Inventories of Manuscript Collections
ADRIANCE, THOMAS J. (1937-96). PAPERS, 1980-95. 3.0 cu. ft.
Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech (1968-96). Educated at
Dartmouth College (B.A., 1959) and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1968).
Papers consist of approximately 700 performance programs of theatrical
and musical productions given in the local Blacksburg and Southwest
Virginia region, New York City, and cities in Europe. Programs include
performances given by the Roanoke Symphony, Barter Theatre (Abingdon,
Virginia), and the Metropolitan Opera. Inventory available. Ms96-003.
ALLEGHANY CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION. RECORDS, 1890-1994, n.d. 3.5 cu. ft. The
Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) was formed in 1890 as an
organization to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women
who achieved American Independence, to encourage historical research in
relation to the Revolution, and to promote the celebration of all
patriotic anniversaries. Membership in the D.A.R. is eligible to any
woman who descended from a man or women who served as a sailor or
soldier or civil officer in the American colonies or states or rendered
material aid to the cause for American Independence. The Alleghany
Chapter was organized in 1911 in Blacksburg, Virginia, of members who
descended from the pioneers who held land in the New River section of
the Allegheny Mountains. The records consist of rosters, D.A.R.
magazines, constitutions and by-laws, yearbooks, scrapbooks, news
bulletins, obituaries of members, and the original charter of the
chapter. Inventory available. Ms95-019.
ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES,
MONTGOMERY COUNTY BRANCH. RECORDS, 1754-1996. 6.0 cu. ft. Founded in
1889, the APVA has twenty branches which own and maintain historic
properties. The Montgomery County branch maintains the Smithfield
Plantation in Blacksburg. Records largely document the recent history
of Smithfield, ancestral home of the Preston family, especially its
restoration beginning in 1962. Includes correspondence of George Green
Shackelford (then director of the Montgomery County APVA), minutes,
reports, clippings, programs, photographs, and architectural drawings,
as well as APVA annual reports, newsletters (1982-88), and issues of
Discovery (1977-89). Also includes historical documents of and
genealogical information about the Preston family. Inventory available. Ms62-001.
ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE. RECORDS, 1928-89. 8.5
cu. ft. Founded in 1922 as Alpha Alpha Gamma, a national sorority for
women architecture students inthe United States. Graduates formed the
Association of Women in Architecture in 1934 for women practicing in
the profession. In 1982 the AWA changed its name to the Association
for Women in Architecture. Alpha Alpha Gamma remains the undergraduate
affiliate. Now headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with
members-at-large across the country. Records are predominantly those
from the Los Angeles chapter, and include committee reports,
correspondence, membership forms and rosters, photographs, scrapbooks,
treasurer's files, and newsletters. Inventory available. International Archive
of Women in Architecture. Ms88-022.
ATKINSON, ARCHIBALD JR. (1832-1903). MEMOIRS, ca. 1890S. 1 vol.
Confederate surgeon in the Civil War. Served alternately in the Wise
Legion, the 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, the 31st Virginia Infantry
Regiment, and in the Second Army Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia.
After the war he was a professor of materia medica and therapeutics in
the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland. Memoirs
written in the late1800s, focusing exclusively on his Civil War
experiences. Full transcript
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] ODD FELLOWS LODGE. RECORDS, 1910- 30. 1.4
cu. ft. Black fraternal and religious organization. Records include
papers of the Independent Order of St. Luke, souvenir programs, annual
reports, calendars, financial reports, proceedings from meetings,
circulars, membership books, ritual books, and correspondence. Container list available. Ms88-009.
BOATWRIGHT, CYNTHIA ADDINGTON (1898-1973). PAPERS, 1935-90. 1.0
cu. ft. Resident of Coeburn, Wise County, Virginia, active in civic,
church, and political organizations in the county and state. President
of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, 1941-44. Member of the
Board of Visitors at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1944-49. Papers
consist of scrapbooks, photographs, news clippings, certificates, and
convention programs, mostly concerning the Virginia Federation of
Women's Clubs in the 1930s and 1940s. Inventory available. Ms90-070.
BODELL, DOROTHY (1931- ). RESEARCH NOTES, 1850-1996. 0.8 cu.
ft. Resident and local historian of Blacksburg, Virginia. Collection
consists of photocopies of notes and files Bodell compiled while
researching her book Montgomery White Sulphur Springs: A History
of the Resort, Cemeteries, Markers, and Monuments, published in
1993. Notes include information about the resort's use as a Confederate
hospital during the Civil War, run by the Sisters of Charity of Our
Lady of Mercy, a religious order of Charleston, South Carolina. Also
includes material prepared of the 40th reunion of the Blacksburg,
Virginia, High School class of 1948 (of which Bodell was a member). Inventory available. Ms88-042.
BOOKS THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE PROJECT. RECORDS, 1980-86. 5.0
cu. ft. Project was conducted by Gordon A. and Patricia Sabine, who
interviewed Association of W people across the country--celebrities as
well as ordinary Americans--asking them what book made the greatest
difference in their lives, and what was that difference.
Responses were collected for a book, Books That Made the
Difference: What People Told Us, (Shoe String Press, 1983).
Based on a concept by Ann Heidbreder Eastman and coordinated by the
Library of Congress Center for the Book. Collection contains subject
files, clippings, correspondence of Eastman and the Sabines,
manuscript drafts, and tape-recorded interviews. Noteworthy people
consulted about their most significant book include Alan Alda, Daniel
Boorstin, Walter Matthau, Andy Rooney, Studs Terkel, and Barbara
Tuchman. Inventory available. Ms85-003.
BOYNTON, HENRY B. (1899-1991). PAPERS, 1931-91. 4.0 cu. ft.
Architect of Roanoke,Virginia. Graduate of Virginia Polytechnic
Institute (B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, 1921; B.S. in Civil
Engineering, 1923). With Louis Smithey founded Smithey & Boynton,
Architects and Engineers, in Roanoke in 1935. Retired in 1982 but
remained active in the firm until 1988. Member and President (1955) of
the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Member
(1962-72) of the Virginia State Registration Board for Architects,
Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, and President in 1967.
