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GABREA, GEORGETA (1953- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1996-1999. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Bucharest, Romania. Officer of architectural firm, Capitel Limited. Papers consist of a personal resume, corporate dossier, photocopies of photographs and documents, and blue drawings of portions of her work including an office building and an apartment building. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GALE, CHARLOTTE D. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 1898-1900. 1 vol. Roanoke, Virginia, resident. Photograph album compiled by Gale of scenes in Roanoke, Salem, and Norfolk, Virginia. Ms90-044.
GALE, DUDLEY. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry during the Civil War. Two letters, one written on December 5, 1862, from Gale in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the other on July 23, year unknown, from an unknown place. Both are to his mother in Salisbury Point, Massachusetts. Writes about a recent illness he suffered and a friend with whom he enlisted, who is now going home, and his happiness that a furlough home is pending. Ms92-014.
GALLAHER, WILLIAM B. PAPERS, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Private in Company E, First Regiment Virginia Cavalry, during the Civil War. Papers consist of a document confirming Gallaher's promotion from private to lieutenant (August 1861), and letters written by Gallaher to his parents (May and July, 1861). One of the letters was written from Manassas, Virginia, two days before the Battle of First Bull Run, July, 1861. Transcripts available. Ms91-062.
GALSTER, GERTRUD. BOOKS AND PAPERS, 1963-88. 0.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Denmark and member of the Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (UIFA). Collection consists of books about women architects and reports and other literature from the meetings of the UIFA. Inventory of publications located in box. The following books were cataloged separately and are available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room: "That Exceptional One": Women in American Architecture, 1888-1988 [NA1997 .T47 1988]; Ziviltechnikerinnen [Civilian technicians] [NA1997 .Z58 1982]; Women in Danish Architecture [NA1997 .W66 1991]; and Profiles: Pioneering Women Architects from Finland [NA1455.F5 P76 1983]. Material is in French, English, German, and Persian [?] Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GARDENER, C.B. TREASURY LEDGER, 1863-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Notebook with accounts kept by "Dr. C. B. Gardner Depository of the Treasury in a/c with the Treasury of the Confederate States" of Christiansburg, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1984-001.
GARDNER FAMILY. PAPERS, 1889-1937. 0.1 cu. ft. Residents of Shawsville (Montgomery County), Virginia. Letters home from John Sessler Gardner, living in Florida; Montgomery County property tax receipts of William Redman Gardner; and ephemera. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-096.
GARDNER, WILLIAM W. (b. 1872). DAYBOOK, 1918. 0.1 cu. ft. Merchant in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia. Daybook providing customer names, goods purchased, and prices paid. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-011.
GARNETT, F. E. LETTER, 1878. 0.1 cu. ft. One letter to General Gabriel Wharton dated August 30, 1878, regarding conditions at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-056.
GARNETT, WILLIAM E. (1885-1970). PAPERS, 1936-1969, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Rural Sociology (1925-1969) at the Agricultural Experiment Station at Virginia Tech. Papers consist of field notes, surveys, reports, class notes, letters to the editors of Montgomery County, Virginia, newspapers, and reprints of publications. Finding aid available online. Ms1973-011.
GARRETT, SAMUEL EDWIN (c.1835-1865). LETTERS, 1861-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Cumberland County, Virginia; served in Co. G, 3rd Virginia Cavalry and killed in action at Five Forks, Virginia. Photocopies of letters to wife, Emma, from various camps in Virginia and West Virginia. Discusses family matters, the Southern cause, camp conditions, and military operations, particularly the Gettysburg campaign and the final battles around Richmond and Petersburg. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
GARY RESTAURANT AND RAILROAD CROSSING PHOTOGRAPH, ca.1990. 0.1 cu. ft. Photograph featuring Gary Restaurant, railroad, and a horse-drawn wagon in McDowell company-run Gary Township, West Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-008.
GASKINS, RAY. ESSAY, 2010. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Tech and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Hampden Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. The collection contains an essay entitled, "The Great Blizzard of 1857" written by Dr. Ray Gaskins. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-046.
GATES, JOHN. INVENTORY OF ESTATE, 1810. 0.1 cu. ft. Patrick County, Virginia, landowner. Inventory of possessions taken at the time of his death. Ms88-038.
