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McCown, Albert Tardy, miscellaneous, 1947 - 1984

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 18

Scope and Contents

File includes a program of retirement from 25 years of service to the Buena Vista City Public Schools, two biographies, and two photographs of Albert McCown, about 1955 and Oct. 1980. Also included an early color Christmas card printed by Albert, before his marriage, while he studied Industrial Arts at VPI. Also a Christmas card printed by Albert at his home in Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge County, VA, about 1970's, when he had his family, and an envelope of Albert's, McCown's Printing Service. Included is his name tag for the Virginia School Boards Association, Rockbridge County, with ribbons, Board Member, Delegate. A newspaper clipping, "McCown New Member of School Board," and photocopy of the News-Gazette clipping featuring Albert's service to the Rockbridge County School Board. Also included a return address envelope, Parry McCluer High School, Athletic Department, Buena Vista, VA 24416, maybe printed by Albert when he was Athletic Director there. A photo of Albert and coworker Industrial Arts Teacher, Ward Lockett.

Also includes a 1969 issue of THE VISTA, which includes an article, "Teacher of the Month: Albert McCown." On the title page of this issue is a sketch of the Parry McCluer mascot.

Scope and Contents

Included are a Father's Day card and Happy Birthday card, both made by his oldest daughter, Lisa. The Happy Birthday card is signed by Lisa, Josephine, his wife, and Jennifer, his youngest daughter.

Scope and Contents

A Washington and Lee application for Admission, April 1, 1947, which was never turned in. Albert decided to go to VPI in Blacksburg, and graduated in 1957. He became the Industrial Arts Teacher at Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista, Virginia, 1959-1984. Also included is a William Byrd Parent-Teachers Association yearbook, 1957-1958, where Albert is listed as Senior High teacher, where he taught Industrial Arts in Roanoke, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

Albert T. McCown Memorial Scholarship recipients, Buena Vista Public Schools, 1987-1995.


  • Other: 1947 - 1984

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This collection is open for research use.


18 Item

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Lexington VA 24450 USA