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SACHS, LISBETH (1914- ). PHOTOGRAPHS AND BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Zurich, Switzerland. Papers include photographs of designs and structures by Sachs, and a copy of Zum Entwurf Des Kurtheaters Baden Von Lisbeth Sachs by Matthias Bram, about Sachs' design of theaters. Also includes a reprint from a publication of the contributions to a colloquium, "Building with Intelligence," in which Sachs gave a paper, "What Do We Mean by Intelligence: Intelligence and Vision in Building," in November 1993 in Stuttgart, Germany.
SAFFA 58. WORKING DRAWINGS, 1958. 2.8 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The Swiss Exhibition for Women's Work (SAFFA) was an exhibition organized by the major national women's organizations in Switzerland focusing on women's roles in home and society. The 1958 exhibition buildings were designed and built by Swiss women architects. Collection consists of sixty-three drawings of the buildings, including the collaborative work of Claire Rufer-Eckmann, Beate Billeter, Verena Fuhrimann, Jetti Judin-Mutzenberg, and Annemarie Hubacher-Constam. See also Claire Rufer-Eckmann Architectural Collection. Finding aid available online. Ms1998-019
[SAILING DIARY, 1857, 1872.] 1 vol. Account of two sailing trips taken by an unknown man to Newfoundland from New York City in 1857, and down the United States east coast to the Mississippi River in 1872. Ms88-109.
SALLEY, EULALIE. LETTER, 1974. 0.1 cu. ft. Aiken, South Carolina resident; president of the SCESL; women's suffrage activist. Collection includes a letter to Frances Bear, of Roanoke, Virginia, about Salley's role in the suffrage movement. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-079.
SANDERS, HARRY W. (1895-1984). PAPERS, 1913-1981. 1.2 cu. ft. Graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (BS, 1916); Professor of agricultural education and vocational education (1925-1963) and professor emeritus of vocational education (1963-1985) at Virginia Tech; vocational teacher-trainer in Puerto Rico (1932-1933); co-founder of Future Farmers of Virginia, basis of Future Farmers of America. Correspondence, articles, printed materials, awards, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to Sanders' personal life and professional career (including his year in Puerto Rico, developing a vocational agricultural education program), as well as the histories of Virginia Tech and Blacksburg, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1975-002.
SANDY, THOMAS O. (1857-1919). PAPERS, 1910-1928. 0.5 cu. ft. Burkeville (Nottoway County), Virginia farmer and first Virginia state agricultural extension demonstration agent. Correspondence, records, and receipts relating to farm, extension work, and administration of estate. Finding aid available online. Ms2006-022.
SANKALIA, HEMA. CURRICULUM VITAE, 1992. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
[SANSKRIT RELIGIOUS TREATISE, ca. MIDDLE TO LATE 19TH CENTURY.] 0.1 cu. ft. Religious treatise written in Sanskrit, from British India. Ms90-117.
SANT'ANNA DE ALMEIDA, MARILIA PENTEADO, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. Architect in Brazil. Papers consist of a resume and two magazine articles. Inventory available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2000-097.
SANTOS, ALDA, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born 1945. City architect of Porto, Portugal. Papers include an autobiographical sketch and an article (1985) about Santos. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SARANTSATSRAL, OCHIPREV. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 2001-2003. 0.1 cu.ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Mongolia and IAWA Board member. The collection includes the magazine Mongolian Construction, which features a shopping center by Sarantsatsral and photographs of the project, as well as a photo of a model of a restaurant and photocopies of a master plan of a monastery. In 2003, CAD architectural plans for a building designed by Sarantsatsral and her son were added. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SARVAY-LYLE. LEDGER, 1881-1888. 0.1 cu. ft. Ledger for a merchant operating in Montgomery County, VA. Entries date from 1881 through 1888. Goods were sold by William G. Sarvay beginning January 1, 1881. The business was sold to Sarvay's step-son, Charles Lyle on March 1, 1883. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-067.
SARVEY, RUFUS. PAPERS, 1845-83. 0.1 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia, general store operator. Two account books (1845-46, 1872-74), a partnership agreement (1879) between Sarvey and Thomas N. Conrad, and an agreement (1883) of sale for goods sold to Charles Lyle. Finding aid available online. Ms62-003.
SAVAGE, LON (1928-2004). COLLECTION, 1919-1994. 1.7 cu. ft. Journalist, author, executive assistant to two presidents of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Research materials compiled for book, Thunder in the Mountains: the West Virginia Mine War, 1920-21. Two typescript drafts of the book, as well as photocopies of interview transcripts, newspaper articles, and court documents relating to the West Virginia Mine Wars. Finding aid available online. Ms2014-009.
SAWYER, JOHN P. LETTERS, 1943-1945. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1940. Letters to Ralph M. Brown, librarian at VPI, from Sawyer overseas while on active duty during World War II. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-047.
SAY, BENJAMIN. DEED, 1787. 0.1 cu ft. Collection consists of a deed between Benjamin Say and Richard Mason in 1787 for the purchase of 5,000 acres of land located on the west fork of the Monongalia River, in present-day Harrison County, WV. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-044.
SAYE, JAMES H. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Minister in South Carolina during the Civil War. Correspondence consists of three letters from Saye to relatives. Despairs that there is a "respectable corps of speculators who are ready for any enterprise to make money" and urges his brother to accept payment of a debt in Confederate money, for the "financial situation in the CSA government will be crippled if no one uses the money." Ms89-078.
SCARLETT, SHANNON TAYLOR. RÉSUMÉ AND DESIGN OF LIBRARY AND CIVIC CENTER, BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Principal of Shannon Taylor Scarlett, Architects, of Boston, Massachusetts, since 1991. Won first prize in a design competition for a library and civic center in Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1992. Papers consist of a curriculum vitae, a firm biography, and a description of the Blacksburg library and civic center design. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SCHMIDT, WILSON E. (1927-81). PAPERS, 1966-81. 15.0 cu. ft. Specialist in economic development. Head of Economics Department (1966-70, 1972-81) at Virginia Tech, and deputy assistant secretary for research in the U.S. Treasury Department (1970-72). At the time of his death, Schmidt was the nominee to be U.S. director of the World Bank. Papers include correspondence, publications, and manuscripts of Schmidt's as well as those of many leaders in the economics field, including Matthew B. Canzoneri, M.P. Dooley, Jeffrey A. Frankel, and Guy V.G. Stevens. Ms82-010.
SCHMIDT-KIRCHBERG, BARBARA (1936- ). PAPERS, 1990-1999. 1.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Munster, Germany, and Professor of Design and Interior Design at the Professional University in Munster. Papers consist of a reprint of an article from the journal Deutsche Bauzeitung about a project she designed, curriculum vitae, and brochure for her lecture, "Light Space." Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SCHMIDT-THOMSEN, HELGA (1938- ). PAPERS, 1960-1987. 3.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Berlin, Germany, and member of the Board of Advisors for the International Archive of Women in Architecture. Papers consist of twenty-nine architectural drawings for three designs done while a student in the 1960s at the Technical University of Berlin, where she earned her architecture degree. The projects include a design for the Goethe Institute in Berlin; the Pflanzenhaus and Palmengarten, or botanical garden, in Frankfurt; and a student competition for a playground building in which she won first prize. Also includes a presentation, "The Collaboration of Couples in Architecture," given by Schmidt-Thomsen in San Francisco in 1987, and biographical information. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SCHMUTZ, GEORGE J. PAPERS, ca. 1868-1926. 2 vols. Two volumes of family history, poetry, political and opinion pieces, and Schmutz's Civil War memoirs, with Schmutz's original writings as well as material he copied from published sources. Includes a history of the 188th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War copied from History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5 by Samuel P. Bates with additional details and notes by Schmutz. Ms92-047.
SCHOLZ, WERNER JOSEPH. COLLECTION, 1911-1915. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection includes a program from the 1911 commencement ceremonies. Inside the pages, Patti Bramlet Hill describes her relationship with Werner Joseph Scholz. Werner Joseph Scholz attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a degree in Applied Chemistry in 1913. Scholz died from pneumonia at his parents' home in Roanoke, Virginia in June 1915. Also included is a note from Mrs. Hill discussing the Baccalaureate speaker at the commencement ceremonies and photos of Mrs. Hill and Werner Scholz. Finding aid available online. Ms1968-003.
[SCHOOLMASTER'S JOURNAL, 1846]. 0.1 cu. ft. Journal/diary of a schoolmaster in Southwest Virginia (probably near Abingdon). Notes provisions bought for the school, tuition paid, and dealings with various merchants and neighbors. Ms90-010.
