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WABASH RAILWAY. TIMETABLES, 1936-1937. 0.1 cu. ft. Railway serving the mid-central United States; founded in 1889 through a series of mergers and reorganizations of predecessor and lines and purchased by Norfolk Southern in 1991. Timetables, containing names of system stations and routes, times of arrival and departure, maps, names of officials, and advertising matter. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-071.
WADE, JANE (1826-1912). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Photocopy of a letter from Wade in Christiansburg, Virginia, written on May 15, 1864, to her husband John, a soldier in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. She writes about the "Yanks advancing on Dublin [Virginia] and burning town buildings," the wounded, and looting by the Yankee soldiers. Transcript available. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-049.
WAGG, JOHN D. (1835-66). PAPERS, 1854-66. 0.4 cu. ft. Methodist
minister who practiced as a circuit preacher in the Virginia counties of
Giles, Russell, and Wise in the late 1850s and early 1860s. In late 1862
or early 1863 he assumed ministerial duties in Ashville, North Carolina.
Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, sermons, church documents,
and miscellaneous poems and essays. Finding aid available online. Ms1992-048.
WAGNER, ANNA GABRIELE R. (1963- ). RÉSUMÉ 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Vienna,
Austria. Collection is composed of her résumé. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WAINSTEIN-KRASUK, OLGA (1939- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS. 0.1
cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director of the
Center of Studies of Habitat and Housing sponsored by the Organization
of American States and the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism
of the University of Buenos Aires. The Center studies ways to
effectively and economically design and build housing and makes
recommendations to the OAS on its findings. Collection consists of a
brief explanation of the Center's work and projects and a survey
designed by the Center to evaluate a building's accessibility to the
handicapped. Also includes an extensive brochure of the work her firm,
Bielus, Goldemberg, Waistein-Krasuk, Architects, has done from 1966 to
1981. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WAISBERG, MYRIAM (1919- ). WRITINGS. 0.3 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Chile and professor of architecture at the University of Chile in Santiago since 1951. Materials consist of numerous articles and booklets written by her about topics in the history of architecture (particularly religious architecture) in Chile and the architecture program at the University of Chile. Also includes a lengthy curriculum vitae describing her academic and architectural works and writings. Material is in Spanish. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-055
WALDRON, FREDERICK. MEMOIRS, n.d. 1 vol. Undated
manuscript memoirs, ca. late 1800s, of Waldron's experiences as a
soldier in the 31st New York Regiment during the Civil War.
WALKER, DAVID N. BUSINESS RECORDS, 1859-97. 0.1 cu.
ft. Insurance agent, and Treasurer for the St. Paul's Church Home, in
Richmond, Virginia. Materials include business correspondence, ledger
notes, bank receipts, insurance policies (for the Church Home), and a
deed to land in Henrico County, Virginia. Ms1988-034.
TIMOTHY S. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier with the 25th Maine
Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Letter written April 20, 1864,
from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. to a friend in Maine. Writes about
getting coal in Alexandria, Virginia, and his hopes that the war ends
WALKER AND CALDWELL. PAPERS, 1882-1952. 1.7 cu. ft. Wytheville, Virginia, law firm of James A. Walker (1832-1901) and Manley M. Caldwell (1861-1940). Papers relating to land ownership, particularly mineral rights for property in Rye Valley, Wythe County, Virginia, and adjacent areas; and to business, industrial, and mineral interests in the area, including the Wythe County Iron and Zinc Company, New River Cripple Creek Mineral Territory, Princeton (West Virginia) Banking Company, Edgewood Land Company, and the Botetourt Tramway Company. Finding aid available online. Ms1973-012.
WALL, ALEXANDER FLOYD
(ca. 1826-ca. 1899). CORRESPONDENCE, 1861-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Farmer in
Montgomery County, Virginia. Collection consists of copies of three
letters, 1862-65, from Wall to his brother-in-law, Waddy Thompson James
(1836-1926 or 1931), a Captain and then Lieutenant Colonel in Company B
of the 57th Virginia Infantry. Wall's letters describe conditions on his
farm during the war, prices of crops, problems of getting supplies to
soldiers, and the transfer of slaves. Company B, or the "Franklin
Sharpshooters," was organized by James of men from Franklin County,
Virginia. James was injured in the Battle of Malvern Hill (July 1862),
resigned from service soon thereafter, and returned to his farm in
Franklin County. Also includes one letter from James to his wife Jennie,
written from Camp Belcher in Richmond, Virginia, on October 4, 1861, and
biographical and military information about James and his career as a
soldier. After the war James served in the Virginia House of Delegates
(1864-78) and the Virginia Senate (1879-82) as a representative from
Franklin County. Transcripts available. Finding
aid available online.
WALLACE, DONALD S. COLLECTION, 1943-1970. 1.1 cu. ft. Engineer with, later Commissioner of, the Virginia Division of Water Resources. Member of the Water Resources Committee (1951-1952). Collection contains a selection of Wallace's professional correspondence, U.S. Geological Survey Reports, Virginia state agency and local reports, and photographs from sites around the state. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-101.
WALLACE, MAUDE E. LETTER TO SARAH PITTS, 1929. 0.1 cu. ft. This letter was written by Maude E. Wallace of Virginia Agricultural Extension Service, Blacksburg, VA, to Sarah Pitts of George Peabody College, Nashville, TN, on 14 August 1929. Ms. Pitts had been hired to work as an Extension agent, but had not yet begun her duties. The letter was written in response to an earlier letter in which Ms. Pitts asked for information about her upcoming position. Among the topics are: the county in which she might be placed, beginning as an assistant agent; salary; requirement to have a car; and probable start date. A further response from Ms. Pitts is written on the back of the second page of the letter in which she follows with several additional inquiries. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-019.
WALLACE, SAMUEL. DEED, 1832. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Scott County, Virginia. Contract between Wallace and John Allan of Tazewell County, Virginia, for sale of land. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-050.
WALTERS, H. D. (b. 1849). FLYER, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Jeweler in Christiansburg, Virginia during the late nineteenth century. Flyer advertising a ring sale. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-059.
WALLS, CHARLES (1934-2008). COLLECTION, 1882-2003. 1.5 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia resident; Civil War enthusiast. Photocopies of magazine articles and other sources relating to the Civil War, with particular emphases on African-American history; the Ku Klux Klan; and Long Island, New York. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-001.
WALTERS, HENRY J. (b.1812). LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Newspaper editor and publisher in Lewiston, Pennsylvania. Collection contains a single letter written by Henry J. Walters to an unnamed person discussing recommendation letters that Walters had written for the unnamed individual. The letter also includes favorable references to a Mr. McCay. Transcription available. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-003.
WALTHALL, JAMES GLEN (1872-1949). DAYBOOK, 1906. 0.1 cu. ft. Operator of general mercantile business in Lafayette (Montgomery County), Virginia. Day. Ledger recording daily transactions, including customer name, goods purchased, and prices paid. Finding aid available online. Ms1940-030.
