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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

Virginia Tourism Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0614
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 10 different advertisement pieces dating from the 2nd half of the 20th Century that are from Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Rockbridge County, Virginia in general.

Dates: 1906 - 2000

Town Council Minutes and Ordinance Books for the City of Lexington, Virginia

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0698
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 12 folio sized leather bound minute books documenting the meetings of the Lexington, Virginia Town Council, from August 1835 to August 1958 accompanied by two folio sized leather bound ordinance books from the Lexington Town Council. The first volume of town ordinances dates from August 1874 to August 1903 and the second volume dates from Februay 1911 to December 1931.

Dates: Inclusive August 1835-August 1958

McCormick-Goodhart Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0615
Scope and Contents

This collection contains historic photographs and documents primarily related to Rockbridge County, Virginia and vicinity.

Dates: 1850 - 1950

R. E. Lee Memorial Church Collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000005694]
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0028
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a few printed pieces on the history and happenings of both Grace and R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal churches. It also includes an account book, kept by C.M. Figgat, who was the church's treasurer.

Dates: 1869 - 1930

Rockbridge Extension Homemakers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0502
Scope and Contents

This collection contains six photographs and a program from the group's 'Achievement Day' on October 18, 1984.

Dates: 1984-10-18

Susie Campbell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0547
Content Description

This collection contains one letter from Susie Campbell to her mother, dated March 24th, 1863. It also includes a rough transcription of the letter on copy paper.

Dates: 1860-03-24

Thomas C. Bamford Collection of Washington and Lee Ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0548
Scope and Contents

Collection of decals and small postcards from Washington and Lee University and Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: Inclusive 1943-1944

Joseph H. Hennage Scripophily Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0578
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 385 various antique securities certificates.

Dates: 1800 - 1950

Manuscript leaves from the Qur'an and Dala'il al-Khayrat

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0591
Scope and Contents This collection contains two single leaves from early manuscript (calligraphic) copies of the Qur'an (Koran) and two leaves from a manuscript copy of Dala'il al-Khayrat, a book of prayers for the prophet Muhammad by Moroccan Sufi scholar Muhammad ibn Sulayman Jazuli. Each leaf is written in Arabic. One Qu'ran leaf is from the Ottoman Period (c. 1847 AD) and retains its gold and color illumination. Its text contains the first sixteen verses of the Surat Al - Bagarah (the Cow). The second leaf...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1700 - 1900

Thomas Henry Carter Audiorecordings

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0504
Scope and Contents

This collection contains digital audio files of Thomas Henry Carter reading poetry from his chapbook Signs of the Times. The recording was made by Recorded Publications Laboratory in 1962.

Dates: ca. 1961-1962

Oscar B. Barker, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0616
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection are largely focused on the construction of the Sigma Chi house. These go through all stages of construction, from the early discussion of the possibility through completion. Letters as well as financial and legal documents address the topic. There are also many documents related to the administration of the fraternity. Personal items such as photographs and dance booklets add a window on the time period in general. Besides house construction, there are many...
Dates: Inclusive 1890-1974; Majority of material found within Bulk 1920-1935

Stuart MacCorkle Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0550
Scope and Contents This small collection contains primarily a series of photographs of Dr. Stuart McCorkle throughout his adult life, ranging from informal prints to professionally made portraits. In addition, the collection originally included copies of books authored by McCorkle and have since been transferred within the Special Collections department. The financial material contains legal papers describing the gift left by both himself and his wife, now worth $1.9 million, to advance development of the...
Dates: 1928 - 1981

Madeley Family Genealogical Album

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0617
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three copies of a photo album created via the Snapfish service presumably by members of the Madeley family. Album contains genealogy of the Madeley family as respresented through reproduced family photographs.

Dates: Unknown

Collection about "Old George" Statue

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0389
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondences and articles about the statue "Old George," particularly regarding the restoration of the statue and its historiocity.

Dates: Not yet determined

Thomas Hills travel photograph albums

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0171
Content Description This collection consists of five folio sized albums of photographs taken by Thomas Hills, professor and later chair of the Geology department at Vassar College. The photographs document his combined family vacation and academic research tour of the African continent, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean coast of Europe in 1929. While on the African continent, he documented the mining industry, general landscape, cities, villages, and indigenous peoples with stops in South Africa (and also...
Dates: 1929

Gator Bowl film

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0166
Scope and Contents

This collection consist of three DVD copies and a digital file of the 1951 Gator Bowl in which the Washington and Lee University men's football team played the University of Wyoming men's football team. One of the films is silent. Two copies and the digital file have added play-by-play commentary by Washington and Lee alumnus Doug Chase that was recorded in 2013 as well as an interview with Washington and Lee University football player Don Ferguson.

Dates: 2013; Event: 1951

Southern Railway Hat-check ticket

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0376
Scope and Contents

This item is a Southern Railway System hat-check ticket, Form 277. It is believed that this ticket came from the Lexington, Virginia Passenger Station.

Dates: 1940

Benjamin Franklin Richardson Course Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0552
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two volumes of course notes taken by Washington College student Benjamin Franklin Richardson. One is from a course on the principles of evolution and the second is from a course on general chemistry, which was taught by Professor George D. Armstrong.

Dates: Unknown

Thomas L. Broun Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0553
Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts of letters from Thomas L. Broun to his sister Anne and brother Edwin. The letters discuss Broun's life as a member of the Kanawha Riflemen in the Confederate States of America's army during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1861 - 1865; Majority of material found within 1861-04 - 1861-10

Invitation to the 196th Anniversary of George Washington's Gift to Liberty Hall Academy

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0554
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the invitation from the Regent and Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union to a celebration of the 196th Anniversary of George Washington's Gift to Liberty Hall Academy and accompanying envelope. The event was held on February 12, 1992.

Dates: 1992

Ben Sherman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0623
Content Description The collection consists of materials preserved by former WLU student Ben Sherman (Class of 1975) related to his student years with a focus on the 1972 Washington and Lee University Mock Democratic Convention. Ben Sherman participated in the 1972 Mock Convention as the floor leader for candidate Hubert Humphrey. Items include an autographed copy of Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter' s May 5, 1972 Mock Convention keynote address, a copy of Sherman's typescript nomination remarks for candidate...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1915 - 1976; Event: 1972

James Graham Leyburn Sunday School Lectures

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0624
Content Description This collection consists of a small three ring binder of typescript Sunday school lectures by Dr. James G. Leyburn, one of Washington and Lee's most revered 20th century professors. Leyburn used this notebook to teach his class at the Lexington (Va.) Presbyterian Church from October 2, 1949 to the final class of the year on May 28, 1950. The lectures cover and introduction to the Bible, it's characters, and the tenets of Presbyterianism. In the final lecture, Leyburn details a transformative...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1950

Morrison's Store Account Books and Business Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0626
Content Description

This collection consists of business related papers, including some correspondences from wholesale merchants, receipts, cancelled checks, various business related papers, and three patron account books documenting the business history of Andrew Wallace Morrison' s general store in Collierstown, Rockbridge County, Virginia between 1907 and 1947.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1907 - 1947

James Anderson Terrell Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0392
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the autobiographical memoirs of James Anderson Terrell, a Confederate soldier, settler, cowboy, and politician. Written when Terrell was in his late seventies, the bulk of the material centers on his experiences during the American Civil War and his later time spent pioneering in Kansas. Additional topics include his beginnings in Georgia, life during Reconstruction, and his return to Georgia at the end of his life.

Dates: Existence: 1837 - 1921