A Guide to the Robert Edward Minshall Papers, 1909-1913 Minshall, Robert Edward, Papers Ms2019-043

A Guide to the Robert Edward Minshall Papers, 1909-1913

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2019-043


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

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

2020 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Caroline Harvey, Student Worker, and Laurel Rozema, Archivist, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Robert Edward Minshall Papers, 1909-1913
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet; 1 folder
Minshall, Robert Edward, 1889-1958
Robert Edward Minshall Papers, 1909-1913, contains photographs, postcards, and programs from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Minshall graduated from VPI in 1913 and taught civil engineering at Penn State.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Robert Edward Minshall Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Robert Edward Minshall Papers, Ms2019-043, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Robert Edward Minshall Papers was donated to Special Collections in August 1959.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert Edward Minshall Papers was completed in December 2019.

Biographical Note

Robert Edward Minshall (1889-1958) of Piedmont, West Virginia, graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1913. He earned his master's from Penn State, where he worked as a civil engineering profesor until his retirement in 1953. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps during World War I. Minshall married Nina Virginia Shuey, and the couple had three children.

Scope and Content

Robert Edward Minshall Papers contain VPI photographs and programs from 1909 to 1913. There are 30 photographs and postcards, which depict campus, Castle Rock, the Corps of Cadets, Price Hall, Cascades, the 1943 campus flood, VPI walkway, Academic Building no. 1, "Uncle Bill" Witt, and pictures from the 1909 football team. The following football players are identified: Coach Bocock, V.B. Hodgson, A.N. Hodgson, [H.E.] Billups, [W.B.] Davis, [T.P.] Hicks, [J.L.] Hughes, H.G. Jones, [E.R.] Norris, [J.T.] Luttrell, and [A.G.] Gibbs. Additionally, there are two programs from the Class of 1913 Annual Sophmore Banquet and VPI 1913 Commencement.

Separated Material

Some postcards were removed to the Historical Photograph Collection.

Index Terms


  • Football
  • Genres:

  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Programs
  • Organizations:

  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

folder 1
Robert Edward Minshall Papers, c. 1909-1913