WALTHER, C. F. W. (1811-1887). WRITINGS, . 0.1 cu. ft. President of Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Internet printout of "Slavery, Humanism, & The Bible: Selections from Lehre und Wehre," containing Walther's writings on slavery and the Civil War, extracted from various issues of a synodical publication published in 1863.
Part of the Civil War Small Manuscripts Collection. Ms2003-014.
WALTON, SEPHAS (CEPHAS) L. CORRESPONDENCE, 1861-1864, 1884. 0.1 cu. ft. Floyd County, Virginia, family. S. L. Walton volunteered in the Confederate Army in 1861 and served in the 42nd Virginia Regiment and the 1st Virginia Battalion. He was captured in April 1865 and taken to Point Lookout, Maryland, where he was released in June. Collection consists of seventeen letters and notes to and from Walton, his parents, his wife Nancy Ann, his brother, and cousins. Finding aid available online. Ms1955-001.
WALTON, ROBERT (c.1791-1870). LETTER, 1813. 0.1 cu. ft. Author of the letter is likely Robert Walton, Jr. of Augusta, Georgia. This letter was written by Walton to his sister Elizabeth McClanahan in Botetourt County, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-104.
WAMPLER, WILLIAM C. CONGRESSIONAL PAPERS, 1953-1990. 260.42 cu. ft.; 250 boxes.
William Creed Wampler, Sr. (1926-2012) was a Congressman from Virginia from 1953 to 1955 and 1967 to 1983. The William C. Wampler Congressional Papers include legislative files, committee files (House Agriculture Committee, Select Committee on Aging, etc.), constituency correspondence, U.S. and Virginia government departmental files, public relations and campaign material, and photographs. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-003.
WARE, JOSEPH F. (b. 1880). COLLECTION, 1900-1971 (Bulk 1915-1920). 1.4 cu. ft. Commandant of Cadets and Professor of Military Science and Tactics (1911-1914) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence from Joseph F. Ware to his wife, Susie, in Blacksburg, Virginia, while he was serving overseas during and after World War I. The other significant portion of this collection contains nearly 200 photographs. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-022.
WARM HEARTH VILLAGE. RECORDS, 1974-1982. 0.7 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia, retirement community completed in the 1970s. Collection includes communication with V.P.I., designs and plans for the community, the projects HUD proposal, among other documents relating to Warm Hearth Village's establishment. Finding aid available online. Ms2007-002.
WARM SPRINGS, VIRGINIA. LEDGERS, 1890-1942. 1.3 cu. ft. Collection includes 26 ledgers divided that account for the business of John E. Criser, J. S. Kelley, Blakey and Hamilton Co., and Yancey and Faulkner, as well as others in and around the town of Warm Springs; Ledgers date from 1884-1942, but the majority are from 1900-1920. Finding aid available online. Ms2014-003.
WARNER, MARCUS B. COLLECTION, 1864-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Diary and photocopies of muster rolls and a card number list for Marcus B. Warner, a harness maker in Volney, NY and a soldier in NY's 184th Volunteer Infantry, Company K. The diary details Warner's daily life and general Civil War events. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-061.
WARREN, HENRY M. (abt. 1837-1862). LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from Henry M. Warren to his brother, Nathaniel in Massachusetts. Warren's letter, dated November 9, 1861 and written from Hall's Hill, Virginia, includes details about how the soldiers in the unit are kept busy in their down time (mostly drill and review), including a review that Warren says was attended by President Lincoln. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-017.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA. COURT NOTICE, 1860. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of a Court Document, May 28, 1860, Washington County, Virginia, ordering payment for the autopsy of a slave. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-045.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA. DAYBOOK, 1896. 0.1 cu. ft. Daybook contains a chronological listing of names, prices, and purchases of various items including food stuffs, tobacco, and shoes. All entries date from 1896. The owner and type of business for this daybook are unknown. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-068.
WASHINGTON LIGHT GUARD. RECORDS, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft. Militia company formed in Washington D.C. Collection includes two ledger containing meeting minutes, membership information, and training plans for the company from 1861. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-070.
[WATERCOLORS OF FUNGI, 184?]. 1 vol. Illustrations
of fifty fungi or algae found in England. Perhaps a catalog of a
collection. The illustrations are accompanied by brief descriptions and
captions. Images available.
WATERS, CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT (1834-1916). BOOKS, 1871-1904. 13 vols. International Archive of Women in Architecture. American art and architectural historian, and the first woman to compile a biographical encyclopedia of women artists. Collection consists of eleven titles of books written by Waters (largely donated by Tony Wrenn), including The Eternal City: Rome, its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art [DG808 .W32], Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and their Works, a Handbook [N40 .W3 1881], and Women in the Fine Arts from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. [N43 .W3 1904]. Many of the books are inscribed by her and were part of her private collection. Books are located in the Rare Book Room.
WATERS, REUEL W. (b. abt. 1843). CORRESPONDENCE, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Maine resident and private with the 1st Battalion, Maine Light Artillery. Collection consists of a letter to Waters' sister, Abbie, describing ammunitions and artillery, as well as the railroads in the area near where he was stationed. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-110.
WATKIN, REBECCA WOOD (1913- ). PAPERS, 1940-89. 3.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of California; educated at Bryn Mawr College (B.A., 1933) and University of Pennsylvania (B. Arch., 1937). Collection consists of architectural drawings of remodelings, alterations, and additions of structures, mostly residences, that Watkin designed from 1940 to 1989, in northern and central California; also includes photographs of three built projects. Pictures of her work are available on the VT ImageBase. Finding aid available online. Ms1995-009
WATKINS, JOHN C. (1842-1892). LETTERS, 1862-70. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection consists of seventeen letters. Sixteen of these were written by John C. Watkins and one is by his wife, Harriet (Hattie) Watkins. Three are fragments. Most were written to friends and family back home in Lowell, Massachusetts when Watkins served as a private with the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment in Suffolk, Virginia, during 1862 and 1863. Several others were written from Washington D.C. and include his time as a medical student at Georgetown University. The last few were written while Watkins was serving as Acting Assistant Surgeon at Camp Winfield Scott, Nevada in 1868 and 1869. The letter written by Hattie Watkins is from Winnemucca, Nevada and is dated 17 January 1870, shortly after the couple were married. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-071.
WATKINS, SESSLER (1892-1966). LETTER. 0.1 cu. ft. Employee of a West Virginia mining company at the turn of the twentieth century. Letter from Watkins in Cary, West Virginia to his mother, Mrs. J. B. Watkins of Troutville, Virginia, concerning his experiences living and working in the mining town. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-084.
WATSON, GEORGE W. CORRESPONDENCE,
1862-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the 12th New Hampshire Volunteer
Regiment in the Civil War. Nineteen letters to his family from various
camps in Virginia, and from Point Lookout, where he was stationed.
