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RACHEL, SHALIT, ARCHITECTURAL SKETCHES, 1993. 0.1 cu. ft. Born 1919, Transylvania. Attended Sorbonne 1938-1939; she received her diploma in 1950 in architectural engineering from Transylvania Polytechnic. After ten years as a designed at the Design Institute in Bucharest, she moved to Israel where her design work focused on governmental institutions and offices. She taught in both high schools and professional schools and has worked on developing new materials for architectural uses. The collection consists of architectural sketches of some Shalit's work including an opera house, Complex for Winter Olympiad, Indian Museum. Inventory available. Ms2001-046.
RADFORD, J. LAWRENCE. GRADE REPORTS, 1874-1875. 0.1 cu. ft. J. Lawrence Radford attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in the early 1870s. This collection contains two grade reports from Radford's senior year. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-120.
RADFORD BRICK COMPANY. CASH LEDGER, 1889-1921. 0.2 cu. ft. Brick-manufacturing company chartered in 1889, operating a plant at Tiptop (Tazewell County), Virginia. Cash ledger detailing company income and expenditures. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-025.
RAHM, BERTA (1910-98). PAPERS, 1951-63, n.d. 2.1 cu. ft. Architect of Switzerland. Educated at l'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Zurich (Diploma in architecture, 1934). Collection consists of photographs and architectural drawings of her main work exhibited in 1963, at the Congress of the Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (UIFA) in Paris. Also includes nine drawings for the Kunzle-Stiftung Schaffhausen competition (n.d.). International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms98-011.
[RAILROAD STOCK CERTIFICATES AND BONDS, ca.1840s-1910s]. 0.4 cu. ft. Collection of 138 United States railroad stock certificates and bonds from the 1840s to the 1910s, mostly from the 1870s through the 1890s. Most of the items have engraved pictures of trains and stations. The railroads include the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago Railway Company, the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad Company, and the Utica and Schenectady Railroad Company. One of the items, a stock certificate for the Michigan Central Railroad Company, is signed by financier Cornelius Vanderbilt (1843-99). Also includes certificates of loans made to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms91-066.
RALEIGH COAL & COKE COMPANY. RAIL SPUR DRAWING, 1920. 0.1 cu. ft. Coal mining company operating in Raleigh County, West Virginia during the first half of the twentieth century. As-built drawing for a rail spur line to the company's Number 3 Mine, located on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's Piney Creek Branch (New River District). Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-039.
RANDOLPH FAMILY. PAPERS (1851-2004). 0.1 cu. ft. Prominent Virginia family. Collection includes transcripted correspondence and photocopied railroad documents, military records, photographs, and a poem. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-011.
RANDOLPH, JAMES ROBBINS (1891-1969). PAPERS, 1922-1969. 1.5 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S. in mechanical engineering), 1912; M.A. in physics, Harvard University, 1921. Instructor of physics and mechanical engineering at various colleges; ordnance officer, U. S. Army Reserves, 1931-1942 (active service, 1942-1943). Manuscript notebooks containing notes, calculations, essays and published articles on rocket design, rockets in warfare, space travel, and mental mobility; and an unpublished 1920s science fiction novel, "The Neighbor World." Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms1971-001.
RANDOLPH, LINGAN S. PAPERS, undated. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Mechanical Engineering at VPI, 1893-1918; dean of Engineering, 1913-1918. Papers include specifications for the details of labor and materials for the installation of a steam heating system at Sweet Briar Institute, Amherst, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1979-007.
RANDOLPH, LUCY. LETTER, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Two page letter from Randolph of New Market, Virginia, to Patsy, her former slave. Ms88-031.
REARDON, JAMES E., CIVIL WAR COLLECTION, 1861-1920. 0.2 cu. ft. James Rearden was a Confederate soldier for the Army of the Potomac, 7th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. This collection is mainly composed of letters written by James E. Rearden to his wife and his mother in the years 1861 and 1862. Additional materials include a Civil War letter from an unknown author, materials from 1890s South Carolina, and three letters regarding dog sales in Ohio and Georgia. An EAD finding aid is available in the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2007-013.
"RECORD" RECIPE BOOK. n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection contains a record book filled with handwritten and news-clipping recipes. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-052.
