A Guide to the Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection, 1930-1948 Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection Ms1982-005

A Guide to the Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection, 1930-1948

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1982-005


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1982-005
Title
Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection, 1930-1948
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Oliver, Russell Van Buren Van Buren-Oliver family
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence between Etta V. Oliver and her sons Russell V. Oliver, Welford T. Oliver, and daughter Nina. Correspondence includes family letters, business communications, and holiday and birthday cards.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection, Ms1982-005, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1982.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Van Buren-Oliver Family Collection was completed prior to 2010. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

Mrs. Etta V. Oliver was married to J. C. Oliver of Blacksburg, Va. She had three children, Russell van Buren Oliver, Welford T. Oliver and Nina Oliver.

Russell van Buren Oliver was a VPI graduate in the class of 1933. He was a Horticulture major in the Coast Artillery Corps. He continued in the military after graduation, making it to 1st Lt. He died October 13, 2002.

Welford T. Oliver was born August 16, 1915 and died March 4, 1942. He attended and graduated from Blacksburg High School. He went to work in Richmond after his graduation. In June of 1941 he joined the military. A few months later he died of "Blood Disease" at Luke Field Hospital in Arizona. He is buried in Westview Cemetary in Blacksburg, Va.

Scope and Content

Thirty-eight items of correspondence from friends and relatives in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Blacksburg, Virginia, and other places to Russell V. Oliver and his mother Etta in Winchester, Salem, Goodwin Ferry, and Blacksburg, Virginia. There are personal and business correspondence, holiday and birthday cards, and the envelopes to which most of the correspondence came. The letters span from 1930-1948.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged in chronological order, with the undated materials at the back of the file.


Index Terms

    Geographic Names:

  • Blacksburg, Va
  • Local Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1930-1948.