A Guide to the Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer, 1900-1914 Barringer, Paul B., Records of the Office of the President RG 2/6

A Guide to the Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer, 1900-1914

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Collection Number RG 2/6


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 2/6
Title
Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer, 1900-1914
Physical Characteristics
2.4 Cubic Feet; 3 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Creator
Barringer, Paul B.
Language
English
Abstract
Paul B. Barringer served as the sixth president of Virginia Tech from 1907 through 1913. This collection contains mainly his incoming and outgoing correspondence (1907-13) concerning college activities and issues of Barringer's administration including investigations; academic standards; hazing; Hog Cholera outbreak (1908); fires; prohibition; water/sewage system; refrigeration plant; advantages and dangers of football. A few letters from Barringer are to United States presidents: Theodore Roosevelt; William Howard Taft; Woodrow Wilson.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer, must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer, RG 2/6, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to Special Collections prior to 1980.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Records of the Office of the President, Paul B. Barringer were completed prior to 2001.


Biographical Note

The Board of Visitors elected educator and physician Paul B. Barringer (1857-1941) as the sixth president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) on May 17, 1907. Accomplishments of his administration include entrance requirements raised from four to fourteen units; a Farmer's Winter Course established; and summer school expanded.

Barringer's tenure as president was not a smooth one, hampered by several investigations. From the start, he was determined to develop the agricultural facet of VPI until it was at least equal to the engineering component, which caused some dissatisfaction among certain alumni and faculty. In 1909, the Chairman of the Alumni Association Welfare Committee, Lawrence Priddy, attempted to have the Board of Visitors oust Barringer. The Board ordered an investigation and a public hearing was held March 25, 1910, at which Priddy's charges were dismissed as "unwarranted" and "inaccurate." However, this was not the end of Barringer's problems.

In the fall of 1911, the Board again called for an investigation when a former Commandant of Cadets accused Barringer of "countenancing immorality" on campus. The investigation concluded that the charges were "without foundation."

Having survived those investigations, Barringer next ran afoul of Governor William H. Mann, who wanted the College to become involved in agriculture extension work. Barringer did not agree, so Mann said he would appoint a Board of Visitors antagonistic to Barringer if he did not resign. On June 10, 1912, Barringer resigned, but the Board asked him to remain in office another year until a new president was selected.

Scope and Content

This collection contains mainly incoming and outgoing correspondence (1907-13) concerning college activities and issues of Barringer's administration. Topics include academic standards; hazing; Hog Cholera outbreak (1908); fires; prohibition; water/sewage system; refrigeration plant; and advantages and dangers of football. A few letters from Barringer are to United States presidents: Theodore Roosevelt; William Howard Taft; and Woodrow Wilson. Also included with the collection are the following items: ledger of Board of Visitors Executive Committee minutes, handwritten (September 24, 1904 - November 1, 1904, and October 2, 1906 - June 12, 1908); inventories (1908-1911); letters of application for faculty positions (1909); several items relating to charges against Barringer by Lawrence Priddy, president of Alumni Association, and ensuing investigation (1910); correspondence and other items concerning Mess Hall investigation (1911); purchase orders (1911); reports to the Board of Visitors (1911); leases and contracts; report by Barringer to Board of Visitors on professors, giving names, ages, teaching hours per week, salary, degrees, and Barringer's personal remarks on each (no date).

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series, each arranged alphabetically.

Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Administrative files


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • People:

  • Barringer, Paul B.
  • Organizations:

