she both practiced architecture and taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a professor emerita of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. She founded the International Archive of Women in Architecture and chaired its Board of Advisors from 1985-1993. Her papers include currculum vitae, correspondence, 43 architectural drawings of her residence in Blacksburg, "A Bibliographical Guide to
Their Work: Soviet Women Architects, 1917-1937" written by her in 1989, papers written during 1979 to
1990, and collected materials about women in architecture. International Archive of Women in
BLOCH, KAROLA. BOOK. Architect of Germany. Collection contains her book, Aus Meinem Leben (1981). CALL NO: CT3150 B5 A3 1981. International Archive of Women in
BLUE RIDGE DISCOVERY CENTER. COLLECTION, 2011. 0.2 cu. ft.
Environmental non-profit organization founded to foster "creativity, discovery, and critical thinking through interest-driven and hands on activities focused on the Blue Ridge Mountains." Printed materials published by the organization. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-004.
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOLKLIFE PROJECT. RECORDS, 1978-79. 14.0 cu. ft. Oral history project conducted by the American Folklife Center in cooperation with the National Park Service. Project surveyed folk cultural traditions along the Blue Ridge Parkway, particularly along a hundred-mile stretch from Rocky Knob, Virginia, to Doughton Park, North Carolina. Field coordinator for the project was Charles K. Wolfe of Middle Tennessee State University. Collection consists of taped interviews, photographs, and field notes. Ms86-009.
BLUNT, ASA P. (1826-1889). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from Brigadier General Asa P. Blunt, written to an unidentified cousin, from Fort Monroe, Va., on June 10th, 1864. The letter details daily life in the area, in particular a planned raid on Petersburg, Va., that was halted after Confederate forces got advance notice, and Blunt's hopes that his cousin could come to Virginia to help educate free African-Americans in his employ. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-010.
BOATWRIGHT, CYNTHIA ADDINGTON (1898-1973). PAPERS, 1935-90. 1.0 cu. ft. Resident of Coeburn, Wise County, Virginia. President of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, 1941-44. Member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1944-49. Papers consist of scrapbooks, photographs, news clippings, certificates, and convention programs, mostly concerning the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs in the 1930s and 1940s. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms90-070.
BODELL, DOROTHY (1931- ). RESEARCH NOTES, 1850-1996. 0.8 cu. ft. Resident and local historian of Blacksburg, Virginia. Collection consists of photocopies of notes and files Bodell compiled while researching her book Montgomery White Sulphur Springs: A History of the Resort, Cemeteries, Markers, and Monuments, published in 1993. Notes include information about the resort's use as a Confederate hospital during the Civil War, run by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, a religious order of Charleston, South Carolina. Also includes material prepared of the 40th reunion of the Blacksburg, Virginia, High School class of 1948 (of which Bodell was a member). Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms88-042.
BODEN-ARCHER, DENDRON. 0.1 cu. ft. Greek psychologist with an interest in "dream healing" within the framework of landscape and architecture. Collection includes a biographical sketch and a copy of an article that she wrote. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2006-004
BODMER, MONICA. COLLECTION, 2000. 0.1 cu. ft.
One-hour videotape and DVD version entitled Spatial Biography and Mental Maps produced for the International Women's University, Project Area City and Gender, in Kassel, Germany in 2000. Created by Monica Bodmer of Lausanne, Switzerland and Prof. Kerstin Dorhofer of Berlin, Germany. Includes prologue and sections by twelve contributors. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2001-009.
BOND, HENRY M. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Lieutenant with the 45th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War. Letter from Bond in Trenton, Jones County, North Carolina, to "My dear George." Writes of skirmishes with the "rebs," problems in advancing on the enemy due to the weather, and his opinion of North Carolina. Ms88-075.
BONNEY, CLAIRE, ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1995-1998; 2002. 0.1 cu. ft.
The collection contains a copy of Therese Bonney: The Architectural Photographs, a PhD thesis from the University of Zurich. Materials submitted in application for the first Milka Bliznakov Prize, 2000. See also Bonney's report on architect Adrienne Gorska. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1998-023.
BONSALL, GEORGE W. (1845-1910). DIARIES, 1861-78. 2 vols. Resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a corporal in the 138th Regiment Ohio National Guard (originally formed as the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Reserve Militia) during the Civil War. Collection consists of two volumes of a manuscript diary, copied in 1865 of entries Bonsall wrote between May 23, 1861 (his 16th birthday) and 1865. Continues the diary sporadically after the war, with entries indicating his marriage in 1876 and the birth of his daughter in 1877. Bonsall writes in detail about his regiment's movements throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia during the war (particularly 1863 and 1864), but they never engaged in a battle with the Confederates. Bonsall also writes about working as a mason building dormitories for a new college in Berea, Kentucky, in 1869. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1997-015.
