A Guide to the Harry Downing Temple, Jr., Papers, 1872-2004 Temple, Harry Downing, Jr., Papers Ms1988-039

A Guide to the Harry Downing Temple, Jr., Papers, 1872-2004

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Collection Number Ms1988-039


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Processed by: Sarah Gouger, student assistant, and Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator (1998); Kira A. Dietz, Archivist (2011), Kim Staub, Graduate Assistant (2012), Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-039
Title
Harry Downing Temple Jr. Papers, 1872-2004 (Bulk, 1930-2001)
Physical Characteristics
28.5 Cubic Feet 30 boxes, 2 oversize folders (does not include unprocessed materials)
Creator
Temple, Harry Downing
Location
Please note: Boxes 1-21 and 1P-9P are located in Special Collections, as well as several unprocessed accessions. There are an additional 11 boxes (labeled as "Box #" followed by a date range) located in off-site storage. These 11 boxes are currently unprocessed, but an inventory is forthcoming as of June 2016.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Harry Downing Temple Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Harry Downing Temple Jr. Papers, Ms1988-039, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts and photographs for The Bugle's Echo were donated in 1998. Additional materials were donated prior to 2004 and in 2011.

Processing Information

The papers were reboxed and organized by Sarah Gouger, student assistant, and Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator, Special Collections Department, in September 1998. Processing was finished in 2012. Additional donations to this collection are currently unprocessed, but are accessible for research on request.


Biographical Note

Harry Downing Temple was born in Elizabeth City County (now Hampton), Virginia, on October 24, 1911, and reared in Petersburg, Virginia. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute as a member of the Corps of Cadets from 1930 to 1934, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering. He served as a professional officer of the U.S. Army and participated in World War II and the Korean War, rising to the rank of Colonel. From 1961 to 1966 he headed the Army's Institute of Heraldry, and designed the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He retired from the Army in 1966. Colonel Temple died in 2004.

Temple began his research for a book about the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets in the mid-1970s, and retired to Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1988, to be closer to the archival materials necessary for his research. Volume I of The Bugle's Echo, which chronicle's the years between 1872 and 1900, was published by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni, Inc., in 1996. Volume II, with details about the years between 1900 and 1912, was published in 1998. Volume III covers 1912-1920; Volume IV covers 1920-1926; Volume V covers 1926-1930; the final volume, Volume VI, covers the Corps from 1930 to 1934.

Scope and Content

The Col. Harry Downing Temple Jr. Papers contains materials related to Temple's personal life, interest in heraldry and insignia, and his research and publications on the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

The majority of the collection is comprised of research for The Bugle's Echo, including handwritten manuscripts, drafts, and copies of research material. Most of the research materials are photocopies from the Bugle, Techgram, and the Collegiate Times. As part of his research on Virginia Tech, Col. Temple collected a few original letters and memorabilia from other cadets. This collection houses a few of these letters and reminisces from the early years of Virginia Tech's history.

The other materials in the collection stem largely from Col. Temple's interest in the military and heraldry. The collection contains materials ranging from battle maps of Europe from the Napoleonic Wars to World War II, to heraldric drawings made by Temple or audio recordings of lectures he attended. Also included are various publications about heraldry and the military that Temple accumulated over his lifetime.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series. Series I-V are arranged in alphabetical order. Within Series VI, research files are classified by date. Series VII is arranged by volume of The Bugle's Echo with which the materials are associated.

Series I, Biographical material contains materials pertinant to Colonel Temple's life, like awards and certificates, and praise for The Bugle's Echo. Series II contains a large collection of heraldric drawings and research which Colonel Temple gathered or drew himself over his lifetime. Series III is comprised of Colonel Temple's research on Virginia Tech, much of which overlap with Colonel Temple's research for his books. Series IV contains research materials largely related to the military.

Series V, VI, and VIII contain materials directly related to Colonel Temple's work on The Bugle's Echo. Handwritten manuscripts, research for future editions, and photographs, respectively, make up these series.