  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Series I. Correspondence, 1906-1914
  • box-folder 1
    1
    A-Miscellaneous, 1908-1910
    • Correspondence with Edwin A. Alderman, president, University of Virginia (UVA)
    • Notable letterhead: Artesian Mfg. and Bottling Co.
    • Correspondence with Virginia Anthracite Coal and Railway Company, including rate on coal Merrimac to Blacksburg; establishment of telegraph service from Merrimac to Blacksburg
    • Correspondence from Virginia Railway Company regarding fares from Merrimac to Norfolk ($2.00 roundtrip) for the Thanksgiving Day football game
    • Letter to W. E. Addison, Lynchburg News regarding Afro-American terminology, 1911-02-11
    • Correspondence from Arnold Totman, University Club, Chicago regarding refusal to place Virginia Polytechnic Institute on list of accredited institutions
  • box-folder 1
    2
    B-Miscellaneous, 1908-1910
    • Correspondence with Joseph Bryan regarding Davis Bill and UVA's preparation for extension of agricultural department to meet profits of the bill, 1908-01-11
    • Otto Burkhart's appointment as professor of Mining Engineering
    • Notable letterhead: International Textbook Company, International Corrrespondence Schools (Scranton PA)
    • Correspondence from F. Donaldson Brown regarding possible moving of Geological Survey Bureau from Virginia Polytechnic Institute to the University of Virginia
    • Notable letterhead: Baldwin Detectives letter regarding charges for Negro detective for whiskey cases
    • Correspondence regarding hazing incidents
    • Cannon on lawn of Barringer's former residence
    • Correspondence regarding individual students
    • Notable letterhead: Blacksburg Power and Supply Co.
    • Correspondence regarding crusade against tuberculosis at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • Testing and treatment of cattle
    • Correspondence to J. M. Barker requesting collection of light tobacco for exhibition
    • Letter from W. M. Brodie, assistant to the commandant, regarding why the Military Department asked that the religious service be held in the dining hall instead of in the chapel
  • box-folder 1
    3
    B-Miscellaneous, 1910-1911
    • Correspondence regarding price of manure
    • Correspondence from Julian A. Burruss regarding problems with administration of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI)
    • Notable letterhead: Brown-Forman Co., Kentucky Whiskies
    • Southern Educational Association, H. E. Bierly, secretary
    • Notable letterhead: Great District Fair
    • Correspondence from W. K. Brainerd, Dairy Husbandman, regarding tuberculosis condition in the dairy herd
  • box-folder 1
    4
    C-Miscellaneous, 1908-1910
    • Hazing incidents
    • Correspondence to Corporation commission of Virginia regarding local rates for coal
    • Correspondence regarding Farmers Winter Course at VPI
    • Letter from members of the Senior Class regarding foreign language requirement
    • Notable letterhead: Cyphers Incubator Company
    • Death of J. W. Churchman
    • Notable letterhead: Medical College of Virginia
    • Letter from Barringer to the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace regarding practicability of eliminating military tactics and training from the curriculum, 1911-05-15
    • Dairy herd records
  • box-folder 1
    5
    C-Miscellaneous, 1912-1913
    • Correspondence regarding T. N. Conrad Memorial
    • Country school fairs
    • Correspondence from J. de la Cova, Compania de los Puertos de Cuba letterhead, 1902-12-28
    • Notable letterhead: Craddock-Terry Company
    • Notable letterhead: Hotel Patten
    • Notable letterhead: Clark Bros. and Co., Dealers in Leaf Tobacco
    • Letter from Lyman Carrier with recommendations for the Department of Agronomy
    • Correspondence regarding salary for assistant to the librarian, Miss Ethel A. Lacy
    • Correspondence with S. B. Chumbley regarding Black property
    • Letter to the raven Society with donation for memorial over the grave of Elizabeth Arnold Poe
    • Conference for Education in the South
    • Letter to Town Sergeant, Chas. W. Camper regarding Negroes in town selling whiskey to students, 1912-02-06
    • Correspondence regarding no extensions of leave to students except for family sickness
  • box-folder 1
    6
    D-Miscellaneous, 1908-1911
    • Correspondence regarding various House and Senate bills, including Davis Bill
