A Collection in
Collection Number Ms1987-055
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversitySpecial Collections
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Processed by: Special Collections Staff
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Kendall Weisiger Speech must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Kendall Weisiger Speech, Ms1987-055 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Kendall Weisiger Speech was donated to Special Collections in 1987.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Kendall Weisiger Speech commenced and was completed in 1987. Additional description was completed in June 2009.
Kendall Weisiger was born about 1880 to Samuel C. and Bettie C. Weisiger. He attended VPI from 1897-1899. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1933, Weisiger served as the VPI commencement speaker. He was then the assistant to the President of Southern Bell Telephone. By 1941, when Weisiger spoke at commencement again, he was the Vice President of American Telephone and Telegraph. He died in Georgia in 1960.
The collection contains an excerpt from a speech given by Kendall Weisiger to the faculty at the University of Georgia, c.1930s. Weisiger calls on faculty to eliminate the "non-essentials" from college education "so as to make room for content that would better equip the students to meet the needs of war, should they be called into its participation."
The collection is arranged by type of material.