Papers Clubs, consist of primarily financial and administrative
records from Smithey & Boynton, and awards and certificates of honors
bestowed upon Boynton. Inventory
BROWN FAMILY. PAPERS, 1825-1912, 1965, n.d. 0.6 cu. ft.
Montgomery County, Virginia, family; owners of a farm on the north fork
of the Roanoke River. Collection consists of receipts, bills,
correspondence, tax notes and other papers created between 1825 and
1912, with the bulk of the collection from 1850 to 1894, by members of
the Brown family, particularly James Cartmill Brown (1828-1913), as they
purchased services and goods from business people in the community. Inventory available. Ms90-011.
BURNS & BURNS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. RECORDS, 1871-1910, n.d. 2.0 cu.
ft. Lawyers of Lebanon, Virginia, in Russell County. Records consist
of case files, legal briefs, correspondence, circuit court petitions,
and collection notices. Inventory
CANDLER, WILLIAM LATHAM. LETTERS, 1861-63. 14 items. Officer in
Company A of the 1st Massachusetts Regiment, Army of the Potomac, from
Brookline, Massachusetts. Enlisted on May 25, 1861, as a 1st Lieutenant
and promoted to Captain and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers, when he
served on General Joseph Hooker's staff from November 1862 until his
resignation from service in May 1863. Collection consists of fourteen
letters written by Candler to his uncle Charles (last name unknown) or
his brother John W. Candler of Boston, dated from between September 8,
1861, (Shoe String Press, 1983). Based on a concept by Ann Heid to
February 15, 1863. The letters are articulate and descriptive, replete
with Candler's strong opinions about the state of the Union, the
abilities of the generals (Union and Confederate) who were running the
war and the politicians were were running the country, and his own
ambitions for advancing in rank and status in the army. Writes
descriptively about the Army of the Potomac's participation in the
Battle of Mechanicsville (June 1962) and the Battle of Fredericksburg
(December 1862). Transcripts and images of
letters available. Ms97-007.
CARPENTER, HENRY C. (d. 1864). LETTERS, 1862-64. 0.1 cu. ft. Born
in Bland County, Virginia. Corporal in Company H, 45th Virginia
Infantry in the Civil War. Papers consist of seven letters from
Carpenter to his sister Elizabeth, written between February 1862 and
June 1864 while encamped in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia; Monroe
County, West Virginia; Saltville, Virginia; and Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Participated in the Battle of Cloyd's Farm in May 1864. Died in
Woodstock, Virginia, on October 6, 1864. Transcripts available. Ms96-008.
CHRISTIANSBURG INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE [CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA].
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, 1866-1991. 0.4 cu. ft. Founded in 1866 by
Civil War Union Captain Charles S. Shaeffer as a primary school for
freed blacks. Supported by the Friends Freedmen's Association of
Philadelphia (a Quaker organization). In 1896 Booker T. Washington
reorganized the school into a program that gave technical training to
black boys. CII was transferred to a 185-acre farm in 1905. In 1934 the
Montgomery County School Board began its management of the school, and
by 1947 it was converted to a regional high school for blacks brother
John W. Candler of Boston, dated from between September in the local
area. In 1966 CII closed when the local schools were integrated.
Collection consists of photocopies of historical documents and records
of CII's history, compiled by Amanda De Hart of Pulaski, Virginia, an
alumna of CII and the archivist for the school's alumni organization.
Included in the documents are copies of the papers (consisting
mostly of handwritten drafts of speeches, lectures, and sermons) of
Edgar A. Long, principal of CII from 1905 to 1924. The collections also
includes copies of school catalogs (1902-03, 1925-26), an annual report
(1908), and writings of alumnae. Inventory
CIOCANEA, DOINA MARILENA, ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1999.
Born 1951 in Bucharest, Romania. Papers consist of a resume, photographs
and photocopies of drawings of portions of her work. Ms2000-004.
COCHRAN FAMILY. LETTERS, 1860-61. 0.1 cu. ft. Augusta County,
Virginia, family. Collection consists of fourteen letters written
predominently by John H. Cochran in Richmond, Virginia, in the months
between the election of Abraham Lincoln as U.S. President and the
beginning of the Civil War. Cochran's letters, all to his mother
in Augusta County, give a detailed and elequent description of 1864
while encamped in the Kanawha Valley of Westhe events and feelings of
the time, and show his intense loyalty to the Confederate cause.
Cochran also wrote in the early months of the war as a private in
Company A of the Wise Legion. Collection also includes letters from
Cochran's brother, Benjamin Franklin ("Frank") Cochran, who was a
private in Company E of the 1st Virginia Cavalry. Transcripts
available. Inventory available Ms92-032.
CRUISE, KATHLEEN T. PAPERS, 1964-95. 7.5 cu. ft. Architect of
Seattle, Washington. Collection focuses on her work for Pacific Gas and
Electric company in San Francisco, California. Contents of Collection. Ms99-001.
DIAMOND, KATHERINE. PAPERS, 1985-95. 0.2 cu. ft. Partner in
Charge of Design for Siegel Diamond Architects of Los Angeles,
California, and the first woman to serve as President of the American
Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter in 1993/94. President of the
Association for Women in Architecture from 1989 to 1991. Papers consist
of correspondence, a curriculum vitae, and information about the exhibit
"Women in American material is now manufactuArchitecture, 1888-1989, a
Historic, Contemporary and Southern California Perspective," which
Diamond helped create. Also includes a 1992 draft of the book
Women Architects: USA, by Jan Gero. Inventory available. International
Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms96-001.
