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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of Book of Hours

Identifier: WLU -Coll-0701
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a fragmentary Book of Hours with French offices and prayers. The text is in French and Latin. The book originiated in France around 1470 CE.

Dates: 1470

Gary Apgar cartoons

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0706
Content Description

Two original pen and ink cartoons drawn by W&L University alumnus Gary Apgar. The cartoons pertain to the mystery of the 1967 disappearance of the W&L mace - a ceremonial staff carried in academic processions. One of the cartoons was published in the April 18, 1967 edition of the student newspaper, Ring Tum Phi with Biology professor Dr. James Holt Starling, University Marshall, depicted as well. The mace was soon recovered.

Dates: 1967

Cedar Grove Mill (Va) auction broadside

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0751
Content Description

"Public Sale of Mill Property, Jan. 25, 1881." A printed broadside advertising the sale of George C. Teaford's mill property at Cedar Grove Mill located along the North River (later Maury River) a few miles downstream from Rockbridge Baths, Virginia. Included is a description of the mill and its accompanying dwellings and land.

Dates: 1881-01-25

Neil November collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: November123456789]
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0784
Content Description

This collection holds documents related to Mr. November’s time at Washington and Lee associated with the fraternity he belonged to: the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau. He was the cartoonist for the national Zeta Beta Tau organization from 1948 to 1950, while also drawing cartoons for local publications in Rockbridge County and for fraternal events. Included are sketches, finished products, and correspondence about his work as a cartoonist and official Zeta Beta Tau publication.

Dates: 1948 - 1950

Rockbridge Alum Springs papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0686
Dates: 1860-1934. The bulk of collection is between 1909 and 1920.

Polly Turner papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0787

John C. Calhoun correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0010
Scope and Contents This collection includes four letters written by John C. Calhoun between 1818-1834, including two official communications signed by him when he was Secretary of War in the James Monroe administration, dealing with Indian affairs. Those letters are dated September 11, 1818 and August 20, 1820. A letter dated August 24, 1831 to Francis W. Pickens alludes to Calhoun's reaction to his Fort Hill speech and discusses the upcoming presidential election. The June 20, 1834 letter to Col. Andrew...
Dates: 1818-1834

Rockbridge County (Va.) Militia roll

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0014
Content Description

This collection contains a manuscript copy of a list of persons between the ages of 18-45 in Rockbridge County, Va. who were likely to be enrolled in the militia by the laws of the United States. The Rockbridge County militia was the 144th Regiment which was led by Jonathan McKenney and Jonathan M. Templeton. The individuals are listed by Company. The manuscript is dated 1857.

Dates: 1857

Mary Custis Lee scrapbooks

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0576
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two souvenir photograph scrapbooks and two botanical specimen scrapbooks compiled by Mary Custis Lee in 1878 and 1882. The photograph scrapbooks contain souvenior images adhered to and described by Lee inside scrapbooks. The photographs are from her travels to Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Sicily, Israel, and Jordan in 1878. The images include people and places. The botanical specimen scrapbooks were compiled during Lee's visit to the British Isles in 1878 and 1882.

Dates: 1878 March-June, 1882

Leroy C. Atkins, Jr. World War II Japanese Map collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0083
Content Description

This collection contains three World War II-era Japanese maps. Two of the maps are of Rota Island: one is of a factory location in Songsong and the other is of different island features with descriptions in Japanese. The third map is of a secret base (according to Google Translate).

Dates: circa 1944-1945

Leon Johenning World War I Map collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0100
Content Description

This collection consists of two World War I maps dated 1918. One map is of Commercy, France. The other map is of the Region of Stenay-Souilly in France and is of the "Enemy Order of Battle, 1918 October 30-31."

Dates: 1918

Lithograph of Antonio López de Santa Anna

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0362
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a lithograph of Antonio López de Santa Anna, who was the President of Mexico during the Mexican-American War. There is a handwritten note at the bottom which reads "Brought back from Mexico by General Robert E. Lee, when he returned from the War. Presented to the Library of Washington and Lee University by Mary Custis Lee October 25, 1913."

Dates: circa 1847

Gilbert B. Gibson collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0380
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of seven printed certificates of distinction on parchment received by Gilbert Gibson while a student at Washington College, now Washington and Lee University, dated 1867-1869, his Bachelor of Law Degree (1971 July 22), and his admission to the Alumni Association (1869).

Dates: 1867-1871

Charles P. Blackledge Roman and Byzantine Coin collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0520
Content Description This collection consists of 299 coins of both Roman and Byzantine origin. The majority of the coins are Roman. The majority have been identified and the dates used are the dates of the individual emperor's reign. The same date was supplied to coins featuring the wives or other females relatives of Roman emperors. There are a fair number of coins that could not be identified due to their condition. Others might still be indentified by future researchers. Each coin is housed in a coin pocket...
Dates: Existence: circa 1st century-3rd century

Lewis F. Powell correspondence and records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0269
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Lewis F. Powell, Jr. concerning Washington and Lee University from 1959-1970 and materials regarding his nomination to the United States Supreme Court in 1971.

Dates: Inclusive 1959-1971

Raymond J. Kirby collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0365
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three scrapbooks and sets of photographs taken by Raymond J. Kirby. The scrapbooks contain photographs and newspaper clippings related to the flooding that occurred as a result of Hurricane Camille in August 1969. The photographs document damage from both Rockbridge and Nelson Counties and the City of Lexington. The collection also includes approximately 170 photographs of the construction of the Route 11 corridor bypass around Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: 1953-1956, 1969

Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0278
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence (1917-1919), histories, and memoirs of the Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit during World War I.

Dates: Inclusive 1917-1962; Majority of material found within Bulk 1917-1919

Robert W. McAhren Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0282
Scope and Contents

These records include McAhren's involvement in Washington and Lee University's activities on three subjects: co-education (1970-1992); general education (1981-1983); and inclusiveness/diversity (1999-2002).

Dates: Inclusive 1970-2002

John Alexander Graham Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0307
Scope and Contents

This collection includes Graham's compositions, World War I papers and correspondence, memorabilia of Washington and Lee University activities, scores, sheet music, notebooks, and other correspondence.

Dates: Inclusive 1910-1947; Majority of material found within Bulk 1915-1947

Peter Agelasto Records

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0352
Scope and Contents

These records compiled by Agelasto on coeducation at Washington and Lee University from 1983-1984 include letters from alumni, surveys and studies, discussions and reports, and letters from the university president, John D. Wilson.

Dates: Inclusive 1983-1984

Washington and Lee Campus Inn Ledger

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0357
Scope and Contents

This ledger containing information about hotel guests was recorded by John P. Lynch, property trustee.

Dates: Inclusive 1931-1933

Frederick William McWane Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0313
Scope and Contents

This collection includes Washington and Lee University-related photographs, documents, and mementos from McWane's days as a student and member of Omicron Delta Kappa, as well as a citation for his later work with the Virginia State Ports Authority.

Dates: Inclusive 1909-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1909-1913

Henry Poellnitz Johnston Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0314
Scope and Contents

This collection includes items from Johnston's chairmanship of the 50th reunion of the Class of 1929 at Washington and Lee University in 1979 and from when he was named Distinguished Washington and Lee Alumnus in 1980. It also includes two typed letters signed by Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell.

Dates: Inclusive 1979-1980