WATSON, THOMAS (1844-?). LETTERS, 1862-1866. 0.1 cu. ft. Private in Company D, 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War, participant in Grant's Vicksburg Campaign and Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Photocopies of typed transcripts of letters written from Camp Douglas, Illinois and camps in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-005.
WEAVER, LILLIAN C. (b. 1873). COLLECTION, c.1892-1919, n.d. 1.2 cu. ft. Vassar graduate; teacher in New York and Munich, Germany; founder of Andrebrook girls' school. Collection contains mostly correspondence to Weaver from family, friends, and former students, as well as some of her outgoing correspondence. Also includes clippings, photographs, and invitations. A small amount of correspondence is in German. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-016.
WEAVER, PETER F. (1835-1907). COLLECTION, 1880-1907, 1974. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier, bank director, member of Greensville, County Virginia Board of Supervisors, and long-time Virginia resident. The collection contains a speech given by Peter F. Weaver, a newspaper article, letters, an invoice, and biographical notes about Weaver. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-038.
WEBB, PAMELA (1943-2008). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1950-2009. 85.9 cu. ft.International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect practicing largely in Portland, Oregon. The collection contains the professional files, architectural drawings, artwork, and photographs. Materials date largely from the latter quarter of the twentieth century, but extend into the early twenty-first century. Professional files include information about Webb's career (resumes, portfolios, etc), business endeavors, correspondence, press coverage, community involvement, proposal bids, and architectural projects. Professional papers, architectural renderings, and artwork. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-099.
WEBER, MARK A. COLLECTION ON LAMBDA HORIZON, 1971-1991. 0.5 cu. ft. Gay and lesbian student organization established on the Virginia Tech campus in 1985; currently known as HokiePRIDE at Virginia Tech. Collection includes minutes, correspondence, constitution, handouts, notes, and newspaper and magazine articles concerning the Virginia Tech gay and lesbian student organization, Lambda Horizon, from 1971-1991. Finding aid available online. Ms2014-010.
WEBER, MAX (1824-1901). LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu. ft.
Colonel of the 20th Regiment of New York volunteers, in the Civil War.
Letter to Major General Benjamin F. Butler, September 5, 1861,
describing the capture of Fort Hatteras, North Carolina, on August 28,
by Weber's troops. Ms1989-027.
WEISBERG, SARELLE T. PAPERS, 1993-99. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. FAIA; New York Architect and principal of Anhouse + Weisberg Associates. Educated at Vassar College (B.A., Art History, 1950), and Columbia University (M. Arch., 1972). Supervising architect/engineer and airport planner for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (1979-1984). Downstate Design Manager for the New York State Facilities Development Corporation (1984-1994), where she managed construction projects for the New York State Office of Mental Health and Office of Mental Retardation/Development Disabilities. Collection consists of the dossier Weisberg prepared when applying for Fellowship in the AIA and other biographical and professional information. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WEISIGER, KENDALL (abt. 1880-1960). SPEECH, c.1900. 0.1 cu. ft. VPI graduate in Electrical Engineering, 1899. Worked for Southern Bell Telephone and American Telephone and Telegraph. Collection contains an excerpt from a speech given at the University of Georgia. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-055.
WEISS-KOENIG, ANNALIESE (1939- ). ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1955-1987. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
Architect of Inzlingen, Germany. Collection consists of fourteen photographs and
eight sets of architectural drawings for residences and a hotel. Also includes an
autobiographical essay. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WELCH, CAPTAIN ISAIAH A. (1829?-1902). CORRESPONDENCE, 1866-1867. 0.1 cu. ft. Welch served with the 13th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery during the Civil War. Later helped develop the coal industry in West Virginia. Dickenson served as a captain in Company B (Ringgold Battery), 13th Battalion, Virginia Light Artillery. Doctor in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, before and after the war. Collection includes a letter from Welch to Dickerson, wishing to renew contact, and discuss post-war difficulties of friends. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-094.
WELLS, ROBERT J. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written by Robert J. Wells. Robert J. Wells enlisted on June 5, 1861 at Lynchburg, Virginia as a Private in Company H of the 24th Virginia Infantry. The letter is written to "Cousin Louise" and dates from November 30, 1864. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-066.
WENGER, HEIDI (1926- ). PAPERS, 1955-1998. 1.4 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Brig, Switzerland. Collection consists of essays, poems, lectures (including those given at the Technical Institute of Zurich and in Nanjing, China), private notes, and writings about architecture. Also includes a project list and curriculum vitae. An exhibit catalog [NA1353.W46 A4 2006] authored by Heidi Wenger and her husband Peter is available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WERTH, JAMES R. LETTERS, 1902-1903. 0.1 cu. ft. Electrical Engineering graduate of VPI in 1903. Letter from B. Fleet about selling a uniform and recent events. Letter from Frank Yost regarding VPI sports news. Finding aid available online. Ms1957-003.
WEST IRON GATE LAND COMPANY. LEDGERS, 1879-1900. 5 vols. Clifton
Forge, Allegany County, Virginia, pig iron manufacturer. Name changed
from Hileman, Waring & Co. in 1890. Ledgers of expenditures and
income, and a letterbook. Ms1989-012.
WEST, J. WALDO.
CORRESPONDENCE, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Lieutenant in the 1st New York
Dragoons during the Civil War. Three letters written between January and
July, 1864, to Sarah L. (Lyra) Stillson of Corning, New York, from
Dansville, New York, and camps in Washington, D.C. Writes about his
visit home and his company's reconnaissance to the Rapidan River.
WEST, LINDSAY B. Papers, 1975-1996. 0.5 cu. ft. and 1
oversize folder. Correspondence, reports, legal files, and clippings
relating to Lindsay West's work with the Montgomery County Board of
Supervisors, the New River Community Action Board, and the New River
Valley Workshop, Incorporated. Also includes a poster from the
dedication of the Blacksburg Area Branch Library in 1996. Finding
aid with inventory available. Ms2001-013.
WEST, RUBY BISHOP. COLLECTION, 1858-1981. 2 cu. ft. Floyd County educator and local historian. Collection consists largely of materials related to the history of Floyd County, particularly--but not limited to--church, education, county development, and the 1981 county sesquicentennial celebration. Also contains personal materials, including Radford College grade reports and diplomas, personal photographs and ephemera, and a sizeable sheet music collection from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Finding aid available online. Ms1986-002.
[WEST VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR
CORRESPONDENCE, 1861]. 0.1 cu. ft. Two letters on one sheet from two
girls in Western Virginia (now West Virginia) to their aunt. They write
of war on the home front and the destruction caused by the Yankee
soldiers to their farms. Ms1989-006.
WEST VIRGINIA. DAYBOOK, 1936-1940. 0.1 cu. ft. Daybook contains listings of names and dollar amounts for supplies sold from January 1936 to December 1940. Supplies sold appear to be related to coal mining and the daybook is believed to originate in Mingo County, West Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-078.
WESTRÖM, HILDE (1912- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1952-2000, n.d. 1.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Neisse, Upper Silesia, Germany. Architect of Berlin, Germany. Materials include biographical information, articles, photographs of Westrom and her designs, and architectural drawings for nine projects, 1954-1970. The VT ImageBase contains images of Westrom. Finding aid available online.Ms1987-061
WESTRÖM, UTE (1939- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1968-1996. 1.4 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
Born in Berlin, Germany, the oldest of four children of architect Hilde Westrom. In 1968 she earned an architect's diploma from the Technical University of Berlin. She is a practicing architect in Berlin and an active member of the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA.) Her collection includes biographical material, UIFA meeting information from the mid-1970s, and selected architectural project drawings, photos, and descriptions. Of particular note is the material about the restoration and redesign of the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, destroyed during World War II, for which Westrom and her husband, Winnetou Kampmann, were project architects. Information about their original design for a new office building for the Sozialkasse des Berliner Baugewerbes in Berlin is another notable project included in the collection. Finding aid available online. Ms1996-023
WHALEY, F. N. LETTER, 1847. 0.1 cu. ft. Student at the Union
Theological Seminary in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Letter written
on May 13, 1847, to his friend James H. Orbison encouraging him to
attend the seminary and suggesting they meet at Natural Bridge in
Rockbridge County, Virginia. Ms1992-007.
WHARTON, GABRIEL C. (1824-1906). CORRESPONDENCE, 1869-1870. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate general and post-Civil War resident of Radford, Virginia. Two post-war letters to Wharton, one concerning potential locations for a blast furnace, the other relating to fees for the use of two horses. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-012.
WHISNER MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH. RECORDS, 1859-1975. 4.0 cu. ft. Church
in Blacksburg, Virginia; founded in 1798. Materials include church registers
(1859-1938), bulletins (1949-75), recording steward's book (1859-80), financial
reports (1927-28) and treasurer's book (1952-54), quarterly conference minutes
(1880-1950), Sunday school record books (1879-1911), Women's Foreign Missionary
Service records (1905-10), and Women's Society of Christian Service records (1941-60).
aid available online. Ms1964-003.
WHITE, ISAAC (1837-89).
PAPERS, 1861-1938. 0.2 cu. ft. Assistant surgeon in the Confederate Army
during the Civil War. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, White graduated
in 1859 from the Medical College of Virginia. He resided in Upshur
County, Virginia (now West Virginia) before the war, and then in
Shawsville in Montgomery County, Virginia, until his death. He served in
various regiments during the war, including the 29th Virginia Infantry
Regiment, the 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, and the 62nd Virginia
Mounted Infantry Regiment. He also served, between September 1862 and
January 1863 as an assistant surgeon at Montgomery White Sulphur Springs
Hospital. The papers consist of letters from White to his wife in
Shawsville, written mostly while encamped along the Shenandoah Valley of
Virginia in 1863 and 1864. He describes the losses to his regiment
suffered during the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1863), the Battles of New
Market and Spotsylvania (May 1864), and the Battle of Winchester
(September 1864). Finding aid with links to transcripts and images (jpgs) available online. Ms1997-013
WHITE, WILLIAM ALLEN (1868-1944). LETTER, 1920. 0.1 cu. ft. Emporia, Kansas, newspaper editor and author, and winner of a 1922 Pulitzer Prize. Brief letter to White from Mary Ethel McAuley of the Wanderer of the Pittsburgh Dispatch asking about the preservation of big game, with White's response attached. Finding aid available online. Ms1973-003.
WHITE, WILLIAM C. LETTER, 1861. 0.1 cu.
ft. Soldier in Company H of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment
during the Civil War. Recruited in Philadelphia on August 19, 1861;
mustered out August 27, 1864. Letter written November 20, 1861, to his
parents from Camp Monocacy, Maryland. Writes that it is hard to get
"french leave" because there are patrols on every road around the camp,
and that many have deserted from his company due to the lack of whiskey.
WHITLEY, O. GAINES, Sr. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, ca. 1912.
Surveyor for the Norfolk & Western Railway Company in 1912 from
Albemarle, North Carolina, who compiled two photograph albums of
photographs taken while surveying property, for the railroad, in North
Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Most images are unidentified. Images
are available through the VT ImageBase. Ms1995-021.
WHITMAN, BERTHA YERES (1892- ). PAPERS, 1932, 1971-1978. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born 1892. First female to receive a bachelors of science from the University of Michigan in architecture in 1920. Practiced in Chicago, Illinois. Materials include correspondence and photographs. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WHITMAN, G.J. CORRESPONDENCE, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Union soldier in the Civil War. Three
letters from camps in and near Washington, D.C. Ms1988-084.
WICKHAM, WILLIAMS CARTER (1820-1888). LETTERBOOK, 1881-1882. 0.2 cu. ft. Attorney, farmer, Virginia state senator, Hanover County supervisor, president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, and Confederate brigadier general. Copies of letters regarding farm, business, personal and political matters (particularly C&O Railway business and Virginia and Hanover County political issues). Finding aid available online. Ms2008-011.
WILBURN, LEILA ROSS (1885-1967). BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, 2002. 0.1 cu.
ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Georgia. Wilburn studied at Agnes Scott College and apprenticed with an architectural firm before opening her own firm in 1909. She is best known for her published "pattern books" of arts and crafts style houses. The collection consists of a copy of the nomination form to name Wilburn a 2003 Georgia Woman of Achievement and photocopies of supporting research material compiled by James McManus. The Leila Ross Wilburn Collection is housed in the Kenan Research Center of the Atlanta History Center. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WILDASIN, BERTHA R. COLLECTION, 1946-1987, n.d. 0.6 cu. ft. Collection contains two series--Culinary Papers and Ephemera--whose materials range from 1946 to 1987. Culinary papers include clipped and handwritten recipes. Ephemera includes genealogy notes, newspaper clippings about famous people, and sewing/home craft information. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-091.
WILEY, E.C. PAPERS, 1904, 1907, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Wiley was a freshman at VAMC in 1886/1887, but little other biographical information is available. Collection consists of a letter to Wiley with a job offer, a letter to Mrs. Wiley regarding the return of a fox neckpiece, and two pieces of Wiley's letterhead with calculations on them. Finding aid available online. Ms1960-006.
WILKINS, CHARLES (d. 1863) LETTER, 1862. 1 inch. Second Lieutenant
in the U.S. Infantry during the Civil War. Letter written on May 23,
1862, from camp near Corinth, Mississippi, to his brother in New
Hampshire. Writes about his recent arrival in Mississippi and reporting
to General John Pope. Claims they are "near enough to reach the Rebels
with our 30 pounders." Ms1991-015.
WILL, ERWIN HOGE (1900- ). PAPERS, 1918-73. 1.0 cu. ft. Electrical utilities
executive. Graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1922 from
Virginia Tech. Employee and then chair of the Board of Directors for the
Virginia Electric and Power Company from 1922-33 and 1947-60. Honorary
chairman of Board of Directors, 1972-74. General superintendent and then
President of the El Paso (Texas) Electric Company, 1935-47. Collection
contains personal papers from Will's academic career at VPI, including a
Commencement program, copy of diploma, and a basketball score card (all
1922). Business material includes correspondence, programs, clippings,
reports, etc., chronicling Will's years at the Virginia Electric and
Power Company and El Paso Electric Company, and in community groups.
