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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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms92-008.
JAMERSON FAMILY. PAPERS, 1792, 1803-1907. 0.2 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. Ms90-080.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2001-019.
JANSONE, VERA. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, ca. 1940s, 1961-1975, 9.5 cu. ft. 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.
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. International Archive of
Women in Architecture. 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.
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. International Archive of Women
in Architecture. Ms2000-050.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1940-015.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. 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, H.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
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.
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms 2003-025.
JOHNSON, JANE C. HALL. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1955-1986. 8 cu. ft.
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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. International
Archive of Women in Architecture. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-004.
JOHNSON, WILLIAM MARTIN. PAPERS, 1937-68. 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. Unprocessed. Ms82-017.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1974-012.
JOHNSTON, MARBURY (1860-1934). PAPERS, 1891-1921, n.d. 0.2 cu.
ft. Rear admiral in the United States Navy and President of the Naval
Examining Board. Papers include Johnston's orders and official
correspondence, a photograph of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, a
typescript account of his active duty in Asia, and other handscript
accounts of his experiences in the Navy. Unprocessed. Ms81-100.
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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-074.
JUDKOVSKI, NOEMI. EXHIBIT PANELS, 1991. 3 panels. Architect of
Israel. Panels consist of photographs of her designs of kibboutzes in
Israel. International Archive of Women in Architecture. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-051.
KAMENOVA, ANETA BULANT. ARCHITECT PAPERS, 1987-1999. 0.1 cu. ft. Bulgarian architect, professor at Technical University in Vienna, and co-founder of Bulant & Wailzer, which developed architectural projects such as the Sailer House in Salzburg. Collection includes a brochure from Bulant & Wailzer. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2002-016.
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.
KECHEDZHIEVA, NEVENA STOIANOVA (1927 - ). ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1971-1989. 1.0 cu. ft.
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. An EAD-encoded
finding aid is available online through the Virginia Heritage database. International Archive
of Women in Architecture. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-023.
KEICHLINE, ANNA (1889-1943). PAPERS, 1900-40. 0.2 cu. ft.
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. International Archive of
Women in Architecture. Ms89-016.
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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. 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.
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. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
KENNEDY, CHARLES A. PAPERS, 1963-87. 2.5 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. Ms94-018.
KENNEDY, LOUISE ST. JOHN (1950- ). BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft.
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. International Archive of Women in
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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms89-004.
KEREMIDARSKA, SVETLANA LAZAROVA (1950- ). RÉSUMÉ.
Russian landscape architect.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-052.
KHAZANOVA, VIGDARIA (1924-2004). COLLECTION, ca. 1970. 0.1 cu. ft. Khazanova
earned her masters degree in art history from Moscow State University in 1948. She
was an architectural historian who specialized in Soviet architecture. This
collection includes two handwritten manuscripts and a book about Soviet architecture,
all in Russian. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2007-008.
KHRISTOVA, SNEZHA TODOROVA (1934- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1974-1986.
0.5 cu. ft. 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
available. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2001-027.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-030.
KINCAID FAMILY. PAPERS, 1803-80. 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. Unprocessed.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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 on the Virgina Heritage database.
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 in the Virginia Heritage database. 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.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1962-005.
KINZIE, SAMUEL. SURVEY, 1899. 0.1 cu. ft. Montgomery County,
Virginia, resident. Survey of Kinzie properties in Blacksburg and
Christiansburg, Virginia, by C.S. Charlton. Ms87-044.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-086.
KITE, GARLAND D. CORRESPONDENCE, 1944-45. 0.1 cu. ft. Letters
from Kite serving in Europe during World War II to Ralph M. Brown, a
librarian at Virginia Tech. Ms87-038.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-020.
KLINGELHOFER, PETRA (1953- ). ARTWORK AND ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS.
0.1 cu. ft. Architect of Stuttgart, Germany. Materials consist of
four portfolios of sketches of landscapes and nudes, and two projects in
which she was involved. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database.
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 in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. 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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-050.
KOCI, ILSE (1919- ). PAPERS, 1962-76. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect
of Vienna, Austria. Papers include a résumé, photographs of structures
Koci has designed, notes, and architectural drawings. International
Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms86-015.
KOCI-MONTANARI, SILVIA, ARTWORK, 1984-1986. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect
and artist of Rome, Italy. Eleven ink sketches (1984-86) of building
exteriors in Austria and Italy. Ms2000-055.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. 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. 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. Inventory available.
International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms95-020.
KOONTZ FAMILY PAPERS, 1861-65. 2 inches. 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). Transcripts and biographical information
[KORAN LEAF, ca. 1800.] 0.1 cu. ft. Koran leaf from the late
18th or early 19th century, possibly from Kashmir. Ms90-116.
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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1985-001.
KREIS, BARBARA (1947- ). BOOKS AND TRAVEL REPORT. Architect of
Munich, Germany. Three books by Kreis--Moskau, 1917-1935: Vom
Wohneinsbau Zum Stadtebau (1985), Moskau, Samarkand, Leningrad (1984),
and Architekturtheatre: Russische Avantgarde Der 20er Jahre (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 on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1982-013.
KRUGER, EVA (1922- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION. 0.3 cu. ft. 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. International Archive of Women in
KUHLER, INGEBORG (1943- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1987-1990. 0.1 cu.
ft. 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.
available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture.