A Guide to the Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association, 1913,1966 Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association 1988-62

A Guide to the Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association, 1913,1966

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Special Collections and Archives
Collection Number 1988-62


Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University

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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
Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association, 1913,1966
24 items
Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association
The Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association donated a collection of correspondence,photographs and artifacts. Included is an advanced English grammer textbook, which has a copyright date of 1913.Acc. # 1988-62

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Preferred Citation

Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association, 1988-62, Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA.

Biographical/Historical Information

The Christianburg Industrial Alumni Association was formed in 1976. At this time a social organization was formed and they called themselves the "Christianburg Institute Alumni Association". The officers were David Hickman,President,Amanda DeHart,Vice President,Charles Johnson,Director of Affairs,Mattie P. Holmes,Recording Secretary,and Carrie Price,Treasurer.

Several committees were formed and the purpose of the organization was established. Through the succeeding years a number of meetings were held,a scholarship fund was established and in 1986 a commerative monument was erected on the site. Additional material about Christianburg may be found in the: John Banks Papers Acc.# 1984-34,The Amanda DeHart Papers Acc.# 1988-61, The Colson-Hill Family Papers Acc.# 1965-13, The VTA Papers Acc.#1969-14, and the VIA Papers ACC.# 1969-37 all may be found in the Virginia State University Special Collections Archives.

Scope and Content Information

These materials document the negative impact of school integration in Virginia. Throughout Virginia and south. Institutions that had been established,built and nurtured by the African American Community were by routine closed or down graded. The records of Christianburg and other schools for Frican American, thier accomplishments and failures help to document and define the reality of what was unequal and seperate.

Series Description

Series I. CIAA Letters Copies of the papers of Edgar A. Long 1966-1986

Series II. Photographs Class scenes 1948-1950 and 1962

Series III. Memorabilia Autograph book from the class of 1935

Series IV. Printed Programs: The Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church

Series V. Scrapbook Titled the Second Collectable Book, Photographs, and News Clippings of school scenes and meetings of the Christianburg Alumni Association.

Series VI. Christianburg Artifacts Three dimentional items associated with the history of Christianburg Industrial Institute.

Contents List

Series I.: CIAA Letters
  • Box-folder 1:1
    CIAA Letters 1966-1971
Series II.: Photographs
  • Box-folder 1:2
    Photographs 1948,1962
Series III.: Memorabilia
  • Box-folder 1935
    Class Autograph Book 1935
Series IV.: Printed
  • Box-folder 1:4
    The Schaeffer Baptist Memorial Church Program
Series V.: Scrapbook
  • Box-folder 1:5
Series VI.: Christianburg Artifacts
  • Box-folder 2:1
    News Journal 1959-1960
  • Box-folder 2:2
    News Journal 1963
  • Box-folder 2:3
    Fourth Reunion Journal July 1986
  • Box-folder 2:4
    Yearbook 1942
  • Box-folder 2:5
    Yearbook 1943
  • Box-folder 2:6
    Wide Windows- Book
  • Box-folder 2:7
    Complete Arithmetic-Math Book
  • Box-folder 2:8
    Modern English-Book
  • Box-folder 2:9
    Advance English Grammer-Book
  • Box-folder 2:10
    Four Christianburg Industrial Institute Pencils
  • Box-folder 2:11
    Mascot T-Shirt
  • Box-folder 2:12
    Christianburg Mascot Sweater
  • Box-folder 2:13
    Christianburg Mascot shorts
  • Box-folder 2:14
    Christianburg Mascot Sweatshirt
  • Box-folder 2:15
    Mascot flag and Button
  • Box-folder 2:16
    Pillow 1976
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Seat Cushion 1976
  • Box-folder 2:18
    String Art Trade Building
  • Box-folder 2:19
    Letter C
  • Box-folder 2:20
    Napkin/Envelope Holder