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JACKSON FERRY SHOT TOWER LINOCUT, c. 1930. 0.1 cu ft. Collection consists of a black and white linocut of Jackson Ferry Shot Tower in Wythe County, VA. It was created by Conway Smith. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-050.
JACKSON, JOHN PAUL. PAPERS, c1922. 0.1 cu. ft. Student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the class of 1924. Papers consist of materials from John Paul Jackson's student days, including a Solar Ephemeris for 1922, a notebook for a course in Structures, Physical Laboratory Reports, and a color postal card of Shirley Mason. Ms2005-015.
JACKSONVILLE [VIRGINIA] SCHOOL DISTRICT. MINUTE BOOK, 1870-86. 0.1 cu. ft. Photocopy of the board minutes from the Jacksonville (now Floyd), Floyd County, Virginia, school district. Ms85-008.
JACOCKS, HENRY MORGAN (1878-1950). PAPERS, 1898-1919. 2.0 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Tech (class of 1900); assistant superintendent at Mathieson Alkali Works (Saltville, Virginia). Correspondence, notes, trade catalogs, instructional booklets, and blueprints from Jacocks' years at Mathieson Alkali Works. Finding aid available online. Ms92-008.
JAMERSON-WEBSTER-BASHAM FAMILY. PAPERS, 1792, 1803-1907. 0.3 cu. ft. Franklin County, Virginia, family. Papers include receipts, deeds, land settlements, and correspondence from the Jamerson and other Franklin County families, including the Webster, Basham, Rayford, Akers, and Neff families. Also include fifteen Civil War Confederate soldiers' letters from John Jamerson, in the 37th Virginia Cavalry, and John Hartsel, written from Norfolk and Washington County, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-080.
JAMES, HENRY (1843-1916). LETTERS, 1889-1909. 0.1 cu. ft. American author and essayist, known for such books as Portrait of a Lady (1881) and The Bostonians (1886). Collection consists of four letters, all written while James was in England, one each to Lady Grace Baring, "Mrs. Sheridan," the Society of Authors, and George Gissing. Finding aid available online. Ms1974-008.
JANNEY, JOHN. PAPERS, 1811-1994 (Bulk 1840-1880). 8.0 cu. ft. President of Virginia Secession Convention. More than 800 letters written to Janney and members of his family, including letters between Janney and his wife while he served at the Secession Convention, providing brief details of the convention and comments on the other delegates. Other letters by Janney concern legal matters during his many years as an attorney. Also includes letters of the Charles Janney family, together with biographical information, newspapers, inventory of property, and Convention minutes, as well as pictures, books, and periodicals. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-019.
JANSONE, VERA. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, ca. 1940s, 1961-1975, 9.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Latvia, educated at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1945-49. The collection consists of 89 drawings by Vera Jansone as both a student and a professional architect. Also included is an article from the OWA home tour about the Greenbrae Residence, which Jansone designed in 1975 while in private practice, and two résumés. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-026.
JARVIS, E. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Civil War Union prisoner of war letter written from a Richmond, Virginia, camp. Jarvis writes on January 15, 1864, to "Dear Companion" about his prospects of leaving the prison, and assures the reader not to worry about his welfare. Ms91-006.
JAUCH-STOLZ, MONIKA PIA (1954 -). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Luzerne, Switzerland, and member of the Societe d'Ingenieurs et Architectes. Papers include a curriculum vitae, photographs of jewelry she has created, interiors and exteriors of her architectural designs; and copies of architectural drawings she has designed with her husband, Martin Jauch. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
JEFFRESS, WILLIAM HORACE. PAPERS, 1932-1939. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduate of the VPI class of 1934. The collection consists of a 1940 class manager’s handbook from the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College Alumni Fund, a 1934 pamphlet on the Founder's Roll of the VPI Alumni Fund, and a 6x10 in poster, "First Sergeant Jeff Battery O." Ms88-043.
JEFFRIES, JAMES M. (b.1842?). COLLECTION, 1865, 1908?. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Virginia; V.M.I. cadet; Confederate Captain of Company E of the 24th Virginia Cavalry. Newspaper article about James M. Jeffries and the parole document from his date of parole from Appomattox, April 10, 1865. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-009.
JELLISON, JOHN W. PAPERS, 1862-1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Private, Company E, 27th Regiment, Maine Infantry. Collection contains letters written to family and discharge papers. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-057.
JENKS, JOEL H. (b. abt. 1836). DIARY, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Ohio; private and later, musician, with the 78th Regiment, Illinois Infantry; later surveyor and jeweler in Illinois. Collection contains Jenks' diary from 1865, including entries about camp and hospital life, the death of Lincoln, and his return to civilian life. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-062.
JERRELL, LESLIE WALLACE (1871-1898). PAPERS, 1881-1898. 0.7 cu. ft. Native of Spotsylvania County, Virginia; graduate (mechanical engineering, 1895) of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Instructor of mechanical engineering at VPI. Correspondence, grade reports, receipts and invoices, photographs, and textbooks. Finding aid available online. Ms1972-005.
JEWELL, DOCTOR V. (1885-1942). ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1898-1923. 0.7 cu. ft. General store merchant and manager of Crockett Springs Hotel in Montgomery County, Virginia. Ledgers detailing accounts of hotel and general store customers and hotel staff. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-015.
