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CAGE, JOHN (1912-92). PAPERS AND ARTWORK, 1988-91, n.d. 1.0 cu. ft. American composer and artist. Collection consists of writings about Cage's artwork and his work with the Mountain Lake [Virginia] Workshop in 1991, and thirty pieces of artwork by Cage. Also includes an exhibition catalog; a diary of Cage's Mountain Lake Workshop by Ray Kass, Professor of Art at Virginia Tech; and a photocopy of a letter from Cage to Kass. Ms92-057.
CAHILL, EDWARD H. (abt.1888-1974). PAPERS, 1909-1976. 0.1 cu. ft. VPI graduate of 1909. Worked for Lebanon Steel Co., then Brock and Weymouth, Inc. Veteran of World Wars I and II. Collection contains materials from his personal and professional life, including a hand-drawn campus map and a memorial address in which Cahill is cited. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-002.
CALDWELL, ERSKINE (1903-1987). PAPERS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. American southern author best known for his novels Tobacco Road(1932) and God's Little Acre (1933). Five signed typescripts of short stories, including "Honeymoon," "A Day's Wooing," "Midsummer Passion," "Where the Girls Were Different," and "Nacogdoches, Texas;" and a set of galley proofs for Georgia Boy. Finding aid available online. Ms1972-001.
CALDWELL, WILLIAM ADDISON (1856-1910). PAPERS, 1875, 1878, 1910. 0.3 cu. ft. Born in Craig County, Virginia; first student to enroll at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech), in October 1872. Graduated in 1876. Papers consist of Caldwell's report card from the 1875 academic year, with the envelope it was sent in; a bible given to Caldwell in 1878 as a graduation gift; a letter written by him in Wrightsville, North Carolina, in 1910, a month and a half before his death, to his niece Katherine Caldwell in Radford, Virginia; and a photograph, ca. 1900, of the Caldwell family. Ms88-048.
CALIFORNIA WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN RECORDS, 1990-1994. 0.6 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The California Women in Environmental Design (CWED) is a California organization of women professionals that are involved in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, interior design, and other related fields. The collection contains materials relating to the operations of the organization including newsletters, membership and conference materials, and audiocassettes of sessions at CWED conferences. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-059.
CALKINS, F. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 2nd Massachusetts Artillery in the Civil War. Letter written September 10, 1863, to "Dear Friend" from Newberne, North Carolina. Calkins exalts the power of Christ, and despairs that his fellow soldiers "care only for things that are low and devilish and seek only to gratify their lusts and passions." Ms89-045.
CALLAGHAN, JOHN PATRICK. COLLECTION, 1863-1864. 1.3 cu. ft. Harper's Weekly was published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 to 1916. In 1916, it merged with The Independent, which in turn, merged with a series of publications. Harper's Weekly resumed circulation under its original title in 1974. This collection consists of two bound volumes of Harper's Weekly, covering January-August of 1863 and January-December of 1864. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-065.
CAMERON, ALAN CAMPBELL. PAPERS, 1914-1922. 0.2 cu. ft. World War I fighter pilot for the 258th Aerial Squadron of the U.S. Air Service. Letters from friends and family members and Chicago Daily Tribune clippings. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-043.
CAMERON, JANET L. COLLECTION, 1931-2001. 0.4 cu. ft. Home demonstration agent in New York, 1924-1931; Foods and Nutrition Specialist for the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, 1931-1964. Collection includes biographical information about Cameron and Mary L. Thompson; memoirs about Cameron; publications by Cameron, Thompson, and both women. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-021.
[CAMP OF THE 11TH NEW YORK BATTERY LETTER, 1864.] 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from an unknown Civil War soldier writing from the camp of the 11th New York Battery on February 9, 1864, to "Dear Hattie." The soldier, a lieutenant, must have placed an advertisement in a lonely hearts section of a magazine or newspaper, and this letter is his response to Hattie's reply. Admits that he embellished his description in the advertisement to attract an answer. Transcript available. Ms91-068.
CAMPANA, ANA ISABEL (1934- ). BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born 1934 in Cuba. Senior architect for the General Electric Company since 1974, specializing in the design of power plant facilities. Collection consists of a curriculum vitae and biography, and copies of certificates from Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-023.
CAMPBELL, DONALD. LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in Co. K, 12th Regiment [New York State Militia?]. Letter to his mother from Camp Anderson, Washington D. C. Writes of the regiment being mustered into U. S. service, conditions around Washington D. C., and relations with the local civilian population. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
CAMPBELL, FRANK LESLIE (1898-1979). PAPERS, 1953-1979. 2.4 cu. ft. Entomologist, Virginia Tech visiting professor during the 1970s. More than 5,000 wine bottle labels, collected by Campbell and his wife, mounted on index cards bearing comments on date, place, and method of acquisition, together with notes on vineyard and quality of wine. Also includes a typescript draft of the Campbells' 1964-1966 European travel memoir, "Better Late: an Entomologist's Postretirement Renovation." Finding aid available online. Ms1980-005.
CAMPBELL, JOHN P. E. (1835-1909). LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Bedford County, Virginia; private in 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry; later furniture and cabinetmaker in Patrick County. Collection includes a single letter from Campbell to his wife with post-battle description of Fredericksburg, as well as recent events and life in his unit. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-056.
CAMPBELL, L. LETTER, 1867. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Keene, New Hampshire. Letter to "Mrs. Corbitt" from Campbell, written March 31, 1867, where he notes that he just came from seeing Mrs. Corbitt's brother's grave, who possibly died in the Civil War. Ms91-061.
CANDLER, WILLIAM LATHAM. LETTERS, 1861-63. 14 items. Officer in Company A of the 1st Massachusetts Regiment, Army of the Potomac, from Brookline, Massachusetts. Enlisted on May 25, 1861, as a 1st Lieutenant and promoted to Captain and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers, when he served on General Joseph Hooker's staff from November 1862 until his resignation from service in May 1863. Collection consists of fourteen letters written by Candler to his uncle Charles [probably maternal uncle Charles Henry Weelwright] or his brother John W. Candler of Boston, dated from between September 8, 1861, to February 15, 1863. The letters are articulate and descriptive, replete with Candler's strong opinions about the state of the Union, the abilities of the generals (Union and Confederate) who were running the war and the politicians were running the country, and his own ambitions for advancing in rank and status in the army. Writes descriptively about the Army of the Potomac's participation in the Battle of Mechanicsville (June 1962) and the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 1862). Finding aid with links to images (jpgs) and transcripts available online. Ms1997-007.
CAPERTON FAMILY. PAPERS, 1861-62. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of transcripts of letters written by Mary Elizabeth Henderson Caperton of Nelson County, Virginia, to her husband George Henry Caperton, a soldier in the 1st Virginia Regiment of Mounted Volunteers (also known as the 30th Virginia Volunteers Mounted) in the Civil War. Mary Caperton wrote most of the letters from White Thorn, in Blacksburg, Virginia, while staying with Sarah Ann Caperton Preston, her husband's sister, while her husband served in the Confederate Army. She writes of various members of the Preston family, fears that the slaves will rise up in rebellion, and Dr. Harvey Black. Collections also includes a copy of George Caperton's diary written in late 1861 while he was ill. Ms91-034.
CARBONE, JOHN S. MANUSCRIPT THESIS, 1984. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Bristol, Tennessee. Collection consists of a photocopy of "Early Coastal Operations in North Carolina During the Civil War: A Study of Lost Opportunities," Carbone's 1984 senior thesis written in partial fulfillment of a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in History from the College of William and Mary. Ms99-002.
CÁRDENAS, ELIANA, COLLECTION, 1999-2002. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Eliana Maria Cárdenas Sanchez is a Cuban architect and architectural historian. This collection includes two issues of the journal arquitectura y urbanismo, 2/1999 and 3/2002, each of which contain articles by Cardenas and a university textbook, Un siglo de enseñanza de la arquitectura en Cuba, [NA2151 .I67 2002] that she helped edit. Additional publications by Cárdenas are also available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2006-023.
CARLINI, ERDMUTE (1941- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Landscape architect of Berlin, Germany. Materials include two catalogs, Berlin/Los Angeles: Working Together in Culture, Science and Industry--Fantasy and Realism in Architecture, about an exhibition of the Werkbund Berlin at UCLA in which Carlini showed her work, and Dan Markische Viertel-25 Jahre Danach, by Carlini and her husband; postcards of her work; and catalogs (1977-1989) in which her work is cited. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-024.
CARNAHAN, JOHN NEWTON (1824-1862). LETTERS, 1861-1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Pulaski County, Virginia; private in Company F, 54th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Letters written from camps in Southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky to wife Juliette Sophia Calfee Carnahan and children at home in Pulaski County. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-112.
