A Guide to the Ralph E. McCoy Collection, 1919-2001, n.d. McCoy, Ralph E. Collection Ms2001-047

A Guide to the Ralph E. McCoy Collection, 1919-2001, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2001-047


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Processed by: Nicole Hancock, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2001-047
Title
Ralph E. McCoy Collection, 1919-2001, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.3 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
McCoy, Ralph
Language
English
Abstract
The Ralph E. McCoy Collection contains materials collected by McCoy: publications, correspondence, programs, and Civil War memorabilia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Ralph E. McCoy Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:Ralph E. McCoy Collection, Ms2001-047, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2001.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Ralph E. McCoy Collection was completed in September 2013.


Biographical Note

Ralph Edward McCoy was born on October 1, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Melba McKibben in 1940, and they had two sons named Robert Allan McCoy and David Lawrence McCoy. He received an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1937, and a library degree in 1939 and a Ph.D. degree in 1956 from the University of Illinois. From 1943-1946, he served in the US Army. From 1955-1956, he was the Dean of Libraries at Southern Illinois University. In 1995, he and his wife moved to Blacksburg, Virginia. He died in September 2007.

Source New River Valley News

Scope and Content

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection contains materials collected by McCoy: publications, correspondence, programs, and Civil War memorabilia. The collection includes a variety of materials including membership cards and honors received, event invitations and programs, Civil War publications and photographs, newsletters from different organizations, and World War II ration coupons.

Arrangement

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection is arranged in folders by material type. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Separated Material

Three VHS tapes were removed from the collection and cataloged for the Special Collections media materials: "Grant's Tomb Centennial," "Life of Abraham Lincoln," and "U.S. Grant Association C-Span Broadcast."


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • World War II

Container List

Box-folder 1-1
Honors and Memberships, 1977, 1996
Box-folder 1-2
Invitations and Correspondence, 1965-1993, n.d.
Box-folder 1-3
Photograph of Lincoln Home, 1919
Box-folder 1-4
Programs, 1965-1988
Box-folder 1-5 to 1-6
Publications and Newsletters (2 folders), 1951-2001, n.d.
Box-folder 1-7
World War II Ration Coupons, 1943, 1947