A Guide to the Papers of John F. Banks, 1910-1959 Banks, John F., Papers of, 1910-1959 1985-34

A Guide to the Papers of John F. Banks, 1910-1959

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Special Collections and Archives
Collection Number 1985-34


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Funding: Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Lucious Edwards Jr.

Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University
Collection number
John F. Banks Papers, 1910-1959
John F. Banks
The Banks Papers consist of photographs and artifacts from the Christiansburg Institute. Acc. #1985-34

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Preferred Citation

John F. Banks Papers, Accession #1985-34 , Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA.

Biographical/Historical Information

Mr. John F. Banks became principal of the Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1949. Banks was a graduate of Wilberforce University in Ohio and Hampton Institute. During his tenure the United States Supreme Court ruled that school segregation based on color was unconstitutional. Nevertheless, it was not until the 1960's when Montgomery County began efforts to dismantle their dual system of education. Mr. Banks was the last principal of Christiansburg. The school closed in 1966.

Other material about Christiansburg may be found in: The Amanda DeHart Papers Acc. # 1988-61, The Christiansburg Alumni Association Papers Acc. # 1988-62, The Virginia Inter-Scholastic Association Papers Acc. # 1969-37, and The Virginia Teacher Association Papers Acc. # 1969-14, all located at Virginia State University.

Scope and Content Information

Official records and photographs documenting some of the programs and activities at the Christiansburg Industrial Institute.

Series Description

Series I. Printed Catalogs and bulletins of the Christiansburg Industrial Institution

Series II. Photographs Photographs showing programs, buildings, and activities at Christiansburg

Series III. Artifacts Christiansburg Seal

Contents List

Series I: Printed
  • Box-folder 1:1
    The Twenty First Annual Catalogue: The Christianburg Industrial Institute 1916-1917
  • Box-folder 1:2
    The Christianburg Institute Bulletin 1942-1943
Series II: Photographs
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Baseball Team- Virginia State College For Negroes 1930-1946
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Boy Scouts
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Cheerleader 1907
  • Box-folder 1:6
    A Class
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Class Scene- Basketball
  • Box-folder 1:8
    Class Scene- Frech
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Class Scene - Gymnastics
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Christianburg House
  • Box-folder 1:11
  • Box-folder 1:12
    A Girls Gardening Class 1930-1946
  • Box-folder 1:13
    Home Economics- Cosmetology
  • Box-folder 1:14
    Home Economics - Cooking
  • Box-folder 1:15
    Home Economics- Sewing
  • Box-folder 1:16
  • Box-folder 1:17
    School Club
  • Box-folder 1:18
    Students Harvesting Wheat
  • Box-folder 1:19
    Student Scene ( A Performance)
  • Box-folder 1:20
    Bailey- Norris Hall
  • Box-folder 1:21
    Christian Colored Hospital
  • Box-folder 1:22
    C.I.I- Overview (Birds Eye View)
  • Box-folder 1:23
    Farm Scene (Boys Spraying Fruit Trees)
  • Box-folder 1:24
    "Girls" Sitting Room
  • Box-folder 1:25
    Industrial Building (New)
  • Box-folder 1:26
    Morris Hall (Male Dorm)
  • Box-folder 1:27
    Principal's Home
  • Box-folder 1:28
    Science Lab
  • Box-folder 1:29
    Shop- Carpeting
  • Box-folder 1:30
    Students Plowing
Series III: Artifact
  • The Christianburg Seal constructed of wood