SCHROEDER, HAN (1918-92). PAPERS, 1950-1992. 42.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in the Netherlands. Former Professor of Interior Design at Virginia Commonwealth University (1979-88), New York Institute of Technology (1969-79), and Adelphi University (1966-69), and a member of the Netherlands Institute of Architects and the Netherland Federation of Interior Designers. Materials consist of architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence, and specifications for several projects she designed or renovated in the Netherlands between 1954 and 1963, including Ellichem, a Humanist Center for Rejected and Problem Children in Ellecom; De Poort, a Home for Rejected Children; and Kesslerhuis, a recreation building for employees of the Netherlands Steel Furnaces. Also includes materials relating to the Stichting Reitveld Schroeder House (originally commissioned by her mother) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888-1965), including plans, contracts and deeds, correspondence, and meeting minutes for its conversion into a museum. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-064
SCHÜTTE-LIHOTZKY, MARGARETE, ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1993, 1997. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The collection contains two exhibition announcements. One from 1993 and another in celebration of Schutte-Lihotzky's 100th birthday in 1997. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SCLATER, HAMILTON S. (b. 1844) LETTERS, (1862-1864). 0.1 cu. ft. Private in Company D, 25th Virginia Battalion during the Civil War. Three Civil War letters to Sclater's mother, including a letter dated 13 August 1862 from a camp near Gordonsville (Orange County Virginia) that describes the aftermath of the Battle of Cedar Mountain. Other letters, dated 6 April 1864 and 4 July 1864 respectively, were written from Camp Chaffin's Farm, an area of fortifications south of Richmond. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-087.
SCOTT, CHARLES AND COMPANY. BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, (1863-1865). 0.1 cu. ft. Receipts and bills relating to the business of Charles Scott and Company of Glade Spring Depot, Virginia. Charles Scott and Company ran a salt works outside of Saltville, Virginia and supplied salt for the state of Virginia during the Civil War. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-033.
SCOTT BROWN, DENISE. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, 1984-1985, 2013. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect and planner, principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. Collection contains biographical information about Scott Brown and the firm Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AMNESTY OATH REGISTER, 1865-1866. 0.1 cu. ft. Ledger containing list of men, mostly from Scott County, Virginia, including names, ages, occupations, and places of residence. Believed to be names of local residents to whom the amnesty oath was administered following the Civil War. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-022.
SCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA. LEGAL DOCUMENTS, 1819-1867. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes a variety of documents relating to legal transactions in Scott County, Virginia; 5 bonds whereby citizens agree to be liable for performance of office holders or appointees, a deposition about jury service, and 2 items about law books. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-039.
SCOTT, MELVIN M. SR. PHOTOGRAPH and BIBLE, n.d. 2 items. Resident of Falls Church, Virginia, and collector of Civil War memorabilia. Collection consists of two items: an undated photograph of Major William F. Graves of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Company F; and a Bible, published in 1864, that evidently originally belonged to a Union soldier but eventually came into the possession of Graves. Writing within the Bible indicates that it might have belonged to William M. Newell, Assistant Surgeon of the 12th Illinois Brigade, 4th Division, serving in Sherman's Army. Ms98-006.
SCOTT, R. A. DIARY, 1877-1882. 0.1 cu. ft. Overseer of [rail] roads from Augusta County, Virginia. Diary and two receipts. Diary entries discuss the railroad, farming, religion, and local deaths.Finding aid available online. Ms2008-53.
SCOTT, SALLIE LEEPER. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter, written April 15 and 16, 1865, to Robert Barnett of the Chief Carpenter Shop in Washington, D.C., from Scott in Lower Chanceford Township, York County, PA. Scott writes about a letter she received two weeks before from the President, and how hands are needed at home to work on a canal. Online transcript available. Ms89-092.
SCOTT, W.L. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier in the Civil War, in Company G, 15th North Carolina Regiment. Letter from Scott in Richmond, Virginia, July 11, 1863, to his sister. Writes of the skirmish at the South Anna River in Virginia, July 4, 1863, in which the bridge was defended by the Confederates from destruction by the Union forces. Transcript available. Ms88-085.
[SCRAPBOOK, ca. 1870-1916]. 1 vol. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings from unidentified newspapers, collected between 1870 and 1916 (concentrating mostly in the 1870s and 1880s). Topics include the Confederacy, Southern culture, the Confederate view of the Civil War, Confederate soldiers and officers (particularly Robert E. Lee), the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Civil War battles fought in Virginia, and the 1916 silent film "The Birth of a Nation." Ms93-019.
SEARS, CHARLES. CASSETTE TAPE, 1988. 1 cassette. An interview conducted by John Straw, University Archivist, of Charles Sears, who died in 1998. Sears spoke of the history of the Geology Department at Virginia Tech. Ms88-027.
SEBBA, FELIX (1913-1989). PAPERS, 1979-1989. 4.2 cu. ft. Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg; professor of Chemical Engineering (1979-1989) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chemical Society; Discoverer of and expert on aphrons. Collection consists primarily of materials concerning his research into the uses of aphrons and other foams. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-008.
SECESSION/EARLY CIVIL WAR. SCRAPBOOK, c.1860-1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains a notebook with clippings on a range of subjects from speeches concerning secession, poems, gubernatorial and presidential proclamations, to accounts of early military engagements. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-064.
SECRIST, ROBERT B. LETTERS, 1862-64. 0.1 cu. ft. Civil War Union soldier in Company F, 1st U.S. Cavalry, from Pennsylvania. Ten letters from Secrist and other Union soldiers to his sister, Maria G. Secrist. Letters written from camps in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Secrist mentions a battle at Shiloh, Tennessee, and a brush with the Rebel soldiers at Falling Water, West Virginia. Ms91-010.
SEIFEN, BARBARA. THESIS, 1984. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Hanover, Germany. Materials include a photograph of Seifen and a copy of her thesis from the University of Hannover, Aber Vorbilder Hat Es Keine Gegehen: Erfahrungen Von Architktinnen Im Beruf (But There Were No Role Models: Experiences of Women Architects in Their Profession.) Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SEIXAS, MARIA FERNANDA MACHADO. RÉSUMÉ. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Porto, Portugal. Curriculum vitae. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SEKULIC-GVOZDANOVIC, SENA. EXHIBITION TEXT, WRITINGS AND SLIDES, 1975-1998. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia. She was a professor (1946-1986) and the first female Dean of Architecture (1979-1982) at the University of Zagreb. Author of Zena u Arhitekturi: Tragom žene Kreatora I žene Teoretičara U Povijesti Arhitekture [Rare Book Room NA2543 W65 S45 1998]; a rare research document that explores the history of women in the built environment dating back to Ancient Babylonian Times. An unpublished English translation of this book titled By Her Order and Design: A Search of Women in Architectural Theory and Practice is present in her collection. Sekulic-Gvozdanovic's collection contains published and unpublished works, personal correspondence, photographs, slides, and lectures pertaining to her research concerning women in architecture. Materials range in date from 1963-2002. Finding aid available online. Ms1998-009
SELDEN, HENRY COURTENAY (1846-1864). LETTERS, 1861-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Student at Washington College (now Washington & Lee University) and private in 3rd Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Letters to sister Mollie regarding schoolwork, family members, personal acquaintances, war news and rumors. Letter of May 18, 1863 describes funeral procession and burial of Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson; another letter mentions the 3rd Virginia's recent battles. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-015.
SEPIC, LILJANA. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 2005 and undated. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2011). Papers include an article "Housing reconstruction of war damaged towns and villages in eastern Croatia" (2005) and photographs and 1 drawing for an optician shop in Zagreb. Material is in English. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
17TH PRECINCT, NEW YORK CITY. POLICE BLOTTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a police blotter from the 17th Precinct (also known as the Bowery) in New York City, spanning April 27 through July 22, 1861; information includes police officers on duty and commanding officers for each day, civil and criminal offenses, lost and returned children, deserters, inmates, and accidents. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-043.
SEYMOUR, BEATRICE KEAN (?-1955). PAPERS, 1936-39. 0.2 cu. ft. British author, whose works include Invisible Tides (1919) and But Not For Love (1930). Collection consists of the original manuscript of her novel The Happier Eden (1937), inscribed on the first page by Seymour, "First draft--begun at Headley, Hampshire, 10th July 1936." Heavily revised and corrected with extra passages added. Also three letters: two of which relate to the manuscript and one about the break-up of her marriage. Ms85-011.
SHACKELFORD, GEORGE GREEN (1921-2010). PAPERS, 1899-1990 (bulk 1955-1989). 16.8 cu. ft. Professor of History (1954-1986) and later Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. Served on the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and on the board of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. Collection includes clippings, correspondence, memoranda, bulletins, scrapbooks, and other materials relating to the APVA; the National Trust; the New River Historical Association; the Virginia Landmark Commission the Democratic Committee of Montgomery County (Virginia); the Visiting Scholar Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences for VPI&SU; Blacksburg, Virginia, and Southwest Virginia history; historic properties in Blacksburg and Southwest Virginia, particularly Smithfield Plantation; and of Virginia and VPI&SU related topics. Finding aid available online. Ms1983-008.
SHACKELFORD, GEORGE GREEN (1921-2010). STUDENT PAPERS, 1963-1989. 2 cu. ft. The collection contains student papers from Dr. George Green Shackelford's Historical Preservation classes spanning 1963-1989. The paper topics cover specific people, places, or general geographic locations throughout Virginia, as well as some locations in West Virginia and North Carolina. Papers detail the history and design of the building or structure in question, and often include pictures and floor plans. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-006.
SHACKELFORD, GRACE. PAPERS, 1962-65, n.d. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architectural historian formerly of Blacksburg, Virginia. Shackelford along with her husband George Shackelford (a history professor at Virginia Tech) supervised the restoration of Smithfield Plantation. Collection consists of architectural drawings for three residences in Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and Woolwine, Virginia, that Shackelford designed or remodeled. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SHANNON, THOMAS (1753-1841). NOTIFICATION, 1799. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain during the Revolutionary War; Montgomery County sheriff; state legislator. Collection includes a notification issued by Shannon by the Montgomery Court requesting Aaron Graham pay the rest of his debt by February 1st 1799. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-066.
SHARP, THOMAS ROBINSON (1834-1909). PAPERS, 1859-1908. 0.5 cu. ft. Colonel, military road superintendent for Confederate Army; official of several railroads during the latter half of the nineteenth century: superintendent, Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, Petersburg Railroad, Alabama & Florida Railroad, Richmond & York River Railroad, and Savannah & Memphis Railroad; master of transportation for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; receiver for the Long Island Railroad; president of the Danville, Mocksville & Southwestern Railroad and the Cincinnati, Wheeling & New York Railroad; and general manager of the Kanawha & Ohio Railroad. Journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, and correspondence copy books, most relating to Sharp's work with the railroads. Finding aid available online. Ms97-019.
SHAYO, ANNA (1957- ). PAPERS, 1991-92. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect with the Capital Development Authority of Dodoma, Tanzania. Papers include a curriculum vitae, reports, and architectural drawings by Shayo and others about shelters in Africa and the DOVAP House Construction Project done by Shayo for the Netherlands Development Organization and the Municipal Council of Dodoma. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SHCHETININA, ANNA ALEXANDROVNA, COLLECTION. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Head of the TERRA Architecture Studio in Moscow. This collection contains project books showing an Asian-themed office building, multiple residences, a site survey for factory, an auto showroom with offices, and a log-frame one-room building. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2007-031.
SHEA, RICHARD T., JR. (1927-1953). PAPERS, 1944-1953. 0.2 cu. ft. Born in Portsmouth Virginia.; educated at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1944-45 and West Point Military Academy, Class of 1952. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for active service during the Korean War. Collection includes photographs, clippings, citations, correspondence, and papers about the battle at Pork Chop Hill. Ms2000-090.
SHEAR, GEORGE MYRON. PAPERS, 1927, 1968-80. 0.2 cu. ft. Plant physiologist (1930-49) at the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Plant Physiology (1949-70) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Papers consist of correspondence and publications relating to his research as a plant physiologist, and particularly on his work with watercress. Includes correspondence (1927) with Thomas A. Edison about Shear's work concerning collections latex-bearing plants in Virginia. Ms88-006.
SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION, 1823-1956. 3.1 cu. ft. Changes in American popular culture from 1823 through the mid twentieth century are reflected in the sheet music in this collection. The titles of the songs and the art of the covers demonstrate how changes in socio-political thinking, including romantic idealism, patriotic enthusiasm, and the influence of African Americans, impacted music and art in the United States. The collection also contains some European sheet music, theater souvenir programs, and song- books. Inventory available. Images available. Ms2003-021.
SHEFFEY, JOHN P. (1837-1905). PAPERS, 1853-1989. 0.5 cu. ft. Attorney and judge from Smyth County, Virginia. Confederate captain in Company A, 8th Virginia Cavalry. Papers include correspondence written by Sheffey to his wife from various camps in West Virginia and southwestern Virginia, discussing personal matters as well as military activities and war-time social conditions. Other correspondents include Sheffey's sisters Margaret and Ellen, as well as other southwestern Virginia relatives and friends. Also included are documents related to Sheffey's military career, twentieth-century newspaper articles regarding the Civil War in southwestern Virginia, and other Sheffey family papers. Transcripts are available for the 1861-1862 correspondence. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-060.
SHELL FAMILY. PAPERS, 1871-1932. 0.1 cu ft. Includes a typescript copy of a sketch of the Shell or "Schull" family, early settlers of Montgomery County, Virginia. Originally dictated by John H. Shell in 1871. Centers around Jacob Shell (1720-1803), who came to the Price's Fork section of Montgomery County in the mid-eighteenth century. Mentions other early settlers, Indian raids, and the Indian captivity of "Mrs. English" and "Mrs. Bingamen." The two-page transcript was made in 1959 by Vernon McT. Shell of Arden, North Carolina. Also includes correspondence of Bernard Shell concerning Shell family history, together with related typescript notes, newsclippings and ephemera. Finding aid available online. Ms59-001.
SHELTON, BILLY G. COLLECTION, 1962. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduate of VPI in 1961 with a degree in Building Construction. Collection includes two photographs from 1962 of Shelton receiving an "Outstanding Trainee" certificate for his basic training company at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Also includes a letter from the Fort Jackson Commanding General to VPI President Dr. Walter S. Newman about Shelton's award. Finding aid available online. Ms1961-004.
SHELTON, FARRAR. PAPER, 1960. 0.1 cu. ft. Paper describes the early meetings which lead to the creation of the farm demonstration work program. Farrar Shelton attended one of these early meetings as an eighth grader. Shelton later attended VPI and graduated with the class of 1915 with a degree in agriculture, he went on to become a county demonstration agent.Finding aid available online. Ms62-006.
[SHENANDOAH COUNTY LETTER, 1864]. 0.1 cu. ft. Unidentified Confederate soldier writing to his family from Shenandoah County in Virginia on October 11, 1864, to his wife and children. Writes with instructions to his sons to sow his farm land in wheat and rye, and tells about a small skirmish with the Yankees. Transcript available. Ms96-010.
SHEPHERD, HARVEY E. SCRAPBOOK, 1928-1930. 0.5 cu. ft. Scrapbook prepared by Harvey E. Shepherd, class of 1932 as a cadet and graduate student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-020.
SHIELDS, HAMILTON LEROY (1823-1889). LETTER, 1842. 0.1 cu. ft. Cadet at West Point, later brevetted captain in the Mexican War. Letter discusses Shields' homesickness and his desire to marry a wealthy woman. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-072.
SHIPMAN, F.I. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War, stationed in Petersburg, Virginia. Letter to his father mentioning signs of peace and asking for stamps and other necessities. Ms88-033.
SHOEMAKER LEDGERS, 1851-1860. 0.4 cu. ft. Collection consists of three ledgers from an unknown shoemaker in North Carolina. Dating from 1851 to at least 1860, they contain customer lists, orders, and records of payments. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-056.
[SHOE MANUFACTURER'S LEDGERS, 1873-75, 1893.] 4 vols. Unknown shoe manufacturer, possibly in Henniker, New Hampshire. Ledgers list sales, inventory, timesheets, and work room reports. Ms88-111.
SHORT HILL, NJ TRIAL BALANCE. LEDGER, 1910-1949. 0.2 cu. ft. The Short Hills, NJ Trial Balance ledger contains expenses for an unidentified household located in the Short Hills area of New Jersey. Expenses are divided into three categories: Maintenance, Provisions, and Services. Entries date from 1910 through 1949. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-087.
SHORT, SHELTON HARDAWAY III (1926- ). PAPERS, 1926-1991. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of Clarksville, Virginia. Graduate of Hampden-Sydney College (1948, B.A. in History) and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1969, Ph.D. in History). Patrick Henry Research Scholar at Hampden-Sydney (1972-73). Member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Certified Virginia Tree Farmer in Mechlenburg and Lunenburg counties. Past director of the Virginia Forests Educational and Research Board. Papers consist of photocopies of news clippings and writings by and about Short's activities, in addition to photocopies of diplomas, certificates, and awards. Topics include Short's donation of his father's papers to the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia; canoeing on the Meherrin River; his research on Patrick Henry; and the dedication of the Forestry Center in Mechlenburg County named in honor of his parents. Ms91-051.
SHORT, WILLIAM (1759-1849). PAPERS, 1785-1921. 0.5 cu. ft. Diplomat, born in Surry County, Virginia. Accompanied Thomas Jefferson to France as private secretary. Charge d'affairs in France 1789, negotiating commercial treaties for the United States. Minister of The Hague in 1792 and Madrid in 1793. Microfilm, photostatic copies and typed transcripts of papers gathered by George Green Shackelford for a 1958 article on Short. Includes copies of correspondence from such figures as James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, George Tucker, and Ben Stoddart; statements; accounts; and photographs of portraits. Finding aid available online. Ms57-002.
SHORTS, OREN. LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written May 5, 1861, from a Fort Fairfield, Iowa, farmer to relatives. Mentions farm and family and refers to the recent outbreak of war between the states. Ms89-047.
SHOWALTER, A.M. POEM, ca.1947. 0.1 cu. ft. Poem written by A. M. Showalter called, "An Ode to My Hometown Church Where I Belong." It is written in rhymed couplets and is dedicated to Christiansburg Presbyterian Church. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-019.
SHREVE, DAVID PRENTISS. WRITINGS, 1995-1996. 0.1 cu. ft. Minister of Music at Manly Memorial Baptist Church (Lexington, Virginia). Collection of writings on the Shreve family and the Civil War in northern Virginia. Includes "Barbara Ann Shreve, Spy and Nurse for Her Countrymen," "A Young Confederate Sketch Artist Who Became a Scout, C[o]urrier, and Blockade Runner for John S. Mosby, 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry" (regarding Benjamin Rutherford Shreve), "The Mystery of the Star Tavern's Puzzling Green Glass Star of Falls Church, Virginia," "Civil War Action in the No-Man's Land of Idylwood, Virginia and Vicinity," and "Along the Four Mile Run: Rural Life in 19th Century Arlington and Easter[n] Fairfax County - the Story of William Henry Shreve." Part of the Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
SIBOLD, ARTHUR. COLLECTION, 1964-1975, n.d.. 0.1 cu. ft. VPI reunion materials from the Class of 1914 and a VPI statistical data book. Finding aid available online. Ms1983-011.
SIBOLD, CARRIE T. (1904-1990). FAMILY PAPERS, 1912-1990. 14.8 cu. ft. Blacksburg resident;among the first women graduates of Virginia Tech (Class of 1925); worked for VPI Alumni Office until 1966. Collection includes scrapbooks, journals, V.P.I. reunion materials, photograph albums, family diplomas, and the diary of Nannie V. Sibold (sister). Finding aid available online. Ms1990-043.
SIMON, CATHY J. PAPERS, 1983-91. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. A founding principal and Director of Architecture for Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Moris, an architecture firm in San Francisco, California. Formerly a partner (1978-85) with Marquis Associates in San Francisco. Founding member of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals and former lecturer at the College of Environmental Design of the University of California, Berkeley (1973-85). Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Projects include the San Francisco Main Library, the Newport Beach (California) Central Library, the San Francisco Day School, and the Primate Discovery Center at the San Francisco Zoo. Papers include a curriculum vitae, detailed brochures on most of her projects, and reprints of articles from Architectural Record, The New York Times, and Architecture, about Simon's designs. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SIMMONS, ANTHONY K. (1810-1886). LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Botetourt County, Virginia. Letter written from Manchester, Virginia, to son William B. concerning the health of younger son Ed, a private in Company A, 28th Virginia Infantry convalescing in the hospital after having been wounded in the Battle of Gaines' Mill. Also mentions other members of Company A and relays a rumor about the number of Union prisoners on Belle Isle. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-011.
SIMMONS, LEON DALMAIN. MEMORABILIA, 1933-1987. 0.4 cu. ft. Member of the Engineering Class of 1934. Collection includes plaques and certificates awarded to Simmons, including a plaque from the Century Club and the Alumni Association. Ms1998-030.
SIMMONS, OVID T. LETTER BOOK. 0.2 cu. ft. Bound book of letters written by Ovid T. Simmons during the Civil War. Simmons served as manager of the Ulster Iron Works in Saugerties, New York and there are many letters concerning the business dealings of the Iron Works. The subjects of other letters range from the purchase of a boat to marital problems. There are several letters about or written by Ovid Simmons's father, John Simmons, who also worked as manager at the Ulster Iron Works and developed the double puddling, hoop making, and cold-rolling processes. Finding aid in EAD available online. Ms2008-082
SINCLAIR, ARTHUR G. LETTERS, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Virginia; commander in the Confederate States of America Navy. Collection consists of two letters written in February and March, 1864, from Sinclair in Richmond to a friend. Refers to his "iron clads," which have been repaired after being battered in the recent campaign, and the commotion caused in Richmond from a raid by the Yankees. Transcripts available. Ms92-034.
SION, MARIA MILITZA. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1976-1999. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect and artist in Romania. Papers consist of a personal résumé, company dossier, photographs and photocopies of portions of her work focusing on the projects -- Imobil Locuinte, and a residential building in Bucharest. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SIVELY, G.S. POSTCARD, 1877. 0.1 cu. ft. Postcard with a printed message about VAMC 1877 tuition, signed by C.L.C. Minor. Addressed to G.S. Lively of Mountain Grove. Ms 91-035.
SKALA, LILIA, STUDENT PORTFOLIO, 1915-1920, 2003, n.d. 1.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Collection consists of Skala's student portfolio created at the University of Dresden. Skala carried the portfolio of watercolor, charcoal and ink drawings, sketches and plans when she fled the Nazis in 1939. Skala is best known for her many films including Lilies of the Field (1963). Digitized versions of the drawings are available online in the VT Imagebase. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-015
SKINNER, H. H. PAPERS, 1912-17. 0.6 cu. ft. Salesman for the Narragansett Electric Lighting Company of Providence, Rhode Island, a supplier to makers of electric automobiles. Papers include Skinner's correspondence, writings, sales reports, memoranda, and meeting reports; also includes photographs from the Baker Electric Vehicle Company of Cleveland, Ohio, of electric cars, wagons, trucks, and engines; and trade magazines. Ms88-061.
SKLAREK, NORMA MERRICK, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born 1928. Architect of Los Angeles, California, and the first African-American woman to become a licensed architect in New York (1954) and California (1962), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Principal of the Jerde Partnership in Los Angeles and director of the Los Angeles chapter of the AIA. Materials include a curriculum vitae, a reprint of an article, "Designing Women," from The California Executive, (November 1987) and photographs of and information about several of her designs in California. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SLATER, LEONARD A. (1835-1897). LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. New Kent County, Virginia resident and physician; assistant surgeon in the CSA, later surgeon in the 15th Virginia Cavalry; member of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College Board of Visitors (1881-1885). Collection consists of a single letter to Slater's father, detailing a list of enclosed items and advising his family to take their slaves and abandon their home. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-052.
SLAVESHIP "ELIZABETH." RECORDS, 1750. 0.1 cu. ft. Six manuscripts concerning the sale of indigo, unrefined sugar, and 324 guinea slaves to M. de Fleurian by Captain Audebert of the Navire l'Elizabet de la Rochelle in St. Dominique. Includes two ledger accounts, debit and credit, signed by de Fleurian and Audebert; two copies of the above accounts, unsigned; a receipt signed by Audebert; and a slip of paper, "Liasse de Compter." Finding aid available online. Ms74-001.
SLEEPER, CHARLES W. (abt. 1841-1893). LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from Charles W. Sleeper, private and later Quartermaster Sergeant, 7th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, to his cousin. Written from Yorktown, August 24, 1862. Includes detailed discussion of the Confederate defenses in the area, conditions at Yorktown camp, illness of soldiers, and other details of Yorktown area, including Revolutionary War sites. Transcript available. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-009.
SLIUNKOVA, INESSA. COLLECTION. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Russian architectural historian. Collection includes two photographs and biographical information. Also included in the donation are four published volumes about Russian architure. Book topics include religious buildings, Russian manor houses, and Russian monasteries. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SLONE, PEDRO T. (1879-1982). MEMOIR, 1943. 0.1 cu. ft. Typescript memoir by Pedro T. Slone of Franklin County, Virginia; written in February 1943; describes life in Franklin County, Virginia, during the late 19th and early 20th century. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-057.
SLUSSER FAMILY. PAPERS, 1852-1909. 0.1 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia, family. Includes loose ledger sheets (1852-58) for the household expenditures of Dr. John B. Slusser with pencil drawings from 1885(?) by Murray C. Slusser; advertisement of a mine car from the Pressed Steel Car Company (n.d.); sheet from an account book, "In account with the dining hall of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute" (1909); a U.S. patent application (January 30, 1894) for the invention of an improved nut-lock by Murray C. and William J. Slusser; and pages from a personal account book. Finding aid available online. Ms60-001.
SLUSSER, JOHN H. AND SON STORE. LEDGER, 1902-1909. 0.4 cu. ft. Labeled "Store Book, no. 5, 1912". Ledger includes account listings for the J.H. Slusser & Son Coal Company store from 1902 through 1909. John H. Slusser was born in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 28, 1840. Slusser purchased a coal mine on Coal Bank Hollow Road in Blacksburg. The coal company was taken over by John Slusser's son, Murry C. Slusser, after his death in 1909. The M.C. Slusser Coal Company ran the mine until 1950 and served the surrounding areas, include coal supplies for the nearby Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-135.
"SMART" ROAD CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE. RECORDS, 1993-97. 0.6 cu. ft. The "Smart" Road is a project designed by the Virginia Department of Transportation to build a roadway as a direct link between Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. Its construction is meant to alleviate congestion on Route 460 in Christiansburg and Blacksburg, Virginia, and to serve as a test site for Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS), or "smart highway" technology. A citizen's advisory committee was formed in 1994 to advise VDOT about the environmental and social ramifications of building the new roadway, as well as its overall design. The records were collected by Dorothy Bodell, a member of the committee from January 1995 to July 1997. Finding aid available online. Ms97-025.
SMILEY, JACOB WALLACE. DIARY, 1863-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes a diary kept by Smiley that spans from the time of he was drafted in August 1863 until he was killed in action on May 4, 1864. Smiley chronicled the travels and activities of his unit, the 7th Company, 1st Battalion, New York Sharpshooters, in the Northern Virginia region. The diary also includes a CDV of Smiley and his wife. Finding aid available online. Ms.2012-073.