CARNAHAN, SAMUEL EDWIN (b. abt. 1885). DIPLOMA, 1907. Samuel Edwin Carnahan graduated from VPI in 1907 with a BA in Mechanical Engineering. Carnahan's diploma is signed by VAMC president John McBryde, as well as the Board of Visitors. Ms1988-066.
CARNEAL AND JOHNSTON. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1939-1968, n.d. 3.0 cu. ft. Collection contains detail drawings, sketches, and tracings of several campus buildings, including the Agricultural Hall, the Academic Science building, the Engineering building, and sketches of dorm buildings. Also contains tracings of the Biology, Geo (Geology?), and Education buildings. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-008.
CARPENTER, C. HUNTER (1883-1953). COLLECTION, 1956. 0.1 cu. ft. Native of Louisa County, Virginia; graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1903, B.S. civil engineering; 1905, advanced studies) and University of North Carolina (1904-1905, law studies). Member of the VPI football team, 1899-1903; captain, 1902. All-Southern fullback, 1901. Packet assembled to nominate Carpenter to the National Football Hall of Fame. Photostatic copies of biographical information, photographs and letters of recommendation from teammates and opposing players, including Charles D. Daly, J. Ambler Johnston, John R. Hutcheson, and George C. Marshall. Finding aid available online. Ms1970-006.
CARPENTER, HENRY C. (d. 1864). LETTERS, 1862-64. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Bland County, Virginia. Corporal in Company H, 45th Virginia Infantry in the Civil War. Papers consist of seven letters from Carpenter to his sister Elizabeth, written between February 1862 and June 1864 while encamped in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia; Monroe County, West Virginia; Saltville, Virginia; and Harrisonburg, Virginia. Participated in the Battle of Cloyd's Farm in May 1864. Died in Woodstock, Virginia, on October 6, 1864. Finding aid available online. Ms1996-008.
CARR, JAMES. LETTERS, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 56th New York Regiment during the Civil War. Collection consists of two letters written by Carr and Thomas Clark, also of the 56th New York Regiment, in June 1862 from near the Chicahominy River, Virginia. Both letters are to a man named Robert. Carr's letter describes the regiment's involvement in the Battle of Fair Oaks and Seven Oaks. Ms90-035.
CARROLL COUNTY, VIRGINIA. PETITION, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a petition from former members of the 24th and 29th Virginia Infantries, seeking assistance for the pardon and release of POWs from Carroll County, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-100.
CARRUTH, HAYDEN (1921-2008). LETTERS, 1973-1975. 0.1 cu. ft. Three letters by poet Carruth advising a younger poet named Kevin about his poetry. Finding aid available online. Ms1978-005.
CARTER/CASH FAMILY. COLLECTION, c.1940-2009. The Carter Family recorded their first six songs in Bristol in 1927, and soon became known as the "first family" of country music. The Carter/Cash Family Collection contains memoirs, biographies, photographs, funeral programs, newspaper and magazine articles, and memorabilia from the Original Carter Family, the Carter Sister, June Carter Cash, and Johnny Cash. The collection also contains materials from Carter Family Fold and other related events. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-090.
CARY, KATHERINE G. (b.1895). MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK, c.1915? 0.1 cu. ft. Richmond, Virginia resident. Collection consists of a recipe book containing printed and handwritten recipes compiled by Cary; Recipes include soups, breads, fish, salad dressing, sauces, pickles, and more. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-005.
CASON, JOHN R. (ca. 1843-1909). PAPERS, 1864-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Third Lieutenant in the 17th Mississippi Infantry, captured during the Battle of Gettysburg and one of the "Immortal 600" used as human shields during the assault on Charleston. Ledger book containing lists of prisoners he met during his imprisonment, including a list of the Immortal 600, and letters fellow prisoners wrote to him. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-026.
CASSEL, JACOB. PAPERS, 1865-1881. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate landowner from Smyth County, Virginia. Materials relate to Cassel's business, his community involvement, and the Civil War, and include a signed oath of allegiance from 1865. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-086.
CASSELL, CHARLES M. (b. abt. 1842). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Enlisted as a private with the 4th Virginia Reserves; later promoted to Sergeant. Collection consists of a letter to his aunt in Wytheville, Virginia, describing living conditions at Camp Dublin, his desire for a furlough, Confederate and Union desertions, as well as attempts to retrieve the deserters. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-018.
CASSELL, CHARLES WILLIS FAMILY. PAPERS, ca. 1883-1950. 4.2 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia, Lutheran minister, compiler of History of the Lutheran Church in Virginia and East Tennessee (1930). Cassell's personal, professional, and business correspondence; the personal correspondence of his wife and children; financial and legal records; diaries; notes on "catechetics;" scrapbooks containing historical sketches of various Lutheran Churches, obituaries, family-related social events and newspaper clippings concerning Cassell's services as pastor; and printed materials. Finding aid available online. Ms84-170.
CAVALRYMAN'S CORRESPONDENCE, 1861. Two letters written by "Mark," a Confederate cavalryman, to his father. The first is dated June 26, 1861, from Orange County Courthouse in Orange County, Va., and the second is dated August 19, 1861, from Leesburg, Va. Both letters detail camp life, cavalry unit activities, and general war news. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-020.
CENSUS OF SURVIVING CONFEDERATE VETERANS IN WYTHE COUNTY, 1897. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a poster-sized, printed list of Confederate veterans living in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1897. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-063.
CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE MEDIA COLLECTION, 2000-2003. 1.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The Center of Contemporary Architecture (C:CA), a cultural non-governmental organization in Moscow, produced a weekly television series (2001-2004) titled Architecture Gallery which was supported by the Ford Foundation and authored and narrated by Irina Korobina. This collection contains selected videos from the Architecture Gallery television program produced by the C:CA. Also present is a DVD of the made-for-TV movie (also produced by the C:CA), "Ivan Leonidov, the Architect." Finding aid available online. Ms20011-026.
A CENTER FOR CIVIC ACTIVITY IN THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG: A DESIGN COMPETITION, 1992-94. 0.2 cu. ft. A design competition sponsored by American Institute of Architects. Member the town of Blacksburg, Virginia, and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies of Virginia Tech which focused on a new town center. Solicitation of submissions began in 1992 and the winner was decided the following year. Materials include brochures about the competition listing winners, committee members, jurors, calendar, entrants, and competition managers, with the jury report; a poster advertising and soliciting submissions to the competition, a competition site plan showing existing conditions, and articles about the competition in the Fall 2003 edition of Competitions magazine, as well as the Winter 1994 edition of CAUS News. Ms95-013.
CHACKY, A.M. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier in Wharton's Division of the Valley Army of Virginia in the Civil War. Writing from Fishersville, Augusta County, Virginia, to his brother predicting the war would end in the spring and giving an account of tricking a provost guard into letting him on the train to Fishersville. Ms89-007.
CHADEAYNE, OLIVE (1904-2001). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1924-1956. 9.8 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Walnut Creek, California; member of the American Institute of Architects. Papers consist of architectural drawings of residences, primarily in the Southern California area, done while both self-employed and working for others. Includes several drawings done by noted California architect LILIAN RICE (1889-1938), with Chadeayne as her associate. Also includes a transcript of an oral history interview, February 1993. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-057.
CHAILLÉ, STANFORD E. (1830-1911). COLLECTION, 1860-1903. Confederate surgeon general of Louisiana and later surgeon and medical inspector of the Confederate Army of Tennessee (1882). Dean of Tulane University Medical School (1885-1908). Letters, government-issued documents, printed material, and two photo albums. Covers the Union occupation of New Orleans, postwar elections, Dr. Chaillé's medical career, and Chaillé genealogy. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-031.
CHAMBERS, CHARLES E. PAPERS, 1991-94. 0.2 cu. ft. Obsolete title. Now cataloged as a book, Virginia Confederates in Texas (E548 .C436 1991 Civil War Spec). Ms91-030.
CHANNEL, MARY BROWN (1907-2006). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1936-1978, bulk 1936-1950. 11 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.After graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1925, Channel earned her degree in architecture at Cornell University in 1933. She returned to her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia, and worked at a firm for two years before opening her own office as the first registered woman architect in Virginia. She became known for her residential and church designs. Her collection includes sketches and drawings for about 140 mostly residential projects in the Portsmouth area. Also included are some college drawings and projects. Finding aid available online. Ms2007-030.
CHAPMAN, MARY AND HENLEY. CARTE DE VISITE, c. 1865-1875. 0.1 cu. ft. Carte de Visite featuring an image of Mary and Henley Chapman from B. M. Clinedinst's Gallery of Fine Arts in Staunton, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-088.