GAUJOT, ANTOINE (1878-1936) and JULIAN E. GAUJOT (1874-1938) PAPERS, 1840-1999. 0.5 cu. ft. Julian Edmond Victor Gaujot, attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (VAMC) (1889-90, class of 1893; now Virginia Tech) and winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor during the U.S. involvement in the Mexican Revolution. Papers consist of copies from Julien Gaujot's military file giving testimony towards his bravery and service at Agua Prieta, Mexico, on April 13, 1911, and documents awarding him the medal in August 1912. Antoine August Michel Gaujot attended VAMC 1896-97 (class of 1900, non-graduate) and was awarded Medal of Honor in 1911 for battle in Philippines, 1899. Papers include citations and military service, information regarding Antoine's murder by Julien's son in 1936, photographs, correspondence, Lt. Col. John Coulter's notes (for book on Virginia Tech Medal of Honor winners) with descriptions of battles and newspaper articles. Finding aid available online. Ms1992-046.
GAY FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-64. 0.1 cu. ft. Letters among James, T.K., and Calvin Gay, Union soldiers in the Civil War from South Auburn, Sesquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Five letters written from various camps in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Maryland. In one T.K. writes a humorous account of his camp's reaction to a false alarm of possible Rebel attack. Transcripts available. Ms88-088.
GAY, WILLIAM SAMUEL. FILMS, 1940s-1950s. 0.6 cu. ft. 10 reels of 16mm movie film of the VPI campus, football games, and other activities in the late 1940, made by W.S. Gay, Professor of Accounting, 1929-1969. Ms1988-016.
GAYER, DIANE ELLIOTT. COLLECTION, 1997-2002. 0.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Publications and one poster generated by Diane Elliott Gayer's development of Vermont Design Institute, Historic Main Street Partnership Study in Burlington, Vermont, and Colorado Left Bank Townhomes. Finding aid available online. Ms2002-045.
[GENERAL STORE LEDGER, 1856]. 1 vol. Ledger accounting for sales of tobacco, nails, butter, pork, and other goods from an unidentified general store. Ms88-107.
GEORGE W. WALKER FAMILY. PAPERS, 1906-1910, 1934, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. George W. Walker was a long-time educator in Virginia, including 12 years at VAMC&PI during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; J. Ernest Walker moved out west at a young age and later worked in real estate; John E. Walker graduate from VPI in 1934. Collection includes family correspondence and biographical information. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-061.
[GEORGETOWN, D.C., LETTER, 1865]. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 109th New York Volunteer Regiment, during the Civil War. Letter written from "Cousin Charley" in Georgetown in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 1865, to Mary Ashley of Speedsville, New York. Comments on the war's end, his viewing the remains of President Abraham Lincoln, and his belief that he would soon be mustered out of service. Partial transcript available. Ms91-042.
[GERMAN SOLDIER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SCRAPBOOK, ca. 1941-44]. 0.1 cu. ft. Photographs taken by an unknown German soldier during World War II. Scenes of soldiers, tanks, trains, trucks, scenery, and ruins in Budapest and the Soviet Union. Found in Aachen, Germany, in 1944. Ms89-034.
GETOV, ALEXANDRINA. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 2005-2008. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Getov has a Master's of Science in Architecture from the Higher Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 1992 she has lived in Los Angeles, California, where she is a principal at Studio Antares. This collection contains brief biographical information about Getov, as well as architectural drawings and color images of two 2005 residential projects in California. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GIANNESINI, FRANCOISE (1945- ). BOOK. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. A sculptor in Paris, France. Francoise Giannesini, Sculptures, 1985-1994. [NB553 G45 A4 1994]. Available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room.
GIBBONEY, A. H. AND WILLIAM. LETTER, 1882. Letter to W. R. Wharton concerning the payment of employees of the Norfolk and Western Railroad (formerly the Atlantic, Mississippi, and Ohio Railroad). Finding aid available online. Ms2008-070.
GIBSON, THEDA. PAPERS, 1976-1977. 0.1 cu. ft. Librarian at the Wise County [Virginia] Lonesome Pine Regional Public Library. Collection consists of photocopies of letters to Gibson from prominent Americans in answer to her request for their favorite book. Some of the celebrities include Alan Alda, Melvin Belli, Jimmy Carter, Julia Child, Ann Landers, Norman Lear, Margaret Mead, Barbara Walters, and Lawrence Welk. Finding aid available online. Ms1977-002.
GIESEN, CHARLOTTE C. PAPERS, 1987. 0.1 cu. ft. Republican member of Virginia House of Delegates from Montgomery County (1957-61). Collection consists of a taped interview (April 1987) of Giesen, by Samantha J. Hall, a student at Virginia Tech, with a history paper on Giesen prepared by Hall. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-009.
GIFFORD, H.J. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 2nd Division 6th New York Corps in the Civil War. Letter written February 20, 1864, from division headquarters at Brandy Station, Virginia, to Sarah L. (Lyra) Stillson of Corning, New York. Admits that he is an "infidel," and that there is no truth to the different religions of the world. Ms89-067.
GILBERT, WRIGHT (ca.1836-1906). PAPERS, 1865-1907. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain in the 6th New York Heavy Artillery. Civil War diary, war-time letter, post-war correspondence from fellow 6th New York veterans Henry Irving and M. [Michael] W. Sutton, and Gilbert family photos. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-064.
GILES, ANNE H. PAPER, 1983. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a paper by Anne H. Giles titled, "Interviews with Women Graduates of Virginia Tech." Finding aid available online. Ms1983-010.
GILLS, JOSEPH ALLEN. PAPERS, 1928, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Attended VPI 1924-1928, graduated in 1928 with a degree in Agricultural Education. Collection includes an undated invitation to commencement, the cover to a VPI Department of Chemistry lab book, and a 1928 record book for "Supervised Home Practice in Agriculture." Finding aid available online. Ms1992-054.
GILRUTH, ROBERT R. (1913-). PAPERS, 1936-89. 4.0 cu. ft. Aerospace engineer, NASA administrator. Received B.S. in aeronautical engineering, University of Minnesota (1935); M.S. (1936). Flight research engineer, Langley Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1937-45); chief, Pilotless Aircraft Research Division (1945-50); assistant director (1950-58). Head of the Space Task Group for NASA (1958-61), in charge of directing Project Mercury. First director of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) in Houston (1961-72). Papers include Gilruth's M.S. thesis (1936); NACA reports he authored or co-authored; his typescript diary during February and March 1961; a copy of an unpublished memoir, "From Wallops Island to Project Mercury, 1945-1958"; notes and texts of speeches, including his farewell speech as director of the MSC (1972); copies of oral history transcripts of interviews on the history of the space program, photographs, notes, and newspaper clippings about the Apollo missions, and awards and certificates. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms90-053.
GIOVANNI, GARY ANN (1940-2005). PAPERS, 1997-2004. 3.0 cu. ft. Caterer and cooking instructor of California and Blacksburg, Virginia. Papers include meticulous records of catering jobs and class notes for Blacksburg YMCA Open University classes; some material about family (including her sister, poet Nikki Giovanni); menu, recipes, and notes from the Greenbrier Cooking School; and miscellaneous food and cooking-related ephemera. An EAD-encoded finding aid is available in theavailable online. Ms2006-011.
GISH, LILLIAN (1896- ). LETTER, 1975. 0.1 cu. ft. American actress, best known for her appearance in such silent screen classics as Birth of a Nation and Orphans of the Storm. Letter from Gish to Charles Haney, librarian at Virginia Tech, in answer to a question about the film maker D.W. Griffith. Finding aid available online. Ms1978-006.
GITT, WILLIAM. JOURNAL, 1912. 0.2 cu. ft. Journal kept from September through November 1912 by William "Uncle Bill" Gitt. Gitt was born in Newport, Virginia and attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College from 1877 to 1878. Gitt later lived in the Number 1 Barracks on campus and worked at the college doing various tasks for the cadets. Finding aid available online. Ms1964-006
GLANVILLE, JAMES. COLLECTION, 2004. 0.1 cu. ft. James (Jim) O. Glanville is a retired professor of Chemistry at Virginia Tech. This collection includes two copies of an article from the Smithfield Review titled, "Conquistadors at Saltville in 1567? A Review of the Archaeological and Documentary Evidence." The collection also contains a copy of the Saltville Foundation Newsletter from January 2004. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-119.
GLASGOW, ALEXANDER MCNUTT (1820-1894). FAMILY PAPERS, 1823-1903. 0.7 cu. ft. Rockbridge County, Virginia, family. Correspondence and financial/legal papers of Glasgow, his parents (John and Martha Glasgow), wife (Laura Glasgow) and son (John Henry "Harry" Glasgow). Finding aid available online. Ms1989-010.