"BOOK FOR RECEIPTS" RECIPE BOOK. n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two authors, names unknown. Some contributors are named. Recipes focus largely on delicacies--not on staple meals--and home remedies. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Database. Images available in PDF format. Ms2008-024.
BOOKS THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE PROJECT. RECORDS, 1980-86. 5.0 cu. ft. Project was conducted by Gordon A. and Patricia Sabine, who interviewed people across the country--celebrities as well as ordinary Americans--asking them what book made the greatest difference in their lives, and what was that difference. Responses were collected for a book, Books That Made the Difference: What People Told Us, (Shoe String Press, 1983). Based on a concept by Ann Heidbreder Eastman and coordinated by the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Collection contains subject files, clippings, correspondence of Eastman and the Sabines, manuscript drafts, and recorded interviews on reel-to-reel audiotapes. Noteworthy people consulted about their most significant book include Alan Alda, Daniel Boorstin, Walter Matthau, Andy Rooney, Studs Terkel, and Barbara Tuchman. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1985-003.
BOONE, BETTY BELLE (1865-1931). DIARY, 1893-1894. 0.1 cu. ft. Young woman of Boones Mill, Franklin County, Virginia. Diary documenting household chores and social activities. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-051.
BOOTH, THOMAS (1840-1923). CORRESPONDENCE, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. VMI graduate; private in the 3rd Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Collection contains a letter written at Yorktown, June 1861, describing cavalry scouting activites and troop movement, reports from the battlefield, camp life, and the citizens on the homefront. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-063.
BOSWORTH, SQUIRE (1785-1870). PAPERS, 1848-1892. 0.1 cu. ft. Physician and county court clerk of Randolph County, Virginia/West Virginia. Correspondence, personal financial and legal documents, including discussions of political activities in antebellum western Virginia and Reconstruction issues in North Carolina and Virginia. Includes papers relating to a claim for losses incurred during the Civil War. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-060.
[BOTANICAL CARDS, ca. 1850]. 0.1 cu. ft. Reproductions of eight different drawings of wildflowers found near the Yadkin River in North Carolina, done by Adelaide and Elizabeth Kron. Cards were printed by the Albemarle [North Carolina] Council of Garden Clubs and the Kron Trust. Ms95-022.
BOYNTON, HENRY B. (1899-1991). PAPERS, 1931-91. 4.0 cu. ft. Architect of Roanoke, Virginia. Graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, 1921; B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1923). With Louis Smithey founded Smithey & Boynton, Architects and Engineers, in Roanoke in 1935. Retired in 1982 but remained active in the firm until 1988. Member and President (1955) of the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Member (1962-72) of the Virginia State Registration Board for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, and President in 1967. Papers consist of primarily financial and administrative records from Smithey & Boynton, and awards and certificates of honors bestowed upon Boynton. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms92-002. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
BOWMASTER, PATRICK A. (1969- ). PAPERS, 1994-95. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduate history student at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of papers Bowmaster has written for classes, including an edited transcript of the diary of Jasper Hawse (1835-1905), a Civil War soldier born in Hardy County, Virginia, who enlisted in the 14th Regiment, Virginia Militia, at the beginning of the war, which became the 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment in March 1862. In June 1862, the cavalry was reorganized as the 17th Virginia Cavalry Battalion. Hawse served intermittently as a commissary sergeant in the Confederate Quartermaster's Department. Also includes a paper about Emanuel Stance, the first African-American to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for action in the post-Civil War period. Access restricted. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms94-037.
BOZWORTH, JAMES. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-63. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the Connecticut troops in the Civil War. Letters written from Camp Sigel, Maryland, and West Philadelphia Hospital, Pennsylvania, to Franklin Sherwood of Bridgeport, Connecticut. In September 1862 he thanks Sherwood for previous letters and invites him to his encampment in Maryland. He writes in 1863 from General Hospital in West Philadelphia that the corps filled up the hospital to its utmost capacity, and that he wants Sherwood to visit and bring letters of recommendation to have himself transferred to New Haven, Connecticut. Hopes Sherwood is not "frightened into a fever by the prospect of the conscription." Transcripts available. Ms89-058.