Related Material

Temple, Harry Downing, and Floyd Richard Vranian. 1996. The bugle's echo: a chronology of cadet life at the Military College at Blacksburg, Virginia, the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. [Blacksburg, Va.]: Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni. Spec VT General/Newman Reference/Newman 3rd Floor LD5655 .T46 1996

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Heraldry
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Photographs
  • Persons:

  • Temple, Harry Downing

Contents List

Series I: Biographical Material, 1930-2004
  • Box-Folder 1-1
    Army - Seventh Corps, 1958
  • Box-Folder 1-2
    Army Commission Forms, 1941
  • Box-Folder 1-3
    Army Course Papers, 1956
  • Box-Folder 1-4
    Army Field Exercise at Fort Benning, 1955
  • Box-Folder 1-5
    Folder 1
    Awards and Certificates, 1934-1966
  • Folder 1
    Certificate for Promotion to Colonel, 1963
  • Box-Folder 1-6
    Class Reunions, 1959-1979
  • Folder 1
    Command and General Staff College Diploma, 1950
  • Box-Folder 1-7
    Commencement Programs, 1931, 1934-1935
  • Box-Folder 1-8
    Correspondence, 1958-1972
  • Box-Folder 1-9
    Correspondence, 1973-1976
  • Box-Folder 1-10
    Correspondence, 1977-1980
  • Box-Folder 1-11
    Correspondence, 1981-1983
  • Box-Folder 1-12
    Correspondence, 1984-1986
  • Box-Folder 1-13
    Correspondence, 1987-1993
  • Box-Folder 1-14
    Correspondence, 1994-2003
  • Box-Folder 1-15
    Correspondence - Thank you's for personal Copies of Bugle's Echo, 1996
  • Box-Folder 1-16
    Genealogy of Colonel Temple's family, 1978
  • Box-Folder 1-17
    Honors for Bugle's Echo, 1995-2004
  • Box-Folder 1-18
    In Memoriam, 2004
  • Folder 1
    Box-Folder 1-19
    Other Biographical Material, 1930-2001
  • Box-Folder 1-20
    Petersburg High School, Class of 1931 Reunion, 1981
  • Box 7
    Pins, Medals, and Memorabilia, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1-21
    "Preparation of Map Exercises", 1950
  • Box-Folder 1-22
    US Army Travel Orders, 1964
  • Box-Folder 1-23
    Vocabulary Studies, n.d.
Series II: Heraldry and Insignia, 1915-2001 (Bulk, 1950-1990)
  • Box 8
    "The Aesthetics of Design" Lecture (7mm reel), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1-24
    Army Regulation 670-5: Uniform and Insignia for Male Personnel, 1961
  • Box-Folder 1-25
    Army Regulation 670-30: Female Personnel, 1959
  • Box-Folder 1-26
    Army Regulation 672-5-1: Awards, 1961
  • Box 10-11
    "The Art and Science of Heraldry" Lectures by H. Ellis Tomlinson (10 7mm reels), 1965
  • Box-Folder 1-27
    College of Arms Photograph, 1965
  • Box 9
    Conference Lectures Given at by John Philip Brooke Little, (5 7mm reels), 1964
  • Box-Folder 1-28
    Creation of Corps of Cadets Coat of Arms, 1966
  • Box-Folder 1-29
    Donning the Blue and Gray Slides, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1-30
    Drawings of Virginia Tech Uniforms from the Early 20th Century, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1-31
    Flags and Pennants (Military Specifications F-2692C), 1961
  • Box-Folder 1-32
    Highty-Tighty Baldric (Corps of Cadets), 2000
  • Box-Folder 1-33
    Heraldry Drawings for Churches and Organizations, n.d.
  • Box 8
    Heraldry Notecards, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1-34
    Heraldry Slides, n.d.
  • Box 8
    "Lectures Given at Institute of Heraldry" by John Phillip Brooke Little (3 7mm reels), 1965
  • Box-Folder 1-35
    Loose Pictures, Designs, and Drawings, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1-36 to 1-42
    Insignia Drawings (Military) (7 folders), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-1
    Miscellaneous Heraldry Notes, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-2
