A Guide to the Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection, 1937-1942; 1988 Radspinner, Robert S. and Martha C. Collection Ms2014-004

A Guide to the Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection, 1937-1942; 1988

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2014-004


[logo]

Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Special Collections, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
USA
Phone: (540) 231-6308
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Email: specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/

©2014 By Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.

Processed by: Alexandra Dowrey, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2014-004
Title
Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection, 1937-1942; 1988
Physical Characteristics
1.2 cu. ft. 3 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Creator
Radspinner, Robert S.; Radspinner, Martha C. Snidow
Language
English
Abstract
The Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection contains memorabilia scrapbooks, photograph albums, Virginia Tech newspapers, concert programs, and other ephemera related to VPI. The material documents Robert S. (class of 1941) and Martha C. (class of 1942) Radspinner's time at VPI and dates from 1937 to 1942.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection, Ms2014-004, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection was donated to Special Collections in March 2014.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner Collection was completed in April 2014.


Biographical Note

Robert S. Radspinner (1919-2011) was a student in the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) from 1937 to 1941. Graduating in 1941, Radspinner formed part of the first graduating class in Forestry. Radspinner served in WWII and received a purple heart for wounds at the Battle of the Bulge. Following the war, Radspinner worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.

Martha Snidow Radspinner (1921-2013) graduated in the class of 1942 at VPI. She transferred from Marion College to VPI in 1940 and graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics.

Robert and Martha Radspinner met while they were students at VPI. They married after graduation and had two children.

Sources:

http://news.herald-dispatch.com/obituaries/index.php?id=36903747
http://nrvnews.com/obituaries/radspinner-robert-shattuck/

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains scrapbooks, photograph albums, Virginia Tech newspapers, concert programs, and other ephemera related to VPI. The material documents Robert S. (class of 1941) and Martha C. (class of 1942) Radspinner's time at VPI and dates from 1937 to 1942.

The scrapbooks consist of news clippings on VPI, programs, lyric theater programs, football tickets and clippings, and materials related to social events like school dances. The ephemera includes Glee Club record and programs, commencement programs, school bulletins, concert programs, Newspaper and techgram clippings, dance cards, and material related to "Virginia Tech" Day that Robert Radspinner attended as a high school senior. The photographs albums mainly concern Robert S. and Martha C. Radspinner's VPI days. The scrapbook also includes images of John Radspinner, who received his Master's at Tech, and other family members.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series by material type: Series I: Ephemera, Series II: Scrapbooks; and Series III: Newspapers. Within each series, materials are in chronological order.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Series I: Ephemera, 1937-1942
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Jefferson Senior Picnic and "Virginia Tech" Day Ephemera, 1937
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Concert and Social Event Programs, 1937-1943
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Lyric Theater Monthly Programs, 1938-1939
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Techgram and VPI Fund Bulletins, 1939-1940
  • Box-folder 1-5
    Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1940, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-6
    Dance Cards, 1940-1941
  • Box-folder 1-7
    VPI Ephemera, 1940, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Glee Club Materials, 1940
  • Box-folder 1-9
    Commencement Program, 1942
Series II: Scrapbooks, 1937-1942
  • Box 2
    2 Photo Albums, ca. 1937-1942
  • Box 3
    2 Memorabilia Scrapbooks, 1937-1942
Series III: Newspapers, 1937-1941, 1988
  • Oversize 1
    Newspapers, 1937-1941, 1988

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Radspinner, Martha C. Snidow
  • Radspinner, Robert S.