Biographical information is included.
Finding aid available online. Ms1974-004.
WILLIAMS, JOHN EDWARD (1867-1943). PAPERS, 1895-1940. 0.6 cu. ft. Professor of mathematics (1903-1924) and dean of the college (1924-1943) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Class notes from graduate classes in mathematics and astronomy at University of Virginia; speech texts; printed articles by Williams, James Morris Page, William H. Echols and others; diplomas; and membership certificates. Finding aid available online. Ms56-005. See also Williams' official records as Dean of the College in RG 11/1/2.
WILLIAMS, DR. JOHN M. (1851-1936). LEDGER, 1878-1882. 0.1 cu. ft. Ledger contains the accounting records of Dr. John M. Williams, a physician in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Ledger includes a listing of patients, procedures performed, and the cost of each procedure. Entries date from 1878 to 1882. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-071.
WILLIAMS, LEWIS. LETTER, 1835. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter from Williams in Washington, D.C. to Andrew Rincoinnon(?) in Wythe County, Virginia, writing of the postal service from Salem, Virginia to Wythe County. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-032.
WILLIAMS, SAMUEL W. PAPERS, 1868-1919. 0.7 cu. ft. Lawyer in Bland County, Virginia. Notebooks from his law education at the University of Virginia, and ledgers from his business. Finding aid available online. Ms1986-012.
LILA VERNON. PAPERS. ca. 1937-41. Williamson's (class of 1941) bound and
unbound notebooks from "Artistic Photography" class. Negatives and
prints mainly of Virginia Tech scenes. Ms2000-001.
WILLIS, BEVERLY (1928- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1955-1998. 100 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
FAIA, noted artist, photographer, teacher, and writer, who applied the full range of visual arts and design skills to her architectural projects, primarily in San Francisco, California. Former President of the American Institute of Architects California Council. The Collection consists primarily of records documenting Willis's work as an architect in San Francisco, 1960-1990. The collection documents the application of computers to architectural design and land analysis; the development of CARLA (Computerized Approach to Residential Land Analysis) in the 1970s; the history of twentieth-century urban planning, particularly in San Francisco; and the contribution of women to twentieth-century American architecture. The bulk of the collection is comprised of Willis and Associates project files. These files include presentation drawings, site plans, maps, sketches, conceptual design drawings, construction drawings, as well as correspondence, research files, and other records. Drawings are large folio, pen-and-ink or watercolor on paper, linen, or mylar. Some are heightened with color. Pictures of her work are available on the VT ImageBase. Finding aid available online. Ms1992-019
WILLS FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE,
1860-1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Bedford, Virginia, family. Photocopies of Civil War
correspondence from William S., William L., Lindsay T., and Henry H.
Wills from various camps, including Jamestown and Richmond, Virginia,
and Murfreesboro, North Carolina, to Mollie and Mary Wills. William S.
Wills was in the Charlottesville Artillery, and Lindsay T. and Henry H.
Wills were in Company K of the 10th Virginia Cavalry, and later in the
Bedford Light Artillery. Finding aid available online. Ms1982-008.
WILLS, EVAN J. COLLECTION, 1905-1977 (Bulk 1909). 0.1 cu. ft. Veterinarian and resident of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Collection consists of reports, invoices, letters, and other ephemera related to Dr. Wills' veterinary business. Ms1989-030.
WILSON, B.G. LETTER, 1863.
0.1 cu. ft. Confederate soldier in the Civil War from Danville,
Virginia. Letter from Wilson to his brother, December 24, 1863,
referring to sickness in the camp and the low morale of the soldiers.
Transcript available. Ms1988-082.
WILSON, BERT T. (1872-1926). PAPERS, 1889-1926. 0.5 cu. ft. Tazewell County, Virginia, resident and lawyer. Collection consists mostly of legal correspondence from corporate and civil cases; also, some personal receipts, bills, and checks. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-062.
WILSON CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT (1956). MATERIALS, 1884-1956. 0.2 cu. ft. Exhibit
arranged by Newman Library to commemorate the centennial of President Woodrow Wilson's
birth. Reproductions of letters, photographs, news releases, presidential speeches,
political cartoons and information about Wilson's birth, ancestry and birthplace (Staunton,
Finding aid available online. Ms56-002.
WILSON, ELVA CURL (1911-2006). DIARIES, 1929-1935. 0.3 cu. ft. Resident of Hampton, Virginia and future wife of Rev. James C. Richardson. Diary entries detail the very active social life of a young woman in Hampton, Virginia during the 1930s, making nearly daily mention of dates with various men, dances, parties, club meetings, movies, picnics, church meetings, shopping and travel. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-016.
WILSON, JAMES H. (1837-1925). LETTER, 1894. 0.1 cu. ft. Retired Union Army major general. Letter addressed to Edgar T. Welles of New York, regarding an overcoat and an impending visit. Finding aid available online. Finding aid available online. Ms2014-012.
WILSON, JEFFREY T. (1843-1929). DIARIES, 1913, 1928. 0.2 cu. ft. Jeffrey T. Wilson was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was a former slave who later served a year in the U. S. Navy, and worked first in the Portsmouth Navy Yard and then as a court bailiff in Norfolk. Over the course of his life, he was married four times and had at least twelve children. Collection includes two of Wilson's diaries from 1913 and 1928. In addition to entries on race relations, politics and news, Wilson also writes about his own history. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-015.
WILSON, I.D. (1888-1978).
LETTERS, 1957. 1 vol. Professor of Biology from 1923 to 1957 at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute. Letters to Wilson from students, colleagues, and
friends upon his retirement from VPI in 1958. Ms1994-020.
WILSON, NELSON R. (b. 1856). AUCTION NOTICE, 1932. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Bedford County, Virginia. Broadside announcing auction of home and farm property resulting from defaulted loan. Names Henry M. Sackett and Douglas A. Robertson as trustees and Walker, Mosby & Calvert as auctioneers. Reverse side contains agreement of sale to W. H. Slaughter. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-016.
WILSON, SALLIE. RECIPE BOOK, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia. Recipe book, probably from the late nineteenth century, devoted largely to desserts and breads but also containing recipes for other fare, as well as home remedies and household goods. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-002.
