A Guide to the Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence, 1947-2010 (Bulk 1950-1985) Oliver, Marcus L., Correspondence Ms2009-096

Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence, 1947-2010 (Bulk 1950-1985)

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-096


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Numer
Ms2009-096
Title
Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence, 1947-2010 (Bulk 1950-1985)
Physical Characteristics
1.4 Cubic Feet 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains business correspondence from Oliver's tenure with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association (1950-1968) and the University of the South Alumni Association. The collection also includes personal correspondence from 1947 to 2010.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence, Ms2009-096, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The bulk of the Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence was donated to Special Collections in June 2009, though some materials pre-date this (there is at least one donation from 2004). Additional materials were donated in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence commenced and was completed in June 2009. Additional description was completed in July 2017.


Biographical Information

Marcus L. Oliver graduated from VPI in 1947 with a BS in Argicultural Education. In 1949, he obtained a MS from the University of North Carolina. From 1949 to 1968, he worked for the Virginia Tech Alumni Association in several capacities: Assistant Secretary (1949-1960), Secretary (1960-1965), Director of Alumni Affairs (1965-1966), and Director of Placement (1966-1968). After Virginia Tech, Oliver served as the Director of Development, then Director of Annual Giving at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Scope and Content

The collection contains business correspondence from Oliver's tenure with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association (1950-1968) and the University of the South Alumni Association. The collection also includes personal correspondence from 1947 to 2010. Letters in the collection are written to Oliver by numerous correspondents. Other materials include carbon or onion skin copies of letters by Oliver, created in the course of professional and personal activities. In some cases, correspondence to and from the same person is clipped or stapled together.

Correspondents significant to the history of Virginia Tech, as well as those with large contributions to the collection are listed under the "Index Terms" section of the finding aid below. Major topics include Virginia Tech Alumni Association business, Virginia Tech German Club events, and general professional correspondence. The collection also contains photocopies of a small number of articles by Oliver for The Techgram in 1950.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically. Correspondence is in folders according to the first letter of the last name. Each letter of the alphabet has one to two folders. Although multiple pieces of correspondence by the same author are sometimes stapled or paper-clipped together, please note this is not always the case. The original order of the materials has been maintained.

Additional materials processed in July 2017 were added to the back of the appropriate alphabetical folder.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Cahill, Edward
  • Cochran, Edward
  • Dean, James W., 1920-
  • Dixon, James
  • Fabian, G. Craig
  • Forbes, Charles M.
  • Frazer, George Preston
  • Godsey, John D.
  • Gordon, Charles O.
  • Gustin, Harry
  • Hahn, T. Marshall, Jr. (Thomas Marshall), 1926-2016
  • Horton, Miles C., Jr.
  • Johnson, Adger S.
  • Johnston, G. Burke (George Burke), 1907-1995
  • King, Helen G.
  • Marmion, William H. (William Henry), 1907-
  • Mayo, Elizabeth
  • Mayo, Fitzhugh
  • Musser, Harry P.
  • Norcross, William Ernest
  • Oliver, John
  • Oliver, Marcus L.
  • Powell, James V.
  • Roberts, Anne
  • Roberts, James
  • Rowe, C. Eugene
  • Shackelford, George Green, 1921-2010
  • Shackelford, Grace
  • Tatum, Omar
  • Taylor, Gregory C.
  • Vernon, William D.
  • Wasko, Barbara
  • Webb, Jack
  • Corporate Names:

  • German Club. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Alumni Foundation
  • Family Names:

  • Oliver family
  • Subjects:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Alumni Association

Contents List

Box-Folder 1
1
Correspondence, A, 1951-1996
Box-Folder 1
2
Box-Folder 1
3
Correspondence, B (2 folders), 1962-2001
Box-Folder 1
4
Box-Folder 1
5
Correspondence, C (2 folders), 1953-2001
Box-Folder 1
6
Correspondence, D, 1952-1997
Box-Folder 1
7
Correspondence, E, 1957-1997
Box-Folder 1
8
Box-Folder 1
9
Correspondence, F (2 folders), 1953-2010
Box-Folder 1
10
Box-Folder 1
11
Correspondence, G (2 folders), 1949-1996
Box-Folder 1
12
Box-Folder 1
13
Correspondence, H (2 folders), 1964-1999
Box-Folder 1
14
Box-Folder 1
15
Correspondence, I-J (2 folders), 1949-1996
Box-Folder 1
16
Box-Folder 1
17
Correspondence, K (2 folders), 1950-2001
Box-Folder 1
18
Correspondence, L, 1953-2000
Box-Folder 1
19
Box-Folder 1
20
Correspondence, M-N (2 folders), 1949-2001
Box-Folder 1
21
Correspondence, O, 1948-1999
Box-Folder 1
22
Correspondence, P, 1950-1999
Box-Folder 1
23
Box-Folder 1
24
Correspondence, Q-R (2 folders), 1948-1997
Box-Folder 1
25
Box-Folder 1
26
Correspondence, S (2 folders), 1950-2010
Box-Folder 1
27
Box-Folder 1
28
Correspondence, T (2 folders), 1950-2010
Box-Folder 1
29
Correspondence, U-V, 1950-2004
Box-Folder 1
30
Box-Folder 1
31
Correspondence, W-Z (2 folders), 1960-2002
Box-Folder 1
32
The Techgram, Alumni Association articles by Oliver, 2017-07-15

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Cahill, Edward
  • Cochran, Edward
  • Dean, James W., 1920-
  • Dixon, James
  • Fabian, G. Craig
  • Forbes, Charles M.
  • Frazer, George Preston
  • Godsey, John D.
  • Gordon, Charles O.
  • Gustin, Harry
  • Hahn, T. Marshall, Jr. (Thomas Marshall), 1926-2016
  • Horton, Miles C., Jr.
  • Johnson, Adger S.
  • Johnston, G. Burke (George Burke), 1907-1995
  • King, Helen G.
  • Marmion, William H. (William Henry), 1907-
  • Mayo, Elizabeth
  • Mayo, Fitzhugh
  • Musser, Harry P.
  • Norcross, William Ernest
  • Oliver, John
  • Oliver, Marcus L.
  • Powell, James V.
  • Roberts, Anne
  • Roberts, James
  • Rowe, C. Eugene
  • Shackelford, George Green, 1921-2010
  • Shackelford, Grace
  • Tatum, Omar
  • Taylor, Gregory C.
  • Thomas M. Hahn
  • Vernon, William D.
  • Wasko, Barbara
  • Webb, Jack