DI CARLO, GUY JR. CIVIL WAR RESEARCH PAPERS, ca. 1970s-90s. 14.0
cu. ft. Civil War enthusiast of New Jersey. Collection consists of
newsletters, newspaper clippings, photocopies from published literature,
maps, brochures, calendars, and other collected literature on a
multitude of Civil War topics. Inventory
DICKSON FAMILY. PAPERS, 1769-1924. 2.0 cu. ft. Pioneer settlers
in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Joseph Dickson
(1749-1822) settled in Greenbrier County from Ireland by way of
Pennsylvania in the 1770s. He received land grants originally from the
King's land office in 1769, and later from the Commonwealth of Virginia
in 1785, 1789, and 1795 for property on Howard's Creek. His son, Robert
Dickson (1795-1869?), inherited the land and built Locust Hill in 1833,
later called Mountain Home. Robert Renick Dickson (1827-1888) and Henry
Frazier Dickson (1841-1909), Robert Dickson's sons, inherited the land
and in turn left it to their heirs. The Dicksons turned Mountain Home
near White Sulphur Springs into a resort in the 1800s and early 1900s.
The property and home were owned by the family until they were sold in
1968. The papers include financial accounts, bonds, correspondence,
legal papers, diaries, slave documents, and bills of sale for property
of each of the four generations of the family, including Geraldine
Dickson Burrow, daughter of Henry Frazier Dickson. Collection also
includes papers dealing with the construction of Locust Hill. Inventory available. Ms88-094.
DUNCAN, LANDON (1786-1867). LETTERS, 1812-37, n.d. 6 items.
Giles County, Virginia, minister, teacher, and Commissioner of the
Revenue. Collection consists of five letters from Duncan to his uncle
Alamander Duncan and cousin Hiram Duncan in Stokes County, North
Carolina. In the letters Duncan writes about the draft laws passed by
the Virginia legislature for the War of 1812, the prices of basic goods
such as pork and corn, and the nature of God's grace and his own faith.
One of the letters was written by Jane H. Threves of Gallatin,
Tennessee, to her cousin Hiram Duncan. Inventory and transcripts available.
EDELMAN, JUDITH (1923- ). PAPERS, 1967-97, n.d. 0.4 cu. ft.
Partner of The Edelman Partnership/Architects of New York City; founding
member of the Alliance of Women in Architecture (AWA); and Fellow of the
American Institute of Architects. Collection consists of newspaper
clippings, correspondence, writings, and published literature about
Edelman's activities with the AWA, as well as writings by her and about
her work as an advocate for women in the field of architecture. Also
includes photographs, floorplans, and supplementary information about
seven architectural projects done by her. International Archive of
Women in Architecture. Inventory
EMMONS, AUDREY (1921-97). PAPERS, 1974-97, n.d. 1.5 cu. ft.
Architect of Sausalito, California, and a fellow of the American
Institute of Architects. Received B.S. in Architecture at Kansas State
University in 1943, and worked for architectural firms in Washington,
D.C., and San Francisco, California, until she established her own firm
in 1980. Collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs,
slides, and job files for designs Emmons did in San Francisco,
Sausalito, and other Northern California locations from the mid-1970s to
1996. Inventory available.
EPISCOPAL APPALACHIAN MINISTRIES ( FORMERLY APPALACHIAN PEOPLE'S
SERVICE ORGANIZATION). RECORDS, 1965- 98. 35.0 linear ft. A regional
Episcopal Church ministry designed to meet the needs that confront and
relieve the distress of those in Appalachia. EAM works through the
Commission on Religion in Appalachia (CORA), which is concerned with the
poor and dispossessed, and was until 1994 the instrument through which
the national church made its contribution to CORA. APSO is composed of
several programs to support youth education, urban poverty, ministry,
and other Appalachian projects. The records include correspondence,
meeting minutes, and financial statements. Inventory
available . Ms88-095.
EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. RECORDS, 1919-90. 98.4
cu. ft. Diocese created from the Diocese of Southern Virginia in 1919,
covering those parts of Virginia south and west of Nelson, Amherst, and
Campbell counties, with administrative headquarters in Roanoke. Records
include correspondence of Bishops Robert C. Jett (1920-38), Henry D.
Phillips (1938-54), and William H. Marmion (1954-79); reports from
various churches, parishes, and mountain missions; diocesan financial
information; lists of offical acts (baptisms, confirmations); typescript
histories of churches; and photographs. Inventory available.Ms85-004.
GABREA, GEORGETA , ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1999.
1953 in Bucharest, Romania. Papers consist of a resume, photocopies of
photographs and documents, and blue drawings of portions of her work
including two office buildings and an apartment building. Inventory
van GINKEL, BLANCHE LEMCO. PAPERS, 1988-93. 0.2 cu. ft.
Professor of Architecture since 1977 at the University of Toronto;
principal of van Ginkel Associates, Architects and Planners of Toronto,
Ontario, since 1957; and member of the Board of Advisors for the
International Archive of Women in Architecture (at Virginia Tech).
Collection consists of research information about Canadian women
architects, including lists of women architects that are members of the
Order of Architects of Quebec, women graduates of the University of
Toronto School of Architecture, women graduates in architecture from
Canadian universities, and registered women architects in Canada. Also
includes a November 1993 issue of The Canadian Architect
with articles by van Ginkel and others about the history of Canadian
women architects, and a lengthy curriculum vitae of van Ginkel.
International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory Available Ms88-122.
GOTTLIEB, LOIS DAVIDSON (1926- ). PAPERS, 1947-97. 4.0 cu. ft.
Residential designer in San Francisco, California. Attended Stanford
University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Harvard Graduate
School of Design. Served as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948
to 1949, as a part of a Taliesin Fellowship. She has designed
residences in California, Washington State, Idaho, and Virginia and is
the author of Environment and Design in Housing, published by
Macmillan in 1965. The papers consist of project files, architectural
drawings, correspondence, and newspaper clippings that chronicle
Gottlieb's life and career, with the majority of the papers dating from
the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also includes illustrations and
photographs for her book. International Archive of Women in
Architecture. Inventory available.
GOUGH, MELVIN N. (1906-94). PAPERS, 1919-71. 22.0 cu. ft.