J. H. FILBERT INC. COLLECTION, c.1958. 0.6 cu. ft. Collection includes coupons and promotional materials (shelf signs, mailers, and flyers) for the food products of J.H. Filbert Inc., dating from the late 1950s. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-061.
JIRMUNSKY, GALINA (1926-2010). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1950-1996. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Russian modernist architect. Collection contains 36 original photographs of designs/drawings/built structures by Jirmunsky; a portrait; and a biographical file written by her husband Feliks Aronovich Novikov, Ph.D. (also an architect who designed/built the Palace of Pioneers on Lenin's Hills (now Sparrow Hills) in Moscow) with commentary on each of the numbered photographs. Material is in Russian. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
JOHNSON, ANDREW (1808-1875). CHECK, 1868. 0.1 cu. ft. Democratic United States President, 1865-69. Check for $276.63 signed by Johnson, June 17, 1868. Finding aid available online. Ms1968-002.
JOHNSON, B. H. (b. 1811). JOURNAL, [1863-1864]. 0.1 cu. ft. Methodist circuiting riding minister for eastern Virginia during the Civil War. Topics include war, sickness, and religion in eastern Virginia. Includes an interesting scenario with horse thieves. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-093.
JOHNSON, CHARLES N. PAPERS, 1862-68, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Private in the 15th Iowa Volunteer Regiment, Company C, during the Civil War. Papers include eight letters (1862, n.d.) from St. Louis, Missouri, and Corinth, Mississippi, to his mother; his discharge papers (April 20, 1865); his marriage license (1868); and photographs of himself and his family. Ms89-032.
JOHNSON, EDGAR W. CORRESPONDENCE, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the 50th New York Engineers during the Civil War. Collection consists of six letters from Johnson written January to April, 1864, from Elmira, New York, and Rappahannock Station, Virginia, to his father. Also includes three letters from Johnson's friend Thomas A. Blyth, written April to August, 1864, to Johnson's father. Blyth's letters refer to the circumstances involving his friend's illness and subsequent death, and urge the father to inquire after his son's back pay and bounty. Blyth later describes a scam that resulted when someone tried to steal Johnson's pay. Collection includes one letter from Harry Wakeman of the Johnson's corps, offering condolences to Johnson's father and describing Johnson's last hours. Ms89-077.
JOHNSON FARM HISTORIC RESOURCES STUDY. REPORT, 1990. 1.0 cu. ft. Study of the Johnson Farm at Peaks of Otter in Bedford County, Virginia, managed by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Prepared by the Appalachian Studies Program at Virginia Tech (Dr. Jean H. Speer, project director). Collection includes an historic structures report and nine volumes of appendices. Ms90-061.
JOHNSON, HANNIBAL A. LETTERS, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letters are written August and September 1861 to "Friend Samuel" from Johnson at Camp Fessenden in Alexandria, Virginia. Writes about concealing himself in a cornfield to evade Rebel troops, meeting with General "Jeb" Stuart's cavalry in a skirmish at Chain Bridge, and how men were detailed to cut down trees between the fort and the enemy. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-058.
JOHNSON, JAMES F. PAPERS, 1979-1992. 0.1 cu. ft. Director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 1989-1992. Began his career in Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Extension agent in 1961. Collection includes speeches and outlines of speeches, most of which were made while Johnson was director. Finding aid available online. Ms 2003-025.
JOHNSON, JANE C. HALL. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1955-1986. 8 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Drawings, blueprints, sketches, portfolios (2), clippings, photographs, business correspondence, publicity materials, and presentation boards documenting the professional career of architect Jane Hall Johnson. The bulk of the collection pertains to Johnson's career in St. Louis, Missouri, 1959-1986. The collection also includes materials from student and professional projects in Boston, 1955-1959. The collection contains numerous photographs of Johnson's work and a folder of paintings titled "Experiments with Color." Finding aid available online. Ms2000-051.
JOHNSON, JOHN BURGESS (1847-1896). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Massachusetts native; served with the 6th USCT during the Civil War; served in the U.S. Army from 1866 until his death in 1896, eventually reaching the rank of captain. Collection contains a letter from Captain John Burgess Johnson to his family while camped near Yorktown, Virginia; details a march made by the 6th U.S. Colored troops from Glouchester Point to relieve Union calvary troops near the Chickahominy River. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-055.
JOHNSON, JOHN HENRY (1889-1956). SCRAPBOOK, 1907-1952. 0.3 cu. ft. Southwest Virginia farmer, businessman and politician, serving in the Virginia House of Delegates (1914-1915) and Virginia Senate (1924-1928). Scrapbook containing correspondence from state and national political figures (most notably William Jennings Bryan and other members of the Bryan family), newspaper clippings relating to Johnson family relatives and acquaintances as well as local, state and national history; and ephemera. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-053.