    M.I.T. Heraldry, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-3
    Other Army Regulation Pamphlets (partial), 1966
  • Folder 2
    Oversize Heraldry Prints, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-4
    Partial Publications, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-5
    Post Cards from College of Heraldry, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-6
    Publications A-Coa, 1923-1963
  • Box-Folder 2-7
    Publications Cos-Da, 1926-1967
  • Box-Folder 2-8
    Publications, De-Ec, 1933-1942
  • Box-Folder 2-9
    Publications Em-Fla, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-10
    Publications Fl-He, 1926-1971
  • Box-Folder 2-11
    Publications Hi, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 2-12
    Publications I-M, 1921-1971
  • Box-Folder 2-13
    Publications O-R, 1951-1955
  • Box-Folder 2-14
    Publications S-T, 1915-1964
  • Box-Folder 2-15
    Publications U-Z, 1958
  • Box-Folder 3-1
    Quartermaster Corps U.S. Army - Emblem Drawings, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-2
    Reserve Officer's Training Corps, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-3
    Revision of "Our Flag" Pamphlet by Department of Defense, 1958
  • Box-Folder 3-4
    Seals of German Cities, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-5
    Seals of Virginia, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-6
    Spanish Heraldry, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-7
    Tampa, FL, Heraldry, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-8
    Uniform Sketches, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-9
    United Kingdom Heraldry, 1953-1971
  • Box-Folder 3-10
    United Kingdom Heraldry Publications (incomplete copies), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-11
    Virginia Heraldry, 1971-1976
  • Box-Folder 3-12
    Virginia Regiment Flags and Heraldry, 2001
  • Box-Folder 3-13
    Virginia Senate Coat of Arms - Newspaper Clippings, 1978
  • Box-Folder 3-14
    Virginia Tech Heraldry and Insignia, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-15
    V.M.I. Coat of Arms, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-16
    V.P.I. File in Institute of Heraldry, U.S. Army, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-17
    White House Executive Order 10834 - Flag of the United States, 1959
Series III: Virginia Tech Research, 1882-2001 (Bulk, 1930-1995)
  • Box-Folder 3-18
    1934 Corps member List, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-19
    Agricultural and Engineering Experiment Stations and Extension Services at Virginia Tech 1886-1934, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-20
    Athletic Notes, 1928, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-21
    Bulletins of VPI (4 copies), 1930-1939
  • Box-Folder 3-22
    Cadet Life During The First Year of VAMC, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-23
    Chronology of Authorities Leading to the Establishment and Maintenance of the Reserve Officer's Training Corps at VPI & SU, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-24
    "Context", 1972
  • Box-Folder 3-25
    Corps of Cadets Research, 1930-1972
  • Box-Folder 3-26
    Early Radio at VPI, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-27
    The First Ring Dance, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-28
    Fraternities at Virginia Tech, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-29
    German Club, 1929, 1978, 2000
  • Box-Folder 3-30
    History of the YMCA at VPI, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-31
    Kappa Alpha Order, 1969
  • Box-Folder 3-32
    Letters and Memorabilia From VPI Students, 1882-1937
  • Box-Folder 3-33
    Military Staff 1872-1947, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-34
