Dudley, James Frederick, Collection

A Guide to the James Frederick Dudley Collection, 1927-1929 Ms.1949.002


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1949.002
Title
James Frederick Dudley Collection,1927-1929
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Dudley, James Frederick
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains programs, clippings, and fliers from organizations in which Dudley participated while a student at VPI, including the Dramatic Club, the Bugle, the Tech Minstrels, the Southwestern Virginia Chemical Club, and the YMCA.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], James Frederick Dudley Collection, Ms1949-002, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The James Frederick Dudley Collection was donated to Special Collections prior to 1949.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James Frederick Dudley Collection commenced and was completed prior to 2006. Additional description was completed in July 2009.


Biographical Note

James Frederick Dudley graduated from VPI in 1929 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was involved with the Dramatic and Chemical Clubs from his sophomore through senior years. During his senior year, he also served in the YMCA Cabinet and as the Photographic Manager of the Bugle.

See page 98 of the 1929 (page 106 of the pdf) for a senior photograph of Dudley.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains programs, clippings, and fliers from organizations in which Dudley participated while a student at VPI, including the Dramatic Club, the Bugle, the Tech Minstrels, the Southwestern Virginia Chemical Club, and the YMCA.

A majority of this collection consists of ticket stubs, reviews, and news articles on Dramatic Club productions performed between 1927 and 1929, including "Miss Patricia," "Mrs. Bumpstead Leigh," "Charm School," and "Tech Scandals." Also included are materials relating to Dramatic Club-sponsored events, and the club constitution and proceedings.

YMCA materials include blank letterhead, news-clippings, and internal organization notes. Tech Minstrel materials relate to Bugle-sponsored concert events. The collection also includes Bugle letterhead. Chemistry Club ephemera relates to the completion of Davidson Hall and also contains a note denying Dudley's request to wear civilian clothes to a club banquet.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by subject matter.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Dudley, James Frederick
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the James Frederick Dudley Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

box 1 folder: 1
Bugle and Tech Minstrels
1927-1929.
box 1 folder: 2
Davidson Hall/Southwestern Virginia Chemical Club
1927-1928.
box 1 folder: 3
Dramatic Club, Constitution and Proceedings
1928.
box 1 folder: 4
Dramatic Club, "Miss Patricia"
1927.
box 1 folder: 5
Dramatic Club, "Mrs. Bumpstead Leigh"
1928.
box 1 folder: 6
Dramatic Club, "The Wishing Well"
1928.
box 1 folder: 7
Dramatic Club, "Charm School"
1929.
box 1 folder: 8
Dramatic Club, "Tech Scandals"
1929.
box 1 folder: 9
YMCA
1928-1929.
box 1 folder: 10
Miscellany, including: band and football ephemera, dues receipts, and waitership lists
1927-1929.