JOHNSON, MARTHA L. (1803-1886) FAMILY. PAPERS, 1821-1882. 0.5 cu. ft. Nineteenth-century matriarch of a Carroll County, Virginia family. Correspondence from friends and family members, focusing on themes related to domestic issues, religion, Civil War, medicine, and fashion. Also legal and financial papers of Robert C. Johnson, a Carroll County tavern keeper, postmaster, and commissioner of revenue (including Carroll county tax records for 1850); and correspondence of William Lithgow Robinson, a soldier in Company A, 18th Virginia Infantry ("Danville Blues"). Finding aid available online. Ms2001-065.
JOHNSON, PATRICIA GIVENS (1932-1996). PAPERS, 1920-1986. 2.0 cu. ft. New River Valley local historian and author. Correspondence, subject files, printed materials and photographs accumulated during Johnson's research on local history, particularly for her books on Andrew Lewis, James Patton and William Preston. Also includes a scrapbook, files on Christiansburg and Montgomery County history, and a few other materials which had belonged to Johnson's mother, Lula Porterfield Givens, also a local historian. Finding aid available online. Ms88-007.
JOHNSON, S. HARVEY (1854-?). COPYBOOK, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. 19th-century Pittsylvania County, Virginia Methodist minister. Copybook titled "Thoughts, Original and selected with Incidents, Illustrations, etc." containing passaged copied from numerous works, relating mostly to religious matters, including instructions on what and how to preach. Accompanied by an untitlted poem by Paul Hayne. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-004.
JOHNSON, WILLIAM MARTIN. PAPERS, 1937-1968. 0.6 cu. ft. Graduated with B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1928 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Civil Engineer for Wiley and Wilson, consulting engineers in Lynchburg, Virginia. Papers include personal and professional correspondence. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-017.
JOHNSTON, CLEMENT DIXON (1895-1979). PAPERS, 1939-1979. 19.0 cu. ft. Founder of Roanoke [Virginia] Public Warehouse (1926); deputy director, U.S. Office of Civil Defense Planning (1947-48); President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1954-55); special representative of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to study the foreign aid program in Southeast Asia (1956-57); president, Virginia State Chamber of Commerce. Papers include correspondence, speeches, letterbooks, publications, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, diaries, photographs, and memorabilia. Topics covered include the Roanoke, Virginia, and U.S. Chambers of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Virginia colleges and universities, and Rotary International. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-012.
JOHNSTON, G. BURKE (1907-1995). PAPERS, 1900-1992. 5.7 cu. ft. English professor at Virginia Tech (1930-1933) and University of Alabama (1933-1950); Virginia Tech dean of applied science and business administration (1950-1961), dean of science and general studies (1961-1963), first dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1963-1966), and C. P. Miles Professor of English (1966-1974); major in U. S. Army during World War II; author; poet; artist; AND printer. Typescript drafts and proof copies of Johnston's books, poems, essays, and book reviews; files relating to Johnston's military service; promotional materials for theatrical companies and productions; and subject / correspondence files relating to his many associations, activities and interests, including Virginia Tech, University of Alabama, literature, art, theater, and Johnston's White Rhinoceros Press. Finding aid available online. Ms1983-005.
JOHNSTON, J. AMBLER (1885-1974). PAPERS, 1900-1974. 9.0 cu. ft. Architectural engineer, Civil War historian, and civic benefactor. Educated at Virginia Tech (B.S., 1904; M.E., 1905) and Cornell University (M.E., 1906).Co-founder of the architectural firm of Carneal and Johnston in Richmond, Virginia. Johnston was a charter member of the Richmond Rotary Club, he helped found a Civil War Round Table (CWRT) at the State Penitentiary in Richmond, and he held offices in several groups headquartered in Richmond, including the Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and others. Was closely associated with Douglas Southall Freeman, noted author of Civil War books. Continued to maintain close ties with VPI throughout his life. Papers include information on many of the above mentioned activities, but are especially strong in matters concerning the CWRT and VPI. Includes correspondence, ephemeral publications, organizational and committee reports, maps, and photographs. Finding aid available online. Ms1974-012.
JOHNSTON, MARBURY (1860-1934). PAPERS, 1891-1921. 0.2 cu. ft. Rear admiral in the United States Navy and president of the Naval Examining Board. Orders and official correspondence, book draft titled "Recollections of Another Naval Officer," and photograph of the USS Indianapolis. Finding aid available online. Ms1981-100.
JOHNSTON, P. DIARY, 1874. 1 vol. Diary written in October 1874 by an agent of the Virginia State Agricultural Society. Records the people he spoke to about the State Fair and membership in the VSAS as he traveled to Lexington, Charlottesville, and Alexandria. Ms91-012.
JONES, J. CHRISTOPHER (1927- ). PAPERS, 1950-75. 1.0 cu. ft. Scholar and architect specializing in design methods and ergonomics. Visiting professor (1974-75) at Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Urban Studies. Author of Design Methods: Seeds of Human Futures (1970) and Essays in Design (1984). Collection consists of five volumes of photocopied papers, published articles, manuscripts, and notes on such topics as streamlining, the implications of automation, human error and accidents, and mechanization and design. Finding aid available online. Ms89-023.
JONES, J.T. LEDGER, 1925-26. 1 vol. Blacksburg, Virginia, merchant, possibly owner of a meat market. Lists accounts by customer, including C.W. Black, H.L. Price, and Y.B. Keister. Ms90-018.