Aeronautical engineer and test pilot. Received B.S. in Mechanical
Engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1926. Successively engineer, test
pilot, chief test pilot, and chief of flight research at the National
Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1926-58). Director of NASA
operations in Cape Canaveral, Florida (1958-60); director of the Bureau
of Safety, Civil Aeronautics Board (1960-62). Recipient, Institute of
Aeronautical Sciences Octave Chanute Award (1941); Flight Safety
Foundation's Distinguished Service Award (1955); elected to the Virginia
Aviation Hall of Fame (1978). Papers include correspondence, memoranda,
test reports on aircraft, notes and calculations, and publications,
reflecting Gough's career as a test pilot, N.A.C.A. administrator, and
flight safety investigator. Topics include Gough's years at Langley,
aviation safety, and accident investigation insurance. Archives of
American Aerospace Exploration. Inventory
GREELEY, HORACE (1811-72). LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Newspaper
editor (most notably of the New York Tribune and political leader.
Best known for his famous phrase "Go west, young man." One page
manuscript letter from Greeley, written February 10, 1864, to Reuben E.
Fenton, U.S. Senator from New York. Greeley asks Fenton to consider Col.
L.W. Boadly(?) for the post of Emmissary General of Ordnance, for the
war effort. Graphic images available.
Transcript available. Ms94-024.
GROPIUS, WALTER (1883-1969). PAPERS, 1963-70. 0.3 cu. ft.
Renowned German American architect; director of the Bauhaus from 1919 to
1928 and Chair of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from
1938 to 1952. Papers consist of letters between Gropius and George
Preston Frazer, an architecture professor at Virginia Tech from 1939 to
1973. Inventory available. Ms92-052.
HARRIS, JAMES W. M., PAPERS, 1857-1900. 1 Linear Foot.
Papers consist of documents and over 200 letters written either to or
from James Harris or immediate family members. Topics include
descriptions of the seige of Vicksburg, life in Richmond, life during
the Civil War, and treatment of African Americans during the time
period. Ms2000-085. Inventory
HARKNESS, SARAH PILLSBURY (1914- ). PAPERS, 1985-97. 0.3 cu. ft.
Architect of Lexington, Massachusetts, and a fellow of the American
Institute of Architects. Founding member (1945) of The Architects
Collaborative, an architecture firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Collection consists of a book by Harkness, Sustainable Design for Two
Maine Islands (1985), an audio-cassette with a lecture given October
1986 by her at Virginia Tech about sustainable design, architectural
drawings and photographs of a house she designed in 1996-97 in Essex,
Massachusetts; and a booklet documenting the presentations given at an
awards dinner when she was presented with the Boston Society of
Architects 1991 Award of Honor. International Archive of Women in
Architecture. Inventory available.
HOLLOWAY - AMISS - LEAVELL SOCIETY. PAPERS, n.d. 0.6 cu. ft.
Family historical society, established in 1937. Papers consist of
genealogical information about the three families of the society, as
well as about the Ball, Bayse, Blake, Browning, Davis, Eastham,
Johnston, Menefee, Miller, Price, Roberts, Russell, and Taylor families,
all of Virginia and North Carolina. Inventory available. Ms98-012.
HUFF-HYLTON FAMILIES. PAPERS, 1803-14, 1858-82, 1975, n.d. 39
items. Settlers of Montgomery (now Floyd) County, Virginia, in the late
1700s and early 1800s. Collection consists of letters and other family
papers of gathered by Barbara Ellen Huff Hylton Dillion (1828-1911),
including promissory notes, fines, and an indenture for land of Samuel
Huff, and letters written by Barbara's first husband Lorenzo Dow Hylton
during the Civil War. Lorenzo Hylton (1830-64) served in Company D of
the 54th Virginia Infantry, and died on February 13, 1864, in a
Confederate hospital in Marietta, Georgia. Inventory available. Ms98-001.
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ST. LUKE. RECORDS, 1877-1970. 1.1 cu. ft.
Established in 1867 as a life insurance organization for blacks. The
Virginia chapter was organized in 1914 and headquartered in Richmond.
Records consist of handbooks, correspondence, receipts,
programs,membership records, annual reports, and assessment reports of
the Order, collected primarily by members in Blacksburg, Virginia. Inventory available. Ms88-121.
KNAPP, EDGAR R. (ca. 1836-?) LETTERS, 1862-1864. .25 cu. ft.
Correspondence received by Edgar R. Knapp while he was a steward at the
U.S. military hospital in Annapolis, Maryland. Sixteen letters are from
his brother H. Knapp, who was living in Adrian, Lenawee County,
Michigan. One is from his sister, also living in Adrian. Eighteen
letters are from hospital patients who were or had been in Knapp's care
and family members of Knapp's patients. H. Knapp avidly followed war
news and related political events. He also kept Edgar informed about
work and family life in Adrian. Both H. Knapp and his sister were
civilian supporters of the Union who did not (during this
correspondence) support radical abolitionists. Two letters relay news
from the front, 16 and 17 July, at the Battle of Gettysburg. Finding aid with inventory
available. Mss 2002-015.
KOLLER-BUCHWIESER, HELENE (1912- ). PAPERS, 1942-98. 16.0 cu.
ft. Architect of Vienna, Austria. Collection consists of
architectural drawings and papers associated with appr. fifty projects
done by Koller-Buchwieser throughout her career as an architect in
Austria. Most of the projects were done in Vienna, many as part of the
reconstruction efforts following the destruction of buildings during
World War II, though she spent much of her career designing churches and
monasteries as well as residential and community structures. Also
includes biographical information, descriptions and photographs of her
designs from 1961 to 1981, and catalogs from the Society of Christian
Artists. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available. Ms95-020.
JOHNSON, JANE C. HALL, ARCHITECTURAL PAPERS, 1955-1986. 8 cu. ft.
Drawings, blueprints, sketches, portfolios (2), clippings, photographs,
business correspondence, publicity materials, and presentation boards
documenting the professional career of architect Jane Hall Johnson. The
bulk of the collection pertains to Johnson's career in St. Louis,
Missouri, 1959-1986. The collection also includes materials from
student and professional projects in Boston, 1955-1959. The collection
contains numerous photographs of Johnson's work and a folder of
paintings titled "Experiments with Color." Finding aid with
inventory available online. Ms2000-051.
LAMPE, MARGARET S.
MARSTON (1941- ). PAPERS, 1978-87. 5.0 cu. ft. Member of the
Board of Visitors of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University (1988-present), the Virginia Board of Education
(1979-87), the National Commission on Excellence in Education (1981-86),
and the Virginia Governor's Commission on Excellence in Education
(1986). Collection consists of working papers (reports, notes, news
clippings, handouts) from Lampe's membership on the state and national
Commissions on Excellence in Education. Also includes correspondence
and other materials from her membership on the state Board of Education
and other education-related taskforces and committees. Inventory available. Ms91-003.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY [VIRGINIA]. RECORDS,
1961-96, n.d. 11.0 cu. ft. Montgomery County chapter established in
March 1974 to promote political responsibility through informed and
active participation of citizens in government, and to promote
discussion of government policies. Records consist of chapter and
national league literature and publications, bulletins, candidate
questionaires, meeting minutes and agendas, budget and financial
information, and treasurer's reports. Topics covered include the Equal
Rights Amendment, natural resources, poverty in Montgomery County, and
education. Inventory available. Ms97-016.
LEVISEUR, ELSA (1932- ). PAPERS, 1950-89. 6.0 cu. ft. Practiced
architecture and landscape architecture in South Africa, England,
and California. Projects include designs for the Hollywood Bowl and the
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in California. Papers consist of
files, photographs, specifications, and architectural drawings of
designs done in the 1980s. Inventory
available. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms90-007.
LUCAS, DANIEL BEDINGER (1836-1909). PAPERS, 1812-1924, n.d. 1.6
cu. ft. West Virginia lawyer and poet. Papers consist of
correspondence, newspapers, poems and essays, scrapbooks, and other
materials collected and created by Lucas and his daughter Virginia.
Topics include Lucas's attempt to defend his friend John Yates Beall
from being charged as a Confederate spy by the Union during the Civil
War, West Virginia politics, the exploits of adventurer William
Walker, and the origins of Robert E. Lee's horse Traveler. Also
includes many examples of Lucas's poetry. Inventory available. Ms95-012.
"MANY MORE: WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE, 1978-1988" EXHIBIT FILES AND
PANELS, 1987-1988. Traveling exhibit created by the American
Architectural Foundation of the American Institute of Architects Women
in Architecture Committee. Premiered on May 15, 1988 at the 1988
American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design
Exposition in New York City and highlighted projects of women architects
designed/implemented from 1978 to 1988. Materials include the exhibit
panels, planning documents and research for the creation of the exhibit.
Finding aid available.
MARMION, WILLIAM HENRY PAPERS, 1932-1981. 20.6 linear feet. Marmion,
born 1907, was Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
from 1954 to 1979. The papers document the forty-seven year
ecclesiastical career of William H. Marmion. Included are booklets,
church bulletins, correspondence to and from Marmion, newspaper and
magazine clippings, photographs, and reports generated by the Bishop in
his service to the Episcopal Church. Topics of interest to the
researcher include Marmion's interest in the civil rights movement,
education, the Viet Nam War, Race relations in South Africa, and social
relations among all Episcopalians. Inventory available. Ms86-013.
MARSHAK, ROBERT E. (1916-92). PAPERS, 1947-88. 66.0 cu. ft.
Sub-atomic particle physicist. A.B., Columbia University (1936); Ph.D.,
Cornell University (1939). Instructor and professor of physics,
University of Rochester (1939-70). President of City College, City
University of New York (1970-79). University Distinguished Professor at
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1979-86).
Chairman, Federation of American Scientists (1947-48); president,
American Physical Society (1983-84). Recipient of the J. Robert
Oppenheimer Memorial Prize (1982) for his work on nuclear forces and of
the Clark Kerr award (1987) for contributions to the advancement of
higher education. Papers consist of Marshak's files on the Shelter
Island Conferences (1947-49); and his administrative and correspondence
files on the Rochester Conferences on High-Energy Physics (1950-57),
which he founded. After 1957 the conferences were held under the
sponsorship of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
(IUPAP) and Marshak's files from the conferences from 1958 to 1970 are
also included. The collection also includes correspondence files on
IUPAP (1953-73) and on the Commission on High-Energy Physics
(1958-63); photographs (1950-70); and a photocopy of an oral history
interview done by Charles Weiner (1970). Also includes
correspondence, notes, reports, files, speech texts, newsclippings,
autographs, photographs, transcripts, and other personalia. Topics
include the national and international development of high-energy
physics, meetings and symposia, and scientific committees; awards and
prizes, administration and education, science in the Eastern Bloc and
Third World, and the scientist as social activist or citizen-scientist.
Inventory available. Ms88-060.
"MORE THAN THE SUM OF OUR BODY PARTS." AN EXHIBIT BY CARY, OR,
CHICKS IN ARCHITECTURE REFUSE TO YIELD (TO ATAVISTIC THINKING IN
DESIGN AND SOCIETY). EXHIBIT MATERIALS, 1992-93. 2.0 cu. ft. An
exhibit shown at the Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, in
June and July, 1993, illustrating the ways that women architects are
discriminated against in the workplace. Designed and produced by
CARY, an offshoot of Chicago Women in Architecture. Collection
consists of materials created for the exhibit or in preparation of it,
including press releases, drawings and floorplans, announcements and
newsletters, copies of articles advertising the exhibit, meeting
minutes, a videotape of the exhibit set-up and opening reception, and
exhibit catalogs. International Archive of Women in Architecture.
Inventory available. Ms94-023.
MOSS, ANN EVE (1903-88). PAPERS, 1922-88. 1.0 cu. ft.
Ziegfield Follies chorus girl in the 1920s. Personal secretary and
novelist in her later years. Papers consist of photographs, playbills,
news clippings, and other memorabilia from her early career, as well
as manuscript copies of her unpublished novels. Inventory available. Ms90-028.
NINOVA, TSVETANA, ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1971-1994
Born in 1923 in Popitsa, Bulgaria. Worked in France designing apartment
buildings, and in Bulgaria with the Regional Design Organization and as
a private architect. Drawings consist of a resume and ink drawings on
lucid paper of a railroad station in Ikhtiman, rest shop facilities in
Kolotino and an apartment building in Bulgaria. Inventory available.
