A Guide to the Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook, 1924-1925 Hartwick, Mary Josephine VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook Ms2013-009

A Guide to the Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook, 1924-1925

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-009


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-009
Title
Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook, 1924-1925
Physical Characteristics
0.3 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Hartwick, M. Josephine
Language
English
Abstract
The Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook contains a scrapbook filled with photos of the VPI campus as well as inlaid letters and tickets to both on and off campus events in the mid 1920s. Included in the collection are a VPI tie tack and belt buckle, a track medal for shot put, and a plaque that reads "Founding Members."

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook, Ms2013-009, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook was donated to Special Collections in June 2005.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook was completed in February 2013.


Biographical Note

From Fairfield, Virginia, Mary "Jo" Josephine Hartwick attended VPI from 1924 to 1929, studying home economics during her time at university. Josephine was one of the first women to attend VPI, and helped found the women's basketball team. Hartwick also participated in the creation and publication of the Tin Horn, the women's cheeky alternative to the Bugle yearbook from which they were forbidden.

Scope and Content

The Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook contains a scrapbook filled with photos of the VPI campus as well as inlaid tickets to both on and off campus events in the mid 1920s. The photos feature the scrapbook creator, Mary Josephine Hartwick, along with her friends during her tenure at VPI. The time in which Hartwick attended VPI was a trying one for women. One of the first female students at VPI, she endured having water thrown at her by cadets and was forbidden from being in the school yearbook. Included in the collection are a VPI tie tack and belt buckle, a track medal for shot put, and a plaque that reads "Founding Members." In addition to the scrapbook, there are many loose photographs stored in the collection.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Virginia Agrucultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute.
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Artifact 1
"Founders Member" Plaque
Artifact 2
VPI Belt Buckle
Artifact 3
VPI Tie Tack, Pins, and Shot Put Medal
Box-folder 1-1
Scrapbook