CHARLTON FAMILY. LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Waddy C. Charlton (1839-1920), Montgomery County, Virginia native and soldier in the 4th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Photocopy of letter to Charlton from unidentified brother in Christiansburg, Virginia. Mentions family matters, local crop conditions, the local movement of troops aboard trains, the prospects of a Confederate invasion of Washington D.C. and Maryland, and military activities in northwestern Virginia. Part of the Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
CHARLTON FAMILY. PAPERS, 1853-1958. 0.2 cu. ft. Residents of Christiansburg (Montgomery County), Virginia. Civil War-era letters of Davidson W. L. Charlton and his sons Milton (54th Virginia Infantry), James P. and Pembroke (both of the 4th Virginia Infantry); and nephew Waddy C. Charlton (also of the 4th), all written to family friend Oliver H. P. Carden. Also includes other correspondence, legal/financial documents, and ephemera. Transcripts available. Finding aid available online. Ms1980-001.
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1885. 0.1 cu. ft. Account book contains the accounting information for an unidentified business in the Charleston, West Virginia area. Entries date from February 23, 1885 through September 3, 1885. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritabe database. Ms2011-070.
CHAUCER RUBBINGS, n.d. Collection contains rubbings of two grave markers of Thomas Chaucer from Oxfordshire, England. The markers are dated 1436, but the date of the rubbings is unknown.
CHEATHAM/HORSLEY MARRIAGE LICENSE. 1873. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains the marriage license of George W. Cheatham and Nannie P. Horsley. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-107.
CHEEK, CORDIE. PAPERS, 1933-34. 0.1 cu. ft. Black youth lynched in Glendale, Tennessee, after being accused of assaulting a white girl. Collection includes typescript interviews with witnesses, data, and reports relating to the lynching written by A.E. Barnett, T.E. Jones, and A. Roper. Finding aid available online. Ms87-026.
CHESTNUTT, REBECCA. EXHIBITION CATALOG, 2000. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Chestnutt received her Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1981. In 1983 she moved to Berlin and by 1988 Chestnutt started her firm with Robert Niess, a colleague from Virginia Tech. The collection includes a copy of the catalog, The History of Air 1988-2000, showing three of their buildings. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2002-006.
CHEW, ROGER P. REPORT, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Loudoun County, Virginia resident; VMI graduate; captain and later, lieutenant colonel in the Confederate army. Collection includes a Confederate campaign report, "Headquarters Horse Artillery," dated Nov. 16, 1864, describing troop movements and engagements during April and May 1864. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-038.
CHILHOWIE MILLING COMPANY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1917. 0.2 cu. ft. Smyth County, Virginia, makers of flour and meal. Correspondence includes orders from Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company and the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Ms89-086.
CHOATE FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-1964. 0.1 cu. ft. Allegheny County, North Carolina, brothers--William T., S.J., and J.W.--who served for the Confederacy in the Civil War. William enlisted in Company I, 61st North Carolina Regiment, and S.J. and J.W. enlisted in Company F, 22nd North Carolina Regiment. All died in the war. Papers consist of photocopies of the thirty-two letters to each other and to Martha Choate, wife of William. Includes a letter to Martha from James Radcliffe, informing her of her husband's death. Finding aid available online. Ms1985-016.
CHONEVA, KRASIMIRA (1935- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1958-1997. 3.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Krasimira Zheliazkova Choneva began working in architecture in the 1950s at the Varna Design Organization (Bulgaria). Starting in 1971 she was involved in construction of multi-family housing from prefabricated panels, and she won an award for integrating color and designs into the monotonous facades. In 1990 she opened a private office focusing on apartments, residences, and hotels. Items of particular distinction in the collection include Choneva's early work on the Pavilion for Euxinograd Palace and her apartment designs utilizing prefabricated panels and accent colors. Finding aid available online. Ms2007-003.
CHOWDHURY, URMILA EULIE (1923-). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Chandigarh, India; first woman to qualify as an architect in Asia and to be Chief Architect of an Indian state (Punjab). Materials include a curriculum vitae and copies of letters sent by the architect Le Corbusier in the 1960s. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-025.
CHRISTIAN CASE. PAPERS, 1905-1906. 0.2 cu. ft. Case relating to allegations of hazing of Virginia Polytechnic Institute freshman Bowly by fellow students J. L. Brown, William B. Christian, Julian M. Salley, and Rowland P. Eubank. Correspondence, faculty and board of visitors case summaries, appeal by Judge George L. Christian for reversal of board of visitors' judgment, and proceedings of joint legislative investigating committee. Finding aid available online. Ms 96026.
CHRISTIANSBURG-BLACKSBURG CHAPTER, ROTARY CLUB. RECORDS, 1965-1998. 0.3 cu. ft. Local Rotary International chapter started in 1923. Collection contains newspaper articles, brochures, handouts, pamphlets and flyers pertaining to the Christiansburg-Blacksburg Rotary Club from 1965 to 1998. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-076.
CHRISTIANSBURG INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE [CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA]. HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, 1866-1991. 0.4 cu. ft. Founded in 1866 by Civil War Union Captain Charles S. Shaeffer as a primary school for freed blacks. Supported by the Friends Freedmen's Association of Philadelphia (a Quaker organization). In 1896 Booker T. Washington reorganized the school into a program that gave technical training to black boys. CII was transferred to a 185-acre farm in 1905. In 1934 the Montgomery County School Board began its management of the school, and by 1947 it was converted to a regional high school for blacks in the local area. In 1966 CII closed when the local schools were integrated. Collection consists of photocopies of historical documents and records of CII's history, compiled by Amanda De Hart of Pulaski, Virginia, an alumna of CII and the archivist for the school's alumni organization. Included in the documents are copies of the papers (consisting mostly of handwritten drafts of speeches, lectures, and sermons) of Edgar A. Long, principal of CII from 1905 to 1924. The collections also include copies of school catalogs (1902-03, 1925-26), an annual report (1908), and writings of alumnae. Finding aid available online. Ms91-033.
CHRISTIANSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA]. MINUTE BOOK, 1869-97. 1 vol. Minutes of session, written by congregational secretaries R.D. Montague, Jno. R. Johnson, and Daniel Blain. Includes a list of members, the time when they were admitted to the Church, and their date of death. Ms84-179. Click Here to Download Book in PDF Format [31.5M]
CHRISTIANOVIC, RUTH (1923-). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.4 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect and artist of Vienna, Austria. Materials consist of a résumé., architectural plans (1977, n.d.) of her designs, sketches, and watercolors of landscapes and buildings. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-026.
CHRISTOPHER, GEORGE WILLIAM (1908- ). PAPERS, 1961, 1991. 0.2 cu. ft. Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. Born in Texhoma, Oklahoma, and grew up in the Texas Panhandle and southern Kansas. In the 1930s he taught flying and barnstormed in Pampa and Amarillo, Texas. During World War II he instructed flying cadets at Love Field (Dallas, Texas) before joining the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) in Santa Monica, California, as an engineering test pilot, and went on active duty as a reserve officer with the Army Air Forces. From 1947 until his retirement he served as a regular officer in the U.S. Air Force. Medals and honors include the Distinguished Flying Cross during the Korean War, the Air Medal, and, in 1961, the Air Force Commendation Medal while serving with Allied Air Forces, Southern Europe, a NATO Command, in Naples, Italy. Currently lives in El Paso, Texas. Papers includes a copy of his autobiographical memoir Pioneer Pilot from the Texas Panhandle: Stories from a Flier's Life (1991), an outline of the airplanes highlighted in the book, and an article about receiving his Air Force Commendation Medal in Italy. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms91-031.
CHRISTOPHER, GEORGE WILLIAM (1908-2002). PAPERS, 1961-1991. 0.1 cu. ft. Flight instructor and barnstormer in Texas panhandle area in 1930s; engineering test pilot for Civil Aeronautics Administration during World War II; United States Air Force pilot during post-war period. Autobiographical memoir, Pioneer Pilot from the Texas Panhandle: Stories from a Flier's Life (1991), an outline for a proposed journal article on the same subject, and a newspaper clipping about Christopher being awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal in Italy. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms1991-031.
CINCINNATI & EASTERN RAILROAD COMPANY. RECORDS, 1876-1877. 0.2 cu. ft. Railroad line running from Cincinnati to Portsmouth, Ohio; later acquired by Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Payroll records and disbursement vouchers. Finding aid available online. Ms1998-025.
CIOCANEA, DOINA MARILENA (1951-). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1999. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Bucharest, Romania, where she received her diploma in 1976 from the Institute of Architecture. Papers consist of a résumé, photographs and photocopies of drawings of portions of her work. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-004.