REED ISLAND IRON COMPANY. RECEIPTS, 1894-1896. 0.1 cu. ft. Iron company located in Pulaski County, Virginia. Two receipts issued to the company from Dora Furnace Company and wholesale grocers Robinson, Tate & Company of Dublin, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-040.
REES, ED. H. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War writes September 9, 1863, from the Jefferson Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee to a friend at another hospital about Memphis and the surgeries and medical procedures he underwent there. Ms89-106.
REID, ALASTAIR (1926- ). POEM, 1973-1974. 0.1 cu. ft. Scottish poet. One page poem, "1973/1974" published "as a New Year 1974 Greeting. For Ruby and Larry Wallrich and Alastair Reid." Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1974-006.
REPASS/SPANGLER FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1861, 1936, undated. 0.1 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia residents. Collection includes three letters by members of the Repass family, and one letter by Henry Spangler (apparently related to the Repass family by marriage) relating family news. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-061.
REPUBLICAN PARTY [WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA]. BROADSIDE, 1874. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a broadside supporting Congressional Reconstruction, and opposing backsliding Republicans. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-042.
REVELL, WILLIAM A. PAPERS, 1882 and 1912. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain in the 13th New York Cavalry Volunteers in the Civil War. Papers consist of an envelope written on both sides in 1912 by Revell referring to passages in Memorial of Henry Sanford Gansevoort (1882), by J.C. Hadley, about Confederate ranger Colonel John Singleton Mosby's wounding and capture in December 1864, at which he was present. With the manuscript is a copy of the book, inscribed by Revell and Gansevoort's sister, Catherine Lansing. Ms88-063.
REVIEW. RECORDS, 1977-80. 0.1 cu. ft. Literary journal established in 1979 to publish reviews of books, reference tools, and bibliographies. Edited by James O. Hoge and James L.W. West III, Professors of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Pennsylvania State University. Records include correspondence to the editors, news clippings about the journal, and typescript copies of reviews from contributors. Ms91-002
REYNOLDS, ALEXANDER WELCH (1817-1876). LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Colonel and later brigadier general in the Confederate Army. Letter to sister in Lewisburg, Virginia. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-030.
REYNOLDS, CATHLEEN CARLSON. MANUSCRIPT THESIS, 1987. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Marion, Virginia, and Civil War historian. Collection consists of a copy of A Pragmatic Loyalty: Unionism in Southwestern Virginia, 1861-1865 . Reynolds's 1987 master's thesis for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms91-038.
RIBAROV, ELISAVETA RICHOVA, RÉSUMÉ. 0.1 cu. ft. Born 1939. Bulgarian architect.
RICE, DAVID S. (1833-1878). FAMILY PAPERS, 1857-1894. 0.1 cu. ft. Farmer in Rockingham County, Virginia. Family-related documents including three deeds and pages, possibly extracted from a family Bible, providing genealogical information on Rice, his wife Tabitha, and their children. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-067.
RICE, LILIAN, ARCHITECTRUAL DRAWINGS, 1926-1927, 1938. Noted architect in California. materials consist of 27 drawings Rice did of residences in California, mostly in Rancho Santa Fe, with Olive Chadeayne as her associate. These drawings are located in the Chadeayne collection (MS90-057).
RICHMOND CLUB OF VPI. POSTER, 1949 or 1955. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of one poster advertising a dance hosted by the Richmond Club of VPI on December 28 in either 1949 or 1955. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-097.
RICHMOND ENQUIRER. ACCOUNT STATEMENT, 1830. 0.1 cu. ft. Richmond, Virginia newspaper of the early 19th century. Subscription account statement, mailed to Jos. Rogers of Rogersville, Tennessee, accompanied by letter from publishers explaining need for funds and pledging to continue improving contents and appearance of the newspaper. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-046.
RICHMOND, JAMES B. (1842-1910). POETRY BOOK, 1873-1883. 0.1 cu. ft. Virginia lawyer, judge and banker; Confederate soldier; served in the Virginia House of Delegates and U.S. House of Representatives. Collection contains a handwritten book of poetry written in response to experiences in Richmond's life. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-051.
RICHTER, ELIZABETH CHU. PRINTED MATERIALS, 1995-97. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect of Corpus Christi, Texas, born in Hong Kong. Materials include copies of articles written by Richter for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times; literature about her firm Richter Associates Architects, Inc.; a copy of Texas Architect that had information about a design which was awarded the 1997 Texas Society of Architects Design Award; and a copy of Letters for Our Children: Fifty Americans Share Lessons in Living, edited by Erica Goode, which includes an entry by Richter. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms97-022.