GLASS, CARTER J. COLLECTION, 1862-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written to the sister of Carter J. Glass a Confederate Prisoner of War held at Point Lookout Prison in Point Lookout, Maryland. Collection also includes a slip granting leave to Danville, VA and a portrait of Carter Glass in his later years. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-004.
"GLASS CEILINGS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE OF WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE CENTER." SELECTED EXHIBIT PANELS, 2010. 4.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. "Glass Ceilings: Highlights from the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center" was an exhibition held at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond, Virginia, as part of their Dominion Exhibition Series and was on display from March 4-June 6, 2010. It featured the work of pioneering women in architecture and design from the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) collection at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-075
GLEBOVA, TATJANA. PAPERS, 1990, n.d. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Sofia, Bulgaria. Papers consist of exhibit boards for a design she submitted to a competition in 1990, and a curriculum vitae. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GLOUCESTER [MASSACHUSETTS] ARTILLERY. JOURNAL, 1845. 0.1 cu. ft. Journal documenting the Gloucester, Massachusetts Artillery's tour of camp duty over a four-day period. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-076.
GOAD, WILLIAM F. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1853-1891. 0.1 cu. ft. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, resident, possibly a tobacco merchant. Account book includes a copy of Goad's will, dated 1891, which mentions his daughter, Mary Myers. Finding aid available online. Ms1986-001.
THE GOLDEN LEGEND. FOLIO LEAVES, 1498 (?), 1527. 0.1 cu. ft. The Golden Legend was written by Jacobus de Voragine (c. 1229-1298) to describe the lives of saints, c.1260. The Golden Legend folio leaves come from two separate printings of the text--one leaf from 1498(?) and the other four from 1527. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-109.
GOOD, IRVING J. (1924-2009). PAPERS, 1925-1992. 6.2 cu. ft. British mathematician and statistician; Educated at Cambridge University (Ph. D., mathematics, 1941; Sc. D., 1963) and Oxford University (D. Sc., 1964); Statistics professor at VPI (now Virginia Tech), 1967-1994; Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; Distinguished member of the Crypto-Mathematics Institute. Collection includes thirty-six bound volumes of photocopied articles reviews, interviews, correspondence, and lectures, as well as original research materials, correspondence, and bibliography of works. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-018.
GOODSELL, CHARLES. COLLECTION, 1982-2001. 6.0 cu. ft. Professor and director of the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Photographs and negatives of public buildings--mostly within the United States--produced by Goodsell for use in two of his books, The Social Meaning of Civic Space: Studying Political Authority through Architecture and The American Statehouse. Also includes published copies of the books. An EAD-encoded finding aid is available in theavailable online. Ms2004-012.
GOODWIN, W. O. & COMPANY. ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1896-1920. 0.3 cu. ft. General store merchant in Glenvar (Roanoke County, Virginia); successor of Frank P. Harmon. Account books, providing names of customers, descriptions of goods purchased, dates and prices. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-012.
GORIN, ABBYE A. (1927- ). VIDEOTAPE and CATALOG OF WORK, 1995-97. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architectural researcher and writer of Metairie, Louisiana. Educated at the University of Texas at Austin (B.F.A., 1947), University of New Orleans (M.S., Urban Studies, 1985), and Virginia Tech (Ph.D., Environmental Design and Planning, 1989). Collection consists of a six-minute film entitled "The Rivergate, 1968-1995," produced by Barbara Coleman and written by Gorin and Betty Moss. The Rivergate was an exhibition center located in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, designed by Nathaniel Curtis, Jr., in the mid-1960s. It was demolished in 1995 to make way for a gambling casino. The film was created as a tribute to the building and as a protest to its demolition. The collection also includes at 42 page "Catalog of Work" that includes a curriculum vitae of Gorin's career achievements and lists of photographic collections created by Gorin located at the Historical New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library at Tulane University. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-009.
GOTTLIEB, LOIS DAVIDSON (1926- ). PAPERS, 1945-2003. 17.6 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Residential designer in San Francisco, California. Attended Stanford University and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Served as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright from 1948 to 1949 as part of the Taliesin Fellowship. Designed residences in California, Washington, Idaho, and Virginia and is the author of Environment and Design in Housing (Macmillan, 1965). Papers include project files, drawings, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and printed material related to Gottlieb's design work and various professional activities. Finding aid available online. Ms97-003.
