A Collection in
Collection Number Ms1968-003
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
P.O. Box 90001
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
Phone: (540) 231-6308
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Processed by: Special Collections Staff
2009 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Werner J. Scholz Collection, Ms1968-003, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Werner J. Scholz Collection was donated to Special Collections prior to 1968.
The processing, arrangement and description of the Werner J. Scholz Collection was completed in July 2009. Some preliminary processing took place in 1968.
Werner Joseph Scholz was born March 7, 1894 in Roanoke, Virginia. He graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Chemistry in 1913. Following graduation, Scholz traveled to Germany to visit family; he was still in Germany when World War I began. He returned home in November 1914. After returning home, Scholz took a job as a salesman for the Heins Cigar Company. Werner Scholz died of pneumonia at his parents' Roanoke home in June of 1915. Scholz was engaged to marry Patti Bramlet in December 1915.
Collection includes a program from the 1911 Commencement ceremonies at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Inside the pages of the program, Mrs. Patti Bramlet Hill describes her relationship with Werner Scholz. Also included is a note written by Mrs. Hill mentioning some of her personal history as well as some details about the baccalaureate speaker from the 1911 ceremonies. The remaining items include a white artificial flower and a portrait of Patti Bramlet from 1915 and a portrait of Werner Scholz from c. 1912.
The collection is arranged chronologically.