WILSON, ZELMA (1918-1996). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1940-1995, bulk 1969-1991. 115.5 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
An architect in Ojai, CA was born in New York City but later relocated to Southern California. She studied at the University of California, Berkeley, 1937-1940; later the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1941; and graduated with a B. Arch from University of Southern California in 1947. Wilson's collection encompasses three decades of work that range from her academic through professional career - including her experience of operating her own firm. In the collection you will find biographical material, professional committee and association work, school work, client correspondence, office promotional materials, time logs, drawings, photographs and manuscript material relating to projects. Finding aid available online. Ms1991-046
WINCHESTER, SARAH PARDEE (1839-1922). ARTICLE, 1975. EXHIBIT PANELS, 1988. 0.1 cu. ft.International Archive of Women in Architecture. Article entitled "Sarah Winchester" by Esther Talbot published in The Rosicrucian Digest" July 1975. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WINDLE, MARION. RECIPE BOOK, 1918-1974. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection includes a compiled recipe book with recipes dated from 1918 to 1974. The recipes were most likely collected by Marion Windle, whose name is found on the cover. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-069.
WINSTON FAMILY. LETTERS,
1861-65. 0.1 cu. ft. Copies of transcripts of various the Civil War
letters of three brothers: Ambrose Whitlock Winston (1835-97), Charles
James Winston (1837-87), and William Henry Harrison Winston (1841-1935),
of Campbell County, Virginia, to their aunt, Mary Harris Clark. The
brothers all served in Company G, 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Army
of Northern Virginia. The letters were written between November 1861 and
March 1865 from camps in Virginia and North Carolina. They write of
mutual friends killed or wounded, Union and Confederate officers,
details of battles, and requests for goods from home. Ms1995-004.
WINTER-BRACHER, INGEBORG (1923- ). ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1970; 1985. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Munich, Germany. Papers includes a brief typescript autobiographical essay, photographs, and computer manuals, paper tape, and a book, Bauten Und Ziele [NA1068 .W5 1970], written by her husband to which she contributed. The book is available to view in the Special Collections Reading Room. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WISS, HENRY H. (1913-94). PAPERS, 1960, n.d. 0.2 cu.
ft. Professor of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University from 1947 to 1983. Collection consists of twelve
architectural drawings and four photographs of Wiss's private residence
in Blacksburg, Virginia, designed by him in 1960. Ms1996-013.
WISTER, OWEN (1860-1938). PAPERS, 1900, 1925, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. American biographer and author. Works include The New Swiss Family Robinson (1882), The Virginian (1902), and When West Was West (1928). Papers consist of a poem, "King's Cap," by Wister with his signature and notes; and four letters--three handwritten to Mrs. Attwood Martin of Kentucky (with envelopes), one to "Dear Ladies," and a typescript, signed letter to "Mr. Stewart." Finding aid available online. Ms1985-013. .
WOLCOTT, EBEN P. CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-63. 0.1 cu. ft. Soldier in the 28th
Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Company E, in the Civil War.
Correspondence consists of letters to Wolcott in Pensacola, Florida, and
New Orleans, Louisiana, from his family in Lakeville, Connecticut.
Includes information about the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 1862),
the death of Stonewall Jackson (May 1863), and the inflation caused by
the war. Ms1989-033.
WOLFE, DEWITT CLINTON, JR. SCRAPBOOKS, 1919-1921. 0.4 cu. ft. Virginia native; 1921 VPI graduate with a degree in engineering; later, a civil engineer, focused on bridge design. Collection consists of two scrapbooks of photographs and ephemera compiled Wolfe, documenting his experience as as student at VPI between 1919 and 1921. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-001.
WOLFE, TOM (1931- ). LETTER, 1988. 0.1 cu.
ft. American novelist, best known for The Electric Kool-aid Acid
Test (1968) and The Right Stuff (1979). Manuscript letter
written by Wolfe, dated December 29, 1988, to Frances Hutcheson Russell
of Blacksburg, Virginia, about a mutual friend and the esteem of the
Hutcheson family of Blacksburg. Ms1995-003.
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. MINUTE BOOK, 1907-1929. 0.1 cu. ft. The Woman's Missionary Union Minute Book contains the minutes of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Grayson County, Virginia. The minute book includes meeting minutes dating from 1907 through 1929. The minute book also includes limited financial records including dues collected to support the group and funds collected for various charitable causes and support for other churches in the area. The Woman's Missionary Union of Liberty Hill Baptist Church was organized August 7, 1907. This organization was part of the larger Woman's Missionary Union which was formed as an auxillary to the Southern Baptist Convention in 1888. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-073.
"WOMEN ARCHITECTS IN AUSTRIA, 1900-1987." EXHIBIT PANELS, 1988. 8.8 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Twenty-eight panels from a traveling exhibit curated in Vienna, Austria and sponsered by the Austrian Cultural Institute. The exhibit was also a part of "The Invisisible Partner, Third Symposium on Women in Design and Architecture," January 26-February 1, 1988, sponsered by the College of Architecture and Urban studies Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Subjects include interior design, urban and landscape planning, apartment buildings, and cultural centers. Women featured include Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky, Anna Lulja-Praun, and Martha Bolldor-Reitstatter. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-041
WOMEN'S BIOGRAPHY PROJECT. RECORDS, 1994. O.6 cu. ft. Collection of
oral history interviews regarding the stories of individual women from
the local community. Interviews conducted in the fall of 1994 by
students of Dr. Kathleen W. Jones, assistant professor in the Department
of History at Virginia Tech. Interviewees were Thelma Booth, Rose
Burnett, Kate Huff Bruce, Thelma Eaves, Wenona S. Gardner, Dot
Humphries, Agnes Hurt, Esther Jones, Herta Lopez, Leola Pearce Pearson,
Pauline Pitsinger, Marge Robinson, Dorothy Shueler, Laura Scott, Alison
Sulloway, Nelle Trent, Bernice Weston, Minnie Williams, and Glenna
Yeatts. Materials consist of cassette and mini-cassette tapes and
student essays about their interviewees. Transcripts available for the
Humphries, Jones, and Weston interviews. Ms1995-028.
WOMEN'S DESIGN SERVICE. PUBLICATIONS. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Technical aid agency providing a resource center, library, and consultation services on issues related to women and the design of the built environment in the greater London area, Great Britain. Materials consist of literature published by the Women's Design Service about various problems for those disadvantaged by the design of the public environment and about improving play areas for children. Also includes issues of Women and the Built Environment. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION. INFORMATIONAL LITERATURE. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Corporation formed in 1980 in Providence, Rhode
Island, to design and develop rental housing for low-income women and
children. Collection includes articles about apartments WDC has designed
and a brochure packet about the corporation. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WOMEN'S HOME AND FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETY OF LUTHER CHAPEL. LEDGER, 1907-1922. 0.1 cu. ft. Ledger contains the treasurer's reports and financial records of the Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society of Luther Chapel in Washington County, VA. Financial records include membership dues and expenses for delegate travel. Entries date from 1907 through 1922. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-072.
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (WIN). PAPERS, 1994-2001. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. The collection includes a publication that covers news events throughout the world that are relevant to women, a 1994 publication, a letter from the editor, Fran P. Hosken, and meeting announcements. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
WOMEN'S SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE, 1974-1992. 0.1 cu. ft. An
experimental summer school in environmental design, this is a copy of the
"Inventory of Records" in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
WORLD WAR I. IMAGE COLLECTION, 1914-1945. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection of postcards and photographs from World War I (with one postcard from World War II). 8 photographs, 32 photo postcards and one embroidered fabric souvenir postcard. Images are a mix of battlefield scenes and European tourist destinations. A few of the postcards have messages on the reverse. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-012.