RIGG, JOHN. PAPERS, 1798. 0.1 cu. ft. Washington County, Virginia, resident. Administrator's account of Rigg's estate upon his death. Ms88-054.
RIGGS, LUTAH MARIE, ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1958. 0.1 cu. ft. The collection consists of color prints and slides of the Vedanta Temple in Montecito, California. Inventory available online. Ms2001-034.
RINGLAR, GEORGE W. (b. ca. 1831). LETTER, ca. 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Vermont native, living with Virginia farming family during the Civil War. Letter relating his attempt to join the army, unsuccessful due to illness. Also provides a contrasting description between the farms of Vermont and Virginia, instructs his father in handling his affairs during his absence, and denigrates newspapers as "liars by liars." Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-070.
RITTENHOUR, JOHN. DEED, 1795. 0.1 cu. ft. Deed for 300 acres on Sinking Creek of the New River in Montgomery County, Virginia, granted to Rittenhour, assignee of Michael Drake. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1976-004.
ROAD COMPANY, THE. RECORDS, 1972-98. 36.0 cu. ft. Community-based theater company in Johnson City, Tennessee, dedicated to the production of new theater reflecting the concerns and interests of the community, based on the premise that theater is a community event. Established in 1972, produced plays about southern community history, frontier experiences in democracy, ancient and modern myths, the moonshine trade, land issues, wild lemons, love stories, and the impact of the world energy situation on Johnson City. Many of the plays performed were original works created for the company. Worked collaboratively with other community theaters. Closed up production in 1998. Records include administrative files, touring information, scripts, video and audiocassettes of productions, and public relations material. Partially processed. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1998-008.
ROANE, CURTIS W. HISTORY OF PLANT PATHOLOGY IN VIRGINIA AND BIOGRAPHIES OF PLANT PATHOLOGISTS. (1921- ) PAPERS, 1993-1999.
0.6. cu. ft. Collection consists of A History of Plant Pathology in Virginia and biographies of individual plant
pathologists written by Professor Emeritus Curtis W. Roane from the Department of Plant Pathology at Virginia Tech. The
history covers the period from 1888-1974 and is divided into eras: "The Pre-Alwood Era," "The Alwood Era (1888-1904)," "The
Reed Era (1908-1915)," "The Fromme Era (1915-28)," "The Wingard Era (1928-1964)," "The Couch Era (1965-74)," "The Foy Era,
(July 1, 1974 to August 30, 1980)," "The Hooper Era (1980-1984)," and "The Moore Era (1984-1997)."
Biographies of the following plant pathologists are included in the collection: John Joseph Albert (1935-78),
Samuel Adam Alexander (1941- ), David E. Babineau, Robert E. Baldwin, Luben Spasoff Bozovaisky (1912-1990), Charles Roy Drake (1918),
Alma P. Elliott, Sanford B. Fenne (1903-78), Joseph A. Fox (1934- ), Chester L. Foy (1928- ), James Godkin, Richard H. Gruenhagen,
Kriton K. Hatzios (1949-2003), Robert Gordon Henderson (1903-1989), Kenneth D. Hickey, Gerald R. Hooper (1937- ), Wilbert Armande Jenkins (1905-1956),
Dean A. Komm, Robert C. Lambe, 1927- ), John Lovelace LaParde (1906-1991), Arthur Ballard Massey (1889-1981), James Albertine McClintock,
Frank Paden McWhorter (1896- ), Lawrence Ingram Miller (1914-1996), Laurence D. Moore (1937- ), Robert Spencer Mullins (1912- ),
G. Keith Parris, Joseph Alexander Pinckard (1906- ), Carl Neel Priode (1898-1985), Robert Pristou,
John J. Reilly, Curtis Woodard Roane (1921- ), Martha Ann Kotila Roane (1921-1996), John Felix Schneiderhan (1891-1974),
John M. Skelly (1940- ), Grover Cleveland Smart, Jr. (1929- ), Roland Jay Stipes (1936- ), Harvey Earl Thomas (1890-1974),
Ronald W. Tillman, Joseph L. Troutman, Edward Kemp Vaughan (1908-1990), Herman L. Warren, Albert Simpson Williams, and Wirt Henry Willis (1924- ).
A History of Plant Pathology in Virginia is available on the Internet. Ms99-008.
ROANOKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POSTWAR PLANNING COMMITTEE. COLLECTION, 1946. 0.1 cu. ft. Short-lived Roanoke Chamber of Commerce committee involved in fundraising for and promoting development of a new vision of Roanoke following World War II. Collection includes committee correspondence and a pamphlet on potential development. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-083.
ROANOKE COMMITTEE FOR CLOTHES COLLECTION. FLYER, c.1945. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a flyer (c.1945) advertising the collection of clothes and shoes for World War II efforts. Includes sites, dates, and times around Roanoke, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-077.
ROANOKE HOSPITAL. COLLECTION, c. 1931-1950. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes materials relating to fundraising and development, as well as by-laws and some administrative documents. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-037.
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. SCRAPBOOK, 1931-1932. 0.5 cu. ft. Scrapbook containing essays, photographs, reports, maps and ephemera, compiled to promote Roanoke as the site for a proposed new Veterans Administration hospital in Southwest Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1932-001.
ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. CHARTER AMENDMENT, 1893. 0.1 cu. ft. Railroad company leasing a line between Roanoke, Virginia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Norfolk & Western Railroad Company. Flyer containing text charter amendment, granting the company the power to sell and lease property and to merge and consolidate with other companies. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-018.
ROANOKE RAILWAY AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. PHOTO ALBUM, c.1909. 0.3 cu. ft. Photo album featuring images of the Roanoke Railway and Electric Company buildings and lines, as well as scenic views within the Roanoke area. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Images from the album are available on the VT Imagebase. Ms2003-002.
ROBERSON, JOAB (c.1838-1862). LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Private in Co. I, 57th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Copy of a letter from Roberson at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, to his wife Nan, discussing the possibility of hiring a substitute to fulfill his military service. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Transcript available. Ms1976-005.
ROBERT J. AKER/WILLIAM H. GOODPASTURE DEED. 1873. 0.1 cu. ft. This written agreement is for the sale of one-half acre of land to Robert J. Aker by William H. Goodpasture. This document is signed by both parties concerned. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-115.
ROBERTS, JOHN H. LETTER, 1864. Private in the 14th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery. Collection consists of a letter from Roberts to a friend discussing news about the Civil War, strenuous marches and fights, and unusual encounters with the Confederate soldiersFinding aid available online. Ms2012-038.
ROBERTSON, DONNA V. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1980. 0.1 cu. ft. Donna Robertson has served as the dean of Tulane University's School of Architecture and the Dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture. She received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture in 1978. The collection consists of her ink and pencil drawings, and a plan as well as an exterior elevation of the Bessie Smith Memorial Dance Hall. Inventory available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2001-048.
ROBERTSON, JAMES I. JR. (1930- ). PAPERS, 1862-2001. 22.6 cu. ft. Civil War historian, author and Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. Educated at Randolph-Macon College (B.A., 1955) and Emory University (M.A., 1956; Ph.D., 1959). Papers consist of manuscript and typescript drafts,edited working copies, and galley proofs of works written by Robertson between 1982 and 2001, including the books Civil War Sites in Virginia: a Tour Guide (1982); General A.P. Hill: The Story of Confederate Warrior (1987); Soldiers Blue and Gray (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in History (1988)); Civil War Virginia: Battleground for a Nation (1991); Civil War! America Becomes One Nation (1992); The Civil War's Common Soldiers (1994); Stonewall Jackson: the Man, the Soldier, the Legend (1997); Standing Like a Stone Wall: the Life of General Thomas J. Jackson (2001); and the articles "The Boy Artillerist: Letters of Colonel William Pegram" (1990) and "Stonewall Jackson: Molding the Man and Making a General" (1992). Also includes materials related to the preservation of lands adjacent to Manassas National Battleifled Park and manuscript drafts for various speeches made by Robertson. Finding aid available online. Ms94-021.
ROBERTSON, WYNDHAM (1803-1888). COLLECTION, 1846-1876, 1996. 0.1 cu. ft. Born near Richmond, Virginia, January 26, 1803. Richmond attorney and Whig politician. Governor of Virginia (1837-1838); member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1838-1841, 1859-1865). Collection contains correspondence to John G. English, who conducted business on Robertson's behalf; a promissory note to George Palmer; and a biography in The Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia, Bulletin. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-100.