BRACE, JONATHAN JR. (1810-77). COMPOSITION BOOK, 1827-31. 0.1 cu. ft. Presbyterian minister in Hartford, Connecticut. Book of orations, compositions, disputes, and other writings by Brace while a student at Yale College (1827-28) and Amherst College (1828-31). Ms93-002.
BRANCH, JAMES A. COLLECTION, 1864-1867. 0.3 cu. ft. Collection contains two diaries and letters pertaining to James A Branch. They describe his life as a Confederate soldier, a prisoner of war at Point Lookout Camp, and an ailing shop clerk after the Civil War. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-054.
BRADLEY, HERMAN J. CORRESPONDENCE, 1861, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War, possibly in the Army of the Potomac. Correspondence consists of two letters to Bradley's family. One letter was written November 10, 1861, for Bradley to his brother by Darius Russell, about Bradley's ill condition. The second was written November 7, 1864(?), by Bradley to his parents, from Camp Cedar Creek, Virginia. Writes about the guerilla action in the area and their capture of General Alfred N. Duffie. Ms89-074.
BRAGSTAD, SUSAN, DRAWINGS, 1983-1989. 1.7 cu. ft.
Collection includes two sets of drawings featuring houses designed by Bragstad in the 1980s; a short biography of Bradstad and a biography of her mother Martha Marie Wagele Mood an artist, photographer, and teacher. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
BRAINARD, ALDIS. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier of the 5th Vermont Infantry in the Civil War. Letter written June 8, 1862, from camp outside Richmond, Virginia, to his wife. Describes the Battle of Fair Oaks and the resulting stench from the dead soldiers on the field. Ms89-044.
BRATTON, CHARLES. PHOTOGRAPH, c.1920? 0.1 cu. ft. Photograph of Charles Bratton taken by the Hoge-Berkeley Studio in Staunton, Virginia.Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-102.
BRAUER, RUDOLPH CARL. MEMORABILIA, 1915-1916. 0.1 cu. ft. VPI class of 1915 and Editor-in-Chief of The Bugle, 1914-1915. Collection contains correspondence, campus pictures, bulletins, and programs. Also includes a saber, VPI tie pin, and VPI fountain pen. Ms82-011.
BRAXTON, CARTER. LETTERS, 1842-1843. 0.1 cu. ft. Copies of four letters written by Braxton from Chericoke in King William County, Virginia to Dr. C.C. Cocke of Fluvanna County, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1966-001.
BRECKINRIDGE, GENERAL JOHN C. (1821-1875). NOTE, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Lawyer, Major in the Mexican War (1847-1848), United States Representative (1851-1855), Senator (1861), and youngest Vice President (1857-1860). Brigadier General, promoted to Major General, in the Civil War (1862-1864), Confederate States of America Secretary of War (1865). Note to Breckinridge for a permit to ship a carriage to prevent its theft, with a reference to the date the permit was sent on the verso side. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-062.
BRECKINRIDGE, JOHN C. (1821-1875). NOTE (DISTILLING), 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a single note to Maj. General John C. Breckinridge asking for permission to distill whiskey for medicinal and pharmaceutical purposes. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-082.
BRIANS, AUDREY. PAPERS. 0.1 cu. ft. Principal and President of Brians and Associates/Architects, Inc., of Panama City, Florida. Materials include four brochures - one describes her firm and includes a
curriculum vitae, and three detail her designs. Also includes a 12-page memoir, "Confessions of an Irreverent Iconoclast" written in 2002. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-019.
BRICK, JOHN (1922-1973). BOOK MANUSCRIPT, ca. 1956. 0.2 cu. ft. Author of historical novels. Typescript draft of Civil War novel Jubilee, which follows the fictional 195th New York Infantry as it participates in Sherman's march to the sea. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-098.
BRIERLY, CORNELIA, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2007. 0.1 cu. ft.
Printed material from Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Conference Tour "Peter Berndtson and Cornelia Brierly in Pittsburgh," April 14, 2007. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
BRIGGS, MARIAN. LETTER, 1866. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Gorham, New York. Letter to Catherine Weatherbee. Discusses their friendship, her parents' hardships, and the military service of her brothers Henry and Albert (both in the 126th New York Infantry)--particularly the wounding of Henry at Gettysburg and his subsequent death. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
BRISTOL-MOORE STAMP KIT. c.1854-1863? 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a leather stamp case in a holder. Case is monogrammed "I.C.F." and the holder is marked "Moore Brothers" of Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-078.
[BRITISH WORLD WAR II SCRAPBOOK, ca. 1942-44]. 0.1 cu. ft. Scrapbook compiled by an unknown British World War II soldier, probably in the Royal Air Force. Scrapbook composed of cartoons and clippings from British periodicals; most are related to the air force. Ms90-027.
BROAD CHANNEL: THE VORTICELLA POLYPTYCH. WORKING PAPERS, 1991. 0.3 cu. ft. Mural created by Ray Kass, professor of Art and Art History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the Mountain Lake Workshop in April 1991. Mural located in Newman Library on the Virginia Tech campus. Working papers consist of drawings and sketches of the mural. Ms92-016
BROCK, JOHN P. MUSTER ROLL, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate Civil War muster roll, taken June 12, 1861, in Staunton, Virginia, of the Captain John P. Brock Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Regiment Wise Legion, which was renamed in May 1862 as the 10th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Muster roll lists volunteers' rank, age, value of horses and horse equipment brought with them, and where, when and how long they joined for duty. Ms92-023.
BROOKE, HENRY. LETTER AND FLYER, 1893, c.1909. 0.1 cu. ft. Employee of the Spring Mt., Glendon and Mt. Carmel Collieries, Machine Shops and Foundry of Jeansville, Pennsylvania. Letter written March 1893 from Brooke to "Editor Colliery Engineer" about an article written by Otto C. Burkhart, Professor of Mining Engineering at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech). Brooke also writes about telescopes used in surveying. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1949-001.
BROSOWSKY, BETTINA M. (1957- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1985-2003. 0.1 cu. ft.
Born in 1957, architect in Germany. Collection contains plans and images of two competition designs from the 1980s, illustrated descriptions of three projects designed by her firm, Brosowsky & Teschner, Architekten, during 1992-2003. Also includes a pamphlet written by Brosowsky in 2003 entitled Wolfsburg Architektur-Stadtplan: Bauten der Jahrtausendwende und die Klassiker with a city map and descriptions of buildings in Wolfsburg, Germany. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-020.
BROTONS DE LA NUEZ, ROSA MARIA. CERTIFICATE AND PHOTOGRAPHS. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect of Barcelona, Spain. Copy of a 1973 certificate from the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Canarias, and two photographs of Palacio del Hielo, a skating rink she designed. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-021.
BROWN, ALBERT. COLLECTION, 1930-1938. 0.1 cu. ft. Albert Brown graduated from Virginia Tech in 1938 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Collection consists of Virginia Tech memorabilia and class assignments from Brown's time at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.Ms2009-122
BROWN FAMILY. PAPERS, 1825-1912, 1965, n.d. 0.5 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia, family; owners of a farm on the north fork of the Roanoke River. Collection consists of receipts, bills, correspondence, tax notes and other papers created between 1825 and 1912, with the bulk of the collection from 1850 to 1894, by members of the Brown family, particularly James Cartmill Brown (1828-1913), as they purchased services and goods from business people in the community. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1990-011.
BROWN, GEORGE. TAX RECORDS BOOK, 1906-1922. 0.1 cu. ft. County and church clerk of Wythe County, Virginia. Ledger listing county special fund credits and delinquent taxpayers, as well as church treasury account transactions. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1940-002.
BROWN, JOHN. LEDGER, 1853-60. 1 vol. Camden, Maine, resident. Record of hauling lime and charcoal, wages to hired help, money received, and jobs completed. Ms88-113.
BROWN, MIMA. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Pulaski Couty, Virginia, resident. Collection includes a letter from Brown to her brother John describing local supply shortages for soldiers, a recent outbreak of illness, and war news. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-025.
BROWN, R. BAXTER (b. ca. 1841). DIARY, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Lieutenant in Company I, 11th New Hampshire Infantry. Diary entries describing weather, regimental movements; several mentions of actions relating to Early's raid on Washington; and a description of regiment's actions at Battle of Pegram's Farm. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-043.
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.
BROWN, WASHINGTON (1836-62). PAPERS, 1861-63, 1869. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain of the 145th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. Died from wounds inflicted at the Battle of Fredericksburg, (December 1862). Papers include a manuscript copy of a "personal memoir" about Brown, written in 1869 by Samuel P. Bates, Pennsylvania state historian, and various pieces of correspondence to and from Brown and his family in Erie, Pennsylvania. Also includes letters to and from his father, Conrad Brown, written after Washington's death concerning the funeral arrangements, and a manuscript copy of Brown's last words. Ms89-011.