WOOD, GREENVILLE D. ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1894-1912. 0.6 cu. ft. Floyd County, Virginia, general store merchant. Account books of general mercantile business, providing customer names, dates of purchase, transaction descriptions and dates. Finding aid
available online. Ms1940-028.
WOOD, JOAN. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1989-94. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. After earning her Bachelor of Architecture degree from M.I.T. in 1960, she established Joan Wood Architects. Most of her firm's work can be found in New England. The collection consists of a catalog of Joan Wood Architects work, her résumé, and articles from the Boston Globe about her firm. Finding aid available online. Ms2001-039
WOOD, KASEY AND WOOD. ACCOUNT BOOKS (1864-1889). 0.7 cu.ft. Account books from a general store and zinc distributor in Max Meadows, Virginia. One book documents dealings with the Lehigh Zinc Company of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Mercer Zinc Works of Trenton, New Jersey. Materials include two detailed ledgers, three day books, and one cash book. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-035.
WOOD, LEWIS. LETTERS,
1862-63. 0.1 cu. ft. Private, possibly company cook, in Company K and
Company H of the 2nd Ohio Cavalry. Eight letters written by Wood from
camps in Ohio and Missouri to his wife in Unionville, Ohio. Writes of
attending a religious meeting for slaves, crossing the Mississippi
River, and witnessing a slave auction. Finding aidavailable online. Ms1991-011.
WOOD, WILLIAM B. LETTER, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Confederate colonel in
the Civil War; chief of General James Longstreet's military corps.
Letter written on October 14, 1863, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, about
an invitation Wood received to run for a senator of the Confederate
States. Wood felt he had been passed over for military promotion and
wished to return to civilian life. Transcript available. Ms1988-069.
WOODSON, CHARLES ORDERLY BOOK, 1814-1820. 1 li.
ft. Manuscript orderly book kept by Major Charles Woodson, 2nd
Battalion, 63rd Regiment, Virginia Militia, Prince Edward County.
The ledger also contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, ca.
1852-ca. 1861, miscellaneous accounts and receipts, and an early
handmade lace cap. The orderly book consists of battalion and
regiment orders, records of the commissions and resignations of
officers, records of expenditures for medical care and arms for the
battalion, and an account of provisions purchased for the battalion
while it was encamped at a location referred to as "Camp Carters, near
Richmond." It contains information about daily camp life for a militia
battalion called to duty during the War of 1812 and the day-to-day
administration of a unit of the Virginia militia. Finding aid available online. Ms2002-014.
WOODWARD, BARBARA. ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1966-1992. 1.75 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
Residential remodeling designer in Berkeley, California. Papers include
specifications, materials lists, correspondence, photographs and drawings
relating to various residential projects in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.
Finding aid available online. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
[WORLD WAR II CIVILIAN RATION BOOKS, 1945.] 0.1 cu. ft. Packet of
ration books used by the Porterfield family of Newport, Virginia, during
World War II. Ms1990-077.
WORLEY, CHARLES S. JR. (1912-95). PAPERS, 1954-62,
n.d. 0.5 cu. ft. Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech from 1947 to
1982, and Professor Emeritus from 1982 until his death in 1995. Papers
consist of architectural designs done by Worley, often in partnership
with Henry Wiss, also a Virginia Tech Architecture Professor, in the
mid-1950s and early 1960s. Also includes photographs of Worley in his
home in Blacksburg, Virginia, which he designed, and slides taken by
Worley of Blacksburg, Smithfield Plantation, and the Ogunquit Museum of
American Art in Maine. Finding aid available online. Ms1996-017.
WORNER, SCOTT. PAPERS, 1995. 2.0 cu.
ft. Collection consists of architectural floorplans, photographs,
building demographic surveys, and curriculum guides of secondary schools
operating in Virginia as of 1995. Worner collected this material as part
of his research for his dissertation from the College of Education at
Virginia Tech. His study resulted in "A Study of the Architecture and
Curriculum of Virginia High Schools," that was part of earning his Ph.D.
in Educational Administration. Finding aid
available online. Ms1998-015.
WRIGHT, DANIEL E. (1883-1962). PAPERS, 1903-73. 3.2 cu. ft. Born in
Winchester, Virginia; received B.S.
degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1904. Participated in
the construction of the Panama Canal and in the public health activities
which rid the Canal Zone of yellow fever and malaria. Was awarded the
Theodore Roosevelt Medal of Honor in 1921. Served as consultant
(1921-29) to the Columbian and Panamanian governments. Joined the staff
of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1929 and worked in Greece and Turkey on
water supply and disease control. Worked with the United Nations Public
Health Service (UNPHS) in Burma during World War II, then joined the
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in 1944
until 1949. Collection contains materials dealing with the Panama Canal,
the public health activities of the Rockefeller Foundation, and the
UNRRA and UNPHS. Also includes photographs (ca. 250) from his travels, and
correspondence to his wife.
Finding aid available online. Ms68-007.
WRIOTHESLEY, WILLIAM. PROOFS, 1913-1916. 0.1 cu. ft. Original proofs for The Ambassadress (London: Heinemann, 1913). Heavily revised in pencil and ink by the author. Inscribed with a poem from the author to Dr. Roderick Terry, signed and dated June 1916. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-017.
WYSOR, JAMES M. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Pulaski County; private with Company F, 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry; POW at Point Lookout, MD. Collection contans a June 1864 letter by Wysor to his mother; writes about picket and military activities and actions, rations, and deserters. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-035.
WYSOR, RUFUS J. (1885-1967). PAPERS, 1889, 1904-1905. VPI graduate of 1906 with a degree in Chemistry, Wysor was also an officer in several clubs and Captain of Company E while a student. Later held a series of executive positions in United States steel companies and served as overseas and national consultant. Collection includes two letters from his father, Henry C., written in 1889 and 1904, and two forms from the VPI Military Department, dated 1905 and signed by Rufus J. Wysor. Finding aid available online. Ms1968-008.
WYTHE COUNTY, OFFICE OF SUBSISTENCE. ORDER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains one Confederate subsistence order for Joseph Ferdinand Kent, Commander of the Wythe County Home Guards. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-107.
[WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, LEDGER, 1870-80]. 0.1 cu. ft. Labor expense and
reimbursement record for an unknown business in Wythe County. Ms1988-028.
WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. SOLDIER BENEFIT RECEIPTS, 1863. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains four receipts from Wythe County [Virginia] Court for funds paid to the families of 3 soldiers: William Ayers, Andrew Aker, and Wiliam Landers. Finding aid available online. Ms2011-028.