ROBINSON, DAVID TOBIAS. CONFEDERATE COMPANY LIST, ca. 1861-63. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Manuscript list of Company E, 4th Virginia Volunteer Regiment, written by Robinson, listing rank, age, eye and hair color, occupation, and other information about the men in the company, most of them from Southwest Virginia counties. Also includes an itemized list of clothing distributed to each man. Ms92-017.
ROBINSON, W. LETTER, 1810. 0.1 cu. ft. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, slave owner. Letter to Botetourt
County, Virginia, man about slaves Robinson sent him. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms88-068.
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, LEGAL DOCUMENT FOR BASTARDY. LEGAL DOCUMENT, 1873. 0.1 cu. ft. This legal document details the process by which Mary McDowell, an "unmarried colored woman," names the father of her bastard child. The Justice of the Peace orders the father to make payments in support of his child. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-093.
ROCK, GEORGE W. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Craig County, Virginia resident; private in Company D, 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Collection consists of six letters from Pvt. George W. Rock to a "Miss Ardelia" written between December 1863 and February 1865. < ahref="http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01028.xml" target="_blank">Finding aid available online. Ms2012-027.
ROCK ISLAND LINES. INSURANCE BOOKLET, 1926. 0.1 cu. ft. Company composed of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway. Booklet promoting and describing the company's employee insurance plan. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-041.
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, COLLINS GENERAL AVIATION DIVISION. BROCHURES, 1979-1984. 0.2 cu. ft. Nine brochures from the Collins General Aviation Division of Rockwell International contain information regarding various products of the Division, such as Electronic Flight Instrument systems and Weather Radar systems. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms94-012.
RODECK, MELITA (1914- ). PAPERS, 1953-84, n.d. 1.7 cu. ft. Architect of Washington, D.C. Papers consist of numerous writings done or contributed to by Rodeck while she worked as architect for special research projects of the Office of Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army (1968-73); coordinator for architectural research for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (1973-80); and program manager of Radiological Emergency Preparedness Programs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (1980-85). Also includes architectural drawings for several designs she worked on from 1953 to 1975. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available. Ms92-028.
ROGERS, JOHN C. (1907-1979). PHOTOGRAPHS, LETTER, c1930s-1975. 0.1 cu. ft. Virginia writer, artist, and political activist. Collection includes letter from Dee Brown (September 10, 1975) and photographs, including photographs of Zora Neale Hurston at New York Times Book Fair (November 1937); Dee and Sally Brown; Jack Rogers in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia by Carl Nyquist; 1930s Hunger Marchers in Washington, D. C.; and Spanish Civil War demonstration in Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C. Ms 2001-010.
[ROLL OF BUFFALO GUARDS, n.d.]. 0.1 cu. ft., 1 item. Typescript listing of men in a Confederate regiment from Buffalo, Virginia (later West Virginia), and the Kanawha Valley, that mustered into service May 13, 1861, during the Civil War. Soon became part of the 36th Virginia Infantry as Company A, under John McGausland's command. Lists officers (including Captain William E. Fife and First Lieutenant B.B. Sterrett) and privates, with indication of whether or not they were killed, wounded, or had died. Ms96-004.
ROLLER VALLEY MILL [CRAIG COUNTY, VIRGINIA]. SCRAPBOOK, 1986. 1 vol. Abandoned flour mill in Craig County, Virginia. Handwritten survey of the mill done for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (Montgomery County Branch). Ms86-019.
ROSEMONT CORPORATION. LEDGERS, 1939-1960. 0.3 cu. ft. Textile manufacturer and seller in Marion, Virginia. Ledgers detailing company sales and expenses. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1987-029.
ROTH, E. MARIA. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1954-2005. 0.2 cu. ft. Architect currently residing in Virginia. Papers include curriculum vitae and drawings, sketches, and a project description for Christiansburg
(Virginia) Library Reading Garden, 2005. Also includes class notes and a panel with views of a Chelsea redevelopment project from Cooper Union, and 1979 repair plans for Roth's New Jersey house. International
Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2007-009.
