A Guide to the Contents of the Huff Lane Elementary School Time Capsule 1949-1950 Huff Lane Elementary School Time Capsule, A Guide to the Content of the 2014.6.18

A Guide to the Contents of the Huff Lane Elementary School Time Capsule 1949-1950

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Roanoke Public Libraries
Accession Number 2014.6.18


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Repository
Roanoke Public Libraries
Accession Number
2014.6.18
Title
A Guide to the Contents of the Huff Lane Elementary School Time Capsule
Physical Characteristics
1 record storage box
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Contents of the Huff Lane Elementary School Time Capsule, Accession #2014.6.18, Roanoke Public Libraries, Roanoke, VA

Acquisition Information

Donated by the City of Roanoke


Historical Note

Huff Lane Elementary was located in the northwestern part of Roanoke City and was named after the farm of Peter Huff, which dominated the area. The Huff Lane School operated from 1950 to 2010 when it was closed due to the budget. The school was razed in 2014 after the property was sold in February of that year to NDRA II, LLC to make room for commercial development in the Valley View Mall area. According a Roanoke Times article from April 2014, a Roanoke citizen that remembered the 1950 ceremony, made a call to alert the demolition crew that a time capsule was in the foundation somewhere. A worker later found the sealed metal box among the debris.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 1 record storage box and the time capsule. The materials contained in this collection are varied, but include different reports and pamphlets associated with the city and the schools. The collection includes several newspaper sections, small stamps, coins, brochures, reports, and directories. The collection focuses specifically on 1949-1950 to commemorate the year the time capsule was sealed within the Huff Lane cornerstone, while there are a few items that fall outside of that time range, most are from 1950. While the collection provides a fairly well-rounded perspective of 1950s Roanoke, it does not include photographs from the time. Perhaps the most interesting piece is the Chamber of Commerce statistical report. It details remarkable facts about Roanoke in a relatively short document.

Arrangement

Documents are arranged by document type.

Contents List

Contents of the Huff Lane Elementary School Time Capsule
Box: 1
  • Folder 1
    Artifacts - Coins, Stamps and a Small Tin Container 1950
  • Folder 2
    Book - Roanoke: Story of County and City 1942
  • Folder 3
    Directory - Students enrolled in Oakland Elementary and William Fleming High 1949-1950
  • Folder 4
    Directory - Roanoke City Schools 1949-1950
  • Folder 5
    Directory - Roanoke-Salem Phone Directory 1949
  • Folder 6
    Directory - Roanoke-Salem-Vinton Industrial Directory 1950
  • Folder 7-11
    Newspaper - The Roanoke Times 11 June 1950
  • Folder 12
    Map - City of Roanoke Showing Area Schools 1949
  • Folder 13
    Pamphlet - Avisco News, The American Viscose Corporation 1950
  • Folder 14
    Magazine - Norfolk and Western Magazine 1950
  • Folder 15
    Pamphlet - School Building Bond Program 1949
  • Folder 16
    Pamphlet - Roanoke Tourism circa 1949
  • Folder 17
    Pamphlet - Traffic Laws of Roanoke 1947
  • Folder 18
    Program - Cornerstone Laying Ceremony and Contents List 11 June 1950
  • Folder 19
    Report - Chamber of Commerce Statistical Report 1950
  • Folder 20
    Report - City Budget 1950
  • Folder 21
    Report - City Goverment Directory and Financials 1949
  • Folder 22
    Report - School Budget 1950
  • Folder 23
    Report - School Building Program 1949-1954
Huff Lane Elementary School Time Capsule
Box: 2