SMITH FAMILY. LETTERS, 1861-65, 1912, 1975, 1996 n.d. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection consists of forty-nine letters written by the brothers of the Smith family of Carroll County, Virginia, almost exclusively while most of them served as soldiers for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The brothers include James R. Smith (1831-63), who served in Company I of the 50th Virginia Regiment; Stephen Mitchell Smith (1832-1913), who was initially exempt from military service because he was the only blacksmith in the area, but later served with Company G of the 54th Virginia Regiment; William Alexander Smith (1835-68), who served in Company I of the 50th Virginia Regiment; and Barton Pierce Smith (1838-63) who enlisted in February 1863 and served in Company D of the 29th Virginia Regiment as a hospital steward. Most are written to Stephen Mitchell Smith from encampments in Virginia. Also includes genealogical information about the family compiled in 1975 by Frederick R. Smith of Hardy, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1996-018.
SMITH, ABEL, JR. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft., 1 item. Lieutenant Colonel of the 165th New York Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War. Letter, written March 20, 1863, to Captain Felix Agnus, reprimanding him for allowing a first lieutenant to hold a subordinate position to a second lieutenant during a battalion drill. Agnus later rose to the rank of Brigadier General. Ms89-070.
SMITH, AUGUSTUS FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1864-1926. 0.1 cu. ft. Civil War soldier. Two letters--one (1864) from Smith in Greenville, Tennessee, to his mother, and another (1866) to General Alex E. Smith, his father, in Rural Mount, Virginia, from an unknown person, telling of his daughter-in-law's death. Also includes newspaper clippings concerning the Civil War and genealogy. Finding aid available online. Ms1985-017.
SMITH, CLOETHIEL WOODARD. OBITUARY, 1993 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect that worked primarily in Washington, D.C. Materials include two obituaries from 1993. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SMITH, F. H. LETTER, 1867. 0.1 cu. ft. Typescript copy of a letter from Smith of the Virginia Military Institute to Captain M. F. Maury of London, England, which includes information about a grant of U.S. lands for the endowment of a college to teach Agricultural and Mechanical Arts. Finding aid available online. Ms1964-002..
SMITH, FRANK. RESEARCH PAPER, 1989. 0.1 cu. ft. Shelbyville, Kentucky, resident. Typescript copy of "The Bridge at Tyrone," by Smith about the construction in 1889 of a railroad bridge in Tyrone, Kentucky, owned by the Louisville Southern Railroad. Ms90-006.
SMITH, HAMPTON D. COLLECTION, 1974-1990. 3.0 cu. ft. Chemistry professor at Virginia Tech. Collection includes research data, proposals, correspondence with chemists at other universities, and research articles/papers. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-079.
SMITH, RILEY. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier of the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Letter written March 7, 1864, to his cousin. Writes that he likes being a soldier when he is not in danger and how Confederate deserters now come to their lines every day. Ms91-017.
SMITH, WILLIAM. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1907-08. 1 vol. Resident of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Notebook accounting for personal expenditures. Ms88-103.
SMITHEY & BOYNTON. ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS. RECORDS, 1922-1985. 92.0 cu. ft. and 1500 rolls of architectural drawings. Architecture firm in Roanoke, Virginia, established in 1935 by Louis Phillipe Smithey and Henry B. Boynton. Records consist of about 1500 designs of residences, churches, businesses, schools, and community buildings predominantly in the Roanoke and Southwest Virginia area, designed mostly between 1935 and 1957. Materials consist of project files, specifications, framed drawings and photographs, and architectural drawings. Includes designs done by Smithey before he collaborated with Boynton, as well as designs done by other firms of projects later redesigned by Smithey & Boynton. Also includes architectural drawings of Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, VA. Finding aid (excluding rolled drawings) available online. Ms1992-027.
SMITHFIELD PLANTATION see the entry for ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES, MONTGOMERY COUNTY BRANCH. RECORDS, 1754-1996.
SMITHFIELD PRESTON FOUNDATION. PAPERS, 1784-1881, n.d. 204 items. Collection consists of letters written by two generations of members of the Preston family of southwest Virginia, Kentucky, and South Carolina, to James and Sarah Preston McDowell in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Most of the correspondents are the children and grandchildren of William and Susanna Smith Preston, settlers of Montgomery County, Virginia, who built their home, "Smithfield," in 1772. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-002.
SMITHSON, ALISON (1928-93). DRAWINGS, 1982. 0.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of London, England. Educated at the University of Durham, and worked at the London County Council until she formed a partnership in 1950 with her husband Peter Smithson. Collection consists of three drawings Smithson submitted for the Parc de la Villette (Paris) competition in 1982. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SMOLINA, NADEJDA IVANOVNA. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1990-1997. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Smolina is the Head of the State Museum of Architecture (MUAR) Academic Library in Moscow. The collection contains photocopies of two diplomas and one medal awarded to Smolina's publication Traditions of Symmetry in Architecture [NA2760 .S56 1990] and three architecture conference programs from the West-East series (Architecture of the World 3. West-East: Tradition of Antiquity in Architecture, VNIITAG-MARHI, Moscow: Architectura, 1994. and Architecture of the World 6. West-East: 2000 Years of the Architecture Book, VNIITAG-MARHI, Moscow: Architectura, 1997.) Also included in the donation are four published volumes about Russian architecture. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SMYTH, ELLISON A. JR. (1863-1941). PAPERS, 1859-1927. 6.4 cu. ft. Professor of Biology (1891-1925); dean of the faculty (1903-1906); dean of the Department of Applied Science (1916-1920); and faculty advisor to students in biology and pre-medical (1920-1925) at Virginia Tech. Papers include correspondence with professional and amateur scientists, and collectors, dealers and suppliers around the world, including H.H. Bailey, Carl Braun, Jonathan Dwight, E.K. Harvey, and James R. Randolph. Also includes correspondence with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Entomological Society, Boston Society of Natural History, Linnean Society of New York, and the University of Notre Dame Botany Department; reprints of articles written by Smyth; literature on topics in biology and science; and his notes, written in 1912, on birds in Montgomery County, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms1981-098.
SMYTH, JAMES ADGER (1837-1920). MEMOIR, 1917, 2010. Private, Co. A, 25th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry; Charleston, SC, businessman and mayor. Collection contains an original typescript memoir, c. 1917, as well as a transcript of the memoir and an introduction/brief biography by a descendant. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-010.
[SMYTH AND WYTHE COUNTIES, VIRGINIA, LEDGER, 1850, 1862-65]. 0.1 cu. ft. Ledger started in Chatham Hill in Smyth County, Virginia, in 1850, discarded and then recommenced in 1862 in Rural Retreat, Virginia. Included in the entries are the labor records of a free black woman, and Washington Steptoe. Finding aid available online. Ms88-029.
SNAVELY, AMBROSE L. (1868-1934). PAPERS, 1903-1952. 0.5 cu. ft. Owner of a stock and produce farm in Wythe County, Virginia during the first half of the 20th century. Diaries and account books for farm income and expenditures, breeding records, and household finances. Finding aid available online. Ms1989-014.
SNAVELY, AARON (1825-1880). POEM, [1863?]. 0.1 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia physician. Poem titled "Remember Sarah Jane," lamenting the recent death and burial of Snavely's wife. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-001.
SNAVELY, ROBERT. LETTER, 1876. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a letter by Robert Snavely to a "Valued Friend" (Mr. J. N. Huddle) from Rural Retreat, Virginia, written 1876. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-020.
SNIDER, JOHN N., LETTER March 17, 1863. 1 Item. John N. Snider (1834-1897) was a soldier in the 14th Virginia Cavalry, Jenkins Brigade. The letter is from Snider in a "Camp near Salem" to his sister. He writes about the high price of food and that there is preaching in the camp every Sunday. Ms91-063.
SOKOLINA, ANNA P., PAPERS, 1980-2006. ca. 2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Anna Sokolina is an architecture/art historian who received her Ph.D. in Architecture from the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences Research Institute for Theory of Architecture, and her M.Arch. from the Moscow Institute of Architecture. She is a Certificate graduate in Arts Administration from New York University SCPS Department of Arts Sciences and Humanities, and a professor at Miami University (2007/08). The majority of the collection consists of her publications featured in books, magazines and newspapers from Germany, Russia, and the United States. The collection also contains her professional documentation, syllabi of courses taught, and conference papers, as well as videotapes. This portion of the collection spans from1980-1996 . Sokolina's papers also include catalogs and posters from exhibitions that she curated or that exhibited her artwork, while she worked at various museums starting in 1997. Her papers include documentation about her dedicated work to collect the records of Russian women architects for the IAWA. An EAD-encoded finding aid is available online. Ms2002-051.
SOLITUDE. PHOTOGRAPHS and PAPERS, 1960s-80s. 0.3 cu. ft. Historic home of Blacksburg, Virginia, built by the Preston family in the early 1800s. Purchased by the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) in 1872, and remains the oldest building on campus. Photographs consist of thirty-four mounted photographs from Eleanor Stover McEver's collection of various views and details of Solitude, with identifying labels. Also includes other papers, such as newspaper clippings and postcards, with information about Solitude. Ms93-024.
[SOLITUDE LETTER, 1860.] 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written December 27, 1860, from an unidentified man at Solitude, the Preston home in Blacksburg, Virginia, to "Miss Martha." Ms90-138.
SOMAYA, BRINDA. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 2000-2001. 2.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. This collection is comprised of The Hecar Foundation's exhibit "Women in Architecture - 2000 Plus" and includes 29 exhibit panels and a published catalog. It also includes article about Brinda Somaya's recognition as India's Designer of the Year in 2000. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-005
SOMMERVILLE, HENRY CLAY (1834-1918). LETTERS, 1862, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Hampshire County, Virginia; surgeon for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Collection consists of letters, written mostly from January to April, 1864, to Sommerville while in Danville and Lynchburg, Virginia, from friends in Liberty (now Bedford), Virginia. Most of the letters focus on town news and gossip. Ms91-045.
SOULE, HARTLEY A. (1904-1988). PAPERS, 2.8 cu. ft. NACA and later NASA administrator; experimental jet developer; aerospace engineer. Collection includes research files, personal notes, film scripts, and publications collected by Soule, on the fields of aviation, aeronautics, and aerospace, particularly on the NACA and NASA programs, including the X-1 and X-15 jets, and the Mercury and Gemini space programs. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-004.
SOUTHEY, ROBERT (1774-1843). PAPERS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. British poet and writer of prose; poet laureate (1813-1843). Writer (1809-1838) for The Quarterly Review, a Tory journal. Best known for Life of Nelson (1813), and The Inchape Rock." Collection consists of eight manuscript pages with fragments of prose that are likely unpublished. Topics include atheists, devils, and extracts of letters on the Irish. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-018.
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COUNTIES COLLECTION. PAPERS, 1783-1878. 0.5 cu. ft. Letters, deeds, promissory notes, invoices for goods and services, toll bridge fee receipt, child's watercolor, pen and ink drawings of weaver's coverlet designs with titles of designs included. Leather bound volumes include accounts, recipes (including the Nancy Figgat recipe book and a book of home remedies), and more. Finding aid available online. Ms2000-092.
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. RECORDS, 1880. Notes from meetings of incorporators at New River Depot, Virginia in October and November of 1880. Ms1990-030.
SNAVELY, J. A. LETTER, 1899. 0.1 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia and later, Colorado, resident. Collection consists of a letter written by J. A. Snavley, its envelope, and an advertisement postcard/mailer for Scientific American publications. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-040.
SPAHR FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1959-1991. 0.3 cu. ft. Records of rent payments at the Hilltop Gardens Trailer Park and clippings about Joel Bush Spahr's landscaping hobby. Hilltop Gardens Trailer Park, run by the Spahrs, operated from 1959 to 1999 on property to the northwest of Blacksburg, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2005-005.
SPEAR, LAURINDA (1950- ). BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, 2005. 0.1 cu. ft International Archive of Women in Architecture. In 1977, Spear formed the modernist architecture firm Arquitectonica in Miami, Fl with Bernardo Fort-Brescia. The firm has expanded to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Lima, Buenos Aires, and San Paulo. A fellow of The American Institute of Archiects, she is the winner of the AIA Silver Medal and the Rome Prize in Architecture and is a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SPEIGEL, SUSAN. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1985. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The collection consists of a book of limited edition postcards of architectural sketches that Canadian architect Susan Speigel drew entitled Composition as Explanation: The Plan. Drawings by Speigel can be viewed on the VT ImageBase. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SPENCER, GEORGE A. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-64. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 7th Rhode Island Infantry during the Civil War. Three letters from Maryland, Rhode Island, and Kentucky to his mother in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. Writes that he will send money home, and asks her to buy him a Smith and Wesson Seven Shooter. Ms89-100.
SPENDER, STEPHEN (1909- ). PAPERS, 1951-1963, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. British poet, former Professor of English Literature at University College in London, and author of over fifty works. Collection includes correspondence to Stephen Wall, Graham Ackroyd, "Mr. Hamilton," and "Charles"; and typescripts of poems, including "Middle East" and "Song." Finding aid available online. Ms1973-008.
SPRAGUE ELECTRIC RAILWAY AND MOTOR COMPANY. RECORDS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Electric motor company based in New York. Collection includes two diagrams for setting up Sprague Electric Motors, and two completed motor cards for automatic motors. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-041.
SPRINGER, ZADOCK B. (1835-1905). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Pennsylvania resident; 2nd Lieutenant and later Quartermaster of Company K, 116th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry; Confederate POW at Danville, Virginia; farm store owner. Collection includes a single 1864 letter from Danville POW camp to Martha Caroll, detailing life in camp, news of family, and requests for items. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-093.
SQUIRE, HENRY. DIARY, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consist of a diary with entries detailing camp life, war news, and in particular, playing baseball and boxing, an inspection by Lincoln, and camp rumors. Later entries include information on Squire's capture and release from the Libby Prison. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-103.
SQUIRES, ARTHUR M. (1916- ). PAPERS, 1940-1987. 72.0 cu. ft. University Distinguished Professor Emeritus (1986- ) at Virginia Tech. Member, National Academy of Engineering. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Educated at University of Missouri (A.B. 1938) and Cornell University (Ph.D. 1947). Employment: M.W. Kellogg Company (the Kellex Corporation), 1942-46, participating in design and startup of gaseous diffusion plant at Oak Ridge; Hydrocarbon Research, Inc. of New York City, 1946-59, architect-engineering firm (research laboratories at Trenton, New Jersey) catering to petroleum, chemical, and steel industries; self-employed consultant, 1959-67; faculty of chemical engineering, The City College of The City University of New York (1967-76), Department Chairman (1970-73), Distinguished University Professor (1974-76); Frank C. Vilbrandt Professor of Chemical Engineering (1976-82) and University Distinguished Professor (1978-86), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Consultant for U.S. Bureau of Mines, Office of Coal Research, Electric Power Research Institute, United Nations, Office of Technology Assessment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others. Author of The Tender Ship: Governmental Management of Technological Change (1986). Expert in fluid beds, petroleum refining, hydrocarbon synthesis, coal conversions (gasification, liquefaction, carbonization, combustion), iron ore reduction, low-temperature processes, dust filtration, air pollution control. Collection consists of extensive correspondence, unpublished research reports, lectures, trip reports, reprints, trip diaries (1968-82), photographs (1979) from his trip to China, daily work books (1959-81), and subject files spanning entire career. Finding aid available online. Ms87-006.
SQUIRES, JOHN H. (d.1934). PAPERS, 1905-1942, n.d.. 0.2 cu. ft. North Carolina banker, educated at Virginia Tech (B.S., Agriculture, 1905; M.S., 1906) and Cornell University (Ph.D., 1909); donated initial funds to build Squires Student Center on Virginia Tech campus . Papers include Squires' will, with affidavits, notes regarding stocks, and correspondence; diplomas from Virginia Tech and Cornell; and a certificate. Finding aid available online. Ms1970-003.
ST. JOHN, MILES (1843-1935). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. New York native; private, and eventually 2nd lieutenant, with the 48th Regiment, New York Infantry. Collection includes a letter to "Mary," discussing the 1864 election, family news, and the building of winter quarters. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-045.
STAHL, HORATIO SEYMOUR (d.1935). PAPERS, 1931-37, N.D. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduated from Virginia Tech in 1907. Taught Botany and Biology at Virginia Tech from 1908-34. Papers contain "radio talks" (1931-34, n.d.) on plant topics, two Virginia Tech Commencement guides (1933), a list of students by year (n.d.), and a tribute to C.L. Stahl (brother?) from the Virginia Dairy Products Association (1937). Also includes notebook of the business transactions of W.C. Stahl written by H.S. Stahl, and "Autobiography of a Ring" by Annie Stahl. Finding aid available online. Ms1969-003.
STAMATOVA, NADIA. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1990-1999. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Graduated in 1981 from the University of Architecture and Construction in Sofia, Bulgiaria. In private practice since 1990, "ADA-2-Nadya Stamatova," in Varna Bulgaria. The collection consists of her resume and photocopies of portions of her work. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
STAN, SALLY BOULD (1917- ). ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1940-97. 2.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. An architect from Lafayette, California, Stan graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1939. She designed her first home in 1948 and retired in 1998. She worked largely for contractors, focusing on residential housing, subdivisions, and single-family dwellings. The Stan Papers include architectural drawings and sketches for single-family residences, commercial and apartment building sites. Pictures of her work are available on the VT ImageBase. Inventory available online. Ms2001-015
STANCHEVA, DINA (1925- ). PAPERS, 1963-90. 3.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Sofia, Bulgaria. Educated at the Sofia Art Academy and Sofia Polytechnic, as well as the École Speciale Architecture and École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Designed daycare centers, community centers, and kindergartens as a member of the Sofia architectural organization Sofprojekt, from 1952 to 1972. Afterwards she became head of a design studio and established a private practice until her retirement in 1994. The collection consists of résumé, photographs and architectural drawings of designs created by Stancheva during her career. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-017.
STANFORD, DEREK (1918-2008). PAPERS, 1968. 0.1 cu. ft. Author, biographer, and poet, and Fellow of the [British] Royal Society. Typescript copy of a short book, The Pylon Poets (Michigan: William B. Eerdmans), by Stanford about the poets W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Louis MacNeice. Copy has passages which did not appear in the final version of the book, and two short epilogues of which one was discarded for the book. Also included is a handwritten explanation of the copy by Stanford. Finding aid available online. Ms1978-008.
