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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 Also includes historical documents of and genealogical information about the Preston family.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 available. Ms94-022.
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 available. Ms92-002.
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 available. Ms94-032.
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 available. Ms91-033.
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 available. Ms95-015.
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. Ms97-023.
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 available. Ms97-010.
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. Ms97-018.
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.
Born 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 available. Ms2000-005.
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. Ms97-003.
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 available. Ms87-057.
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.
The 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 available.
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. Ms97-024.
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. Ms2000-084.
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.
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. Ms2000-006.
NOVAKOVA, ZDENKA 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 work. Ms94-019.
Organization 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. Ms97-011.
Born 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.
Born 1947 in Sliven, Hungary. Architect practicing in Bulgaria, working on commercial buildings. Collection documents her activity in designing underground commercial centers. Inventory available. Ms2000-002.
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. Ms85-020.
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 available. Ms92-003.
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. Ms87-064.
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. Ms97-019.
"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. Ms87-063.
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 available.Ms88-039.
Traveling exhibit created by the American Architectural Foundation of the American Institute of Architects about women in American architecture beginning with Louise Bethune, the first woman to be elected, in 1888, to the AIA. 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 available. Ms90-016.
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 available. Ms90-050.
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 available. Ms95-009.
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. Ms96-017.
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. Inventory available. Ms98-015.
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 available. Ms98-022.
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