    Miscellaneous VPI Publications, 1939-2001
  • Box-Folder 3-35
    "Moonlight and VPI" Music and Words, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-36
    Newspaper Articles (copies and microfilm), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-37
    Newspaper Clippings Regarding VPI, 1974
  • Box-Folder 3-36
    "Regulations at VPI", 1930
  • Box-Folder 3-37
    "Smithfield News", 1997, 2001
  • Box-Folder 3-38
    "Tech Triumph" , 1962-1994
  • Box-Folder 3-39
    VAMC Historical Data Book, 1972
  • Folder 1
    VAMC Literary Societies at the College, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-40
    Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Strategic Plan, 1988
  • Box-Folder 3-41
    VPI Administrator Correspondence 1926-1939 (copies), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-42
    VPI History Notes and Drafts, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-43
    VPI Maps, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-44
    VPI Music, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-45
    VPI Printing Plant, 1993
  • Box-Folder 3-46
    VPI Reminisces, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 3-47
    War Memorial Chapel RefurbishmenT, n.d.
Series IV: Ephemera Research, 1938-2001
  • Box-Folder 4-1
    1904 Manuevers at Manasses, Virginia, 1986
  • Box-Folder 4-2
    "American Soldier", n.d.
  • Folder 2
    Box-Folder 4-3
    Battle Maps from Europe, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-4
    Blacksburg Churches Research, 1953-1980
  • Box-Folder 4-5
    Blacksburg Episcopal Church Drawings and Pamphlets, 1968
  • Box-Folder 4-6
    Civil War Articles and Notes, 1938-1973
  • Box-Folder 4-7
    Ephemera, 1986-1995
  • Box-Folder 4-8
    Ephemera Research Notes, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-9
    Genesis of the Huckleberry Railroad, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-10
    Historic Addresses Posters, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-11
    History of the VA National Guard and 60th Coast Artillery, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-12
    Korean War , 1952
  • Box-Folder 4-13
    Maps - Army, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-14
    Maps of Britain and Ireland, 1966-1969, 2000
  • Box-Folder 4-15 to 4-16
    Maps of Scotland, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-17
    Military Research, n.d.
  • Folder 2
    National Guard Heritage Prints (4), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-18
    National Guard in Blacksburg Research, 2001
  • Box-Folder 4-19
    Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Attach "What to Do" Pamphlets, 1962
  • Box-Folder 4-20
    Postcards and Stamps, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 4-21
    Publications A-C, 1961-1972
  • Box-Folder 4-22
    Publications E-L, 1970, 1979
  • Box-Folder 4-23
    Publications M-O, 1970, 1997
  • Box-Folder 4-24
    Publications R-Z, 1951-1972
  • Box-Folder 4-25
    Research Requests, 1978-1995
  • Box-Folder 4-26
    Virginia Maps, 1973
Series V: Bugles Echo Manuscripts, 1979-1986, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 5-1
    Expenses Connected with The Bugles Echo, 1979-1986
  • Box-Folder 5-2
    Bugles Echo Notes (Vol 1 & 2), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 5-3
    Bugles Echo Notes (Vol 4), n.d.
  • Box-Folder 5- 4 to 5-5
    Bugles Echo Notes - Miscellaneous, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 5-6 to 5-9
    Example Handwritten Manuscripts from Vol. 4, n.d.
  • Box 6
    Floppy Disk Copies of Manuscripts
  • Folder 1
    Print of 1896 Uniforms, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 5-10
    Slides of Bugles Echo photographs, n.d.