    • School of Mines
    • Correspondence regarding safety of football
    • Correspondence from Commandant Dashiell regarding quality of Mess Hall food
    • G. H. Denny, Washington and Lee University
  • box-folder 1
    7
    D-Miscellaneous, 1912
    • Coal supply
    • A.W. Drinkard
    • Entrance requirements
    • Notable letterhead: Dick's Hotel Agency
    • Letter to Donald Derickson indicating problems with Civil Engineering school
    • Notable letterhead: Monticello Hotel
  • box-folder 1
    8
    E-Miscellaneous, 1907-1909
    • Notable letterhead: J. D. Eggleston, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commonwealth of Virginia Davis Bill
    • Teachers of the agricultural and mechanic arts
    • Proposal for inauguration of high schools for teaching of agricultural and manual training
    • Hazing crisis and dismissal of students involved
    • Establishment of experiment station at the State Farm
    • Proposed organization of a Graduate Department
    • Proposed summer school for high school teachers of agriculture
    • Bill appointing a committee to look into management of the state institutions
    • Mill Tax bill
    • Idea of placing VPI under same Board of Visitors as UVA (Barringer's letter to Eggleston, Superintendent of Public Instruction), 1908-06-04
    • Farmers' Winter Courses
    • Property of Lebanon College
    • Bureau of lectures
    • Charges against the administration at VPI
  • box-folder 1
    9
    E-Miscellaneous, 1910-1912
    • Correspondence with J. D. Eggleston, Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • United Agricultural Board Bill
    • Economy Shoe Repairing Co.
    • Charges against Barringer
    • Correspondence from S. W. Fletcher, director, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station regarding funding, budget, and salaries
    • Correspondence with F. W. Eheart, mayor, Blacksburg, regarding Sunday pumping charges
    • Correspondence with B. Ellison, steward regarding Mess Hall fare
  • box-folder 1
    10
    F-Miscellaneous, 1908-1911
    • Improvement of the wagon road between the coal bins and the power house
    • W. O. Frith, Attorney-at-Law
    • J. G. Ferneyhough, State Veterinarian
    • Bonfire nuisance
    • Notable letterhead: Virginia Fair Circuit
  • box-folder 1
    11
    F-Miscellaneous, 1912-1913
    • Letter to D. F. Freeman with treasurer's report on the value of state property at VPI
    • Letter to Hon. H. D. Floor, House of Representatives from W. Brainerd regarding relations to the dairy stock of the state
    • Water supply
    • Movable Schools
  • box-folder 1
    12
    Fletcher, S. W., 1907-1911
    • Pamphlet, "Twelve Stereopticon Talks Upon Agriculture and Gardening"
    • Report concerning the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Installment of private branch telephone exchange upon the campus
    • Department of Bacteriology and Mycology
    • N and W Railway Farmers' Institutes
    • School fair work
    • Need for Department of Extension teaching
    • Proposed seed law
    • Agricultural High Schools
    • Crop Pest situation
    • Land for the Experiment Station
    • Attendance at Movable Schools of Agriculture
    • Telegraph service
  • box-folder 1
    13
    Ferguson, Meade, 1908-1909
    • Solitude House
    • Faculty housing
  • box-folder 1
    14
    Fletcher, Meade, Director of Experiment Station, 1912-1913
    • Proposed Department of Forestry, Irrigation, and Drainage
    • Needs of the institution
    • Resolutions of the State Farmers' Institute
    • Budget of State Fund
    • Proposed sites for local Experiment Stations
    • Weather observations at Blacksburg
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute Needs pamphlet
  • box-folder 1
    15
    G-Miscellaneous, 1907-1911
    • Jason H. Gibboney, Norfolk and Western Railway Co.
    • Rison Bill
    • School of Mines bill
    • Shoes stolen from freshman
    • Notorized statements and correspondence regarding signals for plays at George Washington football game
    • General Alumni Association
    • Changes in the uniform
  • box-folder 1
    16
    H-Miscellaneous, 1908-1911
    • Notable letterhead: Yellow Sulphur Springs, letter from J. H. Holt
    • Students' Contingent fee
    • Notable letterhead: Roanoke Transfer and Cab Co.
    • Report of the VPI Infirmary
    • Improvement of heating system
    • Notable letterhead: from Evans, Almirall and Co. Engineers and Contractors
