A Guide to the C. Hunter Carpenter Collection, 1956 Carpenter, C. Hunter Collection Ms1970-006

C. Hunter Carpenter Collection, 1956

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1970-006


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1970-006
Title
C. Hunter Carpenter Collection, 1956
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Packet of material assembled to nominate C. Hunter Carpenter, a Virginia Tech graduate, for the National Football Hall of Fame (today known as the College Football Hall of Fame). Includes photostatic copies of biographical information, photographs and letters from teammates and opposing players, including Charles D. Daly, J. Ambler Johnston, John R. Hutcheson, and George C. Marshall.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the C. Hunter Carpenter Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: C. Hunter Carpenter Collection, Ms1970-006, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The C. Hunter Carpenter Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1970.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the C. Hunter Carpenter Collection commenced and was completed in June, 2011.


Biographical Note

Caius Hunter Carpenter was born in Louisa County, Virginia on June 23, 1883. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) with a degree in civil engineering in 1903. After taking a one-year course in law at the University of North Carolina in 1904/1905, he returned to VPI for an additional year of graduate work. A running back, Carpenter played on the VPI football teams of 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, and 1905, serving as team captain in 1902. He also played football during his year at the University of North Carolina. Carpenter's most successful season was 1905, when VPI outscored its opponents 305 to 24, with Carpenter accounting for 82 points. The team ended the season with a 9-1 record and was considered the best team in the South that year.

Following graduation, Carpenter worked as a civil engineer, contractor and fruit farmer. Hunter Carpenter died on February 24, 1953. He was posthumously inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame (today known as the College Football Hall of Fame) in 1957.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a packet of materials assembled in nominating C. Hunter Carpenter, a 1903 graduate of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), for the National Football Hall of Fame (today known as the College Football Hall of Fame). The collection contains only photostatic copies of original documents such as biographical materials; photographs; and letters from teammates and players from opposing teams, including Charles D. Daly, J. Ambler Johnston, John R. Hutcheson, and George C. Marshall.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by document type.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Carpenter, C. Hunter
  • Subjects:

  • Football
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Local Subjects:

  • University Archives

Contents List

Folder 1
Packet, 1956