A Guide to the J. Bolton McBryde Collection, c. early 1900s McBryde, J. Bolton, Collection Ms1992-059

A Guide to the J. Bolton McBryde Collection, c. early 1900s

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1992-059


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2019 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1992-059
Title
J. Bolton McBryde Collection, c. early 1900s
Physical Characteristics
0.4 Cubic Feet; 2 boxes
Physical Characteristics
Collection includes 4 3.25x4" glass plate negatives; 13 5x7" plates; and 6 8.5x11" plates.
Creator
McBryde, James Bolton, 1866-1925
Language
English
Abstract
Collection consists of photographs, negatives, and glass plate negatives depicting Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and the New River area.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from J. Bolton McBryde Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: J. Bolton McBryde Collection, Ms1992-059, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The images were donated to Special Collection in 1992.

Processing Information

The J. Bolton McBryde Collection was originally boxed as a named collection within the larger historic photograph collection, in 1992. When the glass plates were discovered in October 2011, the collection was re-housed for preservation purposes, and additional processing and description were completed in November 2011.


Biographical Note

James Bolton McBryde was born in Virginia in 1866. His father was John McLaren McBryde, President of VAMC from 1891 through 1907. J. Bolton McBryde taught chemistry at VAMC from 1903 until the time of his death in 1925. He married Mary Read Comfort of Knoxville, Tennessee, around 1906.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, and glass plate negatives depicting Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and the New River area. Images are labeled with original labels, but undated. Where images were not labeled, a brief description is included in brackets on the envelope. The collection also includes eight painted views of campus photographed by J. Bolton McBryde and likely handpainted by his wife Mary Comfort McBryde.

Arrangement

Items are arranged by material type.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Box 1
Photographs, negatives, and glass plates
Box 2
Eight painted views of VPI