JONES, JAMES BERNARD. MEMORABILIA, 1913-1922. VPI student from 1917-1921; graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Collection includes pamphlet on VPI courses of study; Thanksgiving dinner menu; 1922 commencement program; and Sunday school certificate. Finding aid available online. Ms1968-006.
JORDAN, CHARLES FRANCIS (1837-1922). MEMOIR, ca.1922. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Rockbridge County, Virginia; farmer; banker; businessman; legislator; captain in Company C, 1st Virginia Cavalry. Photocopied typescript of Jordan's reminiscences of the battle at Kelley's Ford, Virginia, on March 17, 1863. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
JOSEPH FUNK & SONS. CORRESPONDENCE, 1858-1860. Mennonite farmer, school master, and publisher of music books from Rockingham County, Virginia. Two letters from Joseph Funk & Sons to James Curry discussing his reception of songbooks and the settlement of his account. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-074.
JUDKOVSKI, NOEMI. EXHIBIT PANELS, 1991. 3 panels. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Israel. Panels consist of photographs of her designs of kibbutzim in Israel. Ms91-054.
KAGEY, ROSENBERGER & CO. LEDGER, 1886-1887. 0.2 cu. ft. Luray (Page County), Virginia, banking firm. Collection book, providing names of debtors, amounts paid, and dates. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-051.
KAUFFMAN, GEORGE. CASSETTE TAPES AND SLIDES, 1960-84, n.d. 2.8 cu. ft. Collection consists of cassette tapes of Civil War Round Table meeting lectures, 1980-84, n.d., on topics including Meade's Left Flank at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln and Religion, the Battles of Bull Run, and Culp's Hill. Speakers include James Kegel, Tony Brogan, and James Robertson, Jr. Collection also includes slides of Civil War battles and other scenes, and various battlefields and monuments as they are today. Topics of slides include Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam, and Vicksburg scenes, the Richmond area, Lincoln's Tomb and New Salem, Illinois, the Civil War Navy, Railroads and the Civil War, and Women and the Civil War. Also includes slides and brochures about Custer's Battlefield National Monument in Montana and other state parks in the United States and Canada. Materials collected by Kauffmann, formerly a York, Pennsylvania, resident. Ms88-093.
KAZAKOVA, LUIDMILA, COLLECTION, 2002. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Russian architect. Collection contains an article featuring Kazakova's design for the Pyatnitski Fish Market from the Annual published by the Moscow Branch of the International Academy of Architecture in 2002. Material in Russian and English. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KECHEDZHIEVA, NEVENA STOIANOVA (1927 - ). ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1971-1989. 1.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born 1927 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Worked for the State Design Organization "Glavproekt" from 1951-1984, currently designs for private clients. Collection contains her designs for residential and commercial projects in Bulgaria, Nigeria and Yemen, including Hotel No. 230, Sunny Coast Resort, Bulgaria, a motel and bungalows in Gold Moor, Yemen, and gas station outside of Sofia, Bulgaria. Finding aid available online. Ms2000-009.
KEEN, DOLLIE P. F. LETTER, c.1861-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a single homefront letter describing the conditions of trading cotton in the area, family financial concerns, attempts by the men in her neighborhood to avoid military service, and an outbreak of the measles. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-023.
KEICHLINE, ANNA (1889-1943). PAPERS, 1900-40. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect and inventor. B.A. in Architecture (1911) from Cornell University; first registered woman architect in Pennsylvania. Designer of residences in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. Inventor of kitchen and home appliances, and the K-brick. Papers include photocopies of patents of her inventions and articles she has written, photographs, and biographical information. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KELLY, MARY. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written to Mary Kelly by an unidentified Union soldier. Soldier was a member of the 10th Iowa infantry. Letter describes an ambush by Confederate soldiers that killed five men and wounded eight. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-023
KELLEY, HENRY J. (1926-1988). PAPERS, 1948-1988. 14.8 cu. ft. Aeronautical engineer and mathematician; Christopher C. Kraft Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech, 1978-1988. Collection includes research files, drafts of papers and presentations, teaching files, correspondence, and slides/transparencies. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-021.
KELSEY, STEPHEN R. PAPERS, 1865, 1920. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the 5th Artillery, Company I, US Army Regulars, during the Civil War. Papers include a diary written between January and May, 1865, while stationed in New York and Virginia. Participated in the occupation of Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865. Entries refer to the assassination of Pres. Abraham Lincoln and the capture of Jefferson Davis. Also includes a typescript essay by Ernest Flint Kelsey (Stephen Kelsey's son) commenting on the diary. Ms90-029.
KEMP, DIANE LEGGE (1949- ). BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Principal of DLK Architecture, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. Former partner of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago and former board member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Papers include a curriculum vitae, a photograph of Kemp, articles (1985-89) about her work, and slides of structures she has designed. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KENNEDY, CHARLES A. PAPERS, 1963-1987. 3.1 cu. ft. Professor of Religion from 1967 to 1994 at Virginia Tech. Papers consist of letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, reports, and other files on Kennedy's interest and involvement with foreign affairs (particularly the implications of nuclear war) and international students at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. Ms1994-018.