BROWNE, CHARLENE, CURRICULUM VITAE, 1998. 0.1 cu. ft.
11 page curriculum vita. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
BROWNE, JENNIFER N. (1939- ). RÉSUMÉ. 0.1 cu. ft. Project Architect, SLR/Architects, Palo Alto, California. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054. See also SIGRID L. RUPP ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1950-2004
BRYAN, W. J. (b. 1825). ACCOUNT LEDGER, 1860-1911. 0.5 cu. ft. Greene County, Pennsylvania farmer. Ledger listing sales and property rental transactions, as well as royalty payments received for coal and oil removed from properties in Marion County, West Virginia and Greene County, Pennsylvania. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-027.
BUCHANAN, H.A. LEDGER, 1897-1910. 0.1 cu. ft. Buchanan, as an agent for Mrs. W.J. Peterson of Wythe County, Virginia, kept her books and collected bank dividends, rent, and interest on notes in her behalf. Ledger shows statements for all money collected and paid. Ms88-026.
BUCHANAN, VIRGINIA, TOWN OF. PHOTOGRAPHS, ca. 1890s. 8 items. Town located in Botetourt County, Virginia. Collection consists of photographs of Main Street, the Baptist Church, and businesses located in Buchanan, around the 1890s. Ms96-024.
BUCK, W. G. (1836-?). LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Fort Madison, Iowa; private in Company K, 17th Iowa Infantry. Four-page letter, dated December 2, 1863 and addressed to "friend and cousin," describes regiment's movements through the fall of 1863; land and people of eastern Tennessee; the use of pontoon bridges; the battles of Chattanooga, Tunnel Hill and Mission Ridge; and personal matters. Online transcript available. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
BUCKHORN COAL COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880-1961. 1.2 cu. ft. Company that owned coal lands in Russell and Buchanan counties in Virginia. Records include ledgers (stock transfers and cash books); blueprint maps showing coal lands, leases, and tunnels; and prospectus and abstracts of leases. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms84-175.
BUCKLEY, R. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain in the 197th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, guarding prisoners at the Rock Island, Illinois, POW camp, in the Civil War. Letter to his wife and mother, October 5, 1864. Writes of illness among his men and transferring the back pay of a dead soldier to the soldier's father. Ms89-042.
BUDEVSKA-SALCHEVA, NADEZHDA, ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1965-1988. 2.0 cu. ft.
Nadezhda Budevaska-Salcheva graduated from Sofia Polytechnic in 1949, and thereafter pursued a career as a champion tennis player. In 1967, she joined the Sofia Design Organization, where she designed many large buildings such as hospitals and research institutes. In 1980 she established a private office, focusing mainly on private residences. The papers include drawings and photos of projects for residential projects in/near Sofia, Bulgaria, 1965-1988, a photo of a drawing of research laboratories, newspaper clippings, and a two-page c.v. in English with image of Budevska. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2007-005.
BUDIS, SANDA, ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect of Lutry, Switzerland. Architectural drawings and a brochure with drawings, notes, sketches and slides of "La Conversion/Lutry." International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-022.
BULANT KAMENOVA, ANETA. BROCHURE, 1987-1999. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Practiced in Sofia and Vienna. Her firm's brochure, "Emerging Architecture," features three residential projects, a carpenter's shop, and a bank designed by Bulant & Wailzer. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2002-016.
BURCHARD, CHARLES (1913-90). PAPERS, 1937-87. 29.0 cu. ft. Founding dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech (1964-79), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Papers include Burchard's correspondence, architectural drawings, publications, and other material relating to his teaching at Harvard's Graduate School of Design (1946-53), as a senior partner at A.M. Kinney and Associates in Cincinnati, Ohio (1953-63), and from his tenure as dean. Unprocessed. Ms91-048.
BURGER, SAMUEL (1820-1889). MATHEMATICS NOTEBOOK, 1857-?. 0.1 cu. ft. Botetourt, Virginia resident; teacher; Confederate Army captain. Collection consists of a math notebook with algebra and word problems. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-009.
BURGESS, WILLIAM. LETTER, 1886. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written August 24, 1886, to General William D. Dixon from Burgess, formerly a first lieutenant in the 6th Pennsylvania Corps in the Civil War. Burgess describes the skirmish at Drainsville, Virginia (December 1861), and the actions of General Edward O. Ord in that engagement. Ms89-050.