    • Report on heating systems for VPI from Evans, Almirall and Co.
    • Letter to Senator Jno. M. Hart regarding needs of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1912-01-20
    • Letter from Barringer to President D. H. Hill regarding movement to remove the words "and including military tactics" from prescribed instructions, 1911-05-06
  • box-folder 1
    17
    H. D. Holt, 1908-1909
  • box-folder 1
    18
    I-Miscellaneous, 1910-1912
    • William D. Ingles
    • Draper's Meadow Massacre site
  • box-folder 1
    19
    J-Miscellaneous, 1907-1913
    • Exhibit at Jamestown Exhibition
    • Trespassing stock
    • "Better Farming Special" on the railway
    • Tuberculosis in Holstein cattle
    • Letter of April 24, 1909 to members of congress regarding appropriations to George Washington University, 1909-04-24
    • Letter to Captain G. H. Jamerson regarding morals of the Corps, 1911-09-16
    • Letter from Barringer to Hon. Chas. A. Johnston regarding desire to buy Edward Black farm and state legislature's funding of VPI. relative to other state schools, Feb. 26, 1912
  • box-folder 1
    20
    K-Miscellaneous, 1908-1911
    • Notable letterhead: Monopol Tobacco Works
    • Notable letterhead: A. Black Company, Inc.
    • Correspondence from G. W. Koiner, commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Immigration, Commonwealth of Virginia regarding why they should not be moved to the Library Annex
    • Rate slip for Virginia Polytechnic Institute from Virginia Department Office, South-Eastern Underwriters Association
  • box-folder 1
    21
    L-Miscellaneous, 1908-1913
    • Sugar beet experiments
    • Local roads
  • box-folder 1
    22
    M-Miscellaneous, 1907-1909
    • Student matters
    • John M. McBryde
    • Faculty resolution regarding the death of W. S. Martin
    • Correspondence regarding refrigerating line, sewer lines
    • Tuberculosis situation in cattle
  • box-folder 1
    23
    M-Miscellaneous, 1910
    • N. S. Mayo, Animal Husbandry
    • Inventory, Animal Husbandry Department
    • Tuberculous in cattle in the Department of Animal Husbandry
    • D. O. Matthews
    • Freight charges and handling
    • William Hodges Mann, governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Winter course (one month) of instruction for practical farmers
    • Report of Dean of Engineering
  • box-folder 1
    24
    M-Miscellaneous, 1911
    • William Hodges Mann, governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • United Agricultural Board for extension work at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • Improvements in the facility for fire protection
    • Carlton McCarthy, State Accountant
  • box-folder 1
    25
    M-Miscellaneous, 1912
    • W. Hodges Mann, governor, Commonwealth of Virginia Tech United Agricultural Board
    • Movable schools
    • Animal husbandry
    • Tuberculin tests of cows
    • Expression of interest in VPI by family of a Persian student
  • box-folder 1
    26
    N-O-Miscellaneous, 1908-1912
    • Miss L. A. Neilson, Executive Clerk and Registar at VPI
    • Letter to Governor Oddie of Nevada regarding establishment of Rural Constabulary "by reason of the presence of the Negro in the South"
  • box-folder 1
    27
    P-Miscellaneous, 1907-1908
    • Jamestown Exhibition materials
    • Shops Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • Water system from Painter Spring
    • Advisability of building a hotel in Blacksburg
    • Notable letterhead: F. J. Kress Box Co.
    • Age of entrance is 16
    • Expense receipt
    • Contingent fee
    • Notable letterhead: Prairie State Incubator, Co.
  • box-folder 1
    28
    P-Miscellaneous, 1909-1913
    • Connection of Virginia Anthracite Coal and Railway Co with the Virginian Railway
    • Price of coal
    • J. R. Parrot, Professor of Mechanical Arts and Director of Shops
  • box-folder 1
    29
    R-Miscellaneous, 1907-1909
    • Rhodes Scholarship Proximity of privy to water supply
  • box-folder 1
    30
    R-Miscellaneous, 1910-1913
    • Proximity of privy to water supply
    • Notable letterhead from the Hotel Richmond
    • Professor L. S. Randolph's report on the proposed contract with Appalachian Power
  • box-folder 1
    31
    S-Miscellaneous, 1907-1908
    • Mechanical Arts
    • J. H. Slusser and Sons, Brush Mountain Coal
    • Student affairs
  • box-folder 1
    32
    S-Miscellaneous, 1909-1913