Series VI: Research Files for Future Bugle's Echo, 1934-2004 (Bulk, 1934-1939)
  • Box-Folder 12-1
    Research Files, 1934-1935
  • Box-Folder 12-2
    Research Files, 1935-1936
  • Box-Folder 12-3
    Research Files, 1936-1937
  • Box-Folder 12-4 to 12-8
    Research Files (5 folders), 1937-1938
  • Box-Folder 12-9 to 12-10, 13-1 to 13-3.
    Research Files (5 folders), 1938-1939
  • Box-Folder 13-4 to 13-8
    Research Files (5 folders), 1939-1940
  • Box-Folder 13-9 to 13-12, 14-1 to 14-2
    Research Files (6 folders), 1940-1941
  • Box-Folder 14-3 to 14-9
    Research Files (7 folders), 1941-1942
  • Box-Folder 14-10 to 14-12, 15-1 to 15-5
    Research Files (8 folders), 1942-1943
  • Box-Folder 15-6 to 15-10
    Research Files (5 folders), 1943-1944
  • Box-Folder 15-11 to 15-13, 16-1
    Research Files (4 folders), 1944-1945
  • Box-Folder 16-2 to 16-16-8
    Research Files (7 folders), 1945-1946
  • Box-Folder 16-9 to 16-12, 17-1 to 17-2
    Research Files (6 folders), bulk
  • Box-Folder 17-3 to 17-5
    Research Files (3 folders), 1947-1948
  • Box-Folder 17-6 to 17-9
    Research Files (4 folders), 1948-1949
  • Box-Folder 17-10 to 17-14
    Research Files (5 folders), 1949-1950
  • Box-Folder 18-1 to 18-4
    Research Files (4 folders), 1950-1951
  • Box-Folder 18-5 to 18-8
    Research Files (4 folders), 1951-1952
  • Box-Folder 18-9 to 18-11
    Research Files (3 folders), 1952-1953
  • Box-Folder 18-12 to 18-15
    Research Files (4 folders), 1953-1954
  • Box-Folder 19-1
    Research Files, 1954-1955
  • Box-Folder 19-2 to 19-5
    Research Files (4 folders), 1955-1956
  • Box-Folder 19-6 to 19-8
    Research Files (3 folders), 1956-1957
  • Box-Folder 19-9 to 19-11
    Research Files (3 folders), 1957-1958
  • Box-Folder 19-12 to 19-14
    Research Files (3 folders), 1958-1959
  • Box-Folder 19-15, 20-1 to 20-3
    Research Files (4 folders), 1959-1960
  • Box-Folder 20-4 to 20-6
    Research Files (3 folders), 1960-1961
  • Box-Folder 20-7 to 20-9
    Research Files (3 folders), 1961-1962
  • Box-Folder 20-10 to 20-11
    Research Files (2 folders) , 1962-1963
  • Box-Folder 20-12
    Research Files, 1963-1964
  • Box-Folder 20-13
    Research Files, 1964-1965
  • Box-Folder 20-14 to 20-15
    Research Files (2 folders), 1965-1966
  • Box-Folder 21-1 to 21-2
    Research Files (2 folders), 1966-1967
  • Box-Folder 21-3
    Research Files, 1967-1968
  • Box-Folder 21-4
    Research Files, 1968-1969
  • Box-Folder 21-5
    Research Files, 1969-1970
  • Box-Folder 21-6
    Research Files, 1970-1971
  • Box-Folder 21-7
    Research Files, 1971-1972
  • Box-Folder 21-8
    Research Files, 1972-1973
  • Box-Folder 21-9
    Research Files, 1973-1974
  • Box-Folder 21-10 to 21-11
    Research Files (2 folders), 1974-1975
  • Box-Folder 21-12 to 21-13
    Research Files (2 folders), 1975-1976
  • Box-Folder 21-14
    Research Files, 1976-1978
  • Box-Folder 21-15
    Research Files, 1978-1979
  • Box-Folder 21-16
    Research Files, 1979-1980
  • Box-Folder 21-17
    Research Files, 1980-1989
  • Box-Folder 21-18
    Miscellaneous Research Files, 1947-2004
  • Box-Folder 21-19
    "Athletics Statistics of VPI 1872-1951", 1951
  • Box-Folder 21-20
    Senate Notes, 1958-1966
Series VII: Photographs for The Bugle's Echo, pre-1872-1912
  • Box 1P
    Photographs, Volume 1, Chapters 1-21, pre-1872 to 1892
  • Box 2P
    Photographs, Volume 1, Chapters 22-27, 1892-1898
  • Box 3P
    Photographs, Volume 1, Chapters 28-30, 1889-1900
  • Box 4P
    Photographs, Volume 2, Chapters 31-36; negatives of color plates from volumes 1 and 2, 1900-1906
  • Box 5P
    Photographs, Volume 2, Chapters 37-38, 1906-1908
  • Box 6P
    Photographs, Volume 2, Chapters 39-42, 1908-1912
  • Box 7P
    Photographs
  • Box 8P
    Photographs
  • Box 9P
    Photographs