[CIVIL WAR HOMEFRONT LETTER, 1862]. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter to "My dear Henry," possibly from his mother. Writes about her concern for the safety of the soldiers on the front, and her belief that soldiering must be a hardship. Ms89-091.
[CIVIL WAR HOMEFRONT LETTER, 1863]. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter to "My dear Husband" from "A.G." during the Civil War. Writes that two men were caught stealing one of the hogs and were whipped by the patrol, and that a neighbor was going to Richmond to visit her son. Ms89-079.
[CIVIL WAR LETTER, 1861]. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from "A.H.D." in Indianapolis to his brother, written December 14, 1861. Letter concerns the writer's wish that his son be admitted to the Virginia Military Institute "without paying the customary fees" because "he has suffered enough for Virginia." Also mentions problems in sending mail to the Confederate states. Transcript available. Ms90-023.
[CIVIL WAR LETTERS, 1861-62]. 0.1 cu. ft. Two letters on one sheet of paper. First letter written December 24, 1861, from "B.K." to his brother. Hopes to get a letter through to Nashville and then to Texas. Second letter from J.W. Hughes to unknown from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, written January 21, 1862, acknowledging receipt of the letter. Transcript available. Ms90-024.
[CIVIL WAR LETTER, 1863]. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written to the editor of a newspaper, Major Harper, by Maria S. encouraging ladies of "Raymond and vicinity" to contribute to efforts to sew undergarments, stockings, and mattresses for soldiers serving in the Civil War. Also includes coversheet which has "West Point April 20, 1863" written on it. Ms2009-021.
[CIVIL WAR PICTORIAL ENVELOPE], c. 1861-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Hand painted-lithographic envelope depicting Union soldiers on horseback fending off Confederate soldiers on foot. Published by Charles Magnus of New York. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-088.
CIVIL WAR POETRY, c.1861-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection of six handwritten poems said to have been composed during the Civil War and including works entitled "The Contraband" and "The Southern Girls Song," the latter signed by M. M. Williams; together with a writing case bearing the embossed title "Soldiers Home Companion." Images are available on the VT Imagebase. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
CIVIL WAR SMALL MANUSCRIPTS. COLLECTION, 1861-1996. 0.5 cu. ft. Collection created from individual small (1- to 2-folder) manuscripts, containing such items as letters, diaries, reminiscences, and ephemera relating to the Civil War. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-014.
[CIVIL WAR UNION SOLDIER'S CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-63]. 0.1 cu. ft. Four letters from a Union soldier in the Civil War written from various camps in Virginia, on topics including camp life and the Battle of Chancellorsville (1863). Transcripts available. Ms88-081.
[CIVIL WAR UNION SOLDIER'S LETTERS, 1865]. 0.1 cu. ft. Three letters from Washburn (last name unknown), a Union soldier in the 14th Massachusetts Battery in the Civil War, to his brother and mother. Washburn writes in April and May 1865 from various places in Virginia about rumors of the soldiers being mustered out of service, souvenir hunters buying up Confederate money, and the effects of the war on the town of Petersburg, Virginia. Ms93-005.
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 1925, 1936, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. collection includes CCC photographs from camps (at least some are in Virginia), as well as a number of family photographs; Most items are not dated, but some images come from the 1920s and 1930s. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-073.
CLAFLIN, ADELAIDE A. LETTERS, 1884. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Quincy, Massachusetts, and speaker on the right of suffrage for women. Two letters written in November 1884 from Claflin to Mrs. Hollander referring to Claflin's speaking at an upcoming lecture about the "women's suffrage question." Ms92-005.
CLARK, ALLEN C. (1858-1943). CORRESPONDENCE, 1920, 1924. 0.1cu. ft. Author and historian who led the Columbia Historical Society (1916-1943) in Washington, D. C. Two letters written to Allen C. Clark. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-018.
CLARK, CHARLES E. (1871-?). JOURNAL, 1894. 0.1 cu. ft. Journal for 1894 in which Clark gives a brief account of his daily activities. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-024.
CLARK, EDWARD TRAVIS. LETTER, 1875. 0.1 cu. ft. Student at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) from 1874 to 1875. Letter written in June 1875 from Blacksburg to a friend in Alexandria, Virginia. Wrote that he was ill for the previous two months and was not able to study, and that he was advised to spend the summer in the mountains to recuperate. Ms95-002.
CLARK, EVERT B. (1925-88). PAPERS, 1949-88. 14.0 cu. ft. Aviation, science, and space journalist with Washington [D.C.] Daily News (1948-55); Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine (1956-63); New York Times (1963-68); Newsweek Magazine; McGraw-Hill publications (1978-85); and Business Week Magazine (1986-88). Recipient of many awards, including the National Space Club's 1969 Battery Journalism Award for coverage of the Apollo program. Co-author (with Nicholas Horrock) of Contrabandista! (dealing with the South American drug trade, 1974); also covered the Watergate scandal for Newsweek. Correspondence, memoranda, research notes; and drafts and published copies of articles. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms89-022. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
CLARK, JOHN D. (1907-88). PAPERS, ca. 1923-88. 4.0 cu. ft. Rocket fuel developer; chief chemist at the Naval Air Rocket Test Station and its successor, the Liquid Propulsion Laboratory at the Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey (1949-1970). Received a B.S. from Cal Tech (1930); M.S., University of Wisconsin (1932); PhD., Stanford University (1934). Under Clark's direction, a new family of storable high-energy liquid propellants later used in the Apollo program was developed by Navy civilian scientists in 1959. Author of Ignition! An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (1972) and numerous science fiction stories. Papers include correspondence, drafts of scientific and science fiction publications, notes, an unpublished typescript memoir, diaries (1923-84), photographs, and news clippings. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms88-058. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
CLARKSON, D. LEVIN. LETTERBOOK, 1847-48. 1 vol. New York City resident. Bound letters to David Augustus Clarkson concerning the estate and executor's account of the Bloomingdale pews in Trinity Church in New York City, and about stock in the Utica Railroad Company. Ms88-115.
CLAYTOR, ROBERT B. PAPERS, 1952-78. 0.4 cu. ft. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Norfolk Southern Foundation, and former general solicitor and Executive Vice President of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Papers consist of correspondence, articles, brochures, and rosters created or collected by Claytor and his brother, W. Graham Claytor, about the National Railway Historical Society, the preservation of historic trains (including Southern Railway Engine 4501 and N&W Locomotive Number 611), and the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Ms91-047.
CLAYTOR, W. GRAHAM (1886-1971). PAPERS, 1912-1964. 3.0 cu. ft. Graduate (BS, electrical engineering, 1906) of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Polytechnic Institute); executive with the Roanoke (Virginia) Railway and Electric Company, American Electric Power Company, and American Gas and Electric Company; board member for Virginia Polytechnic Institute Alumni Fund and Virginia Polytechnic Institute Educational Foundation; and avid ham radio operator. Correspondence with business associates, political leaders, and industrial figures, printed materials relating to business and civic affairs, speech drafts, photographs, and files on the VPI Alumni Association and VPI Educational Foundation. Finding aid available online. Ms1981-095.
CLENDENING, ABRAM (d. 1864). LETTERS, 1863-67. 0.1 cu. ft. Six letters from or about Clendening and his brothers, all soldiers in the Union Army in the Civil War. Clendening and his family were from Mill Creek, (West) Virginia, but he and his brothers emigrated to Ohio when they refused to fight for the Confederacy. Clendening enlisted in the 5th Ohio Sharpshooters in December 1863. He died in May 1864 from a gunshot wound at Hallowell's Landing, Alabama. Letters by Clendening focus on his reasons for not fighting with the Confederacy, and after his death the letters by friends and family focus on his death and the location of his grave. Transcripts available. Ms91-067.
CLEVELAND, ALVA (b. 1805). DIARY, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in New York, settled family in Illinois, then Wisconsin. Union soldier and orderly with the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (1861-1862). Collection includes a Civil War diary from March to July 1862. Entries detail camp life, experiences with Union and Confederate supporters in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-113.
CLIFTON, ALLEN J. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier from Easton, Pennsylvania, in the Civil War. Two letters written March and April, 1863, to his sister and brother from a convalescent camp in Virginia. Writes about examinations for those being discharged. Ms89-072.
CLINE, ANN. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Artist and architect of California and Ohio; Associate Professor of Architecture at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Materials consist of articles by and about Cline's work on "Little Houses" or one-room spaces, and an exhibit of her work at Miami University in 1989. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms1994-011.
