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Collection Number Ms2008-047
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff
2008 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Governors' Conference State Dinner Menu must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Governors' Conference, Ms2008-047 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The Governors' Conference State Dinner Menu was purchased by Special Collections in 2008.
The processing and description of the Governors' Conference State Dinner Menu commenced and was completed in July 2008.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association is a non-partisan public policy organization of the governors of the United States. In addition to representing states' interests in key federal issues before the national executive and legislative branches of government, the association also develops policy reports on state programs. The association's annual conference is held in a different state each year.
The Greenbrier resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, was founded in 1858, and the current hotel building constructed in 1913. The hotel has been owned by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (now CSX) from 1910 until present, with the exception of the World War II years.
This collection contains a menu from the Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia) on the occasion of the annual National Governors' Conference state dinner. The menu is autographed for John Britton Jr. by Tennessee Governor Gordon Browning (1937-1939, 1949-1953), [Gattye?] B. Pitts, Robt. [Taylor?], William F. Barry and Joe Hatcher.