    • Notable letterhead: Eastern Viavi Co.
    • Cold Storage propositions
    • Faculty housing
    • Dairy farm, creamery, and College barn--permission to ship cream into Washington, D. C. revoked
    • Cattle sold by the institute, tuberculosis among cattle
    • Graduates who enjoy exceptional salaries [Barringer's letter of July 15, 1910], 1910-07-15
    • Notable letterhead from the Peninsular and Occidental Steamship Company
    • Montgomery County Medical Society
  • box-folder 1
    33
    T, U, V-Miscellaneous, 1908
    • Notable letterhead: Decatur Chamber of Commerce
    • Creamery and cattle matters
    • State farm for utilitarian versus research uses
    • Barringer's letter to Dr. E. L. Trudeau regarding his attempt to cure tuberculosis in cattle [March 9, 1908], 1908-03-09
    • Freight rates for coal
  • box-folder 1
    34
    T, U, V-Miscellaneous, 1909-1912
    • Scarlet fever situation
    • Bee keeping (Italian colonies)
    • Newspaper attacks on Experiment Station
    • Changes in the uniform
  • box-folder 1
    35
    W-Miscellaneous, 1906-1913
    • College Estimates, 1906-1907
    • College Estimates, 1908-1909
    • Equipment expenses, 1907
    • Notable letterhead: Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Company
    • Barringer's letter to Dr. William H Welch regarding his research [March 6, 1908] and Trudeau method, 1908-03-06
    • Correspondence from Wilson and Foreman, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law regarding claim against the dairy business as conducted by VPI
    • Correspondence regarding Barringer's relationship to the literary societies
    • Dr. F. D. Wilson
    • Financial matters--institute out of debt
    • Bonfire nuisance
    • Intoxicants on campus
    • Letter to Dr. Walter F. Wilcox regarding racial relations, 1911-04-08
    • Charles I. Wade, Secretary and treasurer, V. P. I.
    • Charge No. 9 against Barringer
    • Col. J. F. Ware, Commandant
    • Notable letterhead: Enterprise Foundry and Machine Works
  • box-folder 1
    36
    Charles I. Wade, Secretary and Treasaurer, VPI, 1910-1914
    • Auditor's report, 1910-1911
  • box-folder 1
    37
    X, Y, Z-Miscellaneous, 1909-1913
    • Emma S. Yerby, principal, Blacksburg High School
Series II. Administrative Files, 1900-1913
  • box-folder 1
    38
    Prospective Students, 1908-1909
  • box-folder 1
    39
    Account Vouchers #38218-38277, 1908
  • box-folder 1
    40
    Account Vouchers #60593-60632, 1912
  • box-folder 1
    41
    Account Vouchers #60593-60632, 1912
  • box-folder 1
    42
    Academic Evolution and Land Grant Politics, 1908-1912
    • Notable letterhead: Barker-Jennings Hardware, Co.
  • box-folder 1
    43
    Advertisements, 1909-1910
  • box-folder 1
    44
    Agricultural Experiment Station, 1907-1912
  • box-folder 1
    45
    Establishment of Agricultural High Schools, 1909
  • box-folder 1
    46
    Alumni, 1907-1909
  • box-folder 1
    47
    Alumni Gateway, 1909-1913
  • box-folder 1
    48
    Animal Problems, 1915-1919
  • box-folder 1
    49
    Athletic Association, 1911-1912
  • box-folder 1
    50
    Applications for Positions, 1913
  • box-folder 1
    51
    Barringer-Biographical, Genealogical, Personal, 1907-1912
  • box-folder 1
    52
    Barringer-McBryde Transition, 1906-1907
  • box-folder 1
    53
    "Better Farming Train", 1908-1909
  • box-folder 1
    54
    Blanket Letters, Student Lists, 1908-1910
    • Farmers' Winter Course
  • box-folder 1
    55
    Board of Visitors, 1904-1909
    • Dining Hall
    • English Department
    • Road improvements
  • box-folder 1
    56
    Board of Visitors, 1908-1912
  • box-folder 1
    57
    Burruss' Bid for Presidency, 1908
  • box-folder 1
    58
    Carnegie Foundation, 1908
  • box-folder 1
    59
    Cholera (Hog) Outbreak, 1908
    • Notable letterhead: Walter M. Carroll, Breeder of Thoroughbred Stock and Poultry
  • box-folder 1
    60
    Cholera (Hog) Outbreak, 1908
    • J. G. Ferneyhough, State Veterinarian
  • box-folder 1
    61
    Corps of Cadets, 1906-1911
  • box-folder 1
    62
    William R. Dashiell, Commandant, 1909
  • box-folder 1
    63
    Department Reports, 1911-1913
  • box-folder 1
    64-65
    Discipline, etc., 1910-1912
  • box-folder 2
    66
    Education Commission of Virginia Tech, 1906-1912
  • box-folder 2
    67
    Executive Council Minutes [bound book], 1904-1908
  • box-folder 2
    68