KENNEDY, LOUISE ST. JOHN (1950- ). BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. First woman to be appointed to the Architects Board of Western Australia, and designer of the Perth Mosman Park Tea Rooms, the Pines Business Centre in Cottesloe, and numerous other structures in Western Australia. Papers include articles (1988) about her work and an extensive curriculum vitae detailing her designs and projects, honors, published work, and memberships. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KENNEY, ANNA WHITEHEAD. PAPERS, 1965-1972. 0.6 cu. ft. Resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, and curator of Smithfield Plantation from 1965 to 1972. Papers consist of the files she created while she worked at Smithfield, with historical and biographical information about the Preston family and other pioneer families of Blacksburg. Finding aid available online. Ms1991-022.
KENT FAMILY. PAPERS, ca. 1818-1979; see BLACK, KENT AND APPERSON FAMILIES, PAPERS OF. Germanicus Kent (1791-1862) was a founder of Rockford, Illinois. Born in Connecticut, he lived in Huntsville, Alabama (ca. 1822-34); Rockford, Illinois (1834-44); and Blacksburg, Virginia (1844-62). Papers include a cotton book and letter book of Germanicus Kent (2 vols., 1821-1823); correspondence of Germanicus Kent (1834-60); miscellaneous correspondence and business papers of Germanicus, Aratus, and John E. Kent (ca.1834-60); correspondence with the Rockford, Illinois, Historical Society (ca.1966-77); and biographical and genealogical information. The Kents were connected to the Black and Apperson families by marriage. Finding aid available online. Ms74-003.
KENT, JACOB (1730-1776). ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1765-1793. 1.0 cu. ft. Merchant and innkeeper on the "Great Road" (now Virginia Route 11) in the Shawsville (Montgomery County), Virginia, area. Collection consists of two account books. One ledger (spanning the years 1765-1771) is of unknown origin but records transactions of a merchant in the Cumberland County, Pennsylvania area. The second ledger is divided into two sections: The first section covers the years 1774-1776 and seems to detail the transactions of Kent's store in Montgomery County, recording customers' names, merchandise purchased, and credits to accounts. A section at the rear, written in a different hand and covering the years 1784-1793, may be from a store operated by Kent's son, Joseph Kent. Ms92-031.
KENT, JAMES RANDAL (1825-1887). PAPERS, 1856-86, n.d. 0.4 cu. ft. Wealthy land and slaveholder in Montgomery and Pulaski counties, Virginia. Collection includes court records, correspondence, titheables to the Sheriffs of Montgomery and Pulaski counties, photographs, court summons, and other notes concerning Kent's property--Kentland--and his business affairs. Also includes a letter from Kent at Bank of Blacksburg to William H. Macfarland of Richmond, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms87-031.
KENT'S STORE. RECORDS, 1868-1947. 57 cu. ft. General mercantile store located in Fluvanna County, Virginia, and operated by James Madison Kent (1819-1883), Booker Parrish and George Henry Kent (1853-1936). Business records, including daybooks, journals and account ledgers, maintained by business operating under three successive names: Kent & Parrish, G. H. Kent & Co. and G. H. Kent. Other records include bill books; cash books; a store inventory; post office ledgers; pharmaceutical, fertilizer, livery stable, blacksmith, and mill work account ledgers; and James M. Kent estate records. Finding aid available online. Ms89-004.
KEREMIDARSKA, SVETLANA LAZAROVA (1950- ). RÉSUMÉ. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Russian landscape architect. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KESSLER, CLYDE. PAPERS, 1990-1991. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains a list of birds counted at the Philpott Reservoir in 1990 and list of butterflies counted at the Little River in 1991. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-009.
KEY FAMILY. PAPERS, 1815-96. 0.1 cu. ft. Family of Liberty, Virginia. Papers include four letters (1861-64) from three members of the family who served as soldiers in the 4th Virginia Regiment for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and various miscellaneous papers (1815-96) including receipts and tax bills of the Key and the Wheat families, who were interrelated. Transcripts available. Ms92-044.
KEYCES, PATRICK. ARREST WARRANT, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Member of the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion; Virginia resident. Collection consists of an arrest warrant for Keyces, who deserted from his regiment. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-034.
KEYES, OLIN P. COAL MINING PRINTS. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of eight different black and white prints created by West Virginia native artist Olin P Keyes in 1970. The prints depict common coal mining scenes in Bluefield, West Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-035.
KEYSER, LINWOOD D. (ca.1893-1952). PAPERS, 1889-1944. 0.4 cu. ft. Urologist in Roanoke, Virginia. Graduate of University of Virginia (1914) and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1918). Obtained M.S. in pathology at the University of Minnesota (1921) and later studied at the Mayo Clinic. Diplomas, certificates, and photographs. Finding aid available online. Ms1972-006.
KEYSTONE VIEW COMPANY (1892-1963). PAPERS, 1903-1918, undated. 0.2 cu. ft. Meadville, Pennsylvania based company that produced and sold stereo views and stereoscopes. Collection primarily contains correspondence between management and salesmen in the field. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-052.
