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Edward Miley Eustler scrapbook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0430

Scope and Contents

Edward M. Eustler's photographic scrapbook (1910-1911) documents Eustler's experience as a student at Washington and Lee University. Eustler, then of Greensboro, North Carolina, compiled his photographic scrapbook with approximately 350 photographs taken between 1910 and 1911. Subjects of the photographs include campus and dorm life, athletics, architecture, local landmarks and historic sights, fraternity and club initiations, the Lexington, Virginia downtown area, the Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University faculty and staff, Lexington residents and noteworthy figures, specifically Jefferson Shields and Henry O. Dold, friends, and family. The scrapbook also documents Eustler and others at Camp Ogburn in Summerfield, North Carolina in the summer of 1910 as well as a camping excursion to the summit of North Carolina's Mt. Mitchell in 1911. Eutsler left Washington and Lee University after the 1912 academic year and enrolled in the Biltmore School of Forestry near Asheville, North Carolina. There he earned a degree in Forest Engineering in 1914.


  • Creation: 1910-1911


Conditions Governing Access

Scrapbook is fragile and will require assistance when accessed.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Miley Eutsler attended Washington & Lee University between 1910 and 1912. He left Washington and Lee after 1912 to attend the Biltmore School of Forestry near Asheville, North Carolina. He graduated from the Biltmore School in 1914


0.75 Linear Feet ; 13.5" x 18" x 3" flat box

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Custodial History

The album descended in the Eustler and Shaw families.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was a gift of Robin Sledge Shaw, Eustler's great granddaughter. It was received by Special Collections, November 21, 2013.

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Repository Details

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

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