CLINTON, GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. (1946- ). COLLECTION, 1986-1987. 0.1 cu. ft. Arkansas Attorney General, Governor, and 42nd United States President. Collection includes National Governor's Association bulletin by Clinton, a signed program from an Abingdon, Virginia, dinner honoring Clinton, and a letter to H. Gordon Bechanan regarding Clinton's decision not to seek the presidency in 1988. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-003.
CLOSE, HENRY. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a letter by Close, telling of his recent illness (typhoid) and the lack of good wages for work. He also complains about Lincoln and the Civil War, shares some local war news, and describes his desire to avoid military service. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-024.
COATS, JOSEPH, JR. REWARD ANNOUNCEMENT, 1840. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a handwritten announcement regarding a runaway slave from the Cuckoo-ville neighborhood of Louisa County, Virginia; includes description of the slave and his clothing, as well as the nature of the reward. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-031.
COBERLY, LENORE McCOMAS. PAPERS, 1990. 0.1 cu. ft. Papers include a copy of "Bob Adkins: Lincoln County Gas Man" by Coberly from Goldenseal, typed notes from 1990 interview with Adkins, and information on Coberly's genealogy. Ms92-035.
COCHRAN FAMILY. LETTERS, 1860-61. 0.1 cu. ft. Augusta County, Virginia, family. Collection consists of fourteen letters written predominantly by John H. Cochran in Richmond, Virginia, in the months between the election of Abraham Lincoln as U.S. President and the beginning of the Civil War. Cochran's letters, all to his mother in Augusta County, give a detailed and eloquent description of the events and feelings of the time, and show his intense loyalty to the Confederate cause. Cochran also wrote in the early months of the war as a private in Company A of the Wise Legion. Collection also includes letters from Cochran's brother, Benjamin Franklin ("Frank") Cochran, who was a private in Company E of the 1st Virginia Cavalry. Transcripts available. Finding aid available online. Ms1992-032.
COCHRANE, MARGARET (PEGGY). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1951-1990. (13.2 cu. ft.). International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect primarily of Southern California with over thirty years of varied experience in all types of construction: office buildings, schools, hospitals, factories, apartment houses, condominiums, housing tracts, custom residential and remodeling. Collection includes drawings for approximately 70 professional projects. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-088.
COCKE, THEOPHILUS (1825-1911). LETTER, 1907. 0.1 cu. ft. Veteran of the Mexican War. Letter to Dr. Brancomb Cabble requesting benefits provided by the Service Pension Bill of 1907. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-057.
COCKTAIL EPHEMERA. COLLECTION, 0.4 cu. ft. Collection consists of materials in a variety of formats (advertising and promotional materials, pamphlets, postcards, recipes) relating to the history of the cocktails, dating from the about the 1870s to the present. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-027.
COE, MILES WASHINGTON (1833-1907). PAPERS, 1859-1920 (Bulk 1862-1865). 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in Co. C, 42nd Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. Collection consists of Coe's marriage certificate to Mary Webb, correspondence between Coe and his family during his military service, and papers concerning Coe's civil war pension. Ms1996-009.
COFFEE FAMILY. LAND GRANT, 1800. 0.1 cu. ft. Grant for 730 acres in Montgomery County, Virginia, signed by James Monroe as governor of Virginia to Robert, James, and Samuel Coffee. Ms86-018.
COGGIN, GEORGIA DUNN (b. 1888). LETTERS, 1910-1960. 0.5 cu. ft. Native of Kansas and later resident of Virginia. Collection includes letters to and from Coggin, primarily with her husband and friend, Lillie Goddard; letters deal largely with family and personal news.Finding aid available online. Ms2005-022.
COGHILL, EDWIN R. (1842-1925). COLLECTION, ca. 1864-1970. 0.2 cu. ft. Sergeant in Company E ("Caroline Greys"), 30th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Personal account of war activities from 1861 to 1864; post-war roster for Company E, and booklet commemorating anniversary of memorial service held for General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson at Bethel Baptist Church and containing transcript of Coghill's war memoir. Finding aid available online. Images available in PDF format. Ms2009-0058.
COHN, JACOB. DIARY, 1863-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in Company A, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. Brief diary entries note company's movements and battle participation, including descriptions of battles of Piedmont and New Market and a list of those killed at New Market. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-002.
COLBURN, RICHARD (d. 1907). DIARY, 1861-1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier of the 12th Infantry, Army of the Potomac. Entries include details of camp life, daily activities, battles, and experience as a POW of the confederate army.Finding aid available online. Ms2010-010.
COLCOCK, ADELAIDE. LETTERS, 1863-C.1870. 0.1 cu. ft. Letters written to Adelaide Colcock from 1863 through c.1870. Collection includes three letters from her father, William F. Colcock, a prominent lawyer and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, two letters from her sister Minnie, and one from her cousin Charles Colcock. Adelaide Colcock was born September 3, 1858 and died August 1946. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-020.
COLE, DORIS. COLLECTION. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. President/Director of the firm Cole and Goyette, Architects and Planners, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Collection includes brochure packets from her firm and postcards showing her work. A signed copy of her book From Tipi to Skyscraper: A History of Women in Architecture [NA1997 .C57 1973] and a copy of her book Candid Reflections: Letters from Women in Architecture 1972 & 2004 [NA1997 .C64 2007] are available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-027.
COLEMAN, BEVERLY. VIDEOTAPE, N.D. 0.1 cu. ft. Videotape of Admiral Beverly Coleman giving a lecture on Col. John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), his grandfather, a Confederate ranger, born in Powhatten County, Virginia. Mosby enlisted in the cavalry for the Confederacy in the Civil War, and participated in the Bull Run campaign. Later practiced law in Warrenton, Virginia. Published Mosby's War Reminiscences, and Stuart's Cavalry Campaigns (1887). Unprocessed. Ms87-051.
COLEY, MARY. LETTERS, 1851-76. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of twenty-four letters to Mary Coley of New Haven, Connecticut, from family and friends. The majority of the letters are from her mother Sarah M. Everitt of New Haven, and her sister Isabelle of New York City. Many of the letters written during the Civil War years refer to war-related events (return of the volunteers, the battle of Gettysburg) but the letters mostly concentrate on children, family matters, illness, and deaths. Ms91-065.
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES (CALS). COLLECTION, c.1900-2001. 7 cu. ft. Collection contains material collected by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS); Include pamphlets, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, slides, video tapes, invitations, and programs from department, college, and university events. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-010.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HISTORY. RECORDS, 1970-1990. 0.6 cu. ft. Oral history interviews regarding the history of the College of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Interviews were conducted in November-December 1989 by the students of Dr. Patrick Carlton, Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Interviewees were Karl T. Hereford, first dean of the College of Education; Fred J. Brieve; Lyle Kinnear; Richard L. Lynch; Carl McDaniels; and Wayne H. Worner. Materials consist of cassette tapes and transcripts of interviews, interview notes, correspondence (1970-72), and reports. Included are the report "Developmental Goals and Priorities of the College of Education 1972-1976" and reports by Adriane Robinson about her interview with Dr. Worner. Ms90-026.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RESTRUCTURING. RECORDS, 1979-1996. 3.0 cu. ft. College of Education, founded at Virginia Tech in 1971; merged with College of Human Resources in 1996 to form the College of Human Resources and Education. Later became a school within the university's College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Records relating to the 1996 merger including communications (memoranda, e-mails, reports, and meeting handouts), speech and meeting transcripts, and field notes maintained by restructuring monitor Jan Nespor. Finding aid available online. Ms2006-020.
COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS METABOLISM STUDY COLLECTION. IMAGES, c1956-1960. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection of 30 images documenting a Metabolism Study conducted by the College of Home Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The study, directed by Laura Jane Harper, was concerned with determining nitrogen requirements and utilization for young girls. Images show participants in the study, equipment, and staff measuring food and excretionary products. Finding aid available online. Ms2005-003.
COLLEY, THOMAS W. (1837-1919). COLLECTION, 1845-1947, 1986. 1.3 cu. ft. Virginia resident; private in the 1st Virginia Cavalry, Company D; later Deputy Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, and Overseer for the Poor in Washington County, Virginia. Collection contains primarily family correspondence written and received during the Civil War, as well as personal financial documents (taxes, deeds, and bills); also includes subject files relating to people, events, legal matters, and regiments in southwest Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-017.
COLLIER, WILLIAM H. (1822-1906). LEDGER, 1856-1887. 0.3 cu. ft. Farmer in Northampton County, North Carolina. Ledger providing detailed descriptions of farm and household expense accounts, including farm labor. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-027.
