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TALBOT, NATHANIEL H. (b. abt. 1831). 0.1 cu. ft. Private with the 43rd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry; 2nd (and later 1st) Lieutenant, Company B, 58th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry; photographer before and after the Civil War. Collection consists of a single letter to "Dear Ones" from May 1865; includes description of a grand review in Washington, DC, as well as some of Talbot's camp duties. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-002.
TALBOT, RICHARD B. (1933-1994). PAPERS, 1967-94. 1.4 cu. ft.
Educated at Kansas State University (B.S., 1954; D.V.M., 1958), Baylor
University (NIH postdoctoral), and Iowa State University (Ph.D., 1963).
Professor Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medical Informatics at
Virginia Tech and founding dean of the Virginia Maryland College of
Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Director of the Office of New
Animal Drug Evaluation at the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.
Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
and editor of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals.
Pioneering work with computers in the field of veterinary medicine.
Collections consists primarily of speeches, speech resource and research
materials, administrative notes, departmental program planning and
budgeting materials. Finding aidavailable on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1995-024.
TALKING ABOUT WORK ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW. PROJECT, 2008-2011. 2.05 cu. ft. Collection includes oral history interviews conducted by students of Dr. Emily Satterwhite's HUM 2504 Introduction to American Studies class with interviewees who work on or near the Virginia Tech campus; also contains annotated bibliographies and reflections papers created by students about their interview experience. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-005.
TALLEY, EDWIN. AGRICULTURAL QUADRANGLE DRAWINGS, 2005. 1 cu. ft. Collection consists of Edwin Talley's six original pen and ink drawings depict the buildings of Virginia Tech's Agriculture Quadrangle: Hutcheson, Price, Sandy, Seitz, Smyth, and Saunders. Finding aid available in the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2006-021.
[TAMMANY HALL SCRAPBOOK, n.d.]. 1 vol. Scrapbook of news clippings,
pages of books, and cartoons concerning information about Tammany Hall
of New York City, the political club that became a symbol of corruption
in city government. Ms90-067.
TANIMURA, RUTSU, PANELS. 1.0 cu. ft.
Two project panels for Asahidai House, Japan. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2002-032.
TANT, MARTHA ANN HITE. GENEALOGY RECORDS, 1991. 0.1 cu. ft.
Resident of Kingsport, Tennessee, and genealogy researcher. Records
include pedigree charts, Bible records, and family group listings of 300
years of Tant's ancestors, including the Brown, Haden, Harman, Hite,
Linkous, Marrs, May, Salmons, and Trollinger families, who settled in
Henry, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and Tazewell counties, Virginia, and in
TARANTO, LISA, COLLECTION, 2006. 0.1 cu. ft.
The collection consists of a CD showing ceramic artwork from a show by VT architecture school alumna Lisa Taranto in 2006. It includes color images, movie files, architectural drawings for ceramic buildings, and test files with biographical information. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2008-003.
TARR, G. HORACE. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier of the
20th Connecticut Volunteers in the Civil War. Letter, May 4, 1863,
giving a detailed eye-witness account of the Battle of Chancellorsville.
TARTER FAMILY PAPERS (1862-1865). 0.1 cu. ft. The collection includes a letter from J. W. & Susan M. Tarter to J. W.'s brother, Confederate soldier James H. Tarter; a CSA envelope, and James H.'s Oath of Allegiance certificate. The letter, written from Wythe County and dated November 2nd, 1862, includes mostly family news, food prices, and war news. Finding aid available on Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-021.
TARTER, WILLIAM J. ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1895-1922. 0.3 cu. ft. Wythe County, Virginia, merchant and postmaster. Ledgers detailing inventory and transactions of post office; cash books for store and other business enterprises. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1940-027.
TATE, LELAND B. (1905-1999). PAPERS, 1940-[1955?]. 0.2 cu. ft. Professor of rural sociology at Virginia Tech. Newspaper clippings relating to industrial and economic development in the New River Valley, with an emphasis on the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, together with studies titled "Facts About the Blacksburg Community" and "Some Facts About Virginia's People." Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1956-004.
TATE, MILDRED. LETTER, 1940. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from Mildred Tate to Mrs. Gillette inviting her to a dinner at the Hillcrest Dormitory on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Mildred Tate was a professor of Home Economics at the VPI from 1937 to 1960. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms52-002
TAYLOR, JAMES (d. 1804). INVENTORY OF ESTATE, 1814. 0.1 cu. ft.
Patrick County, Virginia, resident. Inventory signed by George Fulcher,
M. Sandefun, and William Jones. Ms88-035.
TAYLOR, JOHN H. (b. abt. 1840-1916). CORRESPONDENCE, 1859-1877. 0.2 cu. ft. Allegheny College student; chaplain with the 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry; Augusta County, Virginia resident and minister. Collection includes from family and friends to Taylor, as well as several letters by Taylor to family members. Mostly news to and from home, but also some early Civil War content. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-050.
TAYLOR, ROBERT A. BUSINESS PAPERS, 1825-26. 0.2 cu. ft. Ginsing
merchant from Baltimore, Maryland. Records deal with sales of ginsing to
the Preston family of Abingdon, Virginia. Includes invoices and
TAYLOR, ROBERT CREEDE (1866-1915) FAMILY, REFERENCE COLLECTION,
2003-2006. 0.8 cu. ft. Robert Creede Taylor (1866-1915) lived in
Montgomery County, Virginia most of his life. He attended Virginia
Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Tech) in the 1880s,
and thereafter worked in Roanoke before returning to Christiansburg,
Virginia in 1893. He married Helen May Pelton, and they had three
children. He died in 1915 after a long illness. The Taylors are related
to many other Montgomery County and Roanoke families, and these families
and their involvement in area organizations are mentioned in the collection.
The collection consists of copies of documentation about Taylor and his
family during the years 1866 to 1915 gathered by his R.C. Taylor's
great-grandson. The research resulted in a timeline for Robert Creede
Taylor, additional supporting copied research material, recent research
correspondence, and a CD with scans of his great-grandmother's newspaper
scrapbook. Photocopied documents are from many sources, including newspapers,
historic and recent photographs, census reports, yearbooks, pamphlets,
legal papers, land plats, and correspondence. Ms2006-024.
TAYLOR, ROBERT ELDRED. PAPERS, 1942-45. 0.1 cu. ft. Selective
service records of Taylor of Larned, Kansas, during World War II. Taylor
was disqualified from Aviation Cadet Training due to color blindness,
and entered the enlisted reserve corps and was assigned inactive status
to Pan American World Airways in Miami, Florida. In 1945 Taylor had to
go in front of the selective service board again for possible duty.
TAYLOR, W.L., JR. PRACTICE BOOK, 1929. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains a lettering practice book for students and draftsmen. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1992-030.
TEED, HIRAM P. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-1863, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of New York; private with the 144th Regiment, New York Infantry; later sewing machine dealer in Pennsylvania. Collection includes six letters from Teed to his wife detailing daily life, news from home, and Teed's romantic frustrations at the separation from her, as well as one letter from his wife. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-101.
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY. 1946. 0.1 cu. ft. Obsolete title. Now cataloged as a book, Telephone Communication Survey: the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia (TK6392 .C54 1946 Large Spec). Ms46-001.
TEMPLE, HARRY DOWNING JR. (1911-2004). PAPERS, 1927-1998. 12.0 cu. ft. Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1934. Served as a professional officer of the Regular United States Army and is a combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Commanded the Institute of Heraldry, United States Army, from 1961 to 1966, and designed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian decoration conferred by the United States. Retired in 1966 as a Colonel in the United States Army. After his retirement he researched the history of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of the manuscript and the photographs used in The Bugle's Echo: A Chronology of Cadet Life at the Military College at Blacksburg, Virginia, published by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni, Inc. Collection also includes memorabilia from Temple's days as a student and literature about heraldry. Finding aidof processed materials available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-039.
TENNESSEE, ALABAMA & GEORGIA RAILROAD. ANNUAL REPORT, 1917. 0.1 cu. ft. Rail line operating between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Gadsden, Alabama; purchased by the Southern Railway in 1971. Annual report providing figures for railway's operation, including workforce, equipment, tonnage hauled, income and expenditures. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-043.
TENNESSEE, ALABAMA & GEORGIA RAILWAY. ANNUAL REPORT, 1917. 0.1 cu. ft. Rail line spanning 92 miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Gadsden, Alabama; purchased by the Southern Railway in 1971. Annual report providing figures for railway's operation, including workforce, equipment, tonnage hauled, income and expenditures. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-044.
TENNESSEE, VIRGINIA, AND WEST VIRGINIA. CABINET CARDS, c.1880s-1890s. 0.1 cu. ft. Ccollection consists of 23 cabinet cards featuring individuals, couples, children, and adults. Images were taken by photographers and photographic studios in Bristol, TN/VA, Bluefield, West Virginia., and several towns in Southwest Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-024.
TESTERMAN, LOUISE. PAPERS, 1861-62, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Two
photographs collected by Testerman: one of John P. Donaldson and Noyes
Rand, 22nd Virginia Regiment soldiers in the Confederate Army of the
Civil War; and another of John S.M. Parker, also a soldier. Also
includes a scrap of paper giving details about Rand and Francis A.
TESTERMAN, WILLIAM F. LETTERS, 1864-65. 0.1 cu. ft. First
Lieutenant in Company C, 8th Tennessee Cavalry during the Civil War.
Letter written July 25, 1864, from Gallatin, Tennessee, to Jane Davis.
Testerman writes Jane of the love he has for her and his hopes for their
future. A second letter to his family, written February 11, 1865,
mentions talk of peace. Ms89-099.
"THAT EXCEPTIONAL ONE: WOMEN IN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, 1888-1988."
EXHIBIT MATERIALS, 1988. 100 cu. ft. Traveling exhibit created by the American
Architectural Foundation of the American Institute of Architects about
women in American architecture beginning with Louise Bethune, the first
woman to be elected, in 1888, to the AIA. Exhibit charts the work of women
architects, citing their designs, achievements, and mark on the
profession. Materials include wall panels, structural gridwork, wall
base channels, columns, and video monitor for the exhibit. Also includes
the smaller exhibit "And Many More: Women in American Architecture,
1978-88." Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms91-041.
THEATER SCRAPBOOKS COLLECTION, 1889-1909. 0.5 cu. ft. Three scrapbooks
of newspaper clippings, photographs and programs associated with theatrical
performances in New York City. Plays include "The Little Minister" with Maude
Adams, "Cousin Kate" with Ethel Barrymore, and "The Admirable Crichton" with
William Gillette. Theaters include the New Amsterdam Theater, the Garden Theater,
and the Garrick Theater. An EAD-encoded
aid is available in the Virginia Heritage database. Images of the scrapbooks'
contents are available on the
31st REGIMENT, VIRGINIA INFANTRY. COMPANY ROLL, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains a single document reporting the roll of the 31st Virginia Infantry, Company E for May 1862, with a short description of the regiment's activities. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-055.
37TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY. DOCUMENTS, 1863-1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate infantry regiment raised in Southwest Virginia. Invoice for shoes issued to Captain Wood of Company D; receipts for delivery of deserters G. D. Shaver and James Cox. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-057.
THOMAS, HENRY GODDARD (1837-97). LETTERS, 1868-89. 0.1 cu. ft. Born
in Maine; entered the Civil War as a private yet rose to the rank of
brigadier general by the war's end. After 1862 he was involved with the
recruitment and organization of Negro troops in the Union army.
Commissioned several troops, in particular the 79th and 19th U.S.
Colored Infantries. He remained in the army after the war and retired in
1891. Collection consists of twenty-two letters to Thomas from friends
and relatives. Many of the letters refer to the Freedmen's Bureau and
the newly freed slaves' attempts to establish schools and churches. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database.
THOMAS, HERBERT J. (1918-1943). PAPERS, 1937-1943. 0.3 cu. ft. Born
in Columbus, Ohio, moved to South Charleston, West Virginia in 1925.
Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1937-1941. Awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor and Purple Heart during World War II.
Collection includes photographs, clippings, citations, and papers
collected by Lt. Col. John Coulter for his book on the six Medal of
Honor winners who were students from Virginia Tech. Ms2000-089.
THOMAS, W. C. PAPERS, 1940. 0.1 cu. ft. Wytheville, Virginia,
resident. Notes written on his trip to the Democratic National
Convention in Chicago, Illinois, July 1940. Ms88-013.
THOMAS, WILLIAM. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1845-1852. 0.3 cu. ft. Blacksburg (Montgomery County), Virginia, general store merchant. Ledger providing customer names and transaction descriptions. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1940-031.
THOMAS WOOD AND COMPANY. FREIGHT RECORDS, 1881-1886. 0.2 cu. ft. General mercantile business in Max Meadows, Virginia during the latter nineteenth century. Bills for freight received on the Norfolk & Western Railroad for foodstuffs, clothing, hardware, agricultural equipment, furniture and other household goods. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-045.
THOMPSON, ALFRED. CORRESPONDENCE, 1861-63. 0.1 cu. ft. Union
soldier in the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War;
wounded in May 1864 and died in November in Martinsburg. Nine letters
from Thompson in various camps in Virginia to David May of Spruce Creek,
Pennsylvania. Compliments his own poetry and compares himself to Edgar
Allen Poe, compares soldiering to prostitution, and describes conditions
during McClellan's Peninsular Campaign. Ms90-004.
THOMPSON, EDWARD E. MEMORABILIA, 1932-1984. 1.0 cu. ft. Veterinarian who established the Salem Veterinary Hospital and served as a major in the Veterinary Corps of the US Army during World War II. Collection includes scrapbooks of a 1932 ROTC camp, Burma, New Guinea, other photographs taken during World War II, and China in 1981. There is also a scrapbook containing letters, cards, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Nancy Reagan, and Charles Robb. Ms90-042.
THOMPSON, JANE. PAPERS, 1975-89. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect of
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a partner of Benjamin Thompson &
Associates, Inc. Contributed to the design of such public spaces as
Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco, Faneuil Hall in Boston, and South
Street Seaport in New York City. Papers include reprints of articles
about her work on these and other projects. International Archive of
Women in Architecture. Ms91-004.
THOMPSON, W.W. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil
War. Letter written August 23, 1862, to his wife from Yorktown,
THOREAU, HENRY DAVID (1817-62). LETTER, 1855. 0.1 cu. ft. American
essayist and poet. Born in Concord, Massachusetts; educated at Harvard
University. Best known for his essay, "On the Duty of Civil
Disobedience" (1849) and his book Walden (1854). Brief
letter written to "Mrs. Brown" from Concord acknowledging their
acquaintance. Transcript available.
Finding aid is available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms55-003.
THORNHILL, JOHN O. (ca.1834-1907). LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in Company B, 2nd Virginia Cavalry. Letter to friend "Bob," written apparently while on medical leave, mentioning a recent Yankee raid, Thornhill's prospects for release from duty, the desertion of several comrades, and a number of mutual acquaintances. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-068.
THORNTON, EARL ARTHUR. (b. 1936). COLLECTION, (1885-1998). 4.9 cu ft. Aerospace engineer, author, and specialist in thermal structures. Received BS (1959, mechanical engineering) and Ph D (1968, mechanical engineering) from Virginia Tech and a MS in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois. Filled tenured positions in Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University (1969-1986) and the University of Virginia (1989-1999) where he was named Professor Emeritus in May of 1999. Associate Editor of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets and Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Author of books on thermal structures and the finite element method. Collection includes research files, personal notes, audio recordings, videocassettes, photographs, and publications on the field of aeronautics. Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-026.
THORNTON, VAIDEN A. COLLECTION, 1930-1953, n.d. 1.1 cu. ft. This collection contains account books, farm building blueprints designed by Virginia Tech, and various work-related papers pertaining to Thornton, who ran a dairy and ice operation in Stony Creek, VA, in addition to his job as an insurance company medical examiner. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-049.
THRELKELD, WILLIAM LOGAN (1893-1988). PAPERS, 1919-1972. 1.0 cu. ft. Born in Versailles, Kentucky. Educated at Georgetown College (AB in biology and chemistry, 1915) and University of Virginia (MA in parasitology, 1929; Ph.D., 1934). Professor of zoology and biology (1929-58) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Personal and professional papers including biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, research files, and printed materials. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1975-005.
THURMAN FAMILY. LETTERS, 1860-1871. 0.1 cu. ft. Family of Chesterfield and Fluvanna counties, Virginia, including Meredith Branch Thurman, a private in Company C, 14th Virginia Infantry, and his brother Robert H. Thurman, a soldier in the 41st Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Letters (all but one are photocopies) from Meredith B. and Robert H. Thurman to Jane Rosser Humphrey Thurman, their wife and sister-in-law respectively. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-134.
THURSDAY BOOK CLUB [BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA]. RECORDS, 1926-68. 0.1
cu. ft. Book club organized by women residents of Blacksburg, Virginia,
in 1928. Originally called the Round Dozen Book Club. Records consist of
meeting minutes (1928-30, 1936-42) and cards (1963-64, 1967-68) listing
order in which the books were passed among the members. Also includes a
newspaper clipping (January 1944) marking the twenty-sixth year of the
Thursday Book Club. Ms97-004.
[TIBETAN MANUSCRIPT LEAF, ca. 1850]. 0.1 cu. ft. Leaf from a
Tibetan religious treatise, dating from around 1850. Probably part of a
manuscript kept in a Buddhist monastery. Ms90-115.
TICE, JAMES R. (1842?-1863). LETTERS, 1862-1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Sergeant in Company B, 42nd Virginia Infantry. Three letters, written from camps near Romney, Port Republic and Guinea Station, Virginia to sister (Martha A. Tice Light) and brother-in-law (Jim Light). Letters mostly focus on family and personal matters but also mention the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic, the death of Turner Ashby, the withdrawal of Union forces from Romney, the provisions captured by the Confederates there, and war-time prices of various goods. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2003-006
TIDEWATER/VIRGINIA RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1905-1906. 1.3 cu. ft. Collection consists of financial receipts of the Tidewater/Virginia Railway Company in the early days of the railway system. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-044.
TIMBER ACCOUNT BOOK, c.1870. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes the 1870 timber account book, at least partially maintained by James Clark. The book contains notes of customer accounts. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-108.
[TIMBERVILLE, VIRGINIA AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP]. LEDGER, 1924-1926. 0.1 cu. ft. Ledger of unidentified automobile repair shop in Timberville, Virginia, providing customer names together with itemized charges for parts and labor on repairs and maintenance. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-017.
TINKLE, WILLIAM W. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 7th
Indiana Infantry, Company F, in the Civil War. Letter written to Captain
J.M. Jones, July 10, 1864, describing the siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
Included is a list of the casualties in his company since May of that
TINSLEY, FANNY W. MEMOIRS, 1912. Typescript memoir written in 1912
of a Hanover County, Virginia, woman's experience of the Civil War
battle of Mechanicsville in 1862. Ms91-013.
TISE, J.M. LEDGER AND TISE FAMILY RECEIPTS, ca. 1798-ca. 1937. 1
li. ft. Account book kept by J.M. Tise, manager of the Floyd County
Electric Company at Sower's Mill Dam in Floyd County, ca. 1923-ca. 1937.
The collection also contains ca. 100 miscellaneous receipts kept by the
Tise family, ca. 1798-ca. 1860. Ms2002-034.
TOBACCO GROWERS COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATION. RECORDS,
1925-1927. 0.2 cu. ft. Obsolete title. See TRI-STATE TOBACCO GROWERS ASSOCIATION STUDY. Ms57-001.
TOLZER, MARIA, BOOK, PHOTOGRAPH AND CATALOGS, 1956, 1985. 0.3 cu.
ft. Architect of Vienna, Austria. A book on architecture, Beruflicher
Weidegang Und Lebenslauf; and photograph Neues Wohnen (1956) to which Tolzer
contributed; and three catalogs (1985)--Gestalten Staff Nur Moblieren, Die Kleinen
Aufgaben, and Architekture Mit Sozialem Vorzeichen. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2001-054.
TOMA, NICOLETA, RÉSUMÉ AND ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS.
Architect in Bucharest. Papers consist of a resume and photocopies of
several project drawings and photographs. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2000-096.
TONTZ, ROBERT AND BRENDA. PAMPHLETS, 1922. 0.1 cu. ft. Compilers of
a set of pamphlets entitled "Equality for Agriculture" written in 1922
by George N. Peek and Hugh S. Johnson of the Moline [Illinois] Plow
Company. The pamphlets deal with the concept of base-period parity
prices for farmers. Includes additional commentary by the Tontz's about
parity prices. Ms89-109.
TORRE, SUSANA (1944- ). PAPERS, 1976-96. 24.4 cu. ft. Architect of
New York City, born in Argentina. Formerly director of the Cranbrook
Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Editor of Women In
American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective
(1977). Formerly a member of the Board of Advisors for the International
Archive of Women in Architecture, which she served on from 1985 to 1995.
Collection consist of "A Selection of Project Reviews and Writings"
(1977-88) by Torre; research notes, photographs and negatives used in Women In
American Architecture; and drawings, project files, and a model of a
house she designed in 1987 in Amagansett, New York. Also includes published
articles; teaching files; office files; files relating to lectures and symposia
that Torre attended; and documents regarding the juries, exhibitions and awards
in which Torre participated. Also includes three framed drawings. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. International
Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms90-016.
TOWNES, WILLIAM. LETTERS, 1875. 0.1 cu.
ft. Thirteen letters with their envelopes from VAMC student William
Townes to family members L. W. Wimbish and Mrs. L. W. Wimbish in
Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia over the period March 15, 1875 to
November 2, 1875. Letters concern his expenses and need for funds and
his wish for news of home. Also mentioned are boarding in town, opinions
of Blacksburg, a masque ball, constant drilling, fellow cadets, and farm
TOWNSEND, JOHN W. JR. (1924- ). PAPERS,
1949-90. 5.0 cu. ft. Physicist, NASA administrator. Received B.A.,
Williams College (1947), M.A. (1949); Sc. D. (1961). Worked at the Naval
Research Laboratory (1949-58, branch head 1955-58). With NASA (1958-68,
1987-90); deputy director of the Goddard Space Center (1965-68);
director of the Goddard Space Center (1987-90). Deputy administrator,
Environmental Sciences Services Administration (1968-70); associate
administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(1970-77). President, Fairchild Space and Electronics Company (1977-82);
President, Fairchild Space Company (1983-87). Papers include
correspondence and memoranda, travel files (1949-68, 1985-90);
Congressional testimony (ca. 1982-86); files on the history of the Upper
Air Rocket Research Program at the Naval Research Laboratory (ca.
1956-58); Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station Advisory Panel
(1966-68); International Academy of Astronautics (ca. 1981-87); NASA
Advisory Council (1982-87); National Academy of Engineering (1982-87);
National Research Council Space Applications Board (1983-87); and the
Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Board Panel on International
Cooperation and Competition in Civilian Space Activities (1982-85).
Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms90-068.
TOWNSEND, MARJORIE RHODES (1930- ). PAPERS, 1961-94. 3.3 cu. ft.
Aerospace engineer, NASA project manager. Marjorie Rhodes Townsend was the
first women to earn an engineering degree at The George Washington University,
receiving her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1951. After spending eight
years at the Naval Research Laboratory, she moved to National Aeronautics and
Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center in 1959, where she worked
until 1980. Townsend was project manager for three Small Astronomy Satellites
(SAS, 1966-75) and for Applications Explorer Missions (1975-76), and later had
responsibility for all advanced mission planning for future scientific and
applications satellites as well as NOAA's meteorological satellites. She received
the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1971) and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
(1980), and was named a Knight of the Italian Republic Order (1972). Townsend's
papers focus on her professional career in aerospace engineering at NASA and
include some of her later consulting work, mainly consisting of correspondence,
meeting notes, project documents, and publications that Townsend wrote or that
relate to her work. There are also materials about her numerous speaking engagements
and articles about Townsend's professional accomplishments.
Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database.
Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. Ms86-003.
[TRAVEL DIARY, 1847.] 0.1 cu. ft. Extensive and descriptive travel
diary of a European trip that included visits to Naples, Athens,
Cologne, London, and Dublin, from an unknown American woman. Ms89-002.
[TRAVEL DIARY, 1924-27]. 0.1 cu. ft. Diary of an unknown woman,
possibly from Boston, Massachusetts, with entries about her travels in
TREAT, OLIVE (b. 1869). DIARY, 1897. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of New York, Chicago and Seattle; wife of venture mining capitalist Harry W. Treat. Diary focusing on social activities, trips to New York and British Columbia, and Harry Treat's business activities. Also includes photographs of the Treats and pencil sketches. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-114.
TREANT-MATHE, JULIETTE. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.1 cu. ft. The
collection consists of a booklet entitled "Gais Logis" which has smaller
pamphlets containing information about five apartment complexes that
Treant-Mathe designed. Inventory
available online. International Archives of Women in Architecture. Ms2001-037.
TREDER, PAULA. ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1969-1972. 1.5 cu. ft.
Treder operated her own architectural firm in South Carolina. This collection consists
of selected professional papers from her projects in South Carolina. It includes
drawings, photographs, and project documents related to Treder's professional and
design activities. An EAD-encoded
finding aid is available in the Virginia Heritage Project database.
International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2005-002.
TRENT, CLARENCE E. (1904-91). PAPERS, 1958, 1970-91. 3.0 cu. ft.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1931-73) and Professor Emeritus
(1973-91) at Virginia Tech. Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME); served on the Virginia Section's History and Heritage
Committee. Primary force in bringing about the selection of two
mechanical engineering historical landmarks: the Jackson Ferry Shot
Tower at Fort Chiswell in Wythe County, Virginia, and Norfolk and
Western's 611 steam locomotive. Collection consists of materials related
to these two historical landmarks and to Trent's involvement in the
ASME. The collection also includes the financial records of the Virginia
Chapter of the ASME, 1979-1988, and the financial records of the
Blacksburg chapter of the Lion's Club, 1983-1988. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database.
TRI-STATE TOBACCO GROWERS ASSOCIATION. STUDY, 1925-1927. 0.2 cu. ft. Association organized in 1921 as a cooperative of tobacco farmers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; disbanded in 1925. Typescript draft for a study and history of the association, written by S. D. Frissell and B. D. Tillett, including general background history of tobacco and agricultural cooperative efforts, together with research data on tobacco farming statistics. Collection formerly titled "Tobacco Growers Cooperative Marketing Association Records."Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1957-001.
TROEVA, VESSELINA ROUSSEVA, RÉSUMÉ. Architect in
Bulgaria. Collection contains a resume. Ms2000-095.
TRUMBULL, HENRY CLAY (1830-1903). PAPERS, 1863-64. 0.6 cu. ft.
Chaplain to the 10th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment from 1862 to 1865 in
the Civil War. Collection includes photocopies of the letters Trumbull
wrote during that time (mostly to his wife), and a copy of the journal
and diaries he kept while in a prisoner-of-war camp in Columbia, South
Carolina. Unprocessed. Ms88-018.
TSEVELMAA, DANZANSHARAVYN. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 2001. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a portfolio of one of Tsevelmaa's projects, the National Wrestling Palace, in Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia. Portfolio includes photocopies of drawings, photographs of the project model, and photographs of the palace under construction. Inventory available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2002-018.
TUBBS, EDWARD F. CORRESPONDENCE, 1858-1864. 0.1. cu. ft. Tubbs served with Company I, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry. Collection includes even letters written by Edward F. Tubbs to his mother and siblings at home in Albion, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Finding aid available in the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2012-030.
TUCKER, MATTIE LAMB (1893-1985). PAPERS, 1945-1984. 0.2 cu. ft.
Blacksburg, Virginia Red Cross nurse and social worker. Certificates, newspaper
clippings (mostly recognizing Tucker for volunteer efforts); photographs;
correspondence and other printed material relating to her and her family's
activities--particularly her son, Henry Tucker, a marine killed on Iwo Jima
during World War II. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms84-176.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. RECORDS, 1933-1989. 0.5 cu. ft. Blacksburg,
Virginia club, which met to discuss books and current affairs. Programs, minutes
books, a club history, and a list of checked out books.
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms89-052.
TURNER FAMILY. GENEALOGY PAPERS, ca. 1980s. 0.1 cu. ft.
Genealogical information about the Turner family of Snowcreek in
Franklin County, Virginia. Meshack Taylor (1819 or 1820-1877) served in
Company E of the 64th Virginia Regiment during the Civil War. Collection
includes a photocopy of a letter written by Turner to his wife Sallie
from Farrow Grounds near Norfolk, Virginia, on April 13, 1862. Also
includes a genealogy compiled by Helen Turner of Lawton, Oklahoma, on
"The Turners of Snowcreek," which consists of transcripts of wills,
research notes, Meshack Turner's Civil War record, and family trees of
the Turner descendants. Ms94-002.
TURNER, MARY H. LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Petersburg,
Virginia. Writes of friendship and the "unnatural and unholy war." Letter
captured by J. S. France, of Co. B, 13th New York State Militia, during
the Seven Days Campaign in 1862. Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
TURNER, NANCY BYRD (1880-1971). COLLECTION, 1930-1988. 0.2 cu. ft.
Virginia poet, editor and lecturer. Correspondence, clippings, poems,
and notes assembled by Beverly Carper Powley for a biographical article
on Turner, together with drafts and the published version of the article. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2005-009.
"TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF FORTRAN" (EXHIBIT, 1957-82). INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION. 5.0 cu. ft., 10 - 3' x 8' panels and 1
videotape. Pioneer Day was celebrated on June 9, 1982 at the National
Computer Conference in honor of the 25th anniversary of the delivery of
the first FORTRAN compiler. As part of the celebration IBM created and
displayed this exhibit. Contains photographs of FORTRAN pioneers,
facsimiles of documents, textual analysis, flow charts, memorabilia,
FORTRAN manuals and other publications, and a twelve-minute videotape on
the history of FORTRAN starring the members of the original FORTRAN
development team: John Backus, Sheldon Best, Richard Goldberg, Lois
Mitchell Haibt, Harlan Herrick, Grace Mitchell, Robert Nelson, Roy Nutt,
David Sayre, Peter Sheridan, and Irving Ziller. Ms83-003.
TWENTY-FOURTH VIRGINIA VOLUNTEER REGIMENT. RECORDS, 1863. 0.1 cu.
ft. Virginia regiment in the Civil War. Records consist of five items
relating to soldiers in the regiment, including examination notes, a
furlough pass, and lists of pay and clothing. Soldiers were R.T. Briggs,
John R. Hudson, R. Laundrum, Burgess Whitt, and Solomon Wood. Ms90-037.
TWO HORSES, MICHAEL (1953-2003). COLLECTION. 2.8 cu. ft. Student, scholar, and American Indian activist. Collection includes academic papers, personal papers and research, drawings, correspondence, thesis and dissertation materials, and some artifacts. Finding aid available online. Ms2006-001.
TYLER, CYRIL H. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the
Civil War from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Writes his father from Fair Oaks,
near Richmond, Virginia, June 4, 1862. Refers to skirmishes with the
enemy, Rebel sharpshooters, and crossing the Chicahominy River.
TYLER-ELLIS-MARYE FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1848-1939. 0.3 cu. ft. Family and descendants of President John Tyler and Julia Gardiner Tyler, including daughter Pearl Tyler Ellis, her husband, William Munford Ellis, and their daughter, Leila Ellis Marye. Correspondence, autograph book, printed materials, and photographs, including two studio portraits of William G. Anderson, 54th Virginia Infantry. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-067.
TYLER, J. HOGE (1846-1925). DIARY, 1846-1925, 2009. 0.2. cu. ft. Virginia state senator (1877-1879), lieutenant governor (1890-1894), and governor (1898-1902). Collection includes Tyler's diary with entries by Tyler, his wife, Sue Hammet Tyler, and his daughter, Eliza (Lily) Tyler (later Wilson). Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-010.
TYLER, J. HOGE (1846-1925). FAMILY PAPERS, 1802-1956. 42.0 cu. ft.
Virginia state senator (1877-1879), lieutenant governor (1890-1894), and governor
(1898-1902). Papers contain Tyler's political, business, and personal
correspondence, including 38 bound volumes of official gubernatorial correspondence; manuscript drafts of speeches; applications and
endorsements for state positions; subject files; and other political correspondence. Business records include ledgers and
store books for the Belle Hampton Coal Company (1884-1892) and records of
the Radford Development Company (1890-1922). Other papers
relate to Tyler's wife, Sue Hammett Tyler, and her family, and include
account books and miscellaneous papers (1851-1876) of Dr. J. P.
Hammett, a Montgomery County, Virginia physician, and ledgers for the Aldomar and Lammermoor plantations in
Mississippi (1857-1872). Included also are the Spanish-American War paymaster records of S. Heth Tyler (1898); correspondence of other Tyler children
and grandchildren; scrapbooks; photographs; and printed materials. Also included are papers of the Sifford family of Pulaski County, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms67-002.
TYNG, ANNE. ART WORK. n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Pen and pencil sketches. Inventory available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2001-049.
UIFA: UNION INTERNATIONALE DES FEMMES ARCHITECTES, CONFERENCE
MATERIALS, 1998 0.1 cu. ft. Milka Bliznakov and Donna Dunay attended the
UIFA conference in Tokyo, returning with posters about Zimbabwe and
Japanese newspaper article and brochures. See also Galster, Rahm, and
Young collections. IAWA. Ms2001-007.
UIFA: UNION INTERNATIONALE DES FEMMES ARCHITECTES, 13th CONFERENCE
MATERIALS, 2001 3.0 l.f. The UIFA 13th Congress, entitled "Designing
Environments for People Before and After Their Active Age" was held in
Vienna, Australia July 1-10, 2002. The collection is comprised of posters
and exhibit panels from Junko Matsukawa-Tsuchida, Yumiko Osawa Higashi,
Dr. Yaeko Ishikawa, Toshiko Yamamoto and Kazuko Masumune. IAWA. Ms2002-031.
UIFA: UNION INTERNATIONALE DES FEMMES ARCHITECTES, 14th CONFERENCE
MATERIALS, 2004. 1 cu. ft. The 14th UIFA congress was held in Toulouse,
France. Collection contains exhibit posters by architects Alice Finnerup-Moller,
Hiroko Inagaki, Yaeko Ishikawa, Kazuko Masamune, Junko Matskawa-Tsuchida,
Joyce Oron, and Yifang Xu. Finding aid will soon be available in EAD on
the Virginia Heritage Project database. IAWA. Ms2005-011.
UMBARGER FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1863-1867, 1870-1883. 0.3 cu ft. Collection consists of correspondence relating to the Umbarger family in the Civil War and during their migration from Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia to Coss County, Indiana shortly after the war's close. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-066.
UNCU, ANA, ARCHITECTURAL THESIS, 1999. 0.2 cu. ft. Architect in
Bucharest, Romania. Thesis is titled "Historical research in archives
and on the site for completing the General Urban Plan of the village of
Valea Calugareasca, prahova county and in view to develop a strategy to
preserve the cultural and landscape treasures of this historic place,
the hills of Dealu Mare". Finding Aid available
UNDERHILL, GROVER W. PAPERS, 1935. 0.1 cu. ft. Professor of
Entomology (1918-54) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, at the Virginia
Agricultural Experiment Station. Collection consists of a radio talk
entitled "The Insect Menace to Log Cabins and Rustic Woodwork."
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN. PHOTOGRAPH, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. This photograph is of an unidentified woman taken at an undetermined date. Although this photograph is unmarked, the woman's clothing would suggest that it was taken during the Victorian era (1837-1901) or the following era--the Edwardian era (1901-1910). Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-117.
UNION ELEKTRICITAETS-GESELLSCHAFT COMPANY. PHOTOGRAPHS, n.d. 0.3
cu. ft. Berlin, W. Germany, factory. Scrapbook of 202 photographs of
interior and exterior views of the factory, one of the company cable
car, and products, including meters and generators. Ms87-037.
UNION SOLDIER. PHOTOGRAPH, c.1861-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. The collection consists of a photograph of a Union soldier. A note handwritten on the back of the photograph reads "45th NY, Co. B" with an advertisement for C.G. Gunther's Sons which may have been used to keep the photo in place. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-005.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY. RECORDS, 1958-1987. 0.2 cu. ft. Founded as the Blacksburg Unitarian Fellowship in 1956; changed name in 1986. Notebook assembled for prospective ministers, including essays about the history and membership of the fellowship; newspaper clippings; reports; and newsletters. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-001.
UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, DR. HARVY BLACK CHAPTER.
RECORDS, 1862-1999. 3.4 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia chapter (formed 1896)
of national organization of Confederate veterans' female descendents. Records
include files devoted to local Confederate veterans (including letters of Elisha
Epperson, 67th Virginia Infantry), chapter financial records, minute books,
membership records, financial records, printed materials and scrapbooks. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms90-050.
UNITED STATES ARMY. INSPECTION GUIDES, 1930. 0.1 cu. ft. Branch of the United States Armed Forces conducting land-based military operations. Procedural guidelines issued by the Army's Office of the Inspector General for inspection of Army personnel, property, accounting and record-keeping. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-049.
UNITED STATES BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE. DISTILLERY FORMS, 1902-1913. 0.1 cu. ft. Federal agency enforcing the regulation and taxation of distilled spirits. Forms used by agency in regulating production of distilled spirits in the early twentieth century. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-095.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT CRIMINAL DOCKET - BICKLEY MILLS, VIRGINIA, 1893-1907. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection consists of the criminal docket of the U.S. Circuit Court located in Bickley Mills, Virginia (Russell County). Entries date from 1893 through 1897. Also present are documents related to correspondence and receipts to William Jessee, the constable of Russell County. These documents date from 1906 through 1907 and mainly consist of payment receipts for fines. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-085.
UNITED STATES HOTEL [FREDERICK TOWN, MARYLAND]. LEDGER, 1845. 0.1
cu. ft. Hotel ledger accounting for guests' lodging and meals. Includes
several pages with newspaper clippings from ca. 1900-20 glued on top of
the hotel ledger pages. Ms88-117.
UNITED STATES MILITARY RAILROADS. RECEIPT, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Federal agency operating railroads seized and consolidated during the Civil War. Receipt issued to W. W. Tuttle, general freight agent at Nashville, Tennessee. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-097.
UNIVERSITY CLUB. RECORDS, 1925-2000. 13.6 cu. ft.
The collection consists of papers detailing the founding, construction, administration, finances, and membership of the University Club at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. RG 29/4.
UPDIKE, AMON W. CORRESPONDENCE, 1861-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate
soldier in the 53rd Virginia Regiment, Bartons Brigade, in the Civil
War. Photocopies of five letters (1864-65) from Updike while camped in
New Kent, Chesterfield, and Henrico counties, Virginia, to his sister,
Phebe Arthur. Also included are photocopies of letters (1861-62) from
Phebe Arthur to her husband Henry, letters from Henry to Phebe and to
other family members, and a letter from J.O. Hensley, Arthur's captain,
informing Phebe of her husband's death. Ms85-012.
URBANKE, ROSEMARIE (1951- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1978-1985.
Architect of Berlin, Germany. Collection consists of a résumé,
architectural drawings, photographs of her, and sketches of her daughter and
abstract images. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms2000-076.
URNER, MARTIN (1813-1888). LEDGER, 1867-1881. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in Rockingham County, Virginia. Saddler and minister in New Market, Virginia. Collection contains a ledger from Urner's saddler business including customers, services, and payment records. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-041.
URQUHART, LUCY DICKINSON (1881-1975). PAPERS, 1865-1973. 0.9 cu. ft. Born in Marion, Virginia; Lynchburg, Virginia, copy editor; writer. Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and poetry and advertisements by Urquhart. Also includes correspondence, papers, and other materials related to her family. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1987-046.
USS PITTSBURG (1862-1865). PAYMASTER'S LEDGER, 1862. 0.3 cu. ft. Union Navy gunboat during the Civil War, serving in the Western Gunboat Flotilla. Paymaster's ledger, containing the names and pay records (including clothing, personal goods and cash) of crew of unidentified vessel, believed to be the USS Pittsburg. Also includes a single payroll sheet listing officers of another unidentified vessel, believed to be the USS Shawmut. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-026.
VALENTINE, HERBERT E. (1841-?). SCRAPBOOK, 1862-64, 1908, 1911-12.
0.1 cu. ft. Fifty-page scrapbook compiled by Valentine, who served in
Company F, 23rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the Civil
War, and authored Story of Co. F, 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers in
the War for the Union 1861-1865 (W.H. Clarke & Co., Boston,
1896). Scrapbook composed of a series of newspaper clippings from the
Salem [Massachusetts] News, written in 1911-12 by Valentine,
giving details of his regiment's war activities.
Includes photographs, many taken in New Berne, North Carolina,
by Valentine in 1908, during dedication of a monument to members of
his regiment. Also includes 39 ink wash scenes sketched during the war years by Valentine. Images available on the VT Imagebase. Ms95-027.
VALLEY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. RECORDS, 1931-1937. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, and financial information for the Valley Street Baptist Church Young People's Conference. These records date from 1934 through 1937. The correspondence includes a letter from Mary McLeod Bethune, Director of the Division of Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration. The collection also includes minutes and financial records for Sunday School meetings and the Finance committee. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-069.
VAN BUREN-OLIVER FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1930-1948. 0.1 cu. ft. Thirty-eight items of correspondence from friends and relatives in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Blacksburg, Virginia, and other places to Oliver and his mother Etta in Winchester, Salem, Goodwin Ferry, and Blacksburg, Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1982-005.
VAN HOUTEN, OSCAR. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of New Jersey; private, and later QM Sergeant with the 9th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry; book keeper. Collection consists of a letter to Van Houten's father sharing recent combat experiences and detailing the deaths of several fellows soldiers. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-103.
VAN PELT, HENRY. LETTER AND CDV, 1862-c.1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Private, and eventually, captain, with the 83rd Regiment, New York Infantry. Collection includes a letter from Van Pelt about camp life and regiment activities, as well as a CDV stamped by a New York City photographer. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-041.
VANDENBERG, HOPE (1918-96). WRITINGS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of
Montgomery County, Virginia, who worked as a graphics artist at Virginia
Tech. Collection consists of typescript copies of poetry and essays
written by Vandenberg, with biographical information about her.
VANWORMER, MARGARET AND AMES. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Married couple, residing probably near Fort Dodge, Iowa. Brief letter to unnamed brother, relating news of family and friends and expressing the hope that the family will have the opportunity to see one another again. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-056.
VARDELL, WILLIAM GILDERSLEEVE. LETTERS, 1862-63, 1882. 0.2 cu. ft.
Major from South Carolina in the Confederate Army during the Civil War;
served in the Quartermaster's Department attached to the Holcomb Legion
and the 17th, 18th, 22nd, and 23rd South Carolina regiments. Collection
consists of photocopies of forty-eight letters from Vardell to his wife
Jennie, written between August 1862 and August 1863, while he was
encamped in Montgomery, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi. Writes longs
and eloquent letters about news and effects of the war and battles,
items he would like sent from home, and the strength of his Christian
faith, among other topics. Also includes a letter written in October
1882 to Mrs. J. Jackson. Ms95-016.
VAUGHAN, CONAN W. JR. (1906-90). PAPERS, 1923-92. 1.0 cu. ft. Born
in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1906. Graduate of Virginia Tech (Mechanical
Engineering, B.S. 1927, M.S. 1928). Vaughan was instrumental in inviting
George Washington Carver, agricultural chemist of Tuskegee Institute in
Alabama, to speak at Virginia Tech in April 1928, and the two men
corresponded for several years afterwards. Employed by the Chesapeake
and Potomac Telephone Company in Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke,
Virginia, from 1928 to 1941, and 1945 to his retirement in 1971. Served
as Captain in the 1128th Engineer Combat Battalion of the 5th Engineers
regiment during World War II. Stationed in Iceland from 1941 to 1943. By
the end of the war he rose to the rank of Colonel and received the
Bronze Star for meritorious service when his unit was instrumental in
the Battle of the Bulge and D-day. After the war Vaughan served as
assistant Commandant and then Commandant of the United States Army
Reserve School in Norfolk (1951-59), receiving the Army Commendation
Medal in 1959, and retiring from the reserve in 1960. Died in Norfolk in
1990. Papers consist of photographs, correspondence, memorabilia,
awards, certificates, newspaper clippings, files, and other literature
from Vaughan's years at VPI, during his tour of duty in Iceland, and as
Commandant of the Reserve School in the 1950s. Also includes copies of
the correspondence between Vaughan and George Washington Carver, which
run from 1928 to 1942. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms91-050.
VAWTER, CHARLES E. (1841-1905) FAMILY COLLECTION, 1882-1913. 0.3 cu. ft. Virginia/West Virginia native; Emory and Henry professor of Mathematics; member of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College Board of Visitors. Collection contains a ledger from 1882-1883, two VPI yearbooks from 1900 and 1913, a CDV photo album, and two early daguerreotypes.Finding aid available online. Ms2012-057.
VECSEI, EVA HOLLO. RÉSUMÉ AND ADVERTISING BROCHURE.
0.1 cu. ft. Architect of Montreal, Canada. Member of the Order of
Architects of Quebec, Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of
Canada, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Received a diploma in Architecture at the School of Architecture of the
University of Budapest. Collection consists of a curriculum vitae and a
flyer advertising her firm, Vecsei Architectes of Montreal. Ms2000-077.
VEHON, LOUIS (1862-1926). COLLECTION, c.1890s. 0.1 cu. ft. Entrepreneur, tailor, and member of the Chicago Board of Trade. Collection consists of promotional materials and textile sample cards for Vehon's mail-order tailoring business. Ms1987-030.
VENTILATING ROCKING CHURN. PATENT, 1848. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains a handwritten copy of 1848 patent for a ventilating rocking butter churn.
Finding aid available online. Ms2012-044.
VERSER, DANIEL. LETTER, 1867. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from Daniel Verser in Pittsylvania, Virginia, to his brother, Colonel William Verser in Burkesville, Virginia. Includes Daniel Verser's opinions on Reconstruction-era difficulties in the state. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-051.
VIAR, GEORGE W. PAPERS, 1862-63. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in Company E
of the 24th Virginia Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Papers
consist of reports by surgeons in Dublin, Virginia, of their
examinations of Viar, declaring him unfit for field duty. Also includes
a note by a fellow soldier of Viar's to his family with saying that he
is sending documents home with Viar. Ms90-036.
VINCIARELLI, LAURETTA. ART WORK. 1975. 0.2 cu. ft. Untitled,
tempera drawings on boards. Ms2001-050.
VINE AND ASHMEAD. PATENT, 1849. 0.1 cu. ft. Patent certificate (No.
7552) awarded to William Vine and James H. Ashmead of Hartford,
Connecticut for "machines for beating gold." Four-page document includes
a description of the device and a set of engineering drawings for it.
VINSON, WILLIAM (ca. 1819-1883). LETTER, 1854. 0.1 cu. ft. Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1853-1854. Letter to family at home in Wayne County, (West) Virginia, discussing Vinson's attempts in the general assembly to secure roads and mail routes, his children's education, health and weather conditions in Richmond, and winnings from local lotteries. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-048.
VIRGINIA. COMMISSION ON CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION. RECORDS, 1968-69.
1.4 cu. ft. Commission appointed in 1968 to revise the Virginia state
constitution. Records include notebooks, drafts, minutes and summaries,
correspondence and memoranda, and reports of subcommittees. Ms72-002.
VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE. RECORDS, 1920-1999. 33.0 cu. ft.
Statewide scientific academy founded in 1923 from the Association of
Virginia Biologists. Records document the founding of the VAS, its
membership and officers, its committees and sections, and Academy
programs. Records include correspondence (including correspondence of
the Association of Virginia Biologists), financial statements, minutes,
clippings, photographs, and award-winning research papers. Subject files
deal with the Virginia Institute for Scientific Research, the Virginia
Museum of Science, and VAS publications such as the Virginia Journal of
Science. Additional groups of records are expected to be added to the
collection at regular intervals. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms81-096.
VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE AND POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE. BOARD OF VISITORS. RECORD, 1920. 0.1 cu. ft. Affidavit of oath
of office signed by members of the Board of Visitors of the Virginia
Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute to fulfill
their duties and offices. Additional signed oath states that members of
the Board of Visitors have not and will not send or accept challenges to duel.
Affidavit was signed by J. Thompson Brown (rector), J. B. Watkins, Robert
Beverley, and Meade Ferguson on October 8, 1920. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2003-026.
VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE AND POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE. FINANCIAL LEDGERS, 1900-1914. 3 vol. and 4 loose ledger leaves. 2 cu. ft.
Collection includes ledgers and pages of ledgers with financial records of the
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Collection contains
listing of receipts from 1901-1906, listing of Bond Holders under the Act of March 5, 1900,
listing of expenditures from 1900-1908, and insurance records and valuations for policies
commencing 1906-1914. Ms2005-012.
VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE AND POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE. MESS AND LAUNDRY LEDGER, 1899-1900. 1 vol., 26 x 40 cm. Hand
inscribed ledger with names of students and accounts. Ms2001-017.
VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION. RECORDS, 1906-47. 50.0
cu. ft. Established in 1886 by an Act of the Virginia General Assembly
and funded by the Hatch Act of 1887, the Virginia Agricultural
Experiment Station was not established physically until 1888.
Responsible for several agricultural research stations and laboratories
throughout the state. Collection includes farm survey work sheets and
work reports on such agricultural subjects as insecticides, cattle,
orchards, and crop rotations. Collection also includes statistical
surveys for farm operations and production in ten Virginia counties,
including: Albemarle (1935, 2 vols.), Appomattox (1935-36, 4 vols.),
Floyd (1937, 2 vols.), Grayson (1930-31, 8 vols.), Halifax (1939, 7
vols.), Henry (1940, 7 vols.), Nansemond (1932, 17 vols.), Norfolk
(1931-32, 7 vols.), Pittsylvania (1933-36, 42 vols.), and Russell (1935,
9 vols.). Also included are Poultry surveys (1931-32, 9 vols.)
encompassing several Virginia counties, and a Truck survey (1938, 2
vols.) listed by names of farmer. Farm surveys include information on
dairy production, land tenure, feed and supplies, livestock, equipment,
and crops. Unprocessed. RG25/1.
VIRGINIA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION. FARM FAMILY STUDY (GRAYSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA), 1931. 2.3 cu. ft. Cooperative study of Grayson County, Virginia, conducted by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Home Economics. Raw and tabulated data on family members, education, health, income and expenditures, employment, housing, food, clothing, and household furnishings and supplies. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1940-023.
VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE RAILROAD COMPANY. LETTERS, 1849. 0.1 cu. ft. Railroad chartered in 1849 and built in the 1850s. Letters to former senator William S. Archer informing him of his election as delegate to the V&T's July convention in Memphis, Tennessee. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-077.
VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM PERSONNEL (VAEOPP). RECORDS, 1970-2012. 3.3 cu. ft. Virginia Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (VAEOPP) was established in 1975 as an organization to bring together those who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and success in the formal post-secondary education of economically or socially disadvantaged Virginians. The collection contains administrative records, conference materials, organizational correspondence, and news letters. Finding aid available online. Ms1989-003.
VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES [VAFCS]. RECORDS, 1922-2002. 7.2 cu. ft. Association promoting individual, family and community well-being in Virginia. Successor of Virginia Home Economics Association (VHEA). Administrative records of both the VAFCS and VHEA, including minutes, membership lists, reports to the state, publications, association history, and correspondence, as well as similar materials related to the Student Members Section. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-032.
VIRGINIA BALL INVITATIONS, 1870-1871. 0.1 cu. ft. The three invitations to events at the Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Yellow Sulphur Springs, and the Hancock House resorts. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-103.
VIRGINIA COMMISSION ON CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION. RECORDS, 1968-1969. Commission appointed in 1968 to undertake the sixth revision of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which came into effect July 1, 1971. Articles of constitution, minutes and summaries of actions, reports of subcommittees, correspondence and memoranda, commentary, drafts, and galley proofs of the revised Virginia Constitution. Finding Aid available on the Virginia Heritage Project Database. Ms 72-002.
VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE ELECTION TICKET, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate election ticket that lists presidential candidate Jefferson Davis, vice-presidential candidate
A.H. Stephens, Virginia state representative candidates John R. Edmunds and Allen T. Caperton, and the candidates for the sixteen districts of Virginia. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-004.
VIRGINIA EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS COUNCIL PAPERS, 1948-2003 7.1 cu. ft. Includes institutional records, publications, yearbooks, slides, videos, and artifacts from the Virginia Extension Homemakers Council, currently known as the Virginia Association for Family and Community Education. The collection also includes materials from the National Extension Homemakers Council (later National Association for Family and Community Education) and the Associated Country Women of the World Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-090.
VIRGINIA FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS. RECORDS, 1942-2003 2.9 cu. ft. Non-profit educational organization based out of Richmond, Virginia; state affiliate of the National Garden Club. Contains program papers, correspondence, and publications relating to the VFGC. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-020.
VIRGINIA HOME ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION. COMMITTEE FOR THE
STANDARDIZATION OF CONSUMER GOODS. RECORDS, 1930-36. 0.1 cu. ft.
Correspondence and reports of Ilena M. Bailey, Home economics researcher
at Virginia Tech, and chair of the Committee for the Standardization of
Consumer Goods. The committee waged a campaign to set up quality standard
for blankets, sheets, pillowcases stockings, canned food, and
refrigerators. Includes correspondence with department store managers,
government agencies, and women's organizations. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms63-001.
VIRGINIA IRON, COAL AND COKE COMPANY. RECEIPTS, 1902-1909. 0.1 cu. ft. Mineral company operating several plants in Southwest Virginia. Receipts for various purchases made by the company. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-046.
VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. TRANSPORTATION BILLS (1848, 1858). 0.1 cu. ft. Contains five bills from the Virginia General Assembly relating to turnpikes around Wythe and Grayson, Virginia and the associated companies. Bills specified how the incorporated company was to be set up, the increase of stock, relief of fines, and the authorization to complete the project. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2010-064.
VIRGINIA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE. RECORDS, 1931-99. 8.0 cu. ft.
Organization of affiliated high school science clubs organized by the
Virginia Academy of Science in 1941 to discover and promote scientific
aptitude in the secondary schools of Virginia. Records include
correspondence (including some antedating the founding of the VJAS);
notes and minutes from committees and general meetings; reports;
financial statements; and publications such as the Junior Science
Bulletin and the Virginia Junior Academy of Science
Proceedings; scrapbooks (1975-84); meeting proceedings (1963-90);
and handbooks. Additional groups of records are expected to be added to
the collection at regular intervals. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1981-094.
VIRGINIA NURSERYMEN'S ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1961-1965. 0.1 cu. ft. Association that provides courses, meetings and tours, advice on insect and animal problems, and information about infestations. Collection includes photographs, clippings, reports, and a program of an annual convention. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1968-001.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY. DANCE CARDS,
1909-2002. 1.0 cu. ft.
Collection includes dance cards for various dances, including ring
dances and dances sponsored by the German Club, Cotillion Club, and
sectional clubs. Inventory available. Ms2002-023.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY. DIRECTORY OF
ADMINISTRATORS AND NEW FACULTY. COLLECTION, 1988. 0.4 c u. ft. Collection consists of one-page vitas and photographs of administrators and new faculty in 1988 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University. The collection includes 337 individuals with 338
Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia
Heritage database. Ms2005-004.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY. POSTAL CARDS,
1906-1995. 0.5 cu. ft. Collection includes 76 post cards. Dated cards span
1906-1995. Many cards are not dated. Cards depict various subjects including campus
views, campus buildings, football, Corps of Cadets, and Blacksburg
views. Inventory available. Ms2002-025.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL
ENGINEERING. RECORDS, ca. 1925-42. 8.0 cu. ft. Records include materials
on rural electrification (1924-42); farm irrigation (1927-33); and soil
conservation (1934-35) in Virginia. RG13/4.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE FACULTY TOUR OF ALLIED CHEMICAL
FACILITIES. RECORDS, 1966. 0.1 cu. ft. Photographs and other documentation
of tour by Virginia
Polytechnic Institute faculty of Allied Chemical Facilities in Hopewell,
Virginia area on November 29, 1966. Faculty on the tour included Fred
Bull, Wolter J. Fabrycky, R. Craig Fabian, G. H. Beyer, Carl Renfro,
Nelson Murphy, Lee Humbert, Wilson Schmidt, Ron Patten, G. B. Pawley, R.
R. Wright, Henry L. Wood, Alan Clifford, Harold Bell, William Hunter,
and M. L. Oliver. Ms2002-008.
VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL REGISTER - BLACKSBURG SCHOOL NO. 14, 1896-1900. 0.2 cu. ft. The Virginia Public School Register contains the names, ages, and attendance records of students attending Blacksburg White School No. 14. Entries date from October 1896 through March 1900. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-076.
VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN PARTY. FLYER, 1921. 0.1 cu.ft. List of African American Republican candidates for Virginia offices. Candidates include Maggie L. Walker, an African-American philanthropist and the first female American bank president, for superintendent of public instruction and John Mitchell, Jr., editor of the Richmond Planet, for governor. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-058.
VIRGINIA SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1927-1991. 4.5 cu. ft. Association formed to promote acquaintanceship and group effort among those interested in the social sciences, to further the cause of social science teaching and research, and to take part in guiding the current of economic and social tendencies in the state. Correspondence, minutes, annual meeting programs and working files, presentation papers, committee reports, financial and membership records. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1964-004.
VIRGINIA TECH AMATUER RADIO ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1913-2000. 0.8 cu. ft. The Virginia Tech
Amateur Radio Association began in 1913, but has been officially associated with the college
since 1922. Collection consists of papers including certificates, various logs, membership lists,
correspondences, publications, violations, registration forms, yearly recollections, and copies
of radio licenses, as well as photographs, negatives, and various items pulled from the scrapbook.
Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. RG 31/14/9.
VIRGINIA TECH APRIL 16, 2007 ARCHIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, 2007-2010. 500 cu. ft.
The collection consists mainly of condolence items received by the university in the wake of
the April 16, 2007 shootings in which 32 faculty and students were killed. The subseries
organization is by type of item. The bulk of materials were received in the first few months
following April 16, 2007. There also is a very small series with items specifically sent to or
relating to individual victims and the perpetrator, which is organized alphabetically by name.
available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-020.
VIRGINIA TECH. ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1953-2011. 2 li. ft. Collection includes architectural drawings of the Carol M. Newman Library from the 1950s to the 1990s, as well as several drawings from Derring and Cowgill Halls. Finding aid available online. Ms2005-007.
VIRGINIA TECH. BUILDINGS ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1907-2002. 19.3 cu. ft. Collection consists of architectural drawings, blueprints, and floorplans of selected campus buildings located on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.Finding aid available online. RG 6/3/2e.
VIRGINIA TECH FACULTY WOMEN'S CLUB. RECORDS,1965-2008. 10.4 cu. ft. Organization founded in 1965 as a social group to promote fellowship among women associated with Virginia Tech. The club currently strives to expand the intellectual and social horizons of its membership through enlargement of friendships, engagement in adult educational activities, scholarships, and the furtherance and interest of Virginia Tech. Records include correspondence, financial records, officers' job descriptions, newsletters, information about scholarships, cookbook sales, and nursery operations, as well as annual scrapbooks of activities illustrated with photographs and newspaper clippings. The collection is accompanied by printed annual yearbooks that include lists of members. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-014.
VIRGINIA TECH RESCUE SQUAD. MINUTES, 1970-1994. 0.4 linear inches.
The mission of the Virginia tech rescue Squad, which was founded in 1969,
is to provide emergency medical care to the Virginia Tech campus community.
All personnel are volunteers. The majority are undergraduate students; some
faculty, graduate students, alumni, and Blacksburg citizens participate as
Associate Members. The collection consists of the squad's executive board's
minutes spanning the years 1970-1994. Finding
aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms1996-022.
VIRGINIA TECH SCRAPBOOK. 1912-1916. 0.75 cu. ft. Collection contains a scrapbook of photographs depicting VPI and the area surrounding Blacksburg, Virginia, from about 1912 to 1916. Possibly created and/or compiled by Mary Katherine Cook Derring. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-079.
VIRGINIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. RECORDS, 1894-1983. 0.7 cu. ft. Incorporated in 1894 for the purpose of advancing veterinary medical knowledge throughout Virginia. Annual meeting minutes, minutes of the Board of Censors, programs, speeches, a history of the organization, and an organizational handbook. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-032.
VIRGINIAN RAILWAY COMPANY [AMONATE, VIRGINIA]. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1942. 0.1 cu. ft. Railway company in Virginia, 1907-1959; later part of Norfolk & Western Railway. Collection consists of seven black and white photographs taken at Amonate, Virginia, of railroad equipment and workers. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-113.
VIRGINIAN RAILWAY. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1945-1959, undated. 0.2 cu. ft. Collection contains 85 photographs of the Virginian Railway and 2 images from the Virginian Railway Company's Annual Report; subjects include locomotives, people (none identified), and railway accidents. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-015.
VMI VS. VPI THANKSGIVING DAY. PAPERS, c1926-27. Poster (9 x 12) and
card (3.5 x 6) announcing the VMI vs. VPI Thanksgiving Day football game
in Roanoke. Poster includes Richmond-to-Roanoke train schedule. Ms2002-013.
CORRESPONDENCE, 1865. 0.2 cu. ft. Drummer boy in the 187th New York
Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Collection consists of letters
to and from Voltz and his family in Buffalo, New York. Felix's family
was very upset when he impetuously enlisted. Felix soon realized the
rigors of army life. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1993-021.
VYTLACIL, ANNE BOZENA, RÉSUMÉ. 0.1 cu. ft. Born 1936.
Guide to the