GOTTWALD-THAPAR, SYLVIA, RÉSUMÉ. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Urban designer and planner at the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission. Curriculum vitae. IPart of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GOUGH, MELVIN N. (1906-1994). PAPERS, 1919-1971. 22.0 cu. ft. Aeronautical engineer and test pilot. Received B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1926. Successively engineer, test pilot, chief test pilot, and chief of flight research at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1926-58). Director of NASA operations in Cape Canaveral, Florida (1958-60); director of the Bureau of Safety, Civil Aeronautics Board (1960-62). Recipient, Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Octave Chanute Award (1941); Flight Safety Foundation's Distinguished Service Award (1955); elected to the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame (1978). Papers include correspondence, memoranda, test reports on aircraft, notes and calculations, and publications, reflecting Gough's career as a test pilot, N.A.C.A. administrator, and flight safety investigator. Topics include Gough's years at Langley, aviation safety, and accident investigation insurance. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-057. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
GOVERNORS' CONFERENCE. STATE DINNER MENU, 1950. 0.1 cu. ft. Menu from state dinner of the National Governors' Conference of 1950, held at the Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia). Autographed for John Britton Jr. by Tennessee Governor Gordon Browning and others. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-047.
GRAHAM AND ROBINSON. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1869-1873. 0.2 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia, general store. Ledger detailing customer transactions, including credits for employee wages. Finding aid available online. Ms1978-013.
GRAHAM, DAVID P. (1838-1898). ACCOUNT BOOK, 1880-1884. 0.1 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia, merchant, farmer, and iron furnace owner. Accounts of servants and workers, showing goods purchased at Graham's store and pay for days worked. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-009.
GRAHAM, WILLIAM H. (1893-1964). ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1931-1932. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident and general store merchant of Radford, Virginia. Two ledgers containing customer names, goods purchased, and prices. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-010.
GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE. MANUSCRIPTS, 1843-47. 0.3 cu. ft. Magazine, published in Philadelphia, founded in 1826 as The Casket and purchased by George Rex Graham in 1839, who changed the name to Graham's Magazine and was editor from 1843 to 1847. Collection consists of forty-four manuscripts, all published in the magazine during the period of Graham's editorship. Manuscripts include book reviews, essays, poetry, fiction, and humor. Authors represented include Mrs. H.M.F. Annan, Joseph C. Neal, George Hill, and Mrs. M.N. McDonald. Ms85-006.
GRAMATIKOVA, LILIA. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1971-1979. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Papers consist of nine black and white photos of the Folk Music School that Gramatikova did in the Village of Shiroka Luka, as well as a color photocopy of the school after its completion in 1979. The collection also includes a photocopy of a drawing of Gramatikova's personal residence in Sofia, completed in 1965. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GRAU-GARCIA, CHRISTINA (1946- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Professor of architecture at the Escuela T.S. de Arquitectura Universidad Politecnica-Valencia in Spain. Collection consists of a curriculum vitae, magazine articles (1974-1983), copies of photographs and floorplans of two of her designs, architectural journals (1988) with articles by Grau-Garcia, and an academic catalog for the University and a book, Borges y la Arquitectura (1989), both written by Grau-Garcia. International Archive of Women in Archtitecture. Finding aid available on the Viriginia Heritage Project database. Ms2001-066.
GRAVELY, MARSHALL F. (abt. 1838-1863). LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Henry County, Virginia; private with the 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Letter to Gravely's sister relates camp and army conditions, as well as his heated comments on a social conflict with a family back home. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-003.
GRAVELY, PETYON B. (1835-1928). LETTERS, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes a letter to Gravely's sister letter detailing of a regimental review by Jefferson Davis, as well as Gravely's comments on recent rumors from home, and a letter to "Joe," about war news, family and friends, and a desire to join the navy.Finding aid available online. Ms2012-002..
GRAVES, JEREMIAH W. COLLECTION, 1836-1869, 0.5 cu. ft. Farmer and neighborhood financial advisor/real estate broker/slave broker who resided in Cedar Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Collection includes a cash book, correspondence, receipts and ledger pages, newspaper clippings, and genealogy materials. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-084.
GRAVES, JEREMIAH WHITE (1801-78[?]). DIARY, 1820-78. 0.1 cu. ft. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, farmer. Collection consists of a microfilm copy of Graves's extensive diary, and a typescript manuscript of selected transcribed passages from the diary. Graves refers to his farmwork, the sale of Negroes in the area, and his children's schooling. During the Civil War years Graves mentions the fighting and the war's end. After the war he comments that Negroes could vote while he could not. Finding aid available online. Ms90-033.