COLLINS, GEORGE (1906-2001). PAPERS, 1952-1992. 2 cu. ft. Physicist; Researcher; Professor at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech. Papers include correspondence from George B. Collins' time as Chairman of the Brookhavens Cosmotron Department; Collection also contains travel vouchers, research proposals, travel reports, and materials relating to Collins' work as a professor at University of Notre Dame and at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-012.
COLLINS, MICHAEL (1930- ). PAPERS, 1907-2004. 24.9 cu. ft. Graduate of U. S. Military Academy (B.S., 1952); Air Force pilot (1952-1963); astronaut in NASA's Gemini and Apollo programs (1963-69); pilot for Gemini X (1966) and command module pilot for Apollo XI (1969), the first lunar landing mission; Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1970-71); director of the National Air and Space Museum (1971-78); aerospace consultant and author (1978-present). Author of Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys (1974); Flying to the Moon and Other Strange Places (1976); and Liftoff: The Story of America's Adventure in Space (1988). Recipient of many awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and NASA's Distinguished Service and Exceptional Service Awards. Collection includes instruction manuals and notebooks from Collins' Air Force and NASA training; transcripts, audio recordings, printed material and photographs from the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 flights; materials from Collins' State Department and NASM tenures; files on boards and clubs to which Collins belonged; notes, correspondence, drafts and reviews for three of Collins' books, as well as magazine articles and book reviews written by him; personal correspondence and biographical material; and a significant collection of Collins' awards (certificates, plaques and medals) and aerospace memorabilia. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms1989-029.
COLLINS, MICHAEL (1930- ): JAMES DEAN RESOURCE MATERIAL, 1961-88. 2.5 cu. ft. Please See DEAN, JAMES. COLLECTION, 1961-88. 2.5 cu. ft.
COLLUMS, THELMA T. PAPERS, n.d. 1.0 cu. ft. Schoolteacher and writer of Houlka, Mississippi. Papers consist of approximately 100 stories written by Collums. Access restricted. Ms94-017.
COLTER, MARY JANE (1869-1958). MEDIA COLLECTION, 1996. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Chief architect for the Fred Harvey Company. Designed hotels, gift shops, and viewing places throughout the southwestern desert in the United States in the early 1900s. Her most notable designs were the Watchtower, Hopi House, and Hermit's Rest at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The collection includes a film about Colter's life and work entitled "Mary Jane Colter: The Desert View" [Video 5508], which is available in the Newman Library. The film was produced, written, and directed in 1996 by Jennifer Lee of Beverly Hills, California and narrated by Ellen Burstyn. National Public Radio program cassettes 526/527 are available to listen in the Special Collections Reading Room. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms1997-005
COMPANY E, 12th REGIMENT MICHIGAN INFANTRY. DOCUMENTS, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Three documents pertaining to Company E, 12th Regiment Michigan Infantry. Written in the fourth quarter of 1965, this collection includes a Statement of Charges on Muster and Pay Rolls; a Quarterly Return of Ordinance and Ordnance Stores Received, Issued, and Remaining on Hand; an Abstract of Expenditures; and an Invoice of Stores Turned Over. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-015.
COMPTON, JOHN R. LETTERS, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Colonel commanding the 198th Virginia Militia. Three notes, possibly from a copybook, signed by Compton. Two notes certify that Drs. Mitchel Kegley and William E. Hoge had served the regiment as surgeons, while the third directs Hoge to obtain payrolls while in Richmond. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
"THE CONFEDERACY." PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, 1958. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains the 1958 performance program of "The Confederacy." The show ran in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from 1958-1959. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-112.
CONFEDERATE BROADSIDE AGAINST AIDING DESERTERS, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes a broadside describing the conditions which were considered aiding for deserters, and the punishment resulting from any such actions. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-047.
CONFEDERATE CURRENCY, 1863-1864. 0.1. cu. ft. Collection contains four $10 bills, two $50 bills, and two $100 bills. The $100 bills are stamped on the back "Issued from the Treasrs Office Richmond, Feb 10, 1863." Finding aid available online. Ms2011-035.
CONFEDERATE CURRENCY, c.1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Two notes issued by the Confederate government during the Civil War: a 20-dollar bill bearing the likeness of Vice President Alexander Stephens and a 100-dollar bill featuring portraits of Lucy Pickens (wife of South Carolina's governor) and George Randolph (CSA cabinet member). Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
CONFEDERATE QUARTERMASTER RECORDS, 1862-1864. 0.1 cu ft. Collection contains a letter and three invoices from the Confederate Quartermaster General's Office, dated 1862-1864. The invoices list food and cookery purchases. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-048.
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. WAR DEPARTMENT. ACCOUNT SHEETS, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Two account statements each for costs of travel of E.W. Hubard and L.W. Hastings. Both are signed by James A. Sedden, Secretary of War for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Finding aid available online. Ms1955-002.
CONFEDERATE VETERAN REUNION SCHEDULE, 1934. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains the "Schedule of Events" for a Confederate Veterans Reunion. The reunion lasted from June 6-8, 1934 and took place in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-111.
CONFORTO, MARIA LETIZIO. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1982-2000. 1.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The collection includes drawings of Museo Nazionale Romano Crypta Balbi, slides, articles, and a brief biographical sketch. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2002-056.
CONNESS, JOHN (1821-1909). CORRESPONDENCE, 1903. 0.1 cu. ft. Senator from California, 1863-69, and later a resident of Massachusetts. Two letters to Gorham Dummer Gilman, a resident of Boston, in which Conness writes of a book, Gold Stories of '49, by Nuima Smith. Finding aid available online. Ms1978-014.
CONRAD, THOMAS NELSON (1837-1905). BOOK MANUSCRIPT, 1891-93. 0.4 cu. ft. Born in Fairfax Court House, Virginia; graduated from Dickinson College in 1857. During the Civil War he served as a captain in the Third Virginia Cavalry. President of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) from 1882 to 1886. Papers consist of the original manuscript of The Rebel Scout: A Thrilling History of Scouting Life in the Southern Army, written by Conrad from 1891 to 1893, and published in 1904. Ms89-095.
CONSTRUCTIVE WOMEN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. NEWSLETTERS. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. An archive located in North Sydney, Australia, of images of work by women architects and designers in Australia, formed in 1995. Records consist of a cover letter introducing the archive, a general information and collection policy form, guidelines for submitting work to the archive form, a biographical questionnaire, an image documentation form, and a copyright agreement form. Also includes issues of Constructive Times, a newsletter of the Association of Women Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners and Women in the Building Industry, in Australia. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms1995-005.
CONVERSE, HENRY A. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Lawyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Letter written December 12-14, 1863, to his aunt, Mary B. Haralson of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Writes that since he opened up his office a month before business has been very slow but he hopes that it will pick up at the close of the war, as it did after the War of 1812. If business remains bad he might try to write for the daily papers or tutor private pupils. Comments on the bad state of Confederate currency, the rising cost of hiring a substitute for soldiering, and that bounties should be offered to promote volunteering. Ms89-108.
CONWAY, CATLETT. CORRESPONDENCE, 1892-1920. 0.3 cu. ft. Virginia native, Confederate soldier, and later businessman. Collection includes Conway's letters to his half-brother, Dr. William Conway, living in Athens, Georgia. In addition to contemporary matters, Catlett Conway writes about his Civil War experiences. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-039.
COOKE, C. ERNEST. PAPERS, n.d. 0.8 cu. ft. Playwright, artist, and professor of English at Virginia Intermont Institute in Bristol, Virginia, from 1930 to the 1960s. Papers consist of manuscript and typed plays he wrote, and his publication, A Tabulated Biographical History of English Literature Correlated With the History of World Culture. Ms94-008.
"COOKING RECIPES" RECIPE BOOK. n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Recipe book containing hand-written recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. Date, location, and full author name remain unknown. From the book's appearance, one can surmise that it dates from around the 1930s. Finding aid available online. Images available in PDF format. Ms2008-023.
J. E. COOLEY [NEW YORK]. ADVERTISING BROADSIDE, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Single-page advertising flyer for J. E. Cooley, merchant, New York, NY, dated 1863. Flyer lists prices for a wide range of grocery items, including cheese, butter, fruits, grains, poultry and "sundries." Prices are handwritten alongside item listings. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-007.
COOPER, BYRON NELSON (1912-1971). PAPERS, 1925-1971. 9.0 cu. ft. Head of Virginia Polytechnic Institute's Department of Geological Sciences (1946-1971). Correspondence; writings; instructional, administrative and consulting files; research data; and photographs relating largely to Appalachian geology--particularly that of southwestern Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1973-004. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
COOPER, MARGARET ROBB SHOOK (1925- ). RÉSUMÉ AND BROCHURE. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Partner of Architecture 2, a firm in Washington, D.C. Materials include a curriculum vitae and a brochure, "Robbie Cooper Design," with photographs and architectural drawings. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-028.
