A Guide to the Kendall Weisiger Speech, c.1930s Weisiger, Kendall, Speech Ms1987-055

A Guide to the Kendall Weisiger Speech, c.1930s

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-055


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1987-055
Title
Kendall Weisiger Speech, c.1930s
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Weisiger, Kendall
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains an excerpt from a speech given by Kendall Weisiger to the faculty at the University of Georgia, c.1930s.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Kendall Weisiger Speech must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

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.

Acquisition Information

The Kendall Weisiger Speech was donated to Special Collections prior to 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Kendall Weisiger Speech commenced and was completed in 1987. Additional description was completed in June 2009.


Biographical Information

Kendall Weisiger was born on February 14, 1880, to Samuel C. and Bettie C. Weisiger. He attended VPI from 1896 to 1900, graduating 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 on September 18, 1960.

Scope and Content

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."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type of material.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Folder 1
Speech excerpt, c.1900.