ROWLAND, LUCY MINOGUE. PAPERS, 1968-1969. 0.2 cu. ft. Letters to the editor of the Virginia Tech,
the student newspaper, received by Lucy Minogue as news editor and editor-in-chief. The collection
includes other correspondence received by Minogue, editorial copy, and the paper's masthead.
Educated at VPI(B.S., 1969; M.S., 1972) and University of Maryland (M.L.S., 1979).
available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2003-024.
ROYALL FAMILY PAPERS, 1813-17. 0.1 cu. ft. Botetourt County, Virginia, family. Papers consist of court statements involving the contested will of William Royall, and a court order for Ann Royall, his wife, to make an inventory of her husband's estate. Ms88-041.
RUDOFF, LORRAINE (1920- ). PAPERS, 1948-83. 0.4 cu. ft. Architect of Los Angeles, California. Draftsman and job captain at several architectural and engineering firms in Los Angeles from 1948 to 1983, including Donald R. Warren, Engineers, and Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendelhall. Life member and former President of the Association for Women in Architecture; member of the International Union of Women Architects. Papers consist of elevations and floor plans of industrial buildings she worked on in California and Arizona; conference pins; and a scrapbook of photographs, clippings, and certificates of achievement. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms90-025.
RUESCHEMEYER, MARILYN (1938- ). PAPERS, 1992. 0.1 cu. ft. Sociologist and head of the department of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences at the Rhode Island School of Design. Has written on topics about residential communities in eastern Europe, particularly the former German Democratic Republic. Collection consists of a reprint of an article written by Rueschemeyer in 1992 for Urban Studies (Vol. 30, no. 3, 1993) entitled "East Germany's New Towns in Transition: A Grassroots View of the Impact of Unification." International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms97-008.
RUFER-ECKMANN, CLAIRE (1914-73). PAPERS, 1933-38, 1952, 1958, n.d. 2.0 cu. ft. Architect of Bern, Switzerland. Collection consists of architecture class notes taken by Rufer-Eckmann as a student at l'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Zurich, in the mid-1930s, of original sketches and a report on her travel in Scandinavia in 1937, and over fifty working drawings created by her as part of SAFFA 58 in Zurich, an exhibition of the work of Swiss women architects, exhibited in 1958. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms98-018.
RUFFNER, WILLIAM H. (1842-1908). LETTERS, 1855-1888, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. First superintendent of Public Instruction in Virginia. Member of Board of Visitors (1872-82) at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech). Established the Farmville Normal School (now Longwood College), and served as president. Collection includes photocopies of eleven letters from Ruffner to his wife and children, and to him from his daughter Anne. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1977-003.
RUHLE, KARIN. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1991-1995. 16.0 cu. ft. The collection contains architectural drawings, images, and models for the Projekt 1.10, Gertenstadt Jahnstrasse/Dahlwitz Hoppegarten, or "Jahnstr." Inventory available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2001-016.
RUPP, SIGRID LORENZEN (1943-2004). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1976-2001. ca. 157.0 cu. ft. Born in Germany in 1943,
architect in Palo Alto, California, died in 2004. Earned a B. Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley
in 1996. Principal architect of her own firm, SLR/Architects, from 1976 to 1997. Papers consist of architectural
drawings, photographs, administrative and job files, and contracts for the many designs she produced for
residential, commercial, and institutional clients, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. Some files restricted.
Inventory of 1979-1997 papers available online. Materials added 2001:
correspondence, journal, photographs of Mongolia, and added 2004: architectural drawings, business records, travel
diaries, and photograph albums. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms97-006.
RURAL RETREAT HIGH SCHOOL. EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT BOOK, c.1914. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains a ledger book, circa 1914, containing academic work of students (Math, History, and English); each page includes the name and grade of the student, as well as the teacher. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-004.
RURAL RETREAT, VIRGINIA. CARTE DE VISITE, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains a carte de visite of an unidentified women. Image taken by W.A. Johnston, photographer. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-080.
RUSE, WILLIAM HENRY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 97th Ohio Regiment in the Civil War. Letters written to Maggie Stewart of Adamsville, Ohio. Three letters from Nashville, Tennessee, writing of his feelings for her, his dream that the war had ended, and how he misses home. One letter from Point Lookout, Maryland, about how soldiers at Point Lookout are attending religious meetings. Ms89-068.
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