COPENHAVER, JOHN KELLY COLLECTION, 1919-1921. 0.2 cu. ft. John Kelly Copenhaver graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1920. Collection includes leather bound commencement invitations and programs from 1919 and 1921, as well as a photograph from the reunion of the class of 1920. Pins and buttons from a VPI cadet uniform are also included. An EAD-encoded Finding aid available online. Ms1969-006.
CORBIN, S. WELLFORD. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy during the Civil War. Captured by the Union forces in June 1864, during the Petersburg Assaults, and sent to the Officer's Prison at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Paroled in February 1865. Resident of Virginia; after the war he taught at the Virginia Military Institute and was a Virginia state senator. Letter written, January 29, 1865, to Mrs. Emily S. Brune of Baltimore, Maryland, from Corbin as a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware. Thanks her for the Christmas gifts and mentions several mutual friends in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. Ms89-063.
CORNELIUS, ULLA (1952- ). ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1983-1985. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Munster, Germany. The collection consists of her architectural designs. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-029.
CORPS OF CADETS [VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE]. DUTY ROSTER, 1890. 1 vol. Morning report of the post of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, in Blacksburg, Virginia, from March 10 to 16, 1890. Ms96-025.
CORSON, BLAKE W. JR. (1908- ). PAPERS, 1937-80. 9.0 cu. ft. Aeronautical engineer. Received B.S. in mathematics and physics at the University of Richmond (1932). Joined the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1935; retired from NASA-Langley in 1972 as head of the 16 Foot Transonic Tunnel Branch. Papers consist of project files, reports, and correspondence concerning his work at Langley. Topics include aerodynamic performance of aircraft propellers and manned aircraft; wind tunnel fans, jet noise suppression, and tunnel calibration. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms90-055. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
COTTRELL, BENJAMIN (1894-1988). PAPERS, 1910-1983. 1.7 cu. ft. 1916 graduate of VPI; highway and railroad engineer. Collection includes papers, photographs, and scrapbooks from work abroad in Central and South America; awards and certificates; materials from VPI alumni involvement. Finding aid available online. Ms1994-035.
COTTINGIM, M. M. (d.1862). DIARY, 1962. 0.1 cu. ft. Private with Company A, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry; wounded at Antietam, 9/17/1862; died at Frederick, MD, from injuries, 11/18/1862. Collection consists of Cottingim's diary from April-October, including regiment's travels through Virginia and Maryland. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-033.
COTTON FABRICS. FIRST YEAR LECTURE NOTEBOOK, 1905-1906. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains the notebook of J.H. Hodgkinson's for class at Manchester Municipal School of Technology; includes notes and home exercises, samples, and drawings. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-077.
COTTON WEAVING CLASS. NOTEBOOK, 1914. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes a notebook from Alec Atkinson, a student at Nelson Municipal Technical School; contains his notes on how cotton weaving works and samples. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-076.
COUNSELMAN, J. S. LETTER, 1906. 0.1 cu. ft. Virginia Tech instructional assistant in surveying and drawing (1903-04); Georgia School of Technology Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering. Collection consists of a letter from Counselman to a Mr. L. O'Shaughnessy (VPI civil engineering instructor 1904-05). Ms1993-009.
COWAN, JOHN T. (1840-1929). PAPERS, 1887-1917. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). Member of the original board of trustees for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Polytechnic Institute). Served with the Confederacy in the Civil War and represented Montgomery County, Virginia, in the legislature. Raised shorthorn cattle in Whitehorn, Virginia. Papers consist of pages from an account book, bills, notes, and correspondence relating to his personal and business affairs. Finding aid available online. Ms1969-005.
COWARDIN, AILEEN B. FRIENDSHIP BOOK, 1863-1870. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a friendship book collected and maintained by Aileen B. Cowardin. The book includes leaf and plant samples, most of which are labeled as to the location where they were found. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-104.
COWGILL, CLINTON HARRIMAN (1890-1975). COLLECTION, 1916-1977. 0.5 cu. ft. Professor (1928-56) of Architectural Engineering at Virginia Tech. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Papers include correspondence concerning Virginia Tech, the School of Architecture's building named in Cowgill's honor, and the AIA; photographs of structures designed by Cowgill; his publications on architecture (printed and manuscript); architectural certificates (1937-1935); and diplomas (1916-25). Also includes a humorous scrapbook of photos and clippings. An EAD-encoded finding aid available online. Ms78-009.
COX, A.B. MANUSCRIPT, 1900. 0.1 cu. ft. Typed manuscript of Footprints in the Sands of Time: A History of South-Western Virginia and North-Western North Carolina, written in 1900 by Cox. Copy was typed from Cox's book by Mrs. Alfred Apple of Bedford, Indiana. Ms89-038.
COX, EMORY M. (1835-1908). RECEIPTS, 1862-1902. 0.1 cu. ft. Nineteenth-century resident of Scott County, Virginia. Receipts for taxes, goods and license fees. [3 items]. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-049.
COX, ISAAC (1843-1925). LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Carroll County, Va., resident; private, later corporal, with Co. F, 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Collection includes a letter from Isaac Cox, 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, dated June 29, 1862. A private, and later corporal, Cox writes to his wife about recent regiment activities and travels; letter was written on paper decorated with cut out designs. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-071.
CRAFT FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1861-1919, n.d. 0.3 cu. ft. Botetourt County, Virginia, family. Collection includes correspondence to and from Jacob Craft during the Civil War, and also includes correspondences written to his daughter Blanche from various soldiers during World War I. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-092.
CRAIG HEALING SPRINGS [CRAIG COUNTY, VIRGINIA.] LETTERS, 1924. 0.1 cu. ft. Typescript copies of seventy-five letters from the management of a resort hotel in Craig County, Virginia, about reservations, accommodations, and the restorative powers of the spring water, to potential guests and other resorts. Ms90-078.
CRABILL, ELIAS (1826-1890). ACCOUNT STATEMENT, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Shenandoah County, Virginia. Bill issued by Strasburg, Virginia mercantile business Zea & Pirkey for food, fabric, and clothing accessories purchased by Crabill's sister. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-059.
CRAMER, BETTIE D. MANUSCRIPT BOOK, c.1883-1884. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a manuscript receipt book created by/belonging to Bettie D. Cramer of Wheeling, West Virginia, c. 1883; contains recipes, housekeeping tips, and elocution exercises. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-062.
CRAWFORD, MARTHA J. (1925-1994). DESIGN PAPERS, 1961-1974. 3.7 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architectural interior designer of Waukesha, Wisconsin; first woman member of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. Collection consists of a portfolio of biographical and career information, including lists of projects and exhibitions, and articles about her work; two scrapbooks (1961-1974) of photographs, clippings, and lists of accomplishments; and drawings, artwork, and posters by Crawford. Finding aid available online. Ms1994-016.
CREASY, LEWIS G. POEMS WRITTEN FOR, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Pittsylvania, Virgina, resident and private with Company G, 28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. collection includes poems were written for Creasy by someone else whose identity is unknown. There are two poems, "The Virginia Girls Song" and the companion piece, "The Volunteers Reply." Finding aid available online. Ms2015-005.
CREELMAN, SAMUEL A. PAPERS, 1861-1906. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War, in Company A, 101st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Collection consists of letters written by Creelman to his family from various camps in Virginia. After the war Creelman scratched out passages that were religious in nature from several of the letters, when he renounced Christianity. Also included is an address by Creelman to have been read at his funeral, obituaries, and Collections of Coffee Cooler, written by Creelman about his war experiences, especially his capture at Plymouth, North Carolina, and his subsequent imprisonment at Andersonville, Georgia, and Florence, South Carolina. Finding aid available online. Ms1984-178.
CREIGH, THOMAS (b.1812). LETTER, 1858. 0.1 cu. ft. Member of Virginia General Assembly. Letter to unidentified party, concerning the state of Virginia's indebtedness. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-060.
CREWDSON, R. [Robert] H. PAPERS, 1954. 0.2 cu. ft. VPI class of 1955. Collection includes four group project reports of experiments completed in August to September 1954 as part of the curriculum for Chemical Engineering 401. R. H. Crewdson was foreman of the group which included R. S. Luttrell and N. H. Bakshi. Ms2002-010.
CREWELL, PHILIP. LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from Crewell, a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War, writing to his brother on May 7, 1861, from Albany, New York. Crewell praises his fellow soldiers and is eager to fight the rebels. Transcript available. Ms91-070.
CREWS, SAMUEL (b. 1846). SHARECROPPER CONTRACT, 1876. 0.1 cu.ft. Sharecropper in Halifax County, Virginia. Contract for use of S. and R. Dodd's land for the year 1877. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-067.