GRAVES, ROBERT (1895-1985). LETTERS, 1962-1970, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. English poet, novelist, and critic. Collection includes five letters: four from Graves while in Mallorca, Spain, and Oxford, England, and one to him from Melville Hardiment of London. Finding aid available online. Ms1972-008.
GRAVES, WILLIAM F. (1832-1923). COLLECTION, 1911-1914. 0.1 cu. ft. Native of Pittsylvania County, Virginia; major in the 2nd Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Biographical sketches, speech texts, and a roster for Company F, 2nd Virginia Cavalry (aka the Bedford Southside Dragoons). Finding aid available online. Ms2010-040.
GRAY, CHARLES H. (?-1862). LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in Company C, 4th Ohio Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War. Letter to his brother, July 13-14, 1861, giving an account of his part in the Union advance on Beverly, Virginia (now West Virginia), and a report on the Battle of Rich Mountain. Ms89-028.
GRAY, EILEEN. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1974-1980. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Photocopies from two short books and assorted notes and photocopied articles, 37 pages, 1974-1980. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GRAY, FLOYD (1867-1941). PAPERS, 1895-1908. 0.5 cu. ft. Bedford County Republican Committee chairman and distillery general storekeeper- gauger for the Internal Revenue Service. Includes correspondence and notes relating both to Gray's political activities and his civil service work. Also includes personal correspondence and financial records. Finding aid available online. Ms89-085.
GRAY, HENRY L. LETTERS, 1863-1886. 0.2 cu ft. Seaman with the 14th Maine Volunteers. Letters to his family in Bradley, Maine, while stationed on the U.S.S. Cambridge and the receiving ship Ohio; four documents pertaining to Gray's enlistment in the Navy. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-002.
GREATTON, THOMAS. SUMMONS FOR, 1790. 0.1 cu. ft. ollection includes a summons issued to Greatton on May 21, 1790, offering 200 pounds of tobacco to Greatton if he appears as witness for Thomas Walker in the district court of Lewisburg in Greenbrier County. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-068.
GREELEY, HORACE (1811-1872). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Newspaper editor (most notably of the New York Tribune and political leader. Best known for his famous phrase "Go west, young man." One page manuscript letter from Greeley, written February 10, 1864, to Reuben E. Fenton, U.S. Senator from New York. Greeley asks Fenton to consider Col. L.W. Boadly(?) for the post of Emissary General of Ordnance, for the war effort. Transcript available. Letter image available and photograph. Ms94-024.
GREEN, EDWARD A. (1836-1918). REMINISCENCES, [1902?]. 0.1 cu. ft. Corporal in Company E, 12th Virginia Cavalry. Facsimile copies of Green's handwritten draft notes and published history of the 12th Virginia Cavalry, serialized in an unidentified newspaper in 1902. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-003.
THE GREENBRIER (RESORT), WEST VIRGINIA. MENUS, 1973-1976, 1986. 0.1 cu. ft. White Sulphur Springs, Virginia (later West Virginia), resort and hotel, first established in the 1770s. Collection contains 12 menus from lunches and dinners at the Greenbrier Resort (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia) between 1973 and 1976, as well as one from a dinner in 1986. Some menus include ala cart prices or full meal prices for diners not staying at the resort. Finding aid available online. Ms2015-002.
GREER, CHARLES P. (1877-1953). LETTER, 1947. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Troutdale, Virginia. Lumberman, sheep owner, merchant, and land speculator. Typescript letter and broadside, discussing the purchase and planned improvement of auctioned lands in Troutdale, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-078.
GREGORY, EARL DAVIS (1897-1972). PAPERS, 1919-97. 1.6 cu. ft. Born in Clayville, Virginia; educated at Virginia Tech (1919-23, non-graduate in electrical engineering). Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for active service in World War I. Collection includes photographs, publications, citations, and medals related to Gregory's service in the War and the Medal of Honor; correspondence, and files about the Veteran's Administration and other service organizations. Finding aid available online. Ms72-004.
GRESHAM FAMILY. PAPERS, 1825-1940. 0.2 cu. ft. Macon, Georgia family, headed by John Jones Gresham, a politician, attorney, and local businessman. Photocopies of papers, including correspondence, notes on Confederate memorabilia, legal and financial papers, and biographical materials Finding aid available online. Ms88-096.