STANFORD, ELIZABETH (GALAX RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION). SCRAPBOOKS, 1946-1964. 0.5 cu. ft. Collection includes two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and photographs from 1946-1962 related to Galax Retail Merchants Association compiled by Elizabeth Stanford, office manager and secretary; other materials relate to Stanford's professional life. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-082.
STANFORD FAMILY. PAPERS, 1858-1881. 0.2 cu. ft. Correspondence of members of the Stanford family of Putnam County, Georgia. The majority of the collection consists of letter to and from Nehemiah Stanford and his two sons, Lycurgus and Eli. Many of the letters date from Lycurgus and Eli Stanford's time serving in the Civil War. Eli Stanford served as a member of Company A, 37th Georgia Infantry. Lycurgus Stanford served in Company B, 3rd Georgia Calvary; he was captured in the Battle of Resaca and imprisoned at Johnson's Island until July 1865. After the War, Lycurgus Stanford served as a Georgia delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1867 and later served in the state General Assembly. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-010.
STANHOPE, SPENCER C. LETTER, 1870. 0.1 cu. ft. Former officer in the 31st New York Infantry. Letter to C. P. Leverich, describing Stanhope's destitution and pleading for financial assistance. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-069.
STANICK, RUFUS P. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Captain in the 13th New Hampshire Infantry in the Civil War. Letter written January 5 and 6, 1863, from camp opposite Fredericksburg, after the Fredericksburg campaign. Writes about a grand review of General Edwin Sumner's Grand Division of 50,000 men by General Ambrose E. Burnside, and the depletion of the New Hampshire ranks. Remarks that the infantry chaplain rarely has services and is never seen around the camp. Ms90-003.
STARBIRD, DAISY. MANUSCRIPT COOKBOOK, c.1905. 0.1 cu. ft. Brunswick, Maine resident, c.1905. Manuscript cookbook containing recipes, home remedies, and crochet instructions written in several different hands. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-003.
STATE/REGIONAL HOME AND AGRICULTURAL PUBLICATIONS, 1934-1994. The collection contains state agency and regional publications on topics including, but not limited to: war-time food use and victory gardens, home planning and organization, food and cooking, home demonstration, and household management. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-040.
STUART, W. A. LETTERS TO, 1891. 0.1 cu. ft. Likely William Alexander Stuart, brother of James Ewell Brown (J.E.B.) Stuart; Patrick County, Virginia resident; lawyer and businessman. Collection contains two letters from 1891 to Stuart discussing business in the White Sulphur Springs area. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-041.
STEARNS FAMILY. PAPERS, 1714-1920. 1.4 cu. ft. Descendants of Isaac Stearns, originally of England, who settled in Massachusetts in 1630. Most of the papers concern Isaac Stearns, Jr. (1790-1879), of Mansfield, Massachusetts, and his family and descendants. Papers consist of transcripts or copies of correspondence, official documents, land records, diaries, and writings. Includes the papers of Isaac Holden Stearns (1825-97), a surgeon of the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War, and essays on the genealogy of the family by Stuart H. Buck, a descendant of the family. Finding aid available online. Ms89-013.
STEINEGGER, ELISABETH (1933- ). BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 1969-1984. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Partner of Steinegger & Hartmann, Architekten, in Binningen, Switzerland. Collection contains a curriculum vitae and seven catalogs detailing the designs she made with her husband. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
STEINMESCH, H. MAY (1893-1979). PAPERS, 1946-68, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Founding member and National President (1928-1930) of the Association of Women in Architecture. Materials consist of a photograph of (Henrietta) May Steinmesch; an article, "A Short History of the Association of Women in Architecture," with a brief biography; two site plans, and four slides of her architectural designs. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
STEPHENS, ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1812-83). ENVELOPE, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Congressman; Vice President of the Confederate States of America in the Civil War. Born in Wilkes (later Taliaferro) County, Georgia. Briefly Governor of Georgia (1883). Collection contains an envelope, stamped, from Albany, Georgia, May 7, 1862, to Stephens in Richmond, Virginia, with a note on the back concerning E. T. Jones. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-025.
STEPHENS, ENOCH (b. abt. 1935). DIARY, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. New York resident; 1st Sergeant and later, Major, in several NY regiments. Collection includes Stephens' diary from 1865, during which he writes about Lincoln's assassination, his experience guarding the co-conspirators, and daily military life. Finding aid available online. Ms2014-001.
STEPP, SILAS H. (D. 1865). LETTERS, 1863-64. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Enlisted in April 1863 in the 7th North Carolina Cavalry Battalion and transferred in August 1863 to the 6th North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, Company C. Captured by the Union forces in June 1864 at Jackson's Mills, North Carolina. Imprisoned first at Point Lookout, Maryland, and then sent in July 1864 to Elmira Prison, New York. Died of pneumonia in Elmira on January 2, 1865. Collection consists of photocopies of seventeen letters to his wife written mostly prior to his capture. Three letters written from Elmira with details of his capture and imprisonment. Ms92-020.
STERN OLD BACHELOR'S CLUB [BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA]. MINUTE BOOK, 1928-32. 0.1 cu. ft. Men's social club in Blacksburg, Virginia, whose motto was "Millions for defense, but not one cent for matrimony." Photocopy of a minute book listing officers and members, including Gordon Bennett, Mason Heavener, Baxter Johnston, Champ Lester, Harvey Lee Price, and David Slusser; and the club's constitution. Ms90-017.
STEUART, MAJOR GENERAL G. H. LETTER, 1861. 0.2 cu. ft. A letter from Confederate Major General G.H. Steuart to Major Commanding General Kenton Harper, and Harper's reply. The letter was written in Baltimore, Maryland, and is dated April 23, 1861. It expresses concern over the unexpected movements of Union troops in Annapolis, Maryland. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-014.
STEUBING, WILHELM JACOB (1832-98). CORRESPONDENCE, 1859-64. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier in Company B, Debray's Regiment, Texas Cavalry (later the 26th Texas Cavalry), during the Civil War. Probably involved in the Texas Coast Operations of 1863. Collection consists of seven letters written from and to Steubing at camps in Texas and his wife Nancy in their home in Hopkinsville, Texas. Ms92-042.
STEVENS, MARY OTIS. ARTICLES AND PHOTOCOPIES OF DOCUMENTS, 1956-1991. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Mary Otis Stevens graduated from MIT with a bachelors' degree in 1956. A protégé of Walter Gropius, she is considered one of the most important female architects in the Northeast during the 1960s and 1970s. She partnered with her husband Thomas McNulty from 1956 to 1969, creating in 1965, one of their most influential projects the Lincoln House. In 1975, Stevens founded the Design Guild, a collaborative architectural practice focused on non-profit clients, historic preservation and adaptive re-use; the Guild disbanded in 1991. The collection includes photocopied material (including articles and photographs of models) of various projects: Stevens' MIT thesis; a proposed Catholic Church; house on Kittery Point; Lincoln House; and the Design Guild. For more information on Mary Otis Stevens please see the Mary Otis Stevens Collection at the MIT Museum or the Susana Torre Architectural Papers (Ms1990-016). Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
STEWART, HENRY. PAPERS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1929. Papers consist of a typescript copy of a glossary of English-Spanish Nautical Terms, compiled by Stewart. Finding aid available online. Ms1983-006.
STEWART, NIXON. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in Company E, 97th Ohio Regiment, during the Civil War. Two letters written in April 1863 from General Hospital #12 in Louisville, Kentucky, to his sister Maggie in Adamsville, Ohio. Describes woundings and deaths of comrades and states that he would rather stand the hardships of the regiment than be in the hospital. Transcript available. Ms88-086.
STIMMEL DISTILLING COMPANY. FORM, c.1915. 0.1 cu. ft. Norfolk, Virginia, Distillery. The Stimmel Distilling Company Form consists of a single form with a price list on one side and an order blank on the reverse. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-028.
STOCKER-MERGENTHALER, BETH, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect and performance artist in Basel, Switzerland. Collection contains postcards, pamphlets, a poster, and a magazine, Merian: Basel, in which she and her husband are cited. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
STOILOVA, LJUBINKA K. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ljubinka Stoilova is an architect and architectural researcher who has published articles and monographs about theory and history of 19th and 20th century architecture. She has also helped organize over 10 documentary exhibitions in Bulgaria, Austria, and The Czech Republic. Her collection includes an exhibition postcard and a curriculum vitae that includes a small color image. The 2006 exhibition catalog that she wrote with Irina Genova, Presences, Absences: Women Artists and Architects in the Modern Art of Bulgaria [NA1388.5.W6 P74 2006] is available to view in the Special Collections Rare Book Room. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
STONE PRINTING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY. CHRISTMAS CARDS, 1949. 0.1 cu. ft. Printing company based out of Roanoke, Virginia. Collection contains three hand-drawn Christmas cards and one envelope (addressed to L. Franklin Moore) from the Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-081.
STONE PRINTING & MANUFACTURING. EPHEMERA, 1897-1950, undated. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection includes ephemera printed by Stone Printing & Manufacturing, as well as some business materials: correspondence, mailings, pamphlets, illustrations, and a file of mounted newspaper clippings. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-051.