MARIE. Architect and artist of the Czech Republic. Graduated from Prague
Technical University in 1963 with a degree in architecture and has
designed several architectural projects in the Czech Republic, most
notably the interior of a Gothic church in the town of Most. Papers
consist of architectural drawings, photographs, and a booklet about her
ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN ARCHITECTS AND
DESIGN PROFESSIONALS. NEWSLETTERS, 1972-1991.
for women architects in the San Francisco, California, bay area. Materials
consist of microfilm and print copies of the organization's newsletters
with an accompanying index. Ms88-080.
PANDAPAS, JAMES J. (1915- ). AUDIOTAPE and PAPERS, 1966-88, 1997.
0.2 cu. ft. Resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, born in Peabody,
Massachusetts. Played a large role in the development of business and
residential housing in Blacksburg by establishing Blacksburg's first
industry, Electro-Tec, in 1947, and Poly-Scientific Corporation, in
1953, both manufacturers of electroplated slip-rings for radar antannae.
Also developed various neighborhoods in Blacksburg, including Airport
Acres photocopy of an oral history interview done by (established in
1942) and Highland Park (1945). In 1948 Pandapas purchased a 500 acre
track of land on Poverty Creek in Montgomery County, Virginia, as a
recreational area for the employees of Electro-Tec. By the time he sold
this land to the National Park Service in 1987 it was called Pandapas
Pond. Collection consists of audio-tapes of an interview conducted on
July 16, 1997, in which Pandapas talks about his life and career as a
businessman in Blacksburg. The collection also includes a transcription
of the interview with corrections and additons done by Pandapas,
newspaper clippings (1966-88) of editorials written by Pandapas and
interviews conducted with him, and a self-published book entitled "Early
History of Poly-Scientific by its Founder James J. Pandapas." Transcript of interview available.
PAVLOVA, RADKA, ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1964-1999.
1933 in Bulgaria. Designed interiors and furniture, as well as urban
design and landscape. Collection consists of a portfolio, original
drawings, resume, newspaper clippings and photocopies of projects
including the Hotel and Restaurant "Nevrokup", the Town Hall and the
"Home of Books," all in Gotse Delchev. Inventory available. Ms2000-003.
PENCHEVA-VULCHANOVA, JANA, ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS, 1980-1995.
Born 1947 in Sliven, Hungary. Architect practicing in Bulgaria,
working on commercial buildings. Collection documents her activity in
designing underground commercial centers. Inventory available.
PIOMELLI, M. ROSARIA (1937- ). PAPERS, 1960-1993, n.d. 4.0 cu.
ft. Architect of New York, born in Naples, Italy. Educated in Italy
and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.Arch., 1960).
Professor of Architecture at the City College of the City University of
New York since 1974. Served as Dean of the CCNY College of
Architecture from 1980 to 1983, being the first woman to hold a
deanship of any school of architecture in the United States. Worked as
project architect at various architects offices through the 1960s and
early 1970s, including I.M. Pei & Partners. Opened her own
architectural practice in 1974. Member of the International Archive of
Women in Architecture Board of Advisors from 1985 to 1995. Papers
consist of architectural drawings, correspondence, photographs,
newspaper clippings, and files that detail the many facets of her
career as educator, architect, and advocate of the work of women in
architecture. Most of the materials focus on her architectural
projects when she worked at other architects offices, and as an
independent architect, where most of the projects were focused in
the New York area. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available. Ms95-007.
PRESTON FAMILY (CHARLES PEALE DIDIER COLLECTION). PAPERS,
1747-1897. 282 items. Separate collection from the Preston family
collection listed above. Papers include surveys, promissory notes, and
land indentures (1747-70) relating to James Patton; list of quit rents
in the Middle District of Augusta (1759-60); promissory notes and
correspondence (1755-1806) relating to William Preston; and
correspondence, surveys, and business papers (1780-1830) relating to
John Preston. Inventory available.
PRESTON, ROBERT TAYLOR (1809-80). PAPERS, 1829-71, n.d. 0.2
cu. ft. Born at Smithfield in Blacksburg, Virginia; built Solitude,
his home near Smithfield, now part of Virginia Tech. Prior to the
Civil War Preston served as a member of militia and justice of the
peace. At the start of the Civil War he was appointed colonel of
volunteers in the the Provisional Army of Virginia, and in July 1861
was appointed colonel of the 28th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States
of America, where he served until the infantry's reorganization in
April 1862. Beginning in August 1864 he served as lieutenant colonel
and then colonel of the 4th Virginia Reserves, and surrendered with the
troops of General J.E. Johnston in North Carolina in April 1865. The
collection consists of 218 letters, military orders, notes,
certificates of military appointments, and other items, the majority
collected or created by Preston during the period of May 1861 and
December 1862. Includes several military orders signed by such members
of the Confederate Army as Jubal Early, John B. Floyd, and George E.
Pickett, as well as orders signed by Preston himself. Also includes a
draft of a broadside written by Preston from Solitude on May 13, 1863,
as a call to arms to the men of Roanoke and Montgomery County to
repel the Union Army which was in the immediate vicinity. Selected
transcripts available. Inventory
ROAD COMPANY, THE. RECORDS, 1972-98. 36.0 cu. ft. Community-based
theater company in Johnson City, Tennessee, dedicated to the production
of new theater reflecting the concerns and interests of the community,
based on the premise that theater is a community event. Established in
1972, produced plays about southern community history, frontier
experiences in democracy, ancient and modern myths, the moonshine trade,
land issues, wild lemons, love stories, and the impact of the world
energy situation on Johnson City. Many of the plays performed were
original works created for the company. Worked collaboratively with
other community theaters. Closed up production in 1998. Records
include administrative files, touring information, scripts, video and
audiocassettes of productions, and public relations material. Inventory available. Ms98-008.
ROBERTSON, JAMES I. JR. (1930- ). PAPERS, 1963-91. 3.0 cu.
ft. Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech since
1967. Educated at Randolph-Macon College (B.A., 1955) and Emory
University (M.A., 1956; Ph.D., 1959). Papers consist of manuscript and
typescript drafts, edited working copies, and galley proofs of three of
Robertson's books about the Civil War, including General A.P.