GRIFFIN, MARION MAHONY (1871-1961). ARTICLES. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect and artist, Griffin was the first women to graduate, in 1894, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture. She went on to work with Frank Lloyd Wright in his Oak Park, Illinois studio for 14 years and is considered an original member of the Prairie School. Griffin worked mainly as an architectural renderer, and her drawings are credited as enhancing Wright's early reputation. She married fellow architect Walter Burley Griffin in 1911 and they went on to practice in Australia and India spreading the Prairie style worldwide. Present are two articles: "Portrait: Marion Mahony Griffin drafting a role for women in architecture" by Thomas S. Hines and an excerpt from Paul Reid's Canberra Following Griffin. Drawings and papers from the Griffins are held by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, by the Ryerson and Burnham Archives and the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago, by the Block Gallery at Northwestern University, by the New-York Historical Society, by the Powerhouse Museum, and by the National Library of Australia. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GRISOGONO, KSENIJA (1909-1997). RÉSUMÉ. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Attended Zagreb University, earned a degree in Architecture and Engineering, (1933). Attended the Institute of Fine Art in Prague, (1937). Following her studies in Prague, Grisogono studied with Le Corbusier. She worked on the Yugoslav Pavillion (1938-) in Ankara, Turkey; the Italian Cultural Institute (1938-) in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; and the British and French Embassies (-1949), also in Belgrade. In Paris, France she work on La Defense (1960-1970), a massive business quarter. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GROAT, LINDA N. RÉSUMÉ. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Administration at the University of Michigan. Architect and author, Groat's focus is on two two main topics: environmental meaning and the experience of place; and gender issues in architectural education. Curriculum vitae. Author of Architectural Research Methods [NA2000 .G76 2002] which is available in the Art+Architecture Library, and editor of Giving Places Meaning [BF353 .G66 1995], which is available at Newman Library. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GROPIUS, WALTER (1883-1969) AND G. PRESTON FRAZER (1908-2003). PAPERS, 1969-1992. 0.3 cu. ft. Renowned German American architect; director of the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1928 and Chair of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1938 to 1952. Papers consist of letters between Gropius and George Preston Frazer, an architecture professor at Virginia Tech from 1939 to 1973. Finding aid available online. Ms1992-052.
GROSS, AL (1918-2000). PAPERS, 1909-2000, bulk 1945-1980. 10.0 cu. ft. Al Gross, a pioneer of wireless communications technology, is most known for his inventions that include the walkie talkie, the two-way wrist radio that was the prototype for the Dick Tracy wristwatch walkie talkie, the pager, and various antenna. Gross's collection is comprised mostly of patents, technical drawings and specifications, research and design notes, ledgers, publications, correspondence, and photographs. The collection also includes prototypes of his inventions, licenses, diplomas, and awards. Photos taken from the Al Gross exhibit opening in Torgersen Hall available. Images taken from the Al Gross collection are located in the Virginia Tech Imagebase. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-011.
GROVE, ARTHUR W. (d. 1946). FAMILY PAPERS, 1900-1957. 0.3 cu. ft. Grove lived in Roanoke for most of his adult life; worked for Norfolk & Western Railway Company; married to Margaret F.; parents of four children. Collection includes receipts, correspondence, and documents relating to several family members created between 1900 and 1957. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-084.
GROVER, NORMAN L. PAPERS, 1960-1992. 5.8 cu. ft. Professor of Religion at VPI from 1957-1991 and Head of the Department of Religion and Philosophy from 1957-1972. This collection consists primarily of material concerning the Department of Religion and Philosophy, the Humanities Program, and the College of Education. Finding aid available online. Ms1991-037.
GUILLISSEN-HOA, SIMONE. PAPERS, 1987. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The collection consists of photographs of Guillessen-Hoa taken in 1987 and a biographical sketch documenting her career from 1947-1987. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
GUTHRIE, ELIZABETH D. (1910-2005). PAPERS ON THE VPI GLEE CLUB, 1940-1946, 1988. 0.2 cu. ft. Record of the VPI Cadet Glee Club from the 1940s submitted by the director, Elizabeth D. Guthrie. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-012.
GUTHRIE, JOHN. SCRAPBOOK, c.1922-1929. 1 cu. ft. Virginia resident (later California); VPI student, 1922-1926; BA in Agronomy. Collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by 1926 graduate, John Dennett Guthrie, containing photos and memorabilia of the cadet's years at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-029.

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