"STORIES AND PLAYS OWNED BY THE TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION." SCRIPTS, 1915-36. 3 vols. Typescript summaries of plots of scripts owned by 20th Century-Fox. Includes scripts of silent and sound films, produced and unproduced, and romance, melodrama, and comedy. Ms89-018.
STRATTON, EDWARD L. DIARY, 1862-1864. 0.2 cu. ft. Initially with Company F of the 12th New Jersey Volunteers, then with the Invalid Corps, after suffering a disabling leg injury. A highly detailed Civil War diary, covering military action, army medicine, battle wounds, and hospital life and work. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-003.
STRATTON, WILLIAM AVERY (1845-1939). CORRESPONDENCE, 1864-1940. 0.8. cu. ft. Born in South Oxford, Chenango County, New York; lived and worked in various places including Washington, DC, New York City, and Mississippi, but spent most of his life in Chenango County, New York. Collection contains correspondence to Stratton from friends and family. Letters date from as early as the Civil War (1864) to the year after Stratton's death (1940). Correspondence mostly concerns social and family news, though some of the early letters contain Civil War and post-bellum news from the South. Letters from friends in Oregon, Colorado, and Nevada also provide details on Indian affairs, railroad growth, and cattle in the West. The collection also contains a large number of wedding and graduation invitations for events in and around Oxford, New York. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-114.
STRATIGAKOS, DESPINA. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1999-2002. 1.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The Despina Stratigakos collection is comprised of her vita and published works including her dissertation and articles exploring the public image of women architects in Wilhelm, Germany (early 20th century), the contributions of women in re-building of Berlin, Germany, and exiled Jewish women architects in America. Stratigakos successfully lobbied the Mattel toy company for the inclusion of an architect to the 'Barbie I Can Be...' series. Architect became the 127th career for Barbie in 2011. The collection also contains the 2011 doll and press releases concerning her creation. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-062
STRAWN FAMILY. PAPERS, 1862-1942. 0.1 cu. ft. Family of New Virginia and St. Charles, Iowa, and other locations in Colorado, Kansas, and Wyoming. Papers consist of fourteen letters amongst the members of the family and from members of the Bumbarger family. Includes letters written to J.A. Cravens during the Civil War. Also includes a handwritten oral history of the Bumbarger family as told to Ruth Strawn Chapman, in 1934, and the marriage certificate of John Strawn to Nellie Bumbarger (1898). Ms94-006.
STRONG, MOSES M. LETTER, 1886. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Letter to the Honorable C. W. Woodman of Dover, New Hampshire. Ms88-015.
STURM, ALBERT (1912-88). PAPERS, 1968-1979. 21.0 cu. ft. Professor Emeritus of Political Science and the Center for Public Administration and Policies at Virginia Tech. Leading expert on state constitutional reform, and director of the 1977 Virginia Tech self-study. Papers include articles, lectures, class and self-study material, and information concerning Phi Beta Kappa. Unprocessed. Ms88-019.
STURTEVANT LETTERS, 1858-1884. 2 INCHES. Collection of sixty letters, written mostly to Ann Maria Sturtevant and Owen Sturtevant from various members of the Durkee, Smith, and Montgomery families in Springfield, Illinois, and the Boyer family in Monticello, Illinois. Pre-Civil War letters refer to the sale of slaves and the discovery of runaway slaves in Kentucky. War-time letters are from women on the homefront and refer to male relatives in the Union Army. Transcripts of selected letters available. Finding aid available online. Ms1993-023.
SULLIVAN FAMILY. PAPERS, 1800-1957. 2.0 cu. ft. Early Christiansburg, Virginia, family. Collection includes correspondence (1883-89); ledger books for Blacksburg, Virginia district taxes (1885), Virginia House of Delegates (1891-92), and Lorentz and Sullivan's mill (1882-1884); and photographs, brochures (1884), news clippings (n.d.), and receipts (1881-84). Finding aid available online. Ms56-001.
SULLIVAN, MARGARET M. (1926-2013). COLLECTION, 1932-2011. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Montgomery County, Virginia. Handwritten memoir (accompanied by typescript) of life in rural Montgomery County from 1926 through World War II; photographs of students at Sunnyside School (Montgomery County) in 1910 and 1932; genealogical notes on Price, Surface, and related families; and John F. Kennedy Vari-Vue presidential campaign button. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-091.
SULLIVAN RAILROAD COMPANY. STOCK CERTIFICATE, 1851. 0.1 cu. ft. Railroad line between Windsor and Bellows Falls, Vermont. Certificate for ten shares of company stock issued to H. W. Pickering, trustee. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-042.
SUNDT, ELISE (1928- ). PAPERS, 1970-72, n.d. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. >Architect of Vienna, Austria. Sundt studied at the Technical University of Vienna, graduating with a diploma in Architecture in 1952. The collection includes professional papers, publications, and documentation of exhibits from her professional career. Finding aid available online. Ms1984-183
SUPERIOR ANTHRACITE MINES. FIRE BOSS REPORTS, 1929-1953. 0.3 cu. ft. Coal mining operation in McCoy (Montgomery County), Virginia. Daily reports of fire boss for the company’s Big Vein Mine, describing mine conditions. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-131.
SURFACE (ZERFASS) FAMILY. GENEALOGY, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft., 1 item. Copy of extensive genealogy of the Surface, or Zerfass, family of Virginia, Indiana, and Ohio. Compiled by Clyde S. Boots of Isabel, Kansas. Contains thorough family trees of the family members; cemetery records of Johnson County, Indiana; records of the Price Family of Montgomery County, Virginia, who intermarried with the Surfaces; brief census statistics from 19th century Montgomery County, Virginia; biographies of select members of the family; and copies of the wills (1805 and 1808) of John Surface and John Surface, Jr. Finding aid available online. Ms1970-001.
SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM H. PAPERS, 1940-1949. 0.3 cu. ft. Collection contains a small group of Sutherland's correspondence, as well as VPI publications, newspaper clippings and ephemera relating to VPI and Sutherland's military service. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-040.
SUTTON, SHARON E. ARTWORK, 1976-1979, 1999. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Sutton is a professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Washington, where she has been on the faculty since 1998. She became an architectural educator in 1975, having taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Michigan where she became the first African American woman to become a full professor in an accredited architectural degree program. Awarded the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor Award in 1996. The collection is a set of three 5.5" x 10.5" Sutton prints and a one-page biography. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SUTTON-MARTIN-MASON FAMILY. PAPERS, 1861-1968. 0.2 cu. ft. Pulaski County, Virginia family. Papers consist largely of correspondence to Rachel Louisa Sutton (later married to David H. Martin) from friends and family during the 1860s. Many letters comment on the Civil War, particularly conditions in Southwest Virginia. Others discuss Martha Washington College (Abingdon, Virginia), its classes, and related activities. Also contains deeds, family financial records, poetry, photographs and assorted ephemera. A small collection of materials belonging to the Martins' granddaughter, Elinor Mason, completes the collection. Finding aid available online. Ms2003-013.
SUZUKI, KIMIKO (1929-1992). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1963-1966. 1.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Japan. Suzuki attended Japan Women's University and was their first graduate in the housing studies program. She found work in an architectural practice after WWII, however, she eventually had to resign from the practice in order to care for her husband's parents. She then operated her own practice out of her home. The collection contains 3 sets of drawings and a publication for the Susume Abe residence completed in 1967. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-089.
SVIGELJ CERNIGOS, MOJCA, PAMPHLET AND RÉSUMÉ, 1998. 0.1 cu. ft.International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
SWEET 'N LOW AND BUTTER BUDS. PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, 1979-1985. 1.9 cu. ft. Collection consists of materials relating to Sweet 'N Low, including advertisements, flyers, distribution and purchasing information, and recipes; Collection also includes a 1979 display board for Butter Buds with pamphlets. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-058.
SWIFT, HALLETT (b. 1802). ACCOUNT BOOK, 1837-1847. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of Wareham (Plymouth County), Massachusetts. Account book detailing sales of produce (chiefly corn and potatoes) and other goods, with credits to customers for cash, goods, labor and services. Also used as recipe book, featuring both handwritten and clipped recipes. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-106.
SWIGER, LOUIS A. (1932- ), PAPERS, 1986-2003. 0.5 cu. ft. Born in Waverly, Ohio, Dr. Swiger was educated at Ohio State University (B.A. 1954) and Iowa State University (M.A. 1957 and Ph.D. 1960). After working for the University of Nebraska and Ohio State University, he accepted a position as Head of the Department of Animal Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1980. From 1986 until his retirement in 2003, he held the offices of Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences CALS, Assistant Director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Acting Dean of CALS, and Dean of CALS. Collection primarily consists of correspondence and newspaper articles relating to his promotions and administration of CALS. Finding aid available online. Ms2004-013.
SWINK, EARL T. (1907-82). SPEECHES, 1949, 1961-72. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of Agricultural Engineering (1935-70) at Virginia Tech and Vice President of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Papers include speeches about rural electrification, the agricultural engineering profession, and environmental control. Ms89-036.
SYRKUS, HELENA (1900-82). BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH, 1983. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Warsaw, Poland. Biographical sketch of Syrkus written by Syrkus's sister, Irena Wilcryinski. Materials also include a typed transcript of Wilcryinski's manuscript biography. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.

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