A Guide to the Marching Virginians' April 16, 2007 Condolence Collection, 2007 Marching Virginians' April 16, 2007 Condolence Collection Ms2013-084

A Guide to the Marching Virginians' April 16, 2007 Condolence Collection, 2007

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-084


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Processed by: Alexandra Dowrey, Graduate Assistant, and Tamara Kennelly, University Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-084
Title
Marching Virginians' April 16, 2007 Condolence Collection, 2007
Physical Characteristics
3.0 cu. ft. 5 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains the condolence materials received by the Marching Virginians after April 16, 2007. Much of the material pertains to Ryan "Stack" Christopher Clark, baritone and student leader in the Marching Virginians. This collection incorporates a variety of materials and artifacts, including correspondence, posters, banners, an American flag flown on the USS Constitution, scrapbooks, and a band uniform.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Marching Virginians' April 16, 2007 Condolence Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marching Virginians' April 16, 2007 Condolence Collection, Ms2013-084, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Marching Virginians' April 16, 2007 Condolence Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marching Virginians' April 16 Condolence Collection was completed in October 2013.


Biographical and Historical Notes

Historical Note

Formed in 1974, the Marching Virginians are one of Virginia Tech's two university marching bands. On April 16, 2007, the Marching Virginians lost one of their baritone players and band leaders, Ryan "Stack" Clark, in an attack on the Virginia Tech campus that took the lives of 27 students and five members of the faculty and staff. In the following days and months, the Marching Virginians received an outpouring of condolence letters and items from Marching Virginian alumni and bands from various institutions expressing their sympathy and solidarity.

Biographical Note

Ryan "Stack" Christopher Clark (1984-2007) was born in Landstuhl, West Germany. He attended Virginia Tech, majoring in Psychology, Biology, and English. Clark was a member of the Marching Virginians, Virginia Tech's university band, where he played the baritone. He was also a student leader on campus and served as resident advisor in West Ambler Johnston Hall.

For more biographical information refer to the following: http://www.weremember.vt.edu/biographies/clark.html

Scope and Content

The collection contains the condolence materials received by the Marching Virginians after April 16, 2007. Much of the material pertains to Ryan "Stack" Christopher Clark, baritone and student leader in the Marching Virginians. This collection incorporates a variety of materials and artifacts, including correspondence, posters, banners, an American flag flown on the USS Constitution, scrapbooks, and a band uniform. Many of the materials were sent to the Marching Virginians from other bands and are signed by band members from these various institutions.

Related Material

Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries, 2007-2010. Ms2008-020. Finding aid available online.

April 16, 2007, Condolence Archives. Collection of digital images available online.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • April 16, 2007 shootings
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contents List

Papers
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Newspaper Clippings, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Memorial Service for Ryan Christopher Clark, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Alumni, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Army Bands, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-5
    Business, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-6
    City and Community Bands, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-7
    Individuals and Groups of Individuals, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Religious Group, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-9
    Middle Schools, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-10
    High Schools, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-11
    Colleges and Universities, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-12
    University of Minnesota Marching Band, 2007
Artifacts
  • Box 2
    American Flag Flown Onboard the USS Constitution
  • Box 2
    United States Ship Constitution Framed Condolence Letter
  • Box 2
    Signed Wake Forest University Band Uniform
  • Box 2
    Ryan "Stack" Clark Memorial Banner
  • Box 3
    Signed Drum Head
  • Box 3
    "Friendship" Book from the Florida State Marching Chiefs, 2007
  • Box 3
    Scrapbook from the UVA Cavalier Marching Band
  • Box 3
    University of Minnesota Gopher Bobblehead
  • Box 4
    Signed Paper Banner from Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi, Razorback Band
  • Box 4
    Signed Poster from the Marquette University Band
  • Box-folder 5-1
    Signed Posters and Oversized Condolence Cards from Various Bands