A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel, 1991-2012 Bechtel, Larry, Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator RG 6/3/11a

A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel, 1991-2012

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Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number RG 6/3/11a


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Tamara Kennelly, University Archivist Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 6/3/11a
Title
Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel, 1991-2012
Physical Characteristics
1.9 Cubic Feet; 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Creator
Bechtel, Lawrence Reid, 1949-
Creator
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Recycling
Language
English
Abstract
The Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel include correspondence and reports, photographs and slides, four VHS tapes, three floppy disks, recycling logs, and publications and newspaper articles concerning Virginia Tech Recycling (VTR) and Larry Bechtel's position as its Coordinator from 1991-2007.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel, Ms2013-022, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel were transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in September 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel was completed in May 2013.


Administrative History

Virginia Tech Recycling (VTR) was started in 1991 by the Physical Plant. As a part of Facilities Services' Office of Energy and Sustainability, Virginia Tech Recycling provides recycling services to Virginia Tech. Initially, Virginia Tech Recycling provided campuswide aluminum can recycling services, eventually expanding to collect corrugated cardboard, sorted office paper, glossy magazines and catalogues, newspapers, and commingled materials.

Biographical Note

Larry Bechtel served as VTR's first coordinator from 1991 through 2007. Bechtel is also a professional sculptor and made the statue of William Addison Caldwell on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus.

Scope and Content

The Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel contains several photographs and slides, four VHS tapes, three floppy disks, four books, and a number of reports and newspaper articles concerning Virginia Tech Recycling (VTR) and Larry Bechtel's position as its Coordinator ranging from 1991-2007. VTR reports describe its goals, budgets, and events. The collection also includes a personal account of the progression of VTR by Bechtel, a daily log of the program ranging from 1991-1994, and several memos sent and received during Bechtel's position as Coordinator.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series by material type:

Series I: A/V Materials and Photographs, which is arranged chronologically
Series II: Correspondence, which is arranged in alphabetically by folder title
Series III: Reports, Articles, and Published Materials, which is arranged in alphabetically by folder title
Series IV: Administrative Documents, which is arranged in alphabetically by folder title


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Organizations:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Recycling
  • People:

  • Bechtel, Lawrence Reid, 1949-

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

Series I: A/V Materials and Photographs
  • box-folder 2
    5
    Landfill Snapshots/Gamma Beta Phi Soil and Water Conservation/Earth Day, May 20, 1995
  • box-folder 2
    6
    Old Corrugated Cardboard Truck at Wallace Child Development Lab Photographs, March 1999
  • box-folder 2
    10
    University of Georgia Physical Plant Photographs, February 19, 1998
  • box-folder 2
    11
    Virginia Tech Leaf Composting Photographs, February 23, 1998
  • box-folder 2
    13
    8 Cubic Yard Packer Truck and Ford Chassis Photographs, March 17, 1998
  • box-folder 2
    12
    Virginia Tech Recycling Photographs, July 2001
  • box-folder 2
    2
    Ecocycle! (VHS)
  • box-folder 2
    3
    Wando Earth Ranger, football recycling and VTR history slides (Zip disks)
  • box-folder 2
    4
    Landfill Photographs
  • box-folder 2
    8-9
    Slides
  • box-folder 2
    14
    Guide to the slides
Series II: Correspondence
  • box-folder 1
    6-7
    Congratulations and Thank Yous
  • box-folder 1
    8
    Correspondence, 1998-2009
Series III: Reports, Articles, and Published Materials
  • box-folder 1
    1
    Aegis Environmental Audit, November 2000
  • box-folder 1
    2
    Agricultural Economics Analysis, 2000-2008
  • box-folder 1
    3
    Beyond 40 Percent: Record-Setting Recycling and Compost Programs
  • box-folder 1
    4
    Bioconversion Facility: Articles Regarding Design, 1998-2000
  • box-folder 1
    5
    Bioconversion Facility: Support Materials, 1997-2001
  • box-folder 1
    13
    Bills; 2006 and 2009 Actions
  • box-folder 1
    9
    "Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century" by Julian Keniry
  • box-folder 1
    12
    "In Defense of Garbage" by Judd H. Alexander
  • oversize 1
    Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority--Mid-County Landfill Closure; Solid Waste Transfer Station (maps)
  • box-folder 1
    14
    Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1989-2000
  • box-folder 1
    15
    Publications, 2001-2012
  • box-folder 1
    17
    "Redeeming Creation: The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship" by Fred Van Dyke, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon, & Raymond H. Brand
  • box-folder 2
    7
    Removed Materials Copy
  • box-folder 1
    18
    The Taillores Declaration Documents, 1991-1994
  • box-folder 1
    28
    "Seeking to Explain the Waste Stream at Virginia Tech: A 'Snapshot' of February Figures"
  • box-folder 1
    29
    Waste Audit Summary Reports, May 26, 1999
Series IV: Administrative Documents
  • box-folder 2
    1
    Appointment Books/Ledgers
  • box-folder 1
    10-11
    Environmental Coordinator Support Documents, 1999-2007
  • box-folder 1
    16
    Recycling Ad Hoc Committee, 1989-1990
  • box-folder 1
    19-20
    Virginia Tech Recycling Business, 1991-1992
  • box-folder 1
    21
    Virginia Tech Recycling Goals, 1993-2003
  • Virginia Tech Recycling Logs, 1991-1994
    • box-folder 1
      22
      July 1991-April 1992
    • box-folder 1
      23
      April 1992-July 1992
    • box-folder 1
      24
      July 1992-May 1993
    • box-folder 1
      25
      October 1993-March 1994
    • box-folder 1
      26
      March 1994-June 1994
    • box-folder 1
      27
      June 1994-July 1994