A Guide to the Joseph Baker Dent Sr. Memorabilia, 1920s Dent, Joseph Baker, Sr. Memorabilia Ms1987-022

A Guide to the Joseph Baker Dent Sr. Memorabilia, 1920s

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-022


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1987-022
Title
Joseph Baker Dent Sr., Memorabilia, 1920s
Physical Characteristics
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Dent, Joseph B., Sr (Joseph Baker), 1904-1996
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) memorabilia from the 1920s.

Admininstrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Joseph Baker Dent Sr. Memorabilia must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Joseph Baker Dent Sr. Memorabilia, Ms1987-022, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Joseph Baker Dent Sr. Memorabilia was given to Special Collections in 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Joseph Baker Dent Sr. Memorabilia was completed in January 2016.


Biographical Information

Joseph Baker Dent, Sr. was born on August 14, 1904 in Wythe County, Virginia and died on May 6, 1996 in Chester, Virginia. In the 1920s, He attended Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) as an undergraduate and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He graduated in 1926 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He then completed a Master of Science degree at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M), graduating in 1931. From 1937 to 1972, Dent was a member of the faculty at VPI's College of Engineering, serving first as Associate Professor of Engineering Drawing and Descriptive Geometry. In 1959, he became Professor of Graphics; in 1964, Professor of Industrial Engineering; and from 1969 until his retirement in 1972, Professor of Engineering Fundamentals. Following his retirement, he published Fundamentals of engineering graphics, in 1974.

Scope and Content

The collection contains Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI) memorabilia from the 1920s, including a recruitment letter from VPI President Burruss, hardware and patches from a Corps of Cadets uniform, event programs, a dance card, and photographs of student life.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by item type. The recruitment letter is in the front, followed by uniform patches and hardware, event programs, and scrapbook pages.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Persons:

  • Dent, Joseph B., Sr (Joseph Baker), 1904-1996

Contents List

Box-Folder 1-1
Recruitment letter/brochure, 1920s
Box-Folder 1-2
Cadet uniform hardware, 1920s
Box-Folder 1-3
Cadet uniform patches, 1920s
Box-Folder 1-4
Event programs and tickets, 1925-1929
Box-Folder 1-5
Scrapbook pages, 1920s

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Dent, Joseph B., Sr (Joseph Baker), 1904-1996