Hill: The Story of Confederate Warrior, published by Random House
in 1987; Soldiers Blue and Gray, published by the
University of South Carolina in 1988 (and received a Pulitzer Prize in
History nomination in 1988); and Civil War! America Becomes One
Nation, published by Alfred A Knopf in 1992. Also includes
letters and newspaper clippings about the fight by preservationists and
United States Congressmen to save land adjacent to the Manassas
[Virginia] National Battlefield Park in Prince William County from
commercial development, with testimonies of people on both sides of
the issue given in September 1988 before the Congressional subcommittee
on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests. Inventory available. Ms94-021.
RODECK, MELITA (1914- ). PAPERS, 1953-84, n.d. 1.5 cu. ft.
Architect of Washington, D.C. Papers consist of numerous writings done
or contributed to by Rodeck while she worked as architect for
special research projects of the Office of Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army
(1968-73); coordinator for architectural research for the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (1973-80); and program
manager of Radiological Emergency Preparedness Programs for the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (1980-85). Also includes
architectural drawings for several designs she worked on from 1953 to
1975. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available. Ms92-028.
RUPP, SIGRID LORENZEN (1943- ). PAPERS, 1976-97. 107.0 cu. ft.
Architect of Palo Alto, California, born in Germany. Earned a B. Arch.
from the University of California, Berkeley (1966). Principal of her own
firm from 1976 to 1997. Papers consist of architectural drawings,
photographs, administrative and job files, and contracts for the many
designs she did of residencial, commercial, and institutional
structures, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. Restricted access.
Interntional Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available. Ms97-006.
SCHROEDER, HAN (1918-92). PAPERS, 1950-92. 12.0 cu. ft. Born in
the Netherlands. Professor of Interior Design at Virginia Commonwealth
University (1979-88), New York Institute of Technology (1969-79), and
Adelphi University (1966-69), and a member of the Netherlands Institute
of Architects and the Netherland Federation of Interior Designers.
Materials consist of architectural drawings, photographs,
correspondence, and specifications for several projects she designed or
renovated in the Netherlands between 1954 and 1963, including Ellichem,
a Humanist Center for Rejected and Problem Children in Ellecom; De
Poort, a Home for Rejected Children; and Kesslerhuis, a recreation
building for employees of the Netherlands Steel Furnaces. Also includes
materials relating to the Stichting Reitveld Schroeder House (originally
commissioned by her mother) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, designed by
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888-1965), including plans, contracts and
deeds, correspondence, and meeting minutes for its conversion into a
museum. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available.
SHARP, THOMAS ROBINSON (1834-?). PAPERS, 1859-1908. 0.8 cu. ft.
Railroad official for several railroads in the eastern United States in
the mid to late 1800s, born in Mt. Carbon, Pennsylvania. Served as
superintendent for the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (1853-54), East
Tennessee and Virginia Railroad (1854), Petersburg Railroad (1855-56),
Alabama & Florida Railroad (1857-59), Richmond & York River Railroad
(1859-60), and Savannah & Memphis Railroad (1871-72). Served as
military road superintendent of the Confederate States of America from
June 1861 to April 1865. Master of transportation for the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad (1872-77), receiver for the Long Island Railroad
(1877-80), president of the Danville, Mocksville & Southwestern Railroad
Company (1880-?), president of the Cincinnnati, Wheeling & New York
Railroad (1883-?), and general manager of the Kanawha & Ohio Railroad
(1886-?). Papers consist of journals, scrapbooks, and correspondence
copy books created by Sharp, most with information about his work with
the railroads. Inventory available.
"SMART" ROAD CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE. RECORDS, 1993-97. 0.6
cu. ft. The "Smart" Road is a project designed by the Virginia
Department of Transportation to build a roadway as a direct link between
Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia. Its construction is meant to
alleviate congestion on Route 460 in Christiansburg and Blacksburg,
Virginia, and to serve as a testsite for Intelligent Vehicle Highway
Systems (IVHS), or "smart highway" technology. A citizen's advisory
committee was formed in 1994 to advise VDOT about the environmental and
social ramifications of building the new roadway, as well as its overal
design. The records were collected by Dorothy Bodell, a member of the
committee from January 1995 to July 1997. Inventory available. Ms97-025.
SMITH FAMILY. LETTERS, 1861-65, 1912, 1975, n.d. 0.2 cu. ft.
Collection consists of forty-nine letters written by the brothers of the
Smith family of Carroll County, Virginia, almost exlusively while most
of them served as soldiers for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The brothers include James R. Smith (1831-63), who served in an unknown
company; Stephen Mitchell Smith (1832-1913), who served in Company G of
the 54th Virginia Regiment but was later exempt from military service
because he was the only blacksmith in the area; William Alexander Smith
(1835-68), who served in Company I of the 50th Virginia Regiment; and
Barton Pierce Smith (1838-63) who enlisted in February 1863 and served
in Company D of the 29th Virginia Regiment as a hospital steward. Most
are written to Stephen Mitchell Smith from encampments in Virginia.
Also includes genealogical information about the family compiled in 1975
by Frederick R. Smith of Hardy, Virginia. Inventory available. Ms96-018.
SMITHFIELD PRESTON FOUNDATION. PAPERS, 1784-1881, n.d. 204 items.
Collection consists of letters written by two generations of members of
the Preston family of southwest Virginia, Kentucky, and South Carolina,
to James and Sarah Preston McDowell in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Most of the correspondents are the children and grandchildren of William
and Susanna Smith Preston, settlers of Montgomery County, Virginia, who
built their home, "Smithfield," in 1772. Inventory available. Ms97-002.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. RECORDS, 1891-1972. 17.0 cu. ft.