WYTHEVILLE TELEPHONE COMPANY. SUMMONS, 1889. .1 cu. ft. Collection contains a summons to the sheriff of Bland County for the Wytheville Telephone Company for trespassing on the property of R. C. Green, issued in 1889. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-049.
XIAOWEI, LUO (1925- ). RÉSUMÉ AND CORRESPONDENCE. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
President of the Architectural Society of Shanghai, China and visiting lecturer
and professor at numerous institutions around the world. Includes a curriculum
vitae and correspondence. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
YANCEY FAMILY. PAPERS, 1808-1886, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Maysville, Kentucky, family. Collection includes correspondence to the Yancey family, the will of Christopher Taliaferro, and other items. Finding aid available online. Ms1987-059
YATES, ANNE H. PRICE (1939- ). PAPERS, 1975-1985. 1.0 cu. ft. Co-compiler of Increase in Prices (1985). Correspondence; genealogical charts, notes and documents compiled by Yates and her father, William Conway Price, in the course of writing book. Finding aid available online. Ms1989-087.
YATES, ANNE PRICE, (1939- ). PAPERS II, 1898-2005. 0.3 cu. ft. Contains correspondence and genealogical material compliled from readers of her book, Increase in Prices, as well as correspondence from W.C. Price and papers related to H.L. Price. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-065.
YATES, JAMES E. (1826-1918). ACCOUNT BOOK, 1874-1910.0.3 cu. ft. Rappahannock County, Virginia, stockdealer. Customer accounts, business records, and financial documents. Finding aid
available online. Ms1940-032.
YEAMAN, WILLIAM H. (d. 1863). PAPERS, 1862-1863, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Private in Company A, 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. Wounded at Seven Pines; killed in action at Gettysburg in 1863. Collection contains 15 letters home, written by Yeaman. Topics include camp life and battle descriptions. Also contains photographs of several Yeaman family members. Finding aid available online. Ms2010-034.
YELLOW SULPHUR SPRINGS HOTEL [MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA]. ACCOUNT BOOK, 1885-95.
0.5 cu. ft. Montgomery County mountain resort; established in 1810, closed in 1923.
Became a Virginia Historic Landmark in 1977. Collection contains a guest register.
available online (Adobe Acrobat Reader required for viewing).
aid available online. Ms40-033.
YELLOW SULPHUR SPRINGS SALE. BROADSIDE, 1943. 0.1 cu. ft. The Yellow Sulphur Springs resort was built by Charles Taylor between Blacksburg and Christiansburg, Virginia, around 1810. The broadside advertises the sale of the mineral springs resort located in Montgomery County, Virginia. Finding aid available online. Ms2009-106.
YONCE FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1851-1860. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection contains letters to and from members of the Yonce family in Wythe County, Virginia, including William B., Mrs. Alfred (Allie?), and Frances Ann. Letters contain mostly family news. Finding aid available online. Ms2012-032.
YONSON (JOHNSON) FAMILY. COLLECTION, 1803-1859. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection include tax receipts, estate bills for clothes, machinery, auctions, and other ephemera, mostly belonging to Baltzer (Palser) Yonson (Johnson) and his wife, Mary Thompson, as well as other family members. Finding aid available online. Ms2013-0020.
YOUNG, FIELDS M. PAPERS, 1881-1923. 0.7 cu. ft. Grayson County, Virginia merchant.
Includes correspondence relating to personal and financial matters, as well as store
business; advertising materials from various manufacturers and wholesalers; financial
records; a folder of material relating to Walter R. Hardin and the Roanoke Notion Company;
and printed materials. Finding aid available online. Ms1985-018.
YOUNG, HAROLD N. (1895-1978). PAPERS, 1938-1966, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Agricultural economist. Born in New York; educated at Cornell University (1913-1917). Sergeant in Intelligence Section, 38th Infantry, in World War I. Principal of Union School in Constableville, New York (1919-1930). Professor of Agricultural Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1930-1965). Director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. Director Emeritus of VAES (1965-78). Collection includes papers by Young on education in Virgina. Also includes a poem, "Charge of the Night Brigade" by Young. Finding aid available online. Ms1970-007.
YOUNG, JEAN LINDEN (1922-97). PAPERS, 1945-97. 2.0 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of Seattle, Washington. Active in organizations that promoted women in architecture, including L'Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (Secretary General, 1976-1979 and organizer of the 1979 Congress in Seattle); Sisters for a Human Environment, a network of Seattle women architects, and as a member of the American Institute of Architects Task Force on Women in the Architectural Profession (1972-1976). Papers consist of correspondence, files, newspaper clippings, and other materials about her work with these and other organizations, as well as information about her designs of structures in the Seattle region. Finding aid available online. Ms1998-022
ZAGLANIKI, LOUKIA. PAPERS. 0.2 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of
Athens, Greece. Materials consist of four panels and an article in an
architectural text on "A preliminary study regarding the constructions
of the protective roofing and the tumulus restoration of the Vergina
royal tombs." Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054.
ZAHLE, METTE. PUBLISHED WORKS. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Architect of the Netherlands. Collection contains a reprint from the Danish architectural journal ARKITEKTEN written by Zahle titled "A Dutch House designed by Jan Verhoeven." An English summary is present. Part of IAWA Small Collections. Ms2009-054
ZALLEN, DR. RICHARD (1937-). PAPERS, 1946-2009. Professor of physics at Virginia Tech and former researcher at Xerox. Information on Xerox research, professional correspondence; lecture notes and class materials; drafts of published works; materials concerning trips, sabbaticals, and conferences; and illustrative figures. Finding aid available online. Ms2008-069.
ZIBELL, BARBARA. BOOK, 1983. 0.1 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Urbanist and town planner of Zurigo, Switzerland. Book, Frauen In Wohnumfeld Und Nachbarschaft [HQ1630 B47 Z5 1983].
ZIELINSKA, CZESIA (1927- ). ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1964-2005, bulk 1966-1979. 0.75 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture.Born in Poland. Czeslawa (or Czesia) Zielinska is a Canadian based architect, inventor of patented GETSET Building System (prefabricated components for building structures and modular furniture), and co-inventor with her husband, structural engineer Zenon A. Zielinski, of patented UCOPAN (Universal Concrete Panel System). She is a partner in UCOPAN Enterprises Inc., and former member of the Royal Institute of Architecture of Canada as well as the Interior Decorators Society of Quebec. Her specialization is in integrated exterior-interior architectural and structural design, low cost housing as well as furniture and product design. The collection includes promotional material, published articles, and booklets about UCOPAN as well as landscape and building sketches drawn during her travels. Finding aid available online. Ms2005-017
ZIMBLER, LIANE (1892-1987). COLLECTION, 1912-1982, 1993-1994. 4 cu. ft. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Born in Bohemia. First licensed woman architect in Austria, and an interior designer in the United States after 1938. Member of the Association of Women in Architecture. Collection consists of photographs, printed material, writings, drawings, and correspondence that document Zimbler's architectural and design work. Finding aidavailable online. Ms1988-005
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