BURKE, J. A., JR. COLLECTION. 1936-1938, 1942-1947. 0.6 cu. ft. An aeronautical engineer, Jerry Allen Burke Jr. graduated from Virginia Tech in 1938 and worked as an engineering expert for various insurance companies as well as for the U.S. Navy during WWII. This collection contains university class notes and reports, as well as papers, correspondence, and drawings relating to his work in the U.S. Navy and in private business ventures. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-076.
BURKS, PAULINE E. (1909-2006). FAMILY PAPERS, 1763-1989. 9.0 cu. ft. Genealogist of Richmond, Virginia, researching the family of her husband, Broaddus Vaughan Burks. Correspondence, account books, essays, receipts, newspapers, scrapbooks, and plats and surveys of the Broaddus, Burks, Edmonds, Taliaferro, and Vaughan families of Amherst County, Virginia. Also includes Virginia land grant documents from the 1700s and 1800s and family Bibles from the Taliaferro and Burks families. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms92-037.
BURLOW, MARY. KEEPSAKE BOOK, 1851-53. 0.1 cu. ft. 1 item. Resident of Laurens County, Georgia. Book of poetry and prose from Burlow's friends to her. Ms81-101.
BURNS & BURNS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. RECORDS, 1871-1910, n.d. 2.0 cu. ft. Lawyers of Lebanon, Virginia, in Russell County. Records consist of case files, legal briefs, correspondence, circuit court petitions, and collection notices. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms94-032.
BURNS, THOMAS MORRIS LETTERS, 1862-1900 (bulk 1862-1865), .5 lf. Letters written by Thomas Burns to his family between August 1862 and June 1865 while he was serving with the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was attached to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Corps, Army of the Cumberland. He participated in engagements in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. Burns, of Richmond, Jefferson County, Ohio, was the son of Scottish immigrants and was 18 or 19 years old when he enlisted in the Union Army. The collection also contains 2 images of Burns and a letter from John B. McCarel of the 52nd Ohio to Burns' father. Ms2000-087.
BURNS, WILLIAM S. (1833-1911). REMINISCENCES, [1887?]. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain in the 4th Missouri Cavalry during the Civil War. Series of war-time reminiscences appearing in a local newspaper, clipped and pasted into a bound volume. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-094.
BURROWS FAMILY. LETTERS, 1861-1891. 0.2 cu. ft. Delaware County, New York family, with several extended members serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. Letters of Palmer L. Burrows (144th New York Infantry) and his sons S. Worcester Burrows (27th New York Infantry and 1st New York Veteran Cavalry) and Linus P. Burrows (1st New York Veteran Cavalry) and others. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-007.
BURROWS, SAMUEL WORCESTER. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Private in Company C, 27th New York Infantry. Letter from Harrison's Landing, Virginia, discussing Army of the Potomac's performance during the Seven Days Battles and the strength of the Confederate Army and providing favorable descriptions of camp health, rations, and recruiting. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-038.
BURRUSS, JULIAN ASHBY (1876-1947). PAPERS, 1908-45. 52.3 cu. ft. President (1919-45) of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical and Polytechnic Institute (VPI). Educated at VPI (B.S. Civil Engineering, 1898), Columbia University (A.M. 1906) and University of Chicago (PhD 1921). President (1908-19) of the State Normal and Industrial Institute at Harrisonburg, Virginia (now James Madison University). Collection contains correspondence primarily concerning VPI topics, but also includes lecture notes and writings (1908-22, 1930-31), reports to the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School (1908-19), and Experiment Station financial reports (1910-21). Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. RG 2/8.
BUSHEE, CHARLES H. (1828-1863). DIARY, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont. Carpenter in Mayville, NY. Enlisted with the 112th Regiment, New York Infantry, in August 1962 and served until his death from illness in South Carolina, November 1863. Diary includes observations on picket duty, skirmishes, and battles in central and eastern Virginia, as well as the coast of South Carolina. Also contains cash accounts and a list of dead or wounded in the company. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-055.
BUTLER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1818-1893). NOTEBOOK, [1865?]. 0.2 cu. ft. Union Army major general during the Civil War. Handwritten book-length draft manuscript providing a very critical view of the military leadership and personal character of General Ulysses S. Grant. Attributed to Butler, though evidence suggests a different author, possibly Union Army Brigadier General Gustave Paul Cluseret. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms90-060.
BYLLESBY DAM, CARROLL COUNTY, VIRGINIA. PHOTOGRAPHS, [c.1912?]. 0.1 cu. ft. Scrapbook page contains five photographs taken in and around the Byllesby Dam in Carroll County, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-095.
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