Organized in 1894 from the bankrupt Richmond & Danville Railroad
Company and several other railroad companies. Headquarters were in
Washington, D.C. Records include the presidential files (1891-95)
of Samuel Spencer (president, 1891-1903) on such topics as employment,
passes, payrolls, and rates on coal and iron; and vice presidential
files (1894-1972) consisting of correspondence, photographs, court
proceedings, books and pamphlets, distance books, financial records, and
information concerning railroad tariffs, strikes, stocks and bonds, war
loans, legal issues, and cotton and coal sales, of W.H. Baldwin,
Jr., William W. Finley (later president, 1903-13), and others.
Southern Railway Archives. Inventory available.
SQUIRES, ARTHUR M. (1916- ). PAPERS, 1940-87. 72.0 cu. ft.
Frank C. Vilbrandt Professor of Chemical Engineering (1967-82),
University Distinguished Professor (1978-86), and University
Distinguished Professor Emeritus (1986-present). Member, National
Academy of Engineering. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Educated at University of Missouri (A.B. 1938) and Cornell University
(Ph.D. 1947). Employment: M.W. Kellogg Company (the Kellex
Corporation), 1942-46, participating in design and startup of gaseous
diffusion plant at Oak Ridge; Hydrocarbon Research, Inc. of New York
City, 1946-59, architect-engineering firm (research laboratoratory
(1974-76). Consultant for U.S. Bureau of Mines, Office of Coal
Research, Electric Power Research Institute, United Nations, Office of
Technology Assessment, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others.
Author of The Tender Ship: Governmental Management of Technological
Change (1986). Expert in fluid beds, petroleum refining, hydrocarbon
synthesis, coal conversions (gasification, liquefaction, carbonization,
combustion), iron ore reduction, low-temperature processes, dust
filtration, air pollution control. Collection consists of extensive
correspondence, unpublished research reports, lectures, trip reports,
reprints, trip diaries (1968-82), photographs (1979) from his trip to
China, daily work books (1959-81), and subject files spanning entire
career. Access restricted. Inventory available. Ms87-006.
STANCHEVA, DINA (1925- ). PAPERS, 1963-90. 3.0 cu. ft.
Architect of Sofia, Bulgaria. Educated at the Sofia Art Academy and
Sofia Polytechnic, as well as the Ecole Speciale dÍArchitecture and
Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Designed daycare centers, community
centers, and kindergartens as a member of the Sofia architectural
organization Sofproekt, from 1952 to 1972. Afterwards she became head
of a design studio and established a private practice until her
retirement in 1994. The collection consists of photographs and
architectural drawings of designs created by Stancheva during her
career. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available. Ms97-017.
STEARNS FAMILY. PAPERS, 1714-1920. 1.4 cu. ft. Descendants
Consolidated with the Norfolk and Pof Isaac Stearns, originally of
England, who settled in Massachusetts in 1630. Most of the papers
concern Isaac Stearns, Jr. (1790-1879), of Mansfield, Massachusetts, and
his family and descendants. Papers consist of transcripts or copies of
correspondence, official documents, land records, diaries, and
writings. Includes the papers of Isaac Holden Stearns (1825-97), a
surgeon in the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War, and essays
on the genealogy of the family by Stuart H. Buck, a descendant of the
family. Inventory available. Ms89-013.
TEMPLE, HARRY DOWNING JR. (1911- ). PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS,
1927-98. 8.0 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 first three volumes of what will be a six volume
series about the Corps of Cadets, 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. Inventory
"THAT EXCEPTIONAL ONE: WOMEN IN AMERICAN
ARCHITECTURE, 1888-1988," EXHIBIT, 1988
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. Materials include the exhibit panels, planning documents and
research for the creation of the exhibit. Finding aid available. Ms91-041.
TORRE, SUSANA (1944- ). PAPERS, 1977-89. 8.0 cu. ft. Architect
of New York, born in Argentina. Editor of Women in American
Architecture (1977). Papers consist of "A Selection of Project
Reviews and Writings" (1977-88) by Torre; photographs and negatives used
in Women in American Architecture; a videotape of a
lecture she gave in 1989 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University; and drawings, project files, and a model of a house she
designed in 1987 in Amagansett, New York. Also includes a large
unprocessed addition made to the papers in 1997. International Archive
of Women in Architecture. Inventory
UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, DR. HARVEY BLACK CHAPTER.
RECORDS, 1862-1988. 3.0 cu. ft. Organization of female descendents of
Confederate soldiers. The Dr. Harvey Black chapter was formed in
Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1896, in honor of Black (1827-88), Montgomery
County resident and a surgeon for the Fourth Virginia Infantry Regiment
during the Civil War. Records include chapter charter certificates,
chapter meeting minutes, photographs, writings about Black and
Confederate monuments, scrapbooks, letters (1862-64) from Elisha
Epperson of the 67th Virginia Regiment to his wife, and rosters of
Confederate soldiers. Inventory
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, newpaper
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. Inventory available. Ms91-050.
VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE. RECORDS, 1920-99. 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. Inventory available. Ms81-096.
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. Inventory available. Ms81-094.
VOLTZ, FELIX. 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, and
Felix soon realized the rigors of army life. Transcripts available. Ms93-021.
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. Inventory available. Ms92-048.
WATKIN, REBECCA WOOD (1913- ). PAPERS, 1940-89. 3.0 cu. ft.
Architect of California; educated at Bryn Mawr College (B.A., 1933)
and University of Pennsylvania (B. Arch., 1937). Papers consist of
architectural drawings of remodelings, alterations, and additions of
structures, mostly residences, that Watkin designed from 1940 to
1989, in northern and central California. International Archive
of Women in Architecture. Inventory
WHITE, ISAAC (1837-89). PAPERS, 1861-1938. 0.2 cu. ft. Assistant
surgeon in the Confederate Army. 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
enlisted, and Felix soon realiz 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).
Inventory and selected transcripts and
images available. Ms97-013.
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. Inventory available. Ms91-011.
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. Inventory available.
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. Inventory available.
YOUNG, JEAN LINDEN (1922-97). PAPERS, 1945-97. 1.5 cu. ft.
Architect of Seattle, Washington. Active in organizations that promote
women in architecture, including L'Union Internationale des Femmes
Architectes (Secretary General, 1976-79 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
(1972-76). 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. Inventory
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