A Guide to the John H. Squires Papers, 1905-1942, undated Squires, John H., Papers Ms1970-003

A Guide to the John H. Squires Papers, 1905-1942, undated

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1970-003


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Processed by: Ashley Wellens; Laurel Rozema, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1970-003
Title
John H. Squires Papers, 1905-1942, undated
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu. ft.; 2 folders
Creator
Squires, John H.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains papers relating to Squires' will with affidavits, notes regarding stocks, correspondence, his diplomas from Virginia Tech and Cornell University, and a certificate from the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from John H. Squires Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John H. Squires Papers, Ms1970-003, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The John H. Squires Papers were acquired by Special Collections in 1962 and 1970.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John H. Squires Papers was completed prior to 2011. Additional description was completed in March 2011 and October 2015.


Biographical Note

John H. Squires was a native of North Carolina and later worked there as a banker for Union National Bank. Squires was educated at Virginia Tech (B.S., Agriculture, 1905; M.S., 1906) and later attended Cornell University (Ph.D., 1909). He also donated the funds for building Virginia Tech's student union, now Squires Student Center. Squires died March 14, 1934.

Scope and Content

The collection contains papers relating to Squires' will with affidavits, notes regarding stocks, correspondence, his diplomas from Virginia Tech and Cornell University, and a certificate from the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Correspondence with Julian Burruss indicates Squires donated money to Virginia Polytechnic Institute at the time of his death. The collection also includes a copy of his will with supporting documentation and several diplomas and a certificate.

Arrangement

The collection is in chronological order. Undated materials are at the end.

Separated Material

The Map of Caldwell County, NC, 1931 (Map.0429) was transferred to the Historical Map Collection, Special Collections.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Papers, 1931-1942, undated
Oversize 1
Diplomas, 1905-1909
Oversize 1
Cerificate, 1916