A Guide to the Col. Robert M. Hendricks Jr. Papers 1940-1960 Hendricks, Robert M. Jr. 1983-31

A Guide to the Col. Robert M. Hendricks Jr. Papers 1940-1960

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Special Collections and Archives
Collection Number 1983-31


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Repository
Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University
Collection number
1938-31
Title
Col. Robert M. Hendricks Jr. Papers 1940-1960
Physical Characteristics
2 items
Collector
Col. Robert M. Hendricks Jr.
Language
English
Abstract
The Hendricks Papers consist of two items. There is a photo scrapbook showing all of the houses and buildings owned by Virginia State University from ca. 1940 to 1960. The other item is a copy of his masters thesis entitled, "The Status and Treatment of Children During Slavery". Acc.#1983-31

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Preferred Citation

The Col. Robert M. Hendricks Jr. Papers, 1983-31 , Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA.

Acquisition Information

Gift.


Biographical/Historical Information

Col. Robert M. Hendricks Jr.was Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Dr. Robert M. and Irene O. Hendrick, and was reared in Asheville, North Carolina. He attended and graduated from the Public School System of Asheville North Carolina. He then attended Fisk University and received his Masters Degree from Howard University. Mr. Hendricks Jr. then lauched upon a teaching career in Asheville, NC, which was abruptly interrupted when he was drafted for Army service during WWII. During the war Mr. Hendricks decided to make the military his career.

In 1947 he was appointed the first Professor of Military Science at Virginia State College (now University) and thus organized the ROTC program at the University. Before his retirement from the Army in 1963, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, his assignments included a tour of duty in Vietnam with a military group as liaison officer between headquarters and the Vietnamese Military Schools; a tour of duty in Germany; Special Services Officer at Fort Lee; and Executive Officer of the Quartemaster School at Fort Lee. In 1963, he was appointed Director of Admissions at Virginia State University by President Robert P. Daniel.

Lt. Col. Hendrick was a member of numerous organizations, among them were: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, The Retired Military Officers Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Petersburg Kiwanis Club.

Scope and Content Information

The Photo Scrapbook of all of the building and houses owned by Virginia State University is an interesting window of the past.

Series Description

Series I. Literary MA. Thesis earned at Howard University

Series II. Scrapbook Views of Virginia State University campus 1940-1960

Contents List

Series I: Literary
  • Box-folder 1:1
    M.A. Thesis "The Status and Treatment of Children During Slavery"
Series II.: Scrapbook
  • Box-folder 1:2
    Photo Scrapbook