    Faculty, 1908-1911
  • box-folder 2
    68a
    Faculty, 1912
  • box-folder 2
    69
    Faculty-Committees, etc., 1909-1911
  • box-folder 2
    70
    Fires [Creamery], 1909
  • box-folder 2
    71
    Fraternities, 1911-1913
  • box-folder 2
    72
    Geological Survey, State, 1908
    • Proposed Rison Bill
  • box-folder 2
    73
    Hazing, 1908-1910
    • Letter to J. M. Morris, president, Corps of Cadets regarding raid made by students on Negro settlement and damage to the property of Granville Smith.
  • box-folder 2
    74
    Inaugural Parade, 1909
  • box-folder 2
    75
    Ingles, Mary, 1912
  • box-folder 2
    76-78
    Inventories-Reports, Needs of Dept., Professors, 1908-1910
  • box-folder 2
    79
    Investigation-Barringer, 1909-1910
  • box-folder 2
    80
    Investigation by Welfare Committee, 1910
  • box-folder 2
    81
    Investigation-Charges Preferred, 1910
  • box-folder 2
    82
    Investigation-Richmond Times Report, 1910
  • box-folder 2
    83-84
    Investigations-Court Report by Archer Johnson, 1910
  • box-folder 2
    85
    Library, 1909-1910
  • box-folder 2
    86
    Local, 1909-1913
  • box-folder 2
    87
    Mess Hall, 1909-1912
  • box-folder 2
    88
    Mess Hall Investigation (see also Investigations)--Applications for Dining Hall Steward, 1911-1912
  • box-folder 2
    89
    Mess Hall Investigation, 1911-1912
  • box-folder 2
    90
    Movable Schools, 1909-1911
  • box-folder 2
    91
    North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts-Athletic Relations, 1909
  • box-folder 2
    92
    Parrott, J. R., 1908
  • box-folder 2
    93
    Policy, 1908
  • box-folder 2
    94
    Publications, Student, 1908
  • box-folder 2
    95
    Purchase Orders, 1909-1910
  • box-folder 2
    96
    Priddy, Lawrence, 1908-1910
    • Correspondence regarding Andrew Carnegie.
  • box-folder 2
    97
    Prohibition, 1909
  • box-folder 2
    98
    Quick Matters, 1907-1909
    • Notable letterhead: Bluefield Inn
    • Notable letterhead: Murphy's Hotel
    • Notable letterhead: Ebbott House Army and Navy
    • Notable letterhead: Interstate fair Association, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • box-folder 2
    99
    Refrigeration Plant, 1906-1910
    • Notable letterhead: H. W. Johns-Manville Co.
  • box-folder 2
    100
    Refrigeration Plant, 1906-1910
  • box-folder 2
    101
    Railroad, 1909
  • box-folder 2
    102
    Roosevelt, President Theodore, 1908
  • box-folder 2
    103
    Scott Case, 1908
  • box-folder 2
    104
    Smithfield, 1906-1911
    • Report of the operations of the college Farm and Smithfield farm for the fiscal year, 1905-1906
    • Sewage, washwater, and polution of the stream that flows through Smithfield
    • Walnut trees
  • box-folder 2
    105
    Southern Railway Scholarship, 1912
  • box-folder 2
    106
    State Entomologist, J. L. Phillips, 1907-1910
  • box-folder 2
    107
    Swanson, Claude A., Governor of Virginia, 1907-1908
  • box-folder 2
    108
    Taft, President Wm Howard, 1909
  • box-folder 2
    109
    Telephones, 1908
  • box-folder 2
    110
    Tyler, J. Hoge, Ex-Governor, 1910
  • box-folder 2
    111
    War Department, 1906-1907
  • box-folder 2
    112
    Water/Sewage Systems, 1907-1910
  • box-folder 2
    113
    Wilson, Woodrow, 1911
  • box-folder 2
    114
    YMCA, 1909
    • Notable letterhead: Young Men's Christian Association, VPI
    • Statement YMCA indebtedness fund, 1906-11-18-1909-03-31
  • box-folder 2
    115
    Women, 1908
    • Letter to J. Ernest Walker indicating inability to accommodate ladies
  • box-folder 2
    116
    Vawter, Charles Erastus
  • box-folder 3
    117
    Hazing, 1908
  • box-folder 3
    118
    Inventories, 1908-1911
  • box-folder 3
    119
    Agricultural Board Development, 1907-1911
  • box-folder 3
    120
    oversize 125
    Leases and Contracts (1), 1900-1913
    • oversize 125
      Architectural blueprints of Virginia Polytechnic Institute feeding barn [three sheets originally in folder 120]
  • box-folder 3
    121
    Leases and Contracts (2), 1900-1913
    • Notable letterhead: Hartford Steam Boiler
    • Notable letterhead: Hotel Astor
    • C. M. Camper's water right [Camper Spring]
    • Notable letterhead: Hygeia Herd
  • box-folder 3
    122
    Investigation-Reply from Wade, 1910
  • box-folder 3
    123
    Investigations, 1910
  • box-folder 3
    124
    Investigation-Letters to Alumni, 1910