KHAZANOVA, VIGDARIA (1924-2004). COLLECTION, ca. 1970. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Khazanova was an architectural historian. She earned her masters degree in art history from Moscow State University in 1948. Her collection includes two handwritten manuscripts and a book titled Sovetskaia arkhitektura pervykh let Oktiabria. 1917-1925 [Soviet architecture during the first years after the October, 1917-1925] donated by her son and architect, Mikhail Khazanov. The book is available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room. Material is in Russian. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KHOKHLOVA, LARISA (1926- ). PUBLICATIONS, 1988-1992, 2004. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Russian architect, graduated from Moscow Architecture Institute in 1951. Collection contains a list of publications and photos of book covers. Three books by Khokhlova about community and residential architecture are available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room. Material is in Russian and English. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KHRISTOVA, SNEZHA TODOROVA (1934- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1974-1986. 0.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Sandanski, Bulgaria. The collection consists of drawings for three projects: "Khisaria Two" a Sanatorium and spa for government officials located in Khisaria Springs, Bulgaria (1974-82); "Mother and Child" a child delivery clinic, nursery, and rehabilitation center located in the village of Shiroka Luka, Bulgaria (1983-84); a physiotherapy, rehabilitation and recreation center for the State Council and the Council of Ministers located in Bankia Bulgaria (1984-86). Finding aid available online. Ms2001-02
KILLINGER, KENNETH G. COLLECTION, 1925-1932, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Lutheran missionary near Marion, and throughout Smyth County, Virginia. Collection contains a report on mountain mission work and Lutheran summer camp programs. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-030.
KINCAID FAMILY. PAPERS, 1803-1880. 0.1 cu. ft. Bills, receipts, notes, and accounts of Charles, James, William, and John Kincaid, members of a Bath County, Virginia, family. Includes receipts of James and Charles Kincaid to the Bath County sheriff, a record of "appraisement" (1866) of William Kincaid's estate, and a "Widow's Pension" (1880) to Elizabeth Kincaid, wife of William. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-001.
KING, DOROTHEE STELZER (1934- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1956-2008. 3.6 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Berlin, Germany. King is an architect and professor who has practiced in Germany, the United States, and the Bahamas. She graduated from the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste (HBK) with the title 'Diplom Architect HBK Berlin' in 1962. Upon graduating from HBK she worked for two years (1962-1964) in the architectural office of Dipl. Ing. Hilde Westrom. one of the few independently working women architects in Berlin. King would go on to receive the Airlift Memorial Scholarship and Fulbright Travel Grant allowing her to study under Louis I. Kahn in his Master Studio at the University of Pennsylvania (1965-1967). Her experiences with Kahn would greatly influence her own style of teaching at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and other organizations. The collection consists of material (drawings, presentation boards, photographs, and printed material) created by King as a student and during her professional career. Some examples include: her award-winning student project creating a flexible and transportable exhibition hall and her project work for the Government of the Bahamas. Materials in this collection range in date from 1950-2008. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-023
KING, JAMES P. (1902-2004). COLLECTION, 1922-1926. 0.5 cu. ft. Virginia Tech graduate (class of 1926), medical director of St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital (Radford, Virginia). College memorabilia, including event programs, tickets, and ephemera; printed material; a scrapbook, and photographs. Finding aid available online. Ms1970-005.
KING, KENDALL W. (1926-1990). PAPERS, 1959-2000. 1.0 cu. ft. Educated at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1949; M.S.) and University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., biochemistry). Professor for 15 years and head (1966-1968) of the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition at Virgnia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Assistant vice president for grants (1968) and vice president (1977) of the Research Corporation, a New York foundation for scientific research. From 1983-1986, vice president of Remick Associates. Associate dean at Western Carolina University in 1986. Collection consists of reports and publications by Kendall King and other researchers about nutrition appraisal, ameliorating malnutrition, Mothercraft (Nutritional Rehabilitation) Centers in Haiti and other developing countries, and United Nations' nutrition policies and programmes for combating malnutrition and meeting world food needs. Front matter and six chapters of King's manuscript "Mothercraft Centers and the Malnourished Child." Reports on cellulase and cellulose substrates. Finding aid available online Ms2002-002.
KING, WILEY B. (1881-1957). ACCOUNT BOOK, 1904-1905. 0.2 cu. ft. Proprietor of general mercantile business at Poplar Hill (Giles County), Virginia. Account book, providing names of customers, dates of purchases, goods purchased, and prices. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-018.
KINGSBURY, J.D. PAPERS, 1854. 0.1 cu. ft. Missionary sent by the American Sunday-School Union in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Monongalia and Marion counties, Virginia (now West Virginia), in 1854. Papers include Kingsbury's certificate appointing him to his position by the Union, and five letters to him from co-workers and friends referring to Kingsbury's concerns over the position given him and his plans to establish a library. Ms89-054.
KINGSLEY, KAREN. RESEARCH, 1984. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Kingsley is a professor of architectural history at Tulane University. This collection consists of an article that she wrote about architect Mary Mykolyk. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KINNIER FAMILY PAPERS, 1853-1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Four complete letters and two fragments written to "Jennie" from "William." Two letters and at least one fragment were written between 1853 and about 1856 from Chicago, Illinois. They are mainly love notes with family news, but mention in passing immigrants and Cassius M. Clay. The two later letters were written in Lynchburg, Virginia after the couple's marriage. The July 27, 1863 letter discusses possible upcoming battles and the high prices of food during the Civil War. Ms2007-034.