CROCKETT, J.W. PAPERS, 1890. 0.1 cu. ft. Papers consist of a broadside, "The Center as Conservative Balance," and an unstamped Congressional cover from George C. Cabell to Crockett of Floyd County, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1986-010.
CROCKETT, LUCY HERNDON (b.1914). PAPERS, c.1940-1976, n.d. 0.9 cu. ft. Red Cross worker in the Pacific during World War II; author and illustrator of nine novels, including The Magnificent Bastards and Popcorn on the Ginza. Collection includes typescripts and manuscripts of five novels, correspondence, notes by Crockett, cover design for Teru: A Tale of Yokohama and clippings. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-032.
CROCKETT, ROBERT. INVENTORY, 1815. 0.1 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia, land and slave owner. Inventory of Crockett's property and slaves. Finding aid available online. Ms88-076.
CROCKETT MINERAL SPRINGS SALE. BROADSIDE, 1931. 0.1 cu. ft. Crockett Springs is located on the South Fork of the Roanoke River and was the last mineral springs resort to be opened in Montgomery County, Virginia. This broadside describes the sale of the Crockett Mineral Springs Hotel in Montgomery County, Virginia, as well as hotel equipment and land. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-105.
CROLEY, NAN (1939-2006). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1996-2006. 0.6 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Nan Croley was born in 1939 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in 1970. The collection consists of partial sets of construction drawings for three projects, several renderings and many sketches done while employed at John Matthews Architects. Projects include a new medical building, the Massolo Building storefront, and a remodel and addition to a residence. Finding aid available online. Ms2006-016.
CRONKHITE, JAMES H. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 4th Minnesota Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War. Four letters written from June to August, 1862, to his wife in Warsaw, Rice County, Minnesota, from camps and a division hospital in Mississippi. Writes that the war should soon be over because of the enemy's lack of resources. He also writes about his attack of cholera and the resulting stay in the hospital, and why he believes it is better to be a first lieutenant than a captain. Ms89-062.
CROSS, VICTORIA. LETTER, 1909. 0.1 cu. ft. Pseudonym of British writer Vivian Cory. Letter written by Cross from the Hotel Cecil, Strand, to "Mr. Massie," asking him to read Life's Shopwindow. Hughes Massie was a literary and dramatic agent based in London with whom Cross had some business dealings. For a time, he also represented Cross in the United States. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-039.
CROWDER FAMILY. PAPERS, 1821-1875, undated. 0.3 cu. ft. Cumberland County, Virginia family. Collection includes receipts, legal documents, letters, and accounts that date from 1821 to 1875; documents related to several family members. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-016.
CROWN COTTON MILLS [DALTON, GEORGIA]. ORAL HISTORY TAPES, 1984-85. 19 tapes. Oral history tapes of employees at the Crown Cotton Mills in Dalton, a textile town in the Appalachian Valley of northwest Georgia. Most of mill hands interviewed worked for Crown from the 1920s-1960s. All interviews conducted by J. Douglas Flamming, formerly a history professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in 1984-85. Unprocessed. Ms88-023.
CROY FAMILY. PAPERS, 1859-1938. 0.5 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia family. Papers of the Croy and related families (especially the Dawson and Pepper families) of Montgomery County, Virginia. Includes correspondence, financial records, diaries, artifacts and photographs. Finding aid available online. Images from the album are available on the VT Imagebase. Ms2001-018.
CRUISE, KATHLEEN T. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1964-1995. 8.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of San Francisco, California. Alumna of Virginia Tech. Collection focuses on her work for Pacific Gas and Electric company in San Francisco, California. IFinding aid available online. Ms1999-001.
CRUSH, CHARLES W. PAPERS, 1795-1946. 1.0 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia, judge and local historian, author of The Montgomery County Story(1957). Papers include Crush's files on Confederate gravesites in Montgomery County (1931-38); Montgomery County World War II casualties (1941-46); Company 161, Virginia Reserve Militia (1944-45); and the 150th anniversary of Christiansburg, Virginia (1945). Also includes bills from Montgomery County businesses (1809-80); a ledger book of James Hoge; lists of "tithables" (1799-1813); and typescript copies of courthouse records of Montgomery and Fincastle counties from the late 1700s. Finding aid available online. Ms84-180.
CULINARY EPHEMERA. COLLECTION, c.1900s-2000s. 0.4 cu. ft. Collection consists of materials in a variety of formats (postcards, menus, children's activities, advertising pamphlets, and more) that relate to food and nutrition, dating from the early 19th century to the present. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-028.
CULINARY PAMPHLET COLLECTION, c.1900-1990. 3.2 cu. ft. Collection includes small publications and pamphlets created and distributed by culinary, appliance, and food-related companies from about 1900 to 1990. Most pamphlets contain advertisements, recipes, product information, testimonials, or some combination of all four. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-002.
CULNAN, KENNETH S. PAPERS, 1970. 1 vol. Graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S. Arch., 1971). Papers consist of a typescript book, "Space Structure Building Systems Applied to a Housing Complex and an Airport Terminal Facility," presented to the VPI College of Architecture in August 1970. Ms92-001.
CULVER, JOSHUA W. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-1863, 1877-1899. 0.1 cu. ft. Eight manuscript letters of a Union soldier in the Civil War, written in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania; and four letters written to and from other Culver family members. Transcripts available. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-004.
CUNNINGHAM, DAVID. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter written April 26,1865, from Berkley's Station, Virginia, to Mrs. A.E. Young. Tells Mrs. Young that reports of him getting killed are false, and were probably created by the "Copperheads," or Northern Democrats who opposed the Union's war policy. Ms89-060.
CURRIE, LEONARD J. (1913-1996). PAPERS, 1933-1994. ca. 20.0 cu. ft. Currie received a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Minnesota in 1936, married Virginia M. Herz in 1937, and earned a Masters degree from Harvard in 1938, then served an two-year apprenticeship with Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius at their firm. After that he worked on many projects in Latin America, taught at Harvard, and headed the architecture departments of Virginia Tech and University of Illinois at Chicago. He practiced architecture privately in firms during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1993. The 1961 house he designed for his family in Blacksburg, Virginia, commonly called the "Pagoda House," won awards from the AIA and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Currie Papers include sets of blueprints and drawings for about 25 architectural projects and papers relating to his teaching. There are also files and reports on his work in Latin America, both on historic sites and improving housing for the poor. Additional accruals continue to arrive, including project files for designs in Blacksburg/Montgomery County, subject files, professional papers, photographs, and other multimedia. Unprocessed. Other materials about the Curries are housed at the Special Collections in the library of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms2007-028.
CURRIE, VIRGINIA M. HERZ (1913-2006). PAPERS, 1934-2000. 2.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, and a 1936 graduate of the architecture program at the University of Minnesota. Currie married architect Leonard J. Currie in 1937 and traveled around the world with him, becoming an active community volunteer wherever they lived. The Currie Papers contain watercolors of room interiors probably painted as a student in the 1930s. There is also a scrapbook from a neighborhood beautification project in Chicago in 1966 and a 1995 Valiant Woman Award from Church Women United. Other materials about the Curries are housed at the Special Collections of the library of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-005
CURRY FAMILY. LETTERS, 1851-81. 0.1 cu. ft. Family in Atchison County, Missouri, writing to family and friends in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Nine letters in which they write about the beauty of the country, Grange and revival meetings, crops, weather, sickness, and deaths. Ms92-009.
CURTIS, DANIEL. COLLECTION, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Officer with the 28th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, then 1st D.C. Cavalry (Baker's Cavalry), and later field staff of the 1st Maine Cavalry. Collection consists of an unbound diary, marching orders, and an itemized list of purchases kept by Curtis in May 1864.Finding aid available online. Ms2013-047.
CURWIN, STEPHEN (b.1839). DISCHARGE PAPERS, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Union Soldier from Mifflin County, Pennsylvania; farrier; private in the 45th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. Collection consists of Curwin's discharge papers due to illness in 1862. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-029.
CUSHING, DAVID F. CASHBOOK, 1852-54. 1 vol. Itemized cashbook accounting for personal expenditures. Ms88-105.
CUSHING, H.D. CORRESPONDENCE, 1861-64. 0.1 cu. ft., 11 items. Soldier in the 15th Maine Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. Letters to his mother and wife from New Orleans, Louisiana; Pensacola, Florida; and a hospital in Readville, Massachusetts. Ms88-067.
CUTLER, SHERRIE STEPHENS. BROCHURE. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Collection consists of a brochure of her firm, Ecodesign International. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2000-030.
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