Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr, Records of the Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr, 1949-1964 RG.01.04.03

Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr, 1949-1964 RG.01.04.03


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Kiana Wilkerson, Graduate Assistant

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.01.04.03
Title
Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr 1949-1964
Quantity
2.8 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes
Creator
Furr, Guy Littleton, 1895-1977
Language
The materials in this collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains administrative letters, meeting minutes, and reports from the Boards of Vistors of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) during Guy L. Furr's (1895-1977) tenure 1954 to 1964. It also contains materials from several organizations that he was a part of, such as VPI Alumni Association, VPI Educational Foundational, and VPI Continuing Education Program. This collection includes miscellaneous pamphlets and booklets about VPI and other universities in Virginia.

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Source of Acquisition

The Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr, was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in October 2021.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr, were completed February 2022.

Appraisal

Duplicates were weeded or separated. One student evaluation was deaccessioned due to confidentiality of student records in accordance with the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


Biographical Note

Guy Littleton Furr (1895-1977) was born in Loudon County, Virginia. In 1916, he graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked at Appalachian Power, serving in numerous positions until eventually becoming the Vice President and Consultant of the compnay. He stayed in that position until retiring in 1960.

Furr was on the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech from 1954 to 1962, serving as Rector from 1956 to 1962. In 1973, Virginia Tech awarded him the Alumni Distinguised Service Award. He passed away in 1977 in Roanoke.

Source: "Guy L. Furr" entry, Virginia Tech's website, https://history.unirel.vt.edu/administration/furr_guy_l.html

Scope and Content

This collection contains administrative records from Guy L. Furr, while on the Boards of Visitors at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and other VPI programs from 1952 to 1964.

Series I: VPI Board of Vistors, 1953-1964, contains multiple memorandums, committee reports, letters and other materials between Guy L. Furr, the Board of Visitor members, and the Office of the President. It also pertains to the development of the War Memorial Chapel and the transition from President Walter Newman to President T. Marshall Hahn, Jr.

Series II: VPI, 1954-1964, includes memoranda, committee reports, letters, flyers, pamphlets, and other materials regarding VPI. Specific files relate to VPI Alumni Association, VPI Educational Foundational, and VPI Continuing Education Program.

Series III: Assorted Files, 1949-1962 contains different pamphlets, flyers, and other supplemental information about agriculture careers, other state universities, public law, and information about corporations and careers in Virginia.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series, and within each series, the folders are arranged alphabetically.

Series I: VPI Board of Visitors, 1953-1964

Series II: VPI, 1954-1964

Series III: Assorted Files, 1949-1962

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Faculty
  • Record Group 1
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Board of Visitors

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Records of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Guy L. Furr, by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 ( https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/ ).