KINZER, MICHAEL (1762-1826). FAMILY PAPERS, 1782-1904. 0.1 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia, family. Collection consists of documents concerned with the acquisition of land in Montgomery County, and Michael Kinzer's last will and testament (1826). Finding aid available online. Ms1962-005.
KINZIE, SAMUEL W. (1817-1898). SURVEY, 1899. 0.1 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia, resident. Survey of Kinzie properties in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, Virginia, by C. S. Charlton. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-044.
KIRKPATRICK, JAMES, LETTERS, 1863-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection contains two letters from Captain James Kirkpatrick of Company C, Third Missouri Cavalry. The first, dated, 14 December 1863, is written from Company Headquarters in Jacksonport, Arkansas to his wife, Elizabeth, who is home in Clayton, Adams County, Illinois. The second letter, dated 21 June 1864, is written from a camp near Little Rock, Arkansas, to his eldest son, William, age approx. 15 years-old, who is serving with the 137th Regiment, Illinois Infantry near Memphis, Tennessee. While the first tells of entering Jacksonport after a brief fight, and matters of health, rations, and exchanging letters from home, the second is largely a warning from father to son to avoid the vices and temptations of camp life. The letters are accompanied by their original envelopes. Two other envelopes (only), both from apparently from James Kirkpatrick, complete the collection. These are Illinois and Mississippi Telegraph envelopes, one addressed to Mrs. E. Kirkpatrick; the other to an H. R. Matley [?] of Clayton, Illinois. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-086.
KISS, KATALIN, ESSAY, 1993. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Bound essay by Kiss, "The Character, the City and the Character of the City," 33 pages ca. 1993. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KITE, GARLAND D. CORRESPONDENCE, 1944-1945. 0.1 cu. ft. Letters from Kite serving in Europe during World War II to Ralph M. Brown, a librarian at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-038.
KITTS, JR., FRANK C. SCRAPBOOK, 1919-1936. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection consists of a scrapbook assembled by Frank C, Kitts, Jr., of Tazewell County, Virginia. The scrapbook contains mementoes such as letters, locks of hair, newspaper clippings, high school football and play tickets, calling cards, and poems. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-020.
KLINGELHOFER, PETRA (1953- ). ARTWORK AND ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Stuttgart, Germany. Materials consist of four portfolios of sketches of landscapes and nudes, and two projects in which she was involved. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KNAPP, EDGAR R. (ca. 1836-?) LETTERS, 1862-1864. .25 cu. ft. Correspondence received by Edgar R. Knapp while he was a steward at the U.S. military hospital in Annapolis, Maryland. Sixteen letters are from his brother H. Knapp, who was living in Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan. One is from his sister, also living in Adrian. Eighteen letters are from hospital patients who were or had been in Knapp's care and family members of Knapp's patients. H. Knapp avidly followed war news and related political events. He also kept Edgar informed about work and family life in Adrian. Both H. Knapp and his sister were civilian supporters of the Union who did not (during this correspondence) support radical abolitionists. Two letters relay news from the front, 16 and 17 July, at the Battle of Gettysburg. Finding aid available online. Ms2002-015.
KNICK, S. H. COLLECTION (b.1887), 1862, 1904-1906. 0.1 cu. ft. Rockbridge County, Virginia native. Collection consists of a Virginia Polytechnic Institute handbook of 1905-06, a letter to Frank Sherwood from Sgt. Bozworth, and a letter and a post card from Herbert to his brother W. Hampton Knick. Ms1989-055.
KNOBLER, ALFRED E. SPEECH, 1981. 0.1 cu. ft. Speech and program from the 1981 Founder's Day celebration at Virginia Tech. The speech was given by Alfred Knobler, a graduate of the Class of 1938. In the speech, Knobler talks about environmental issues and calls for increased action aimed at protecting the environment. Finding aid available online. Ms81-102
"KOCH-RECEPTE" GERMAN RECIPE BOOK. n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection consists of a recipe book handwritten in German. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-050.
KOCI, ILSE (1919- ). PAPERS, 1962-76. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Vienna, Austria, and designer of many structures in that city. Collection includes a curriculum vitae; eleven photographs (1962-1976) of buildings she has designed; an elevation (1969) of Unido Wettbewerb; and a copy of notes of "Research upon the Possibility of a Pedestrian Zone" with preliminary sketches, plans, elevations, and perspectives. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KOCI-MONTANARI, SILVIA, ARTWORK, 1984-1986. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect and artist of Rome, Italy. Eleven ink sketches (1984-86) of building exteriors in Austria and Italy. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
KOHLER, DAYTON M. (1907-1972). PAPERS, 1889-1972. 4.5 cu. ft. Professor of English (1929-1970) and Professor Emeritus of English (1970-1972) at Virginia Tech and an authority on modern American literature. Wrote and edited literary synopses for Masterplots and edited Cyclopedia of Literary Names, Books and Reading, and Cyclopedia of World Authors. Correspondence from various authors, manuscripts and galley proofs for essay-reviews in Masterplots; manuscripts of articles written by Kohler; printed materials; photographs of authors; and correspondence from authors, including Sherwood Anderson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Katherine Anne Porter, Conrad Richter, Carl Sandburg, and Jesse Stuart. Finding aid available online. Ms1971-002.
KOHRS, CONRAD (1835-1920). AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ca. 1900. 1 vol. Obsolete title. Now cataloged as a book, Autobiography of Conrad Kohrs (F731 K63 A33 1913 Large Spec). Ms78-001.
KOLLER-BUCHWIESER, HELENE (1912-2008). PAPERS, 1942-98. 16.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Vienna, Austria. Collection consists of architectural drawings and papers associated with approximately fifty projects done by Koller-Buchwieser throughout her career as an architect in Austria. Most of the projects were done in Vienna, many as part of the reconstruction efforts following the destruction of buildings during World War II, though she spent much of her career designing churches and monasteries as well as residential and community structures. Also includes biographical information, descriptions and photographs of her designs from 1961 to 1981, and catalogs from the Society of Christian Artists. Pictures of her work are available on the VT ImageBase. Finding aid available online. Ms1995-020
KOONTZ FAMILY. PAPERS, 1861-1865. 0.6 cu. ft.. Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia family. Collection consists of letters to Nellie Koontz McCann from her brothers, George W. and Milton S. Koontz, and a cousin, George M. Miller; Also included are two diaries from Milton Koontz and a diary and a copybook from George Koontz (June-December 1863); Subject of interest include a description of the Battle of Gettysburg (1-3 July 1863). Finding aid available online. Ms1984-172..
[KORAN LEAF, ca. 1800.] 0.1 cu. ft. Koran leaf from the late 18th or early 19th century, possibly from Kashmir. Ms90-116.
KOROBINA, IRINA M. ARCHITECTUAL COLLECTION, 2009, 2011. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture (1980). Korobina is Director of the State Museum of Architecture in Moscow (2011-). She was formally director of the Center of Contemporary Architecture (C:CA) (2001-2011) whose activities included the production of a weekly television series (2001-2004) titled Architecture Gallery which was supported by the Ford Foundation and authored and narrated by Korobina. Collection includes a greeting card to Anna P. Sokolina in honor of International Women's Day, March 2011 and printouts from Russian media referencing Korobina's appointment to Director of the State Museum of Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
KRAFT, CHRISTOPHER C. (1924- ). PAPERS, 1941-1998 (bulk 1941-1982). 28 cu. ft. Aerospace engineer and NASA administrator. Christopher Columbus Kraft, Jr., a 1944 graduate of Virginia Tech, joined the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in 1945. In 1958 he was named an original member of NASA's Space Task Group. He was flight director for all the Mercury and many of the Gemini missions and directed the design of Mission Control at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) in Houston. Kraft was named Deputy Director of the MSC in 1970 and its Director in 1972. He retired from NASA in 1982. He is a recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (1963), the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1969), and the American Astronautical Society's Space Flight Award (1970). Papers include correspondence, notes, and limited-circulation NACA and NASA documents. These range from his notes and calculations on the P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft in the 1940s and annotated copies of the "Mission Rules" for space missions in the 1950s and 1960s to his extensive notes from meetings and conversations in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection includes a typed manuscript draft of Kraft's memoir, Flight! My Life in Mission Control. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available online. Ms1985-001.
KREIS, BARBARA (1947- ). BOOKS AND TRAVEL REPORT. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Munich, Germany. Materials about Kreis include three books - Moskau, 1917-1935: Vom Wohneinsbau Zum Stadtebau [NA1997.M6 K73 1985], Moskau, Samarkand, Leningrad (1984), and Architekturtheatre: Russische Avantgarde Der 20er Jahre [NA1188.5.C64 K74 1988] - and a travel report of which she was editor and a participant in gathering the data about buildings in these cities, for a study group at the Technical University of Munich.
KRIEGER, CARL GEORGE (1905-1979). PAPERS, 1930-1967. 15.0 cu. ft. Gas engineer specialist and a pioneer in the development of the high-compression tractor. First agricultural engineering graduate at Virginia Tech. Employed by the Ethyl Gasoline Corporation (1927-69) and was director of the Farm Equipment and Machinery Division of the War Production Board during World War II. Papers include correspondence, speeches, notebooks, photographs, recordings, a scrapbook, and news clippings in the areas of agriculture, gas, oil, tractors, air and water pollution, waste treatment, and public relations. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-013.
KRUGER, EVA (1922- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Berlin, Germany. Eva Kruger earned her architecture degree from the Technische Hochschule Charlottenburg in 1950 and worked as an architect in Germany until the mid 1960s, when she focused her career on art. The collection consists of biographical information and architectural drawings, mostly for projects in Germany. Finding aid available online. Ms2000-098
KUHLER, INGEBORG (1943- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1987-1990. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Dachau Germany. The collection consists of color photomontages and black and white photomontages of two buildings designed by Kuhler: the Studios for the Broadcasting Corporation of Southern Germany, 1987; and the State Museum of Technology and Labor, 1990, both in Mannheim. Also included is a brief biography of Kuhler. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.

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