Container List

Series I: VPI Board of Visitors
1953-1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    An Invitation to Mr. Alfred P. Sloan Jr. at VPI Booklet
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Atlantic Coast Line Memos
    1962, 1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Board and Council at Commonwealth Club
    1962-1963
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Board and Fund Council Memos and Minutes
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Board of Director's Meeting Memo
    1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Board of Visitors Names List
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Board of Visitors VPI and Radford College Woman's Division Manual
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    C.L. Furr Newspaper Clipping
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Director of the Board Telegram
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 10
    Excerpt from the minutes of the Board of Visitors
    1953
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11
    Hokie Club Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 12
    Hold this Date Meeting Card
    1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 13
    Memo to the Board Letter
    1958
  • box-folder 1 folder: 14
    Old Dominion Foundation Letter
    1963
  • box-folder 1 folder: 15
    President of VPI Transition Materials
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 16
    Report of Committee to Study Dining Hall Service at Radford College
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 17
    Reports of the Administration to the Honorable Board of Visitors, VPI
    1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 18
    Reports of the Administration to the Honorable Board of Visitors, VPI
    1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 19
    Reports of the Administration to the Honorable Board of Visitors, VPI
    1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 20
    Report to the Engineering Committee of the Board of Visitors of VPI
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 21
    Reports to the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors, VPI
    1959-1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 22
    Quarterly Report of School of Agriculture to VPI Board of Visitors
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 23
    VPI Auditor of Public Accounts
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 24
    VPI Board of Visitors and Board of Directors, VPI Educational Foundation Memos
    1962-1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 25
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1954
  • box-folder 1 folder: 26
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1955
  • box-folder 1 folder: 27
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1956
  • box-folder 1 folder: 28
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1957
  • box-folder 1 folder: 29
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1958
  • box-folder 1 folder: 30
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 31
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 32
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 33
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting Memos and Materials
    1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 34
    VPI Board of Visitors Press Release
    1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 35
    VPI Board of Visitors Meeting of Corps Cadets
    1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 36
    VPI Office of the President Memos
    1956, 1958- 1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 37
    VPI Office of the President Memos
    1961-1964
  • box-folder 1 folder: 38
    VPI War Memorial and Chapel Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 39
    86th, 87th, and 88th Annual Commencement Programs
    1958-1960
Series II: VPI
1954-1964
  • box-folder 2 folder: 1
    A Report of Progress and a look to years ahead Booklet
    1958
  • box-folder 2 folder: 2
    Agricultural Exposition Invitation
    1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 3
    Annual Fund Honor Roll List
    1963
  • box-folder 2 folder: 4
    Annual Reports of the President of the VPI Educational Foundation, Inc.
    1959, 1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 5
    Awarding of the VPI Citation
    1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 6
    Black and White Photo of VPI Campus
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 7
    Board of Directors of the VPI Alumni Association Pamphlet
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 8
    Board of Directors VPI Alumni Association Meeting Minutes and Photo
    1956
  • box-folder 2 folder: 9
    Brief Biographical Sketches of Five Distinguished VPI Alumni
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 10
    Brief Description of Current Developmental Design Project VPI
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 11
    Class of 1910 List
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 12
    (The) Committee of Consultants Presents a Report on Home Economic Papers
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 13
    Director of Development and Public Relations
    1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 14
    Education for Business Report
    1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 15
    Guest List: Wake Forest- VPI (President's Box)
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 16
    Guy Furr Board of Visitors Timeline
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 17
    In Transition Pamphlet
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 18
    Information for Prospective Students- VPI Bulletin
    1957
  • box-folder 2 folder: 19
    Memos to and From the Governor of Virginia
    1957, 1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 20
    Miscellaneous VPI Memos
    1955-1958
  • box-folder 2 folder: 21
    Miscellaneous VPI Memos
    1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 22
    Miscellaneous VPI Memos
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 23
    Miscellaneous VPI Memos
    1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 24
    Miscellaneous VPI Memos
    1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 25
    Miscellaneous VPI Memos
    1963
  • box-folder 2 folder: 26
    Mr. Hogg's and Mr. Furr's Lists
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 27
    Name Cards
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 28
    National Science Foundation: VPI Summer Institute for High School Science Teachers
    1957
  • box-folder 2 folder: 29
    Newspaper Clippings
    1954
  • box-folder 2 folder: 30
    Newspaper Clippings
    1956
  • box-folder 2 folder: 31
    Newspaper Clippings
    1957
  • box-folder 2 folder: 32
    Newspaper Clippings
    1958
  • box-folder 2 folder: 33
    Newspaper Clippings
    1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 34
    Newspaper Clippings
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 35
    Newspaper Clippings
    1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 36
    Newspaper Clippings
    1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 37
    Newspaper Clippings
    1963
  • box-folder 2 folder: 38
    Pledge Cards
    1958
  • box-folder 2 folder: 39
    Presidents of VA Universities and Colleges List
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 40
    Reports on Examination of the Treasurer's Records of the VPI Educational Foundation, Inc.
    1959-1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 41
    Solicitor's Supply Envelope Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 42
    Some Facts about Virginia Tech Booklet
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 43
    Supplemental Reports Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 44
    Tabulation of Replies from Industries regarding VPI Graduates
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 45
    Virginia Tech Athletic Association Memo
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 46
    Virginia Tech Sports Club Roanoke Area
    1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 47
    Virginia Tech Student Aid Association Memo
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 48
    Virginia Tech Student Aid Association Materials
    1956-1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 49
    Virginia Tech Student Aid Association Materials
    1960-1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 50
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 51
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1954
  • box-folder 2 folder: 52
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1957
  • box-folder 2 folder: 53
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1958
  • box-folder 2 folder: 54
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 55
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 56
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 57
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 58
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1963
  • box-folder 2 folder: 59
    VPI Alumni Association Materials
    1964
  • box-folder 2 folder: 60
    VPI Alumni Association Roanoke Chapter Papers
    1960, 1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 61
    VPI Alumni Association Women's Chapter Memos
    1957, 1961-1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 62
    VPI Alumni Class of 1904, 1907, 1910-1911 List
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 63
    VPI Alumni Class of 1922 and 1924 List
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 64
    VPI Alumni Employed by VEPCO List
    1958
  • box-folder 2 folder: 65
    VPI and other Schools Salary Scales and Schedules
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 66
    VPI Continuing Education Center Development Program Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 67
    VPI Development Council Memos
    1964
  • box-folder 2 folder: 68
    VPI Distribution of College Fees
    1958-1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 69
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 70
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    1954
  • box-folder 2 folder: 71
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    1956-1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 72
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 73
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 74
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 75
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    1963
  • box-folder 2 folder: 76
    VPI Educational Foundation Materials
    1964
  • box-folder 2 folder: 77
    VPI Faculty and Staff List
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 78
    VPI Maintenance and Operations Summary
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 79
    VPI Pre-Centennial Development Program Materials
    1958-1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 80
    VPI Salary Information and Memos
    1954
  • box-folder 2 folder: 81
    VPI Salary Information and Memos
    1956
  • box-folder 2 folder: 82
    VPI Salary Information and Memos
    1957-1960
  • box-folder 2 folder: 83
    VPI Salary Information and Memos
    1961
  • box-folder 2 carton: 84
    VPI Salary Information and Memos
    1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 85
    VPI Scholarship Fund Donation Letters
    1958, 1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 86
    VPI Scholarship Fund Letter
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 87
    VPI Statement of Current Purposes and Programs
    1961
  • box-folder 2 folder: 88
    VPI Summary of General Fund Requests and Recommendations
    1960-1962
  • box-folder 2 folder: 89
    VPI Supply less than Demand Pamphlet
    undated
  • box-folder 2 folder: 90
    Vital Importance to all VPI Alumni and Data Book
    1964
  • box-folder 2 folder: 91
    Washington VPI Alumni Chapter Letter
    1961
Series III: Assorted Files
1949-1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 40
    An Independent Study of the Problem of Financial Aid to Athletes in Colleges and Universities Questionaire
    1956
  • box-folder 1 folder: 41
    Arbitration Proceedings Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 42
    Association of Governing Boards Papers
    1956, 1958-1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 43
    Bankers Trust Company Retirement Plan Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 44
    Careers in Agriculture Booklets
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 45
    Chapter 604, Acts of Assembly Papers
    1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 46
    Commonwealth of Virginia: Department of Purchases and Supply Papers
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 47
    Community Colleges Paper
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 48
    Corporations (smaller & major) in VA Data Sheets
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 49
    Development and Results of Virginia's Extensive Beef Cattle Marketing Program
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 50
    Edward Cole Norman Biography
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 51
    Engineering- Today's Solutions to Tomorrow's Problems Conference Program
    1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 52
    Everett B. Bonham Biography
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 53
    Forging Stronger Links... in Virginia's Public Education Program Booklet
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 54
    Handwritten Notes
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 55
    Harvard Business School Materials
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 56
    Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc.
    1949
  • box-folder 1 folder: 57
    Lincoln, Nebraska Booklets
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 58
    Metropolis: Ford Foundation Pamphlet
    1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 59
    Mosaic of Town and Environs: Blacksburg, Virginia
    1954
  • box-folder 1 folder: 60
    Nebraska Highways Map
    1961
  • box-folder 1 folder: 61
    Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College Booklets
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 62
    Oklahoma State University Student Union Booklets
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 63
    Partners in Progress: The Opportunity for Voluntary Support of Public Colleges and Universities Booklet
    1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 64
    Proposal to Ford Foundation
    1958
  • box-folder 1 folder: 65
    Public Higher Education and Voluntary Support: A Special Study
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 66
    Public Law 101: 80th Congress Booklet
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 67
    Saturday Review: A look into the Crystal Ball
    1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 68
    State Council of Higher Education List
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 69
    Statement in Support of Action taken in rejecting bids for the Project "Student Activities and Physical Education Building"
    1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 70
    Travel Expense Reimbursement Voucher
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 71
    U.S. Highway Map
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 72
    Use of and need for water in agriculture
    1958
  • box-folder 1 folder: 73
    Virginia Education Association Committee Reports
    1960
  • box-folder 1 folder: 74
    Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs Memos
    1958-1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 75
    (The) Virginia Retirement Plan for Public Employees Booklet
    1952
  • box-folder 1 folder: 76
    Virginia Water and Sewer Act Papers
    undated
  • box-folder